Blanca Fouche has been dating the Corrie star for just four months but ex Desmond is convinced she wants to start a family with him
Fouche and Le Vell on holiday together
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Corrie star Michael Le Vell’s lover is desperate to have babies with him, her estranged husband has exclusively told the Sunday People.
Blanca Fouche, 31, has been dating Le Vell for just four months but ex Desmond, 33, is convinced she wants to start a family with him.
Although next month the Corrie veteran, currently suspended from the show, will go on trial accused of 19 sex offences against a child, which he denies.
Desmond, in his native South Africa after splitting from Blanca in February, lifted the lid on his fiery relationship with his wife.
He warned that the seemingly soft and affectionate mum of four had been attracted by the star’s fame and fortune but could turn into a “moody bitch”.
He said: “It won’t be long before Blanca’s pregnant with Michael’s kids. I can guarantee that.
“She’ll moan about what hard work it is to look after them but she’ll just keep popping them out.
“I think they will get married and they will definitely have a kid or two. She’s not a single kind of woman. She’s not somebody who can be alone. I can imagine her digging her claws deeper into him and not letting go, until she gets someone better.”
Desmond is bemused by Chile-born Blanca’s interest in Le Vell, 48, who has played Corrie mechanic Kevin Webster for 30 years.
But this didn’t stop him helping them get back together after they broke up in June.
He said: “She’s told me she is very much in love. Like an idiot, I was there for her and was trying to give her tips on getting him back.”
Dad-of-two Le Vell and Blanca reunited and were spotted smooching on a romantic holiday in the Lake District later that month – a spot where she also holidayed with Desmond.
“Blanca and I watched Corrie, although we preferred Hollyoaks,” he said. I read somewhere she’s admired Michael from a distance for a long time but I don’t believe that.
“She didn’t fancy him in Coronation Street and she wasn’t shy at all to tell me things like that. She’s 17 years younger than him.
“Le Vell looks like her first husband and is the same age. I’m not going to be vain but I’m a relatively good-looking guy. I’ve got an eight pack, I’m training to do cage fighting so I’m a strong guy and I’m not an ugly b*****d.
“I’ve a lot of things working for me and the only thing I can see that would have lured her is the fame and fortune. I’m sorry to say that.”
Desmond met then mum-of-two Blanca in August 2008 after spotting her on Facebook.
She flew from her home in Bury, Lancs, to meet him in Johannesburg that October.
“I went to meet her at the airport and it was mind-blowing,” he recalled. “She had a profile picture of Jennifer Lopez on Facebook and I didn’t see any clear pictures of her before she came over here.
“I fell in love with her from just talking to her and then I thought she was beautiful when I saw her for the first time.
“I don’t think she’s that amazing any more.”
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Blanca Fouche and Michael Le Vell
The pair were both separated from their former partners but still married. They each secured quick divorces so they could wed in South Africa in July 2009.
Desmond said: “We had about 15 people at the wedding – it was tiny but it was cool. Blanca looked beautiful in her wedding dress. I was in love with her.”
By October 2009 Desmond had a visa for the UK, where Blanca has lived since her teens, and they moved to Bolton, Lancs.
“The physicality was great, we had a really good chemistry. Blanca is quite fiery, it’s the Chilean side of her, and we would disagree on everything, from A to Z. She comes across as quite soft and she’s affectionate when it suits her. She loves to laugh, she has a good laugh.
“She worked in a sex shop for four months, she’s denied it but it’s not a biggie. She only worked there two days a week because, for me to get my visa, she had to be working.
“I’m not sure she likes working but I can tell you what she does like and that’s having babies.”
Desmond, who has a nine-year-old son from his previous marriage, said: “I wasn’t keen to have more kids especially as I’d been divorced before. I was like a part-time father, every second weekend and I hate that.
“But from the beginning Blanca just wanted to have a kid, we almost broke up over it but I folded. I wanted to be sure, if I had a kid with a woman I wanted to be with her for life.”
The couple’s son Leo was born in February 2010 and Max followed in April 2011.
Desmond said: “They’re amazing, they’re typical little boys, they’re incredible. I’ve got all these emotions running up now talking about them. I miss them like you can’t believe.”
By autumn 2012 Desmond had moved back to South Africa to find work after being made redundant from his UK call centre job. His marriage was crumbling and he began to suspect Blanca was seeing someone else.
“Blanca was back in the UK for three weeks and I think she met Mike then.”
Blanca moved in with a friend, who lives a few doors away from Le Vell in Hale, Cheshire.
Desmond followed, desperate to save their marriage. He said: “I thought there was someone else because her attitude was so different, she was a lot less caring. She was going out and would cover it up with doctors’ appointments, at nine in the evening. She did it on Valentine’s Day.
“She didn’t really have any friends apart from the one she lived with, she was a loner so it was very weird.”
By March Blanca had confirmed she was in a relationship with another man on Facebook.
“I remember seeing her put ‘I’m in love’ and my heart crumbled,” admitted Desmond. “I started doing some Facebook investigations and I was 95 per cent sure she was with Le Vell.
“I used to watch all the soaps and thought Kevin Webster was a k***head. He had an affair with Molly, the girlfriend of his mechanic and best friend Tyrone, so I didn’t like him for that.
“I went through all the emotions when I found out but I don’t know Michael and he never made any promises to me. If she’s the moody bitch she was with me all the time then he won’t be happy. But I’m sure she’ll treat him very differently to me. He is a big TV star so she’s got to be really careful and tiptoe around him.
“I wouldn’t be surprised if she ends up with a younger star. She’s almost on the D-list now so she’s mingling with these people.”
IT worker Desmond is dating again but is currently single and desperate to divorce Blanca.
“In March she emailed me saying she’d sent the divorce papers and told me the same in June but I’ve received nothing.” But he admitted he would never stop loving his wife.
“I don’t want to start a war in a newspaper as Blanca’s not a monster. I still love her and I’m not saying she’s horrible.
“She had a really tough life growing up and I pity her for it. I feel sorry for her in many ways. We had good times, we wouldn’t have stuck it out if we hadn’t.
“I have my heartbroken days but I’ll get to the stage where I’ll be really happy again. It has been overwhelming – it’s not your average break-up.”