Emmerdale brothers turned boyfriends Max Parker and Kris Mochrie open up about their relationship
The prophecy was fulfilled: Emmerdale stars Max Parker and Kris Mochrie, who play each other’s brothers on the British soap, have confirmed they are in a relationship.
In an interview with the Daily Mirror newspaper, Parker and Mochrie discussed how the pair hit it off while working together and recently enjoyed a holiday to Dubai in the United Arab Emirates.
It comes after sources claimed in late July that the two, who play siblings Luke and Lee Posner in the ITV show, were dating after an off-set romance blossomed.
Rumours first sparked that Parker and Mochrie are dating when they took to Instagram to share videos and snaps of themselves soaking wet.
Hiking in the rain, that is, as the Daily Mail reported. Mochrie even stripped off at a waterfall after they were caught in a summer storm.
Kris Mochrie speaks out for the first time on his budding relationship with Max Parker.
Mochrie, 34, said: “It’s great to meet someone through work and have so many things in common and an understanding of each other’s jobs.
“We didn’t actually share any scenes together on Emmerdale but kept in touch after I left.
“I don’t want to jinx things. We are seeing how we get on. We had a great time on holiday in Dubai. Let’s see how it goes.”
“Growing up in Liverpool I wrongly assumed that being gay was stripping every ounce of masculinity you had,” Mochrie added.
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“I wanted to be like The Rock and I thought that’s what men had to be like. It was actually that toxic mantra that stopped me coming to terms with my sexuality.”
“I wish I could go back and tell young Kris, ‘It’s not that bad.'”
He revealed that he came out as gay when he was 31 after a stint working at The Shankly Hotel in Liverpool, England.
“When I joined The Shankly four years ago and seeing the characters there and seeing everybody be who they want to be made me realise the world is a much more accepting place and your level of masculinity has no bearing on who you are,” he explained.
“You got drag queens checking people in and people behind the desk who are larger than life – who own who they are and don’t care if people judge them.
“It’s a nice environment.”