EastEnders’ Jessica Plummer has ‘secretly split’ from childhood sweetheart

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EastEnders star Jessica Plummer has reportedly secretly split from her childhood sweetheart.

The actress, who shared her heartbreak as she bid farewell to her EastEnders character Chantelle, was recently reportedly filmed arguing with her ex.

In the footage, obtained by The Sun, 28 year old Jessica can be seen telling her ex Jaz he is “selfish” before storming off.

Jessica is understood to have been involved in the argument earlier this month as she walked up Streatham Hill in south London with Jaz, who is also the father of her child.

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An insider told the publication of Jessica and her ex Jaz: “They haven't been together in a long time – but they still see each other and co-parent.

“Their daughter is the most important thing and they always put her first.”

Jessica shares her daughter, Noa, with her ex Jaz and has always been private about her relationship.

The actress announced her pregnancy in June 2016 as she shared several adorable photos of her baby bump on Twitter.

She wrote alongside the images: “THANK YOU. Honestly means the world. Jaz and I are over the moon.

“Couldn't be happier to be starting a family with my childhood sweetheart.”

Jessica’s then-boyfriend reacted to the news in a video, which the actress posted on Twitter, too.

In the clip he said: “Me and my boo having a baby and it’s going to be the best baby in the world.”

Jessica’s EastEnders character Chantelle bid an emotional farewell to Albert Square on Friday 18 September as she was murdered by her abusive husband Gray.

In emotional scenes, Chantelle finally tells Gray she is leaving him after months of enduring emotional and physical abuse.

But, the solicitor is angered and pushes his wife Chantelle, who then landed on the open shelf of a dishwasher and was impaled by broken crockery, knives and pieces of the machine.

Chantelle begged her husband for help, but instead he hatched a plan to make Chantelle’s death look like an accident.

As the heartbreaking scenes aired, Jessica shared a powerful message to fans on her Instagram.

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She wrote: “My heart is bleeding for Chantelle, and it bleeds for the woman that is killed every 4 days at the hands of a current or ex partner.

“So much research went into this story line, and I am so thankful to Women’s Aid and Refuge for their support and the lifesaving work that they do.

“I hope off the back of our collaborative work, people will speak out when maybe otherwise would have stayed silent. Or a friend or family member will check in with someone they might be worried about.

“What Chantelle went through is happening day in day out and as we’ve seen, can go unnoticed.”

Jessica ended her message with: “If you or someone you know needs help please find a safe space if you’re able to and call the National Domestic Abuse helpline 0808 2000 247 or if you can't speak on the phone visit www.womensaid.org.uk or www.nationaldahelpline.org.uk for other ways to get in contact.”

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