Feeling the strain: Corrie's Kym Marsh struggles to cope as relationship with fianc 'hits the rocks'

Her relationship with fianc Jamie Lomas is beginning to read like a storyline straight out of Coronation Street.

Kym Marsh is reportedly finding it difficult to cope with her man now living in America and their engagement is said to be 'on the rocks'.

The 35-year-old soap star has had a few heated arguments with Jamie and friends say that Kym didn't realise how tough living apart would be.

Bad times: Kym Marsh is finding it difficult to cope with her fiance living in America

Bad times: Kym Marsh, pictured earlier this week, is finding it difficult to cope with her fianc living in America

Former Hollyoaks actor Jamie relocated to Los Angeles in the hope that it would kick-start his career in the States, but the strain on Kym has proven to much bare.

The mother-of-three initially supported her partner's decision to move away because she understands how difficult their industry can be, however, with her own career being so busy she now wants Jamie to come home.

A source told the Mirror newspaper: 'It has really put a strain on their relationship. The combination of the distance between them and the stress Kym is under at home has led to several arguments over the phone and on Skype.'

Stand by me: Kym was supportive of Jamie Lomas moving to America but now wants him to come home

Stand by me: Kym, pictured last year, was supportive of Jamie Lomas moving to America but now wants him to come home

Jamie, 31, is due back in England at the end of March after a three month stint trying to crack America, but he may have to return sooner if he wants to save his engagement.

The source told the newspaper: 'It is on the rocks right now. Only time will tell if they come through it.'

The couple, who have been dating since 2008,got engaged in 2009 after a romantic New Year's Eve proposal.

World's apart: Jamie and Kym have reportedly been arguing via Skype

World's apart: Jamie and Kym, pictured in December 2011, have reportedly been arguing via Skype

Speaking last year, Kym seemed excited and optimistic about her relationship as she spoke of how she wants her wedding day to pan out.

She told the Sunday People: 'I’ve three lovely kids and a lovely little guardian angel who is looking over us. The next step will be an intimate wedding.'

She also told the Mirror, last year: 'We had planned to get married before, but lots of things happened that made it impossible for us.'

If Jamie gets the big break he so desperately wants then a permanent move to Tinseltown could be on the cards and their marriage could be postponed for good.

A representative for Miss Marsh refused to comment on the relationship.