Christine Allsop Bio, Wiki
Christine Allsop was a school teacher who was best known for being the wife of Johnny Briggs, an English actor. He was best known for his role as Mike Baldwin in the soap opera Coronation Street, in which he appeared from 1976 to 2006. She was the second wife of the TV personality having been married from 1977 to 2006. Baldwin’s first marriage was to Caroline Sinclair from 1961 to 1975.
Christine Allsop Divorce
Christine Allsop’s marriage also ended after she was in a “one-parent family” as the soap star’s TV commitments got too much. In 2005, a source told The People: “It’s terribly, terribly sad but Christine feels she needs to consider what life is going to be.
“There is no one else involved on either side. But she feels they have grown apart over the years because of his workload.
“Johnny spends all week living in his flat in Manchester while working on Corrie and only goes home to the family at weekends. He has admitted it made Christine like a one-parent family – but everyone thought it worked fine for them.”
Johnny Briggs Marriages
Johnny Briggs got married twice. He was married to Caroline Sinclair from 1961 to 1975, and then to Christine Allsop from 1977 to 2006. After Johnny and Christine split, he started dating 29-year-old Lisa Charnley. In 2005, his ex-wife Christine told the Sunday Mirror: “He loves younger women.
“He married me when I was 25 and he was 40, in his 50s he went off with a 21-year-old air hostess and now in his 70s he’s trying to relive his youth with someone who is young enough to be his daughter.”
Johnny Briggs’ Children
He had six children: three daughters Karen, Jennifer, and Stephanie; and three sons Anthony, Michael, and Mark. Karen is the only daughter from his first marriage to Caroline Sinclair. She was born in 1966, making her 55 years old. Jennifer was the first child born out of Briggs’ marriage with his second wife. She was born in 1978, making her 43 this year. Stephanie was born in 1982, Stephanie is 39 years old, her mother is Christine Allsop. Anthony, alongside his brother Michael, was born from Briggs’ second marriage with Christine Allsop. Mark Briggs was born in 1963, making him 58 this year. His mother was Briggs’ first wife, Caroline Sinclair.