EASTENDERS star Rita Simons has been pictured without her wedding ring for the first time since revealing her marriage split.
The 43-year-old actress, who played Roxy Mitchell in the BBC soap, and her hairdresser husband Theo Silverston quietly called time on the marriage last year.
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 the performer 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.
“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.
The pair became firm favourites both both left in 2017 when they were killed off.
Rita, who is the niece of billionaire businessman Lord Sugar, took up a place in the I’m A Celebrity jungle the following year.
She was the fourth star to be eliminated, with football manager Harry Redknapp taking the crown.
As well as EastEnders, Rita has appeared in Sky dramas Dream Team and Mile High, plus ITV’s iconic fire service drama London’s Burning.