She has recently sent EastEnders fans on an emotional rollercoaster as her character Eve Unwin (Heather Peace) continues her secret affair with Suki Panesar on the Square.
However, their blossoming romance could be torn apart after the shopkeeper’s sun Vinny uncovers their hidden relationship.
But it’s fair to say the brunette beauty is worlds away from her onscreen character who has entertained viewers since she first joined the cast in late 2021.
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Off-screen, Heather boasts a wonderful marriage with her wife Ellie Peace after they tied the knot back in 2014.
After two years of dating the lovebirds decided to make things official when they entered into a civil partnership surrounded by their loved ones.
Together the couple share three daughters together, Annie Mary, born in April 2015 and twin firls Jessie and Lola in June 2017.
The Bradford-born actress generally keeps her private life out of the public eye, but she has given fans a quick glimpse inside their relationship on Instagram last year to celebrate their ninth wedding anniversary online.
Alongside a sweet carousel of snaps taken from their special day, the actress showered her partner with love.
She gushed: “Happy 9th wedding anniversary to my dear Ellie. The love of my life. 9 years married, 12 years together, 20 years knowing you.
“We were an awesome left wing in football and a pretty smashing team now.”
The happy family-of-five currently reside in the heart of Brighton where they continue raise their children together, something she didn’t think was possible when she first came out.
Posting a gorgeous family snap, she opened up about how she came out when she was 19-year-old.
She wrote: “Aged 19, coming out was tinged with sadness of never being able to get married and unlikely that I'd have kids.
“It’s not for everyone I know, but for me it left me feeling sad. I could never have imagined this. My little [rainbow emoji] family. Happy #comingoutday #itsgetsbetter” which she signed off with a kiss.
Back in April, the doting mum celebrated her eldest daughter’s eighth birthday with an adorable newborn snap.
She captioned the memorable snap: “Happy birthday Annie. 8 years ago today, our first daughter was born.
“I still have to pinch myself that I'm here with my amazing wife Ellie and two more little ones, living a life I had never expected possible when I came out at the age of 19 [three heart emojis, three rainbow emojis].”
Aside from her role on Albert Square, Heather also keeps herself busy with her second job that many fans may not know about.
The TV sensation is actually a singer after she stumbled into the career back in 2000 after her version of Bette Midler’s The Rose reached No. 58 in the UK charts.
Her song was released by popular demand after her character in London’s Burning, Sally Fields, sang it in an episode of the ITV series.
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In March, the doting mum released her latest single called This Love which is the first song in her upcoming album.
It was immediately hailed as a summertime classic as soon as she posted the song on Instagram. Her co-stars Lacey Turner and Honey Barton were among the first to congratulate her on its release online.
In total, Heather – who went on a nationwide tour last year – has released five albums with her most recent being Hey Mayhem which she dropped in 2018.
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