EastEnders star Rita Simons splits from hairdresser husband Theo after 14 years


EASTENDERS star Rita Simons has split from her husband Theo Silverston after 14 years together.

The 43-year-old actress, who played Roxy Mitchell in the BBC soap, and the hairdresser quietly called time on the marriage.

Rita Simons and husband Theo Silverston have split, it was revealed tonight

The pair, who have twin daughters, have been living separate lives since 2018, the Star reports.

It says Theo has already moved out of the family home, near EastEnders’ famous set in Elstree, Hertfordshire.

And she is now said to be keen to sell the place so she can make a fresh start.

Her agent told the paper: “Rita and Theo have been separated for almost two years and Theo moved out of the family home some time ago.

The star in London returning from the I’m A Celebrity jungle in 2018

Rita with EastEnders co-star Sam Womack at an event last year

“They are currently finalising their divorce, and amicably co-parenting their two daughters.”

The couple are thought to have split on good terms.

Rita became a star after joining EastEnders as Roxy in 2007, going on to play the feisty Mitchell sister alongside Samantha Womack’s Ronnie for ten years.

She left in 2017 when they were both killed off and took up a place in the I’m A Celebrity jungle the following year.

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