So seriously, in fact, that she has taken to arriving on set with her onscreen love Ryan Thomas Ryan, who was wearing shades, pulled down Michelle's sunvisor as they drove in.The pair were so engrossed with each other as they chatted away in Ryan's Range Rover, it appears they forgot they were 20 minutes late for work.
Michelle, 23, who plays feisty Tina Mc Inytre in the soap, is believed to have called time on their two-year relationship at the weekend after a series of furious rows.
A spokesperson for Michelle told Mail Online: 'Michelle does not wish to make any comment nor does she want us to comment.' Brunette Michelle has previously waxed lyrical about romantic Brad, also 23, saying he didn't get jealous despite the male attention she gets.
Ryan Thomas and Alison King shared a weekend break together with their children But a source has insisted their relationship is purely platonic.
"Alison and Ryan are simply good friends and colleagues and also their daughters are similar in age so they sometimes do things together with their daughters," the insider told the .
'It has been a very difficult period for him but because he and Michelle spend so much time together he has been relying on her.'Splitting with Tina and not being able to see his baby daughter every day has taken its toll and he was upset after he was arrested.
'Michelle has been the person there for him to pick up the pieces.'Michelle plays Ryan's onscreen lover Tina Mc Intyre and was spotted in his vehicle as they arrived at Manchester's Granada Studios after a filming break.
The Wanted hunk has been branded a love cheat after he was spotted kissing a pretty brunette, and it was also reported that he had been sending steamy texts to an ex-girlfriend while he was still in a relationship with the actress.
A source said: "Michelle and Ryan have always got on extremely well, but until now have only ever been good friends.
Ryan was with Tina O'Brien and then Michelle got with Max, so even if they had wanted to get together they wouldn't have been able to.
"But since Michelle ended things with Max about a month ago she has been spending a lot of time with Ryan.
"I was meant to give myself four years at the most, and I've done an amazing ten years, but it's knackering," she told the .