Kacey Ainsworth has reportedly ended her marriage to plumber Darren Hales after 18 years together.
The actress, 54, is now said to be dating actor Liam Tobin after she and Darren quietly separated during lockdown.
According to The Sun, Kacey met Liam after they starred together in the drama Then And Now in 2020.
The actress previously shared a snap of her new partner to mark his 50th birthday in 2021 and described him as a ‘lovely fella’.
She wrote: ‘So Our Liam is 50. What a blast of a party… so many thanks on behalf of us all, including everyone who made it there to celebrate with the lovely fella. Like attracts Like I guess.’
Couple: Kacey Ainsworth has reportedly ended her marriage to plumber Darren Hales after 18 years together (pictured in 2005)
New relationship: The actress, 54, is now said to be dating actor Liam Tobin after she and Darren quietly separated during lockdown
MailOnline has contacted representatives of Kacey Ainsworth for comment.
Kacey has portrayed Cathy Keating on Grantchester since 2014 and she is also known for appearing on EastEnders as Maureen ‘Little Mo’ Mitchell.
She was a part of the EastEnders cast for six years before she left the soap in 2006.
Since then she has also appeared on The Bill, Hotel Babylon and Casualty.
Kacey previously revealed she gave up acting for seven years after her son Elwood was diagnosed with autism.
The star told The Mirror she limited her workload to just one acting job a year after Elwood, now 14, was revealed to be on the autistic spectrum at the age of six.
Kacey also revealed that Elwood has thrived since his diagnosis, and enjoys nothing more than playing football, hockey and rugby.
Kacey – who also shares daughter Blossom, 17, with Darren – admitted she chose to limit her acting commitments as it would be ‘too chaotic’ for her son.
Couple: The actress previously shared a snap of her new partner to mark his 50th birthday in 2021 and described him as a ‘lovely fella’ (pictured in May 2023)
Candid: Kacey previously revealed she gave up acting for seven years after her son Elwood (second left) was diagnosed with autism
Career: Kacey has portrayed Cathy Keating on Grantchester since 2014 (picgtured with co-star Robson Green)
The star also explained that she never suspected Elwood had autism until he was three, when it was mentioned to her by a nursery teacher.
She said: ‘I was really shocked. He went to our local communication disorder clinic and I sat behind glass and watched my child being assessed by an educational psychologist, speech therapist and a child psychologist. It was excruciating.
‘It was a sad day, because you have a baby and you want things to be normal. You have to go through that grieving process where you think – this isn’t what I’d set out for.’
After seeking advice from Anna Kennedy Online and ADD-vance, Kacey revealed she is now an ambassador for both organisations.