CORONATION Street's Ken Barlow (Bill Roache) might be soapland's biggest Lothario, but it's Maria Connor who is giving him a run for his money.
Corrie’s Ken Barlow is officially the top Casanova with the most number of partners at 25 during his 61 years on the Cobbles, but Maria has had more than half as many as that in only 21 years.
According to BestBingoSites the maneater played by Samia Longchambon has had 16 lovers since she first appeared on the ITV soap in 2000.
Maria has been married three times – including to the man who killed her first husband – and has had plenty of other action.
“I actually thought there’d be more than 16," Longchambon told the Mirror.
“They’ve definitely missed a few off. In 21 years I’m pretty sure there are more than 16. And I’m just behind Ken, that’s some company to be in, isn’t it?”
Let's take a look at some of her beaus and what happened to them.
Played by Alan Halsall, Tyrone and Maria were each other's first loves.
He proposed to her on top of Blackpool Tower, but they split after she found out he kissed Fiz Brown.
They would eventually reconcile, but Tyrone ended it realising Maria was just settling for him.
Tyrone is now happily partnered up with Alina Pop and proud dad to Ruby Dobbs.
While awkwardly living under the same roof as Fiz, Maria and Vikram begin to have an affair.
The young Maria is chuffed when takes on an overseas holiday, but it was just a cover for his drug smuggling racket.
Steve McDonald forces Vik to leave town without saying goodby to Maria.
The creepy college tutor cheated on Toyah Battersby with Maria.
She eventually became pregnant with his baby and he offered to pay for an abortion.
Maria dragged along an unknowing Toyah to the abortion and later told her best friend that John had forced himself on her.
Toyah dumped John and moved to London.
Nick and Maria went to live in Canada before she returned alone.
But he eventually came back to the Cobbles to win her over and the pair became engaged, but the happy times did not last long.
Nick's ex, Leanne Battersby, was angry with Maria for hurting Toyah – her sister.
She lured Nick to her flat and sent Maria a photo of them together, leading her to break of their engagement.
Nick now runs the Viaduct Bistro after being the boss at Underworld, the textiles factory.
After her doomed engagement to Nick, Maria began an affair with Charlie Stubbs who was in a relationship with Tracy Barlow at the time.
A jealous David Platt – who had a crush on Maria – threatened to tell Tracy, but Charlie intimidated him by trying to drown him.
Maria walked in on the attack and later confessed to Tracy, which led to the women scrapping in the street.
Blind with rage, Tracy killed Charlie for his infidelity and tried to claim self-defense.
Having witnessed the murder, Maria testified against Tracy in court.
Maria finally tied the knot, with Liam Connor, whose surname she took.
The pair found out they were pregnant, but Maria eventually gave birth to a stillborn boy, Paul, named after Liam's late brother.
They enjoyed some blissful time as a married couple before he was murdered in a hit-and-run, by Tony Gordon who was jealous Liam had kissed his fiancé, Carla Connor.
After he died, Maria found out she was pregnant again.
When Maria learned of Carla and Liam's affair, she realised Tony must have been behind his murder.
The pair surprisingly became close as helped care for her during her pregnancy, and even helped give birth to her son.
But when she eventually learned the truth about Liam's death, Maria left her fianc´e Tony behind and fled to Ireland.
Tony eventually confessed his crimes to cafe owner, Roy Cropper.
He would go on to die after escaping prison and burning down Underworld.
Upon her return from Ireland, Maria got into a relationship with Chris Gray.
But not long after they got together, he was trying to manipulate situations around them to get back together with his ex Cheryl.
He trashed their apartment, dumped Maria and faked a brain tumour to win back Cheryl.
Chris left Weatherfield in 2011.
Maria and Jason began sleeping together, but they didn't last long because she was keen on Marcus Dent.
Jason eventually moved to Thailand.
Maria was very interested in Marcus and invited him to move into her flat as her housemate.
While she was sleeping with Jason, Maria found a lump on her breast and Marcus took her to hospital to get it checked out.
They shared a kiss at the hospital and eventually started dating.
But he cheated on her with his ex, Todd, and tried to win her back by buying a house for them.
It didn't work and Marcus eventually left town altogether.
After going on a downward spiral, following her break-up from Marcus, she ended up dating Luke.
They got close while attending a wedding together and she decided to get serious with him after seeing how good he was with her son.
The couple split when he found out about her sham marriage to Pablo Duarte.
Maria met the gay, Argentinian hairdresser on a trip back to Cyprus to help look after her parents.
She agreed to marry him so he could get a visa to the UK. The fake marriage caused tension between Luke and Maria, but Pablo ended up moving to London.
Maria and Aidan got drunk and had sex after complaining to each other about their respective relationships.
Their affair was short-lived when Aidan decided he was still in love with Eva.
Aidan died by suicide in 2018.
These two had a brief fling in 2019 with many accusing Maria of being a gold digger and only interested in Ali's money.
Many also pointed out the nine years age gap between the pair.
The villainous Gary got into a relationship with Maria shortly after things ended with Ali, who was worried for his ex because he knew about Gary's murky dealings.
Ali attacked Gary and ended up in jail for his crime.
Gary and Maria got married at the end of 2020 and were expecting a baby together, but she tragically miscarried.
He briefly ended up in jail after taking the blame for his adoptive sister Faye Windass's attack on Adam Barlow.
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