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EastEnders' Jake Wood shares touching tribute to wife as they celebrate their wedding anniversary

Jake and Alison have been married for 18 years

EastEnders star Jake Wood has shared a touching tribute to his wife Alison as they celebrated their wedding anniversary.

Jake, who plays Max Branning in EastEnders, posted the tribute to his Instagram page.

He shared a picture of himself and Alison on their wedding day 18 years ago.

Jake captioned the picture: "18 years ago today. Thank you Ali for being the incredible you."

18 years ago today. Thank you Ali for being the incredible you

His EastEnders co-star Patsy Palmer, who plays his on-screen niece Bianca Butcher, wrote: "Happy Anniversary @mrjakewood @alison.e.wood."

Dan Osbourne, who is married to Jacqueline Jossa, Jake's former on-screen daughter Lauren, commented: "Happy Anniversary."

Fans also rushed to wish the couple a happy anniversary.

One wrote: "Happy anniversary to you both."

A second wrote: "Happy anniversary x."

Jake and Alison have two children together, Amber and Buster.

Alison and Jake have two children together (Credit:

Jake joined EastEnders in 2006. His character arrived to confront his father Jim, who he hadn't seen for many years.

Max was soon reunited with son Bradley, who he hadn't seen since he was little.

Shortly afterwards, Max moved to Albert Square with his wife Tanya and daughters Lauren and Abi.

Over the years Max has had plenty of heartache.

His relationship with wife Tanya began going downhill after it was revealed he had an affair with Stacey, Bradley's wife.

Bradley died after falling off the roof of The Vic in 2010.

Jake joined EastEnders in 2006 (Credit: BBC)

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On Christmas day 2018, Lauren and pregnant Abi also fell from the roof of The Vic trying to get their dad down.

Lauren survived the fall, however Abi remained unconscious.

Abi's baby survived the fall and she delivered a premature baby, still unconscious.

Max has custody of his granddaughter Abi (Credit: BBC)

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Shortly after her daughter's birth, Abi was declared brain stem dead and her family were told she would not regain consciousness.

Abi's life support machine was eventually turned off and after her funeral, her sister Lauren moved away.

Max now has custody of Abi's daughter, who was named after her, along with Tanya's sister Rainie.

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