The actress, who plays Eva Price in the ITV soap, said she was amazed how her life had changed in the year since she met her fitness trainer boyfriend Tom Pitfield.
She told Hello! Magazine: “If you’d told me that before my next birthday I was going to meet someone as amazing as Tom, the person I want to spend the rest of my life with, and that we were going to be planning for our first baby, I would not have believed you in a million years… it’s crazy.”
Tyldesley, whose baby is due in March, said: “It’s like everything has gone fast forward, but it’s not remotely scary. It just feels 100% right, which is very different for me because I am the world’s most indecisive person. I will ask everybody’s opinion on everything, whereas I am totally sure about this.”
She said she knew almost immediately after meeting Tom that he was the man for her, adding: “People say that when you meet the right man you know. But I never ever believed that. I thought, ’No, you need to get to know someone.’ But after three months of being with Tom I knew he was absolutely The One. And it’s the most amazing feeling.”
And she said she always wanted to be a mother, adding: “I have felt strongly that being a mother is something I am supposed to do and when I met Tom I absolutely knew that he was the right person. It feels like the right time.”
:: Read the full interview in Hello! Magazine, out now.