Pregnant Jacqueline Jossa has urged fans to focus on “something positive” after she and husband Dan Osborne were hit with ‘rocky patch’ rumours.
The former EastEnders actress – who just last week said she and Dan were stronger than ever – took to Instagram Stories shortly after the headlines emerged to remind fans to vote for her and the BBC One soap at the upcoming British Soap Awards.
Jacqueline, 25, shared a video from the back of a car in which she said: “Guys, let’s talk about something positive. Can you all vote for me, please? BBC EastEnders and everything about EastEnders, but mainly me, thanks!”
She did not reference the marriage allegations directly.
Jacqueline continued the ‘positive’ thoughts over on Twitter, rewteeting messages about her nomination.
The soap star has been nominated in the Scene of the Year category at the British Soap Awards, for her EastEnders character Lauren Branning’s fall from the Queen Vic rooftop alongside sister Abi.
But the celebration of being nominated for the big award was somewhat overshadowed on Tuesday night when it was alleged Jacqueline and husband Dan are “taking a break” right now.
A source told The Sun the couple are going through a rocky patch but both “still want things to work out” between them.
However, there has been no confirmation from either Jacqueline or Dan, 26, on whether this is accurate.
Like many celebrity couples, they’ve had to fend off rumours about their marriage in the past, with Jacqueline once saying such speculation only served to make them “stronger”.
She even told Closer magazine just last week that she and Dan tend to ignore allegations about their relationship as they know the truth.
“It’s hard when people are talking about your relationship and speculating, and you know none of it is true. But I’ve grown a thick skin to it. People will always want to say their bit, but we know we’re happy and that’s all that matters.”
Jacqueline added that she and Dan are stronger than ever, and focused on their children, calling Dan an “incredible” father.
They certainly seemed blissfully happy back in January, when they announced Jacqueline’s pregnancy with their second child.
Jacqueline and Dan share daughter Ella, three, while Dan has a son from a previous relationship.
At the time, Dan told OK! mag of their wedding: “We’d both love to go back and do the day all over again. It was the best day ever.”
While Jacqueline has been urging fans to focus on the British Soap Awards, Dan shared a pic to Instagram showing himself cuddling up with son Teddy, four, and daughter, Ella.
The former TOWIE star, who now works as a trainer and owns a tattoo studio, added the caption: “Oh man these two melt my heart!”
ED! has contacted Jacqueline and Dan’s reps for comments.
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