The former Coronation Street star, 29, told The Sunday Mirror that she's utterly frustrated by the constant rumours her union to Mark, 29, is on the rocks, pointing out just because they don't publicise absolutely everything they do together, doesn't mean they aren't together.
Michelle said: "We're happy. Just because we didn't tell the world the ins and outs of what we were doing while I was away [filming army drama Our Girl in South Africa], there was backlash."
She added: "We should celebrate the fact that, yeah, I did get married, but I can work as well. Mark came out to South Africa when he could. We'd talk all the time on the phone and Facetime. We're happy."
As for those constant 'Michelle's not wearing her wedding ring hence they must be in trouble' headlines, the actress simply explained: "Obviously it would be stupid if I was wearing it with my uniform and holding guns."
Michelle and former TOWIE star Mark married in May last year at Hengrave Hall in Suffolk.
She's had a busy year filming both Our Girl in South Africa and the new ITV three-part drama series Tina and Bobby, detailing the romance between England footballing hero Bobby Moore and his wife Tina.
Appearing on BBC Breakfast on Monday morning (5 September) to promote her upcoming shows, Michelle again confirmed her marriage is A-OK. It came up during a discussion on how Tina and Bobby were an early example of a celebrity couple, although back in the 60s there was no social media, camera phones or huge appetite for celebrity.
"I don't think I'll ever get used to it, definitely not," mused Michelle. "I understand it does come with the job. You do get the negatives but a lot of the time I just don't read it."
Catch Michelle in Our Girl, starting Wednesday at 9pm on BBC One.