Shameless star Tina Malone, 61, ‘heartbroken’ as husband dies aged 42
Posted by  badge Boss on Mar 14
Tina said she was ‘devastated’ as she made the announcement (Picture: ITV/Shutterstock)

has shared the devastating news that her husband Paul has died at the age of 42.

The TV star, 61, best-known for the iconic show as well as her stint on , said she is ‘heartbroken’ to have lost her spouse.

Tina was married to Paul Chase for 14 years, and after a brief split in 2019 rekindled their relationship in 2020.

She wrote on X: ‘It’s with total heartbreak I write this my husband Paul Chase Malone passed away this morning we are totally devastated.’

Fans have flocked to Tina’s post to share their condolences, with user Claire Weston writing she was ‘so sorry for your loss’ and Rian Siniscalco assuring her the family was ‘in my thoughts’.

The actress and her late husband share daughter Flame, now 11, who Tina .

Tina Malone’s husband Paul Malone has died (Picture: ITV/Shutterstock)

Tina also has daughter Danielle, 41, who she had at 18; there is a 32-year age gap between her two children.

The actress previously told that she and Paul were considering having another child, as they ‘have some embryos in Cyprus where we did our IVF and if I can talk my husband round we might go back – but we’ll have to see what happens.’

The couple appeared on TV shows together including Loose Women and This Morning, to discuss their age gap and having children later in life (Picture: ITV/Shutterstock)

She later hit back at critics on a video shared with The Mirror in 2017, saying she had decided to have another child which ‘some will say I am selfish and irresponsible [for]’.

‘They will moralise and abuse me – even more so for selecting the sex of our baby – and everyone is entitled to their opinion. But I don’t give two s*** for what they think.

‘I am doing this for Flame and for my husband, not just myself. I am healthy, of sound mind, solvent – and a bloody brilliant mother.’

The couple had hoped to use a surrogate to have another child together, however their daughter Flame remains their only daughter.

Tina portrayed Mimi Maguire in Shameless, as well as Mo McGee in Brookside. She also appeared on multiple reality and chat shows, including a stint on Loose Women with husband Paul.