EastEnder star Max Bowden’s pregnant ex-girlfriend is said to be “heartbroken” over his alleged romance with co-star Shona McGarty.
Max and Shona, who play Ben Mitchell and Whitney Dean in the hit BBC soap, are said to have grown closer off screen in recent weeks and have reportedly “spent as much time together as possible” in those early days of their relationship.
Max’s ex Roisin Buckle, 36, is expecting a baby boy with her 27-year-old ex and was reportedly “devastated and humbled” by his romance with Shona, 30.
A source said: “It’s been awful for Roisin, she feels humiliated and disrespected. She is expecting a baby and although she is a strong woman, she feels very disappointed.
They continued with the Sun: “She never expected Max to move on so quickly. She believed they were taking a break and taking time out of their relationship to work out their differences.
“Having to see him and Shona together was heartbreaking.”
The source added that Roisin found it “incredibly embarrassing” when Max was photographed leaving Shona’s house and the drama made her feel “she’s at the center of a real EastEnders conspiracy”.
OK! reached out to Max’s representative for comment.
Max was spotted leaving Shona’s £650,000 home in Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire one morning in May.
A source said at the time: “They spend as much time together as possible.
“Most evenings or mornings Max can be seen entering and leaving Shona’s house. He wears the same clothes most days.
“They’ve tried to keep their relationship a secret and they head into the EastEnders set separately. But anyone who sees them together can see how they feel about each other.”
Roisin and Max went public with their relationship in October last year after meeting in a pub.
She then discovered she was pregnant in January 2022 and was “over the moon”.
The mom-to-be recently started documenting her pregnancy journey on Instagram, opening an account called “a mom and a baby.”
“Navigating pregnancy, childbirth and becoming a first-time single mom: the biography reads. “Women who stand together have strength.”
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