After weeks of speculation, former Emmerdale actor Anthony Quinlan has confirmed he and Hollyoaks star Nikki Sanderson are in love – revealing their romance blossomed thanks to him sliding into her DMs.
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After years of friendship, soap stars Anthony Quinlan, 37, and Nikki Sanderson, 38, fell in love.
The pair became romantic last year, after the former Emmerdale actor texted the current Hollyoaks star on social media.
Speaking in a new interview, Anthony – who also appeared in Hollyoaks until 2011 – explained how he and actress Maxine Minniver prefer to keep their relationship private, but insists they are “really happy.” “.
“I slipped into the finals and that’s it. I was lucky enough to date and the rest is history,” this person admitted. Sun.
Talking about Nikki – who spent six years filming on Coronation Street as a teenager – the actor confessed: “All I can say is that I am really, really happy and she is a very special girl. She is lovely.”
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Anthony went on to say that he wants to keep his romance from going unnoticed, but is “happy it is”.
The Salford-born actor is known for his role as Gilly Roach on the Channel 4 soap Hollyoaks from 2005 until his departure in 2011, and for his role as Pete Barton on ITV’s Emmerdale as Pete Barton until 2020.
His blossoming relationship with Nikki is not the famous soap star’s first love affair.
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Before finding love with little Hollyoaks, Anthony famously dated American serious dance group professional Dianne Buswell – breaking up in 2018 before she became close with her dance partner and current boyfriend. It’s Joe Sugg now.
Rebutting the infamous ‘Severe Curse’ rumors that played a role in their breakup, Anthony told the Daily Star in 2018: “We’re still good friends – it’s just that the distance contributes a part.”
“There are all the rumors about the Strictly curse but it’s not.”
Anthony also had a two-year romance with former Coronation Street star Michelle Keegan before their split in 2008.
Nikki has also enjoyed a number of off-camera romances over the years – previously dating her Corrie co-star Danny Young from 2005 to February 2009.
Her most recent relationship, prior to her association with Anthony, was her five-year partnership with businessman Greg Whitehurst.
The star couple said their romance ended during one of the first nationwide lip-locks, when the actress told reporters in July 2020: “Sadly me and Greg have decided farewell. We are still friends and wish each other the best in the future.”
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Their relationship got off to a rough start, having first started dating in 2015, just ten months after she attended his wedding as a guest.
[Greg’s] was blamed for something he didn’t… in fact there was a third party that split them on the other side,” Nikki told OK! same year, setting an instant record.
“It didn’t end up being Greg’s fault. People said, ‘Well, I wouldn’t want to be her partner because she stole my boyfriend,’ I would never do anything. something like that.”
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