EastEnders' Rita Simons 'is dating theatre co-star' after marriage split

EastEnders' Rita Simons 'is dating theatre co-star'... after revealing she's split from hairdresser husband Theo Silveston after 14 years of marriage

By Connie Rusk For Mailonline

Published: 08:42 BST, 19 September 2020 | Updated: 08:42 BST, 19 September 2020

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Former EastEnders actress Rita Simons has reportedly found love with her Legally Blonde co-star Ben Harlow, weeks after revealing her marriage split. 

The soap icon, 43, who is best known for her role as Roxy Mitchell, starred in the musical adaptation of the hit film with Ben during a nine month tour between 2017- 2018. 

Earlier this month, Rita announced she had split from her husband of 14 years, Theo Silveston, and it was alleged they hadn't been living together for the past two years.

Moving on: Former EastEnders actress Rita Simons has reportedly found love with her Legally Blonde co-star Ben Harlow, weeks after revealing her marriage split (pictured 2018)

Moving on: Former EastEnders actress Rita Simons has reportedly found love with her Legally Blonde co-star Ben Harlow, weeks after revealing her marriage split (pictured 2018)

The Sun reports the actress headed off on a weekend getaway with Ben earlier this week, with the pair being pictured at Birmingham service station with her Cocker Spaniel, Harry. 

In Legally Blonde, Rita played salon owner Paulette Bonafonte, while her hunky co-star Ben played her love interest, UPS delivery driver Kyle. 

 MailOnline has contacted Rita and Ben's representatives for comment. 

Love on stage? The soap icon, 43, who is best known for her role as Roxy Mitchell, starred in the musical adaptation of the hit film with Ben during a nine month tour between 2017- 2018

Love on stage? The soap icon, 43, who is best known for her role as Roxy Mitchell, starred in the musical adaptation of the hit film with Ben during a nine month tour between 2017- 2018

Divorce: Earlier this month, Rita announced she had split from her husband of 14 years, Theo Silveston (pictured in 2013)

Divorce: Earlier this month, Rita announced she had split from her husband of

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