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Thursday 17th January 2019

Stephanie Davis is dating Hollyoaks co-star

Scouse actress' new romance said to be in early stages

Hollyoaks actress Stephanie Davis is in a relationship with co-star Owen Warner, it has been confirmed.

The 25-year-old soap star is reported to have been seeing Owen, who plays Romeo Quinn, romantically for some weeks.

It is believed ex Celebrity Big Brother contestant Steph has been single since her on-off relationship with Jeremy McConnell, the father of her son, ended last year.

A spokesperson told the Mirror’s website: "They are in a relationship and they are very happy."

Stephanie and Owen, far right, have got together (Credit: Instagram @stephaniedavis88)

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And another TV insider is reported to have told The Sun Online that the couple seeing each other was already an open secret among soap colleagues, even though it is "early days" for the romance.

The source is said to have added: "Steph is being really cautious and has wanted to keep their relationship out of the public eye.

"They make a really nice couple and all of their friends and co-stars have been really supportive. Everyone just wants Steph to be happy."

(Credit: Instagram @_owenwarner)

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The pair have featured on each other’s social media accounts while just friends over the past couple of months, with snaps showing them with their arms around one another during nights out.

But Owen, 19, proudly referred to the Sinead O’Connor performer as his ‘girl’ in an Instagram Stories post last night.

The clip showed a dolled up Stephanie belt out The Zuton’s favourite Valerie, also covered by Amy Winehouse, during the Hollyoaks cast Christmas do.

She returned to the Channel 4 soap this autumn after three years away from the role.

In fancy dress at a Halloween party (Credit: Instagram @_owenwarner)

It was confirmed at the time of her departure that Stephanie was fired after arriving on set "unfit for work".

She has spoken openly about her struggles with alcohol, claiming her dependence on drinking was putting her life in danger.

The Scouse star also said she knew she had to stop boozing for the good of her family.

"I was drinking heavily and was diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder after I split up with Jeremy, because of everything I had been through while we were together," Stephanie said earlier this year.

"It got to the point where I was drinking most days until I would black out, and I was feeling suicidal. I knew that for [son] Caben’s sake, I had to sort myself out before it was too late."

Stephanie has been open about her problems (Credit: Andy Barnes / Flynet - SplashNews / SplashNews.com)

- Hollyoaks airs weeknights at 6.30pm on Channel 4, with first look screenings at 7pm on E4

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