EX-EASTENDERS’ Cheryl Fergison shared a very happy and smiley snap with her son Alex behind the scenes of his latest play.
Actress Cheryl recently revealed Alex’s dad disowned him when he came out as gay as a 16-year-old.
The Heather Trott star’s attitude couldn’t be more different, which she made clear while supporting him in Unidentified friend in the bagging area at Liverpool’s Unity Theatre.
She wrote on Instagram: “Good Luck for your show tonight and over the next couple of days my beautiful talented son…
“Mama loves ya so much and boy am I proud of you ….”
Fans complimented the pair on the picture. prompting Cheryl to write: “Thank you .. that’s what we do .. laugh lots .”
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Cheryl recently opened up about her relationship with son Alex on The Hundamental Guide to Life podcast.
She heaped praise on the young actor and writer and revealed how he overcame adversity as a child to make a success of his life.
“When he came out at 16 his dad disowned him. He doesn’t speak to him,” said Cheryl, 56.
“He’s been through that and I’ve re-married since and everybody is accepting in our family now.
“In his 22 years of life, he has gone through the mill and back. But whatever has happened we have been side-by-side. As long as he’s happy and healthy that is all that matters.”
LGBT ally Cheryl said she often hits drag clubs with Alex and was an advocate for equal rights long before her son was born.
She said she often discusses the gay community with friend Paul O’Grady and is thankful the world is becoming more accessible.
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Speaking about the difficulties her son faced growing up, she continued: “He suffered from AHDH, he went to a behavioural school. The world wanted to put him on medication, but I ended up taking him off it. He could’ve been a really naughty boy and ended up with not a fantastic life.
“But I decided to take control and say, ‘There’s nothing wrong with him, he just wants to do his own thing and if he wants to wear a dress then so be it. If he wants to put make-up on then so be it.
“Now, he’s an amazingly, rounded young man who has been through challenges.”