The couple lived in Fulham, west London, with their sons Theodore (born 2000) and Otis (born May 2003); their third son, Rex, was born in October 2008, five months after Kelly's death.
On May 20, 2008, 43-year-old Kelly was found slumped in the doorway of his family's home by a fellow doctor, who had him rushed to Chelsea and Westminster Hospital (where he worked). He died one day after his 10th wedding anniversary.
She graduated from the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art in 1993.
Mc Elhone began her career in the theatre, including starring roles in Richard III and A Midsummer Night's Dream at the Open Air Theatre, Regent's Park, London, and in The Count of Monte Cristo and The Cherry Orchard at the Haymarket Theatre, Leicester.
A post-mortem exam revealed the cause of death to have been dilated cardiomyopathy.