EastEnders star Charlie Brooks details her struggles with bringing up teen ...

'It's lonely and tough and I feel like I'm going mad': EastEnders star Charlie Brooks details her struggles with bringing up teen daughter and reveals she's joined a dating app to find love

By Lily Waddell For Mailonline

Published: 15:50 BST, 22 July 2019 | Updated: 15:50 BST, 22 July 2019

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EastEnders star Charlie Brooks documented her struggle with raising her teenage daughter and revealed she's joined a dating app to find love again.

During Loose Women on Monday, the actress confessed being a single mum gets 'lonely' as she has to encourage Kiki, 14, to be chase her own dreams.

The soap star, 38, who played Janine Butcher to EastEnders, said of motherhood: 'Sometimes I do feel like I'm going mad. It's not her fault.'

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'It's lonely and tough and I feel like I'm going mad': EastEnders star Charlie Brooks detailed her struggles with bringing up teen daughter and revealed she's joined a dating app to find love on Monday on Loose Women

'It's lonely and tough and I feel like I'm going mad': EastEnders star Charlie Brooks detailed her struggles with bringing up teen daughter and revealed she's joined a dating app to find love on Monday on Loose Women

She added: 'She’s 14 and she’s fiercely independent which I encourage. We put them out there and we want them to be strong but blimey it’s lonely sometimes.' 

Charlie revealed she has a 'really good relationship' with her ex Tony Truman as they have stayed friends for more than a decade after their amicable split.

She even lives in the flat below his so they can co-parent their daughter easily — but he resides in Ibiza for seven months of the year.

Top mum: During Loose Women on Monday, the actress confessed being a single mum gets 'lonely' as she has to encourage Kiki, 14, to be chase her own dreams (pictured together in July 2016, London)

Top mum: During Loose Women on Monday, the actress confessed being a single mum gets 'lonely' as she has to encourage Kiki, 14, to be chase her own dreams

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