Who is Julie Goodyear’s husband Scott Brand?


CORONATION Street legend Julie Goodyear is sadly battling dementia.

By her side is her doting husband Scott Brand, who in March 2024 gave fans an update on how is wife’s health.

Julie Goodyear and her husband Scott Brand in 2003News Group Newspapers Ltd

Who is Julie Goodyear’s husband Scott Brand?

Scott Brand is Julie Goodyear‘s fourth husband who she first met in 1996, and is 26 years her junior.

Unlike his famous wife, he is not in the spotlight, nor has a career in television.

Meanwhile, Julie first joined Coronation Street in 1966 as iconic character Bet Lynch, returning in 1970 ahead of her lengthy  stint on the show.

Since quitting the cobbles in 1995 she has made cameo appearances since, much to the delight of fans.

Her last appearance on the soap was in 2003.

What has Scott Brand said about Julie Goodyear’s illness?

On June 7, 2023, it was revealed that Julie had been diagnosed with dementia.

Scott said in a statement: “My darling wife and I have had to come to terms with this heart-breaking diagnosis. 

“Unfortunately, Julie has been suffering forgetfulness for some time and we have been seeking medical advice and assistance, but we now know that there is no hope of a reversal in the situation – and that her condition will get progressively, and perhaps speedily, worse.

“We have taken the decision to publicly announce the diagnosis as Julie still loves visiting friends and eating out. 

“Inevitably she is recognised, and fans love to meet her – and she them – but she can get confused particularly if she is tired.

“I hope people will understand.”

In March 2024, Scott followed up with another update on his wife’s health.

Speaking to The Mirror he said: “I miss the fun-loving wife that Julie had always been – the larger-than-life personality that brightened up everywhere she went, and the smile that lit up every room.

“All of this is now slowly fading away and it’s extremely painful for me to watch this deterioration.

“Julie now struggles recognising people and everyone she meets is called ‘Scott’.”

What are the main symptoms of dementia?

Dementia symptoms vary depending on the cause.

But common signs and symptoms of Dementia include:

Memory loss.
Difficulty concentrating.
Finding it hard to carry out familiar daily tasks, such as getting confused over the correct change when shopping.
Struggling to follow a conversation or find the right word.
Early signs include being confused about time and place.
Mood changes.

Source: NHS

Do Julie Goodyear and Scott Brand have any children and when did they get married?

The couple have not any children together.

Julie, however, has a son called Gary, who was from her first marriage to Ray Sutcliffe.

Julie was married twice more, firstly to Tony Rudman in 1973, then to American Richard Skrob in 1985.

Julie and Scott married in 2007 after 11 years of dating.

Scott is eight years younger than her son, Gary.