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Hollyoaks actors and actresses who are dating

Claire Cooper is lucky in love  [Getty]

The set of Hollyoaks has proved to be quite the romantic setting for a lot of soap stars who have sparked up romances with their colleagues over the years., from Stephanie Davis to Danny Mac and Carley Stenson’s longterm relationship. 

Although the fictional town of Chester has had its fair share of turbulent relationships with lots of make-ups and break-ups, off camera relationships have proved to be less dramatic. 

We have compiled the love birds who have taken their relationship to the next level after meeting on the Channel 4 soap. 

Here are Hollyoaks’ real life couples:

Carley Stenson and Danny Mac have a longstanding relationship [Getty]

The 29-year-old actor portrayed Mark Savage in Hollyoaks for four years from 2011, which coincides with Carley’s time on the programme, although she quit the show in  2011 after 11 years playing the role of Steph Cunningham. 

The couple started dating in 2011 and took their relationship to the next level six years later when they married in 2017.

The pair’s marital ceremony was spread over just three days, and immediately after they tied the knot they went back to work. 

Speaking previously, the former Strictly Come Dancing star said: “We literally took three days off to go and get married and then straight back into rehearsals.” 

Emmett Scanlon and Claire Cooper have been married for two years after finding love on Hollyoaks [Getty]

Claire, 37, is best known for playing the role of feisty female Jacqui McQueen in Hollyoaks for seven years following her arrival in 2006. 

During her time on the soap Claire’s character was romantically linked to Aleksander Malota, played by Jon Lolis, as well as Tony Hutchinson’s character Nick Pickard.

However, off-set Claire has proved to be more lucky in love as she has been married to co-star Emmett – who portrayed Brendan Brady in the programme for three years until 2013 – since 2015.

The duo were believed to be dating in secret in 2010, and it wasn’t until 2011 they appeared to confirm they were official after being pictured on a romantic holiday together.

Stephanie Davis previously romanced Hollyoaks co-star Charlie Clapham [Getty]

Stephanie Davis, 24, played the role of Sinead O’Connor in Hollyoaks for five years, after finding fame on Andrew Lloyd Webber’s talent competition Over The Rainbow.

Although the brunette beauty did not win the show and narrowly missed out on landing the leading role as Dorothy in the theatre adaptation of The Wizard of Oz, her appearance on the show catapulted her acting career. 

During her time on Hollyoaks, Stephanie found love with Charlie Clapham who portrayed Freedie Roscoe for four years. 

However, the pair split and Stephanie went on to enjoy a romance with Sam Reece, Jeremy McConnell – with who she has 12-month-old son Caben-Albi – and is rumoured to be dating a new flame Jacob Gill. 

Nick Pickard is best known as Hollyoaks’ Tom Hutchinson [WireImage]

Nick is one of the longest remaining cast members in Hollyoaks, as he made his debut on the programme in 1995, which saw him take on the character Tony Hutchinson. 

In Nick’s 23 years on the soap he got on rather well with co-star Joanna Taylor, who is known for playing Geri Hudson. 

The pair dated for one year until 2002. 

The duo started dating in 2001, which was when Joanna decided to step away from the show.


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