EastEnders star Max Bowden is reportedly expecting his first child with ex-girlfriend Roisin Buckle
EastEnders star Max Bowden is said to be expecting his first child with ex-girlfriend Roisin Buckle.
The 27-year-old actor, who plays Ben Mitchell on the soap, is said to have split from Roisin earlier this year but is “nervous” about becoming a dad.
A friend told Sun: “Max and Roisin are so happy they’re expecting a baby – even if they’re no longer together.
“They broke up earlier this year. No one else was involved, it simply wasn’t going well.”
The source claims that the former couple are still good friends despite their split and are overjoyed after finding out that she is pregnant.
They added that the couple are determined to raise their child together and will continue to support each other.
The actor’s representative declined to comment when approached by the Mirror.
Max, the sixth actor to play Phil Mitchell’s son Ben, joined the BBC in 2019 and quickly became a fan favorite.
Over the past three years, Max has been involved in a number of major storylines – from raising daughter Lexi with ex Lola Pierce and struggling with deafness to a ‘forbidden’ love affair with Callum Highway police.
Max last shared a selfie with Roisin in February on Instagram when he captioned the photo: “‘True love never runs smoothly’ – William Shakespeare. Absolutely no feeling but three days are beautiful with this photo. “
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The good news of pregnancy comes after a difficult 2021 for Max.
He made headlines last December when the BBC team rallied behind him to offer support following the heartbreaking deaths of three of his friends.
The actor admits he’s “not doing well,” with the team behind his work trying to make his days a little less difficult.
He used his Instagram Story to share a snap of a card he received from the costume department at EastEnders.
The card reads: “Hey Max, just wanted to say we know you’re not great right now, but we’re always here if you need a compliment or a shout.
“Do your best because we think you’re cool.”
The actor seemed moved by the gesture, captioning the photo: “I work with some amazing people.”
The message was signed by the love of Annie, Inca, Becky and Meg from the makeup department.
He went on to share a devastating photo of the gift his late best friend Maxwell Thompson gave him to ask him to be the best man at a wedding that was supposed to take place in April this year.
Maxwell sadly passed away in September, with the devastated actor sharing a moving tribute to his friend.
He wrote: “Thank you for being my best friend for 15 years, walking with me every step of the way, fighting with me all the time, lighting me up every minute of every day, and for being there for me. love me like you used to.
“I will never have a better friend, and I will never love a man so much in my life. You are my soulmate, my rock, my journey or my death. , my everything – and I’m grateful that I had to call you mine. buddy. I’m so lucky.”
Just months before his tragic death, his close friend Luke Goodings sadly passed away in June.
In February, his friend Terry Mills died after battling Covid at a hospital in Cancun, Mexico.
https://www.mirror.co.uk/tv/tv-news/breaking-eastenders-max-bowden-baby-26764047 EastEnders star Ben Mitchell, Max Bowden 'is expecting first child with ex-girlfriend'