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EastEnders star Emma Barton confirms romance with British rock star after Stephen Mulhern romance

They had a double date with a This Morning star this week

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EastEnders star Emma Barton is happily loved up and dating a British rock star following her split from Stephen Mulhern.

It’s thought the Honey Mitchell actress, 45, has been enjoying a romance with rock singer Jason Perry since last year.

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EastEnders star Emma Barton is dating a British rocker (Credit: Splash News)

EastEnders star Emma Barton dating Brit rocker

Alternative rock singer Jason is a member of 1990s band A. The group found success in the late 1990s and early 2000s. Their single Starbucks entered the top 20 in 2002 and Nothing became a top 10 hit later that year.

Back in January, a friend alleged to the Sun on Sunday: “The couple are smitten with each other and are very sweet to be around.”

Meanwhile Jason has been sharing pictures of Emma on his own social media.

He captioned one picture: “I’m feeling happier than ever thanks to this gorgeous lady.”

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He also appeared to confirm their relationship with a sweet post calling Emma his “girlfriend”.

Jason wrote: “Super proud of my hard-working and talented girlfriend @theemmabarton as she takes to the theatre for her Xmas run.

“No idea where she is finding the energy and I want to wish her all the luck and best wishes and love in the world.

“For me, these last few years have been a little tougher at this time of year but I’m feeling happier than ever thanks to this gorgeous lady! Bring it on. xxx #grateful”

And Emma in turn has been leaving love heart emojis on his posts on Instagram and referring to him as “my man”.

Double date night

The couple also enjoyed a pizza night with This Morning chef Juliet Sear earlier this week. They posted a series of snaps of the double date with Juliet, her hubby and their pet pooch to social media.

“Lovely photo,” one fan commented. Juliet added that it was “so lovely to see you both”.

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Emma’s romance with Stephen Mulhern

Emma previously dated television presenter Stephen Mulhern..

The former couple met in 2008 when they were both cast in the Snow White pantomime at the Marlow Theatre in Canterbury.

Emma played the lead role of Snow White, while panto veteran Stephen portrayed Muddles.

During an interview with Kent Online at the time, Emma said: “I have wanted to play [Snow White] since I was a child and I am just so excited about it.”

The EastEnders star started dating Stephen shortly after working together.

The pair dated for three years. According to Stephen, they split because the relationship came to a “natural end” in 2011. During their time together, they kept their romance out of the spotlight. When things ended, they made the mutual decision to call it quits.

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Before she dated the Catchphrase host, she was in a relationship with her EastEnders co-star Joel Beckett. And she was reportedly married to lawyer Nigel Stoat from 2002 until 2005.

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EastEnders usually airs weeknights at 7.30pm on BBC One. Catch Stephen on Catchphrase tonight (July 22) at 7pm on ITV1.

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