Michelle Keegan puts on a chic display for lunch outing with husband Mark Wright in Los Angeles... as they make rare decision to skip London's NTAs

They recently reunited in Los Angeles, after spending eight months apart thanks to filming commitments on different ends of the globe.

And Michelle Keegan and her husband Mark Wright appeared to have happily settled into life in the sun-kissed Californian city, as they were spotted heading out to lunch together at West Hollywood hot-spot Cecconi's on Tuesday.

Former Coronation Street star Michelle looked effortlessly glamorous in a white floral halterneck sundress as she made her way into the eatery - on the same day the couple broke tradition by skipping London's National Television Awards

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Fine dining: Michelle Keegan and Mark Wright were spotted heading to lunch at Cecconi's in West Hollywood on Tuesday afternoon

Fine dining: Michelle Keegan and Mark Wright were spotted heading to lunch at Cecconi's in West Hollywood on Tuesday afternoon

Mark and Michelle, who began dating at the end of 2012, had been regular fixtures at the glittering gala almost every year between 2013 and 2017 - before former TOWIE hunk Mark landed a co-hosting gig on US entertainment show Extra.

Before Tuesday evening, the photogenic couple only skipped the annual ceremony in 2015 - but they now seem to be settled in their recently adopted hometown. 

Michelle appeared thrilled to be enjoying the sunny climes of Tinseltown instead, looking casually cool in her sleeveless number, which she teamed with flat strappy sandals while a pastel pink handbag added a flourish of colour to her ensemble.

Missing out: The couple enjoyed their outing in sunny Los Angeles as they made a rare decision to skip the National Television Awards back in London

Missing out: The couple enjoyed their outing in sunny Los Angeles as they made a rare decision to skip the National Television Awards back in London

Effortlessly glamorous: Michelle looked effortlessly glamorous in a white floral halterneck sundress as she made her way into the eatery

Effortlessly glamorous: Michelle looked effortlessly glamorous in a white floral halterneck sundress as she made her way into the eatery

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Michelle was lapping up the warm weather in a pretty floral dress adorned with sunflowers and she'd finished the look off with some fab accessories including cool dangly earrings, sunglasses and our favourite piece - a pink shoulder bag.

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Flourish: She teamed her dress with flat strappy sandals while a pastel pink handbag added a flourish of colour to her ensemble

Flourish: She teamed her dress with flat strappy sandals while a pastel pink handbag added a flourish of colour to her ensemble

Shielding her eyes with a pair of tinted aviator sunglasses, the actress wore her chestnut brown locks in a topknot, while she kept her makeup palette light and natural.

Not to be outdone, Mark stepped out in a black granddad collar shirt, which he teamed with indigo fitted jeans and a pair of black suede shoes. 

Their outing came as Michelle declared her love for Mark in her Instagram stories on Saturday as they celebrated his 31st birthday with a romantic dinner.

She also used the opportunity to embarrass him when she posted a cute childhood picture on her social media account.

Phoning home? Former TOWIE star Mark appeared to be engrossed in his smartphone

Phoning home? Former TOWIE star Mark appeared to be engrossed in his smartphone

Palette: Shielding her eyes with a pair of tinted aviator sunglasses, the actress wore her chestnut brown locks in a topknot, while she kept her makeup palette light and natural

Palette: Shielding her eyes with a pair of tinted aviator sunglasses, the actress wore her chestnut brown locks in a topknot, while she kept her makeup palette light and natural

Reunited: Michelle recently reunited with Mark in Los Angeles, after they spent eight months apart, thanks to their filming commitments at opposite ends of the globe

Reunited: Michelle recently reunited with Mark in Los Angeles, after they spent eight months apart, thanks to their filming commitments at opposite ends of the globe

During Mark's cosy birthday meal, Michelle cuddled up to her hunky husband proving they were going stronger than ever.

To put the focus on the birthday boy, the former soap star edited the picture to add a party hat to her partner's head.

Sharing a tribute, she captioned the snap: 'Happy 31st birthday to my love.' But the showbiz queen was quick to tease her man when she published a cute throwback picture of the former TOWIE star with the caption, 'birthday boy!!!!!' (sic) 

Big break: Last year, Mark made the big move to Los Angeles after landing a co-hosting gig on US entertainment show Extra

Big break: Last year, Mark made the big move to Los Angeles after landing a co-hosting gig on US entertainment show Extra

Stepping out in style: Mark stepped out in a black granddad collar shirt, which he teamed with indigo fitted jeans and a pair of black suede shoes

Stepping out in style: Mark stepped out in a black granddad collar shirt, which he teamed with indigo fitted jeans and a pair of black suede shoes

Shades: The jovial TV personality kept his eyes protected behind a pair of stylish sunglasses

Shades: The jovial TV personality kept his eyes protected behind a pair of stylish sunglasses

Mark was happy to receive two $5,861 bikes on his birthday as he is now able to cycle around the sun-soaked streets of Los Angeles with his lady love. 

The Mark and Michelle love story began more than five years ago, when they first started dating in December 2012.

They were engaged in September 2013 and enjoyed almost a two-year period in pre-wedding bliss before they went onto tie the knot in May 2015.

Michelle confessed it was 'so nice' for the pair to be able to get some time together as a couple in an interview with new! magazine .

Just the three of us: Michelle looked relaxed and happy as the trio prepared to dine together

Just the three of us: Michelle looked relaxed and happy as the trio prepared to dine together

The first: Mark and Michelle first attended the National Television Awards together in 2013

The first: Mark and Michelle first attended the National Television Awards together in 2013

It is no surprise the former soap star has been meeting up with her agent in Los Angeles as Mark had previously hinted she had her sights set on America when he claimed Hollywood is the dream of every actress.

She told the publication: 'I've been spending some time in Los Angeles with Mark and it's so nice to have some time together. My US agent is in LA too, so I've had a few meetings set up over there.'

Michelle was finally reunited with her beau in Los Angeles before Christmas to make the most of the break in her busy schedule over the festive period.

Striking a pose: In 2014, they walked the red carpet together at the ceremony for the first time

Striking a pose: In 2014, they walked the red carpet together at the ceremony for the first time

True blue: After skipping the show in 2016, they turned heads in the blue ensembles in 2016

True blue: After skipping the show in 2016, they turned heads in the blue ensembles in 2016

The pair then headed home to Mark's native Essex where they spend Christmas with his sister Jess, who also appeared on TOWIE, and his parents.

But it isn't only the actress who has been living her own dream as Mark relocated to Los Angeles after landing a role presenting on US entertainment show Extra.

Mark was pleased to have Michelle back in his arms once again after eight months apart due to the screen beauty filming Our Girl across the globe.

Keen to make the most of their time together, the pair recently skipped town and headed off to Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino for an indulgent break in Las Vegas.

Return: Last year, they returned to the red carpet - months before Mark's big move to the US

Return: Last year, they returned to the red carpet - months before Mark's big move to the US

 

 

 

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