EastEnders’ Shona McGarty spotted without her engagement ring for the first time after split from fiance Ryan Harris


EASTENDERS star Shona McGarty has been spotted without her engagement ring for the first time since splitting from ex fiancé Ryan Harris.

The pair mutually called time on their 18 month engagement, with the star, 28, keeping it under wraps for over a year.

Eastenders’ Shona McGarty was pictured without her engagement ring after her split from fiance Ryan Harris

And now the actress – who plays Whitney Dean on the BBC soap – has been pictured without her ring since their split while on a coffee run in London.

Making the outing in her flash white BMW car, the actress was spotted picking up a coffee from a local McDonalds drive thru.

As she’s handed the drink, Shona’s ringless finger can notably be seen.

The soap star looked relaxed behind the wheel as she drives off to make the most of her day.

The soap actress was spotted without her ring as she placed her order

She looked relaxed behind the wheel

The former couple called it quits last year

The star insists she’s enjoying single life

The electrician proposed to Shona on her 26th birthday in October 2018 by planting a diamond ring in the top tier of her cake.

However, the former couple soon grew apart before calling time on their romance last year.

Opening up to Fabulous she said: “I’ve actually been single for a year and a bit.

“I just didn’t want to say anything. We were together for six years. When it ended it wasn’t a bad break-up, it was amicable.

Shona and Ryan were together for six years

Her character is currently behind bars

“We both came to the decision that, actually, this isn’t what we really want. It fizzled out and we weren’t the same people.”

The 28 year old, who lives with her two chihuahuas Coco Chanel and CeCe Bloom in Welwyn, Hertfordshire, is finally enjoying single life for the first time in years – but isn’t ready to date again.

Shona added: “I’ve learned that I’m alright, I’m happy by myself and I don’t need a man.

“I’m enjoying getting to know myself. I’m just being me and not caring about what people think about me any more.”

She continued: “I’m not dating. I’ve never been on a date. Never.

“My anxiety would go through the roof if I had to go on a date. I’m just waiting. I’m not going to force it.”

The actress – who has played Whitney since 2008 – also dated her co-star Matt Lapinskas in 2012.

Her character is currently facing life behind bars for the murder of Leo King and has been refusing to eat and drink until her innocence is acknowledged.