EastEnders’ Max Bowden is expecting a baby with ex-girlfriend Roisin Buckle, who is said to be devastated by his newly reported affair with co-star Shona McGarty
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EastEnders’ Max Bowden has left his pregnant ex-girlfriend feeling “heartbroken” and “humiliated” after starting a relationship with co-star Shona McGarty, it has been reported.
It was previously reported that the soap actor, 27 – who has played Ben Mitchell on the BBC show since 2019 – split from girlfriend Roisin Buckle, 36, earlier this year.
And Max recently sent tongues wagging that he had begun a relationship with Shona, 30 – who plays Whitney Dean on the soap – after he left her home last month and held the female hand actors at a barbecue cart.
Now heavily pregnant Roisin, who is due to give birth in August, has told a friend she is devastated by his new crush.
Max Bowden / Instagram)
A source told Sun: “It was terrible for Roisin, she felt humiliated and disrespected, she was expecting a baby and despite being a strong woman she felt very let down.
“She never expected Max to move on so quickly, she believes they are taking a break, taking time out of their relationship to sort out their differences, having to see him and Shona together is heartbreaking.
“When he was photographed leaving Shona’s house, she had someone ask her what was going on; co-workers asked her if she was okay about it all, which she felt extremely embarrassed about. .. she feels like she’s at the center of a real-life EastEnders script.”
BBC / Jack Barnes)
Roisin’s friend said that during the time apart, the expectant mother didn’t think he was in a relationship with anyone else, but things had been “troublesome” between her and Max for a couple of weeks.
Max and Roisin are said to still be talking, with her “updating him” on their pregnancy journey – with their baby due later this summer.
The beauty is said to have been “shocked” when she “discovered” the story of him and his co-star Shona, in which Roisin burst into tears.
Roisin is said to have felt “heartbroken, humiliated and disrespected”, with the friend saying it seemed her entire world had “collapsed around” when the pictures emerged.
The insider added that even though they have “broken up”, Roisin “really believes” they will work through their problems and mend their relationship in the future.
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The source said that although she feels “disappointed” by her ex-boyfriend, she now hopes that he will start to be more “supportive” – with her being “excited” to be a mother.
They say that although Roisin “can’t understand her”, Shona begins a relationship with Max knowing that he will soon become a father, she “has no bad feelings” for her.
Max and Roisin are said to have met last summer and went public with their relationship late last year.
However, he is said to have moved out of her home in early March, with the source saying that Roisin was “crying a lot” and her hormones “all over the place”.
BBC / Jack Barnes / Kieron McCarron)
They also further commented that the couple had agreed to work out their issues with Roisin, saying they believe having some time apart “would be good for them.”
Mirror has reached out to Max and Shona’s representatives for comment.
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