Thursday, 12 December 2013

Pics: The many wives of Peter Barlow

(This post was originally posted by Flaming Nora on the Coronation Street Blog November 2013, reposted to this blog with permission.)

It's the Coronation Street wedding of the year. Or is it?  Well, we know there's a wedding but in true soap style, whether Peter and Carla will say "I'll do" or not remains to be seen.  If she says "yes", Carla will become the fifth wife for Peter Barlow.  And Peter will become Carla's third husbad - after Paul Connor, who died in a car crash and Tony Gordon, who died in a factory fire. 

But what about Peter's four previous wives? Yes, four.  Let's take a look.

Wife number 1: Peter married Jessica in 1990. It was a marriage we didn't see on screen.  When Peter returned to Weatherfield in 2000 he divorced Jessica due to her being unfaithful.

Wives number 2 and 3: Peter comitted bigamy in 2003 when he maried both florist Lucy Richards and barmaid Shelley Unwin at almost the same time.  Lucy is the mother of little Simon Barlow and she died.

Married Lucy the florist, March 24, 2003

Married Shelley Unwin the barmaid, 20 July 2003, commited bigamy as he was still wed to Lucy.
Wife number 4: Leanne Battersby.

Married Leanne on Dec 9 2010 in his hospital bed after the tram crash. 
In 2011 they have a church ceremony at which Nick exposes Leanne's affair.

See also: The many wives of Steve McDonald

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