Emmerdale families frequently have a wide geographic spread, and occasionally new relatives will move into the community.
Even the most devoted fans may find it challenging to keep track of who is related to whom. Many of the soap opera’s stars actually live together off-screen, which may surprise some viewers in the midst of the drama, according to Hull Live.
While other couples’ characters couldn’t be more unsuited, some couples have been featured in romantic movie scenes.
Here are 12 Emmerdale co-stars who are very much in love with each other off-screen, ranging from alleged bad boys and kind village vets to on-screen couples and many adorable children between them.
Jeff Hordley and Zoe Henry
Jeff, who portrays Cain Dingle, a favorite of the audience, wed Zoe in 2003. In September 2001, Zoe, who plays Rhona Goskirk in the local soap, joined Jeff, who had joined the show in 2000. The two met in drama school, not on the Emmerdale farm set, despite their reunion. According to The Mirror, they now live with their family in a house in the Yorkshire Dales.
In a previous interview with Soaplife, Jeff said: “I saw Zoe and knew she was the girl for me. We met at drama school in 1994.” Violet and Stan are the names of Jeff and Zoe’s two children.
Hordley made a romantic proposal to Jeff and Zoe in 2003, and they later wed in a low-key ceremony. The sweet engagement tale of the couple involves Jeff popping the question to Zoe the day after she received an honor.
On the same day Jeff proposed to her, she received the Manchester Evening News Theatre Awards’ Best Actress in a Leading Role award.
Michelle Hardwick and Kate Brooks
Vanessa Woodfield’s actress Michelle Hardwick proposed to the show’s producer Kate Brooks in Memphis, Tennessee, using a romantic flash mob.
On Twitter in 2018, Michelle acknowledged their relationship, and they got married the following year. In October of last year, Hardwick gave birth to their first child, Edward Peter Brooks, whom they called Teddy. Michelle revealed the gender of the second child last month.
Before revealing her morning sickness to the Loose Women presenters and audience, she said: “So my number two is a little girl.” The donor is also Teddy’s biological father, who the couple also revealed. Teddy said he’d be open to the children meeting him when they turn 18 if they decide they want to.
Dominic Brunt and Joanne Mitchell
Paddy has wed four women on Emmerdale: Mandy Dingle in 1999, Emily Dingle in 2002, Rhona Goskirk in 2012, and Chas Dingle in 2020. His most recent union, which he planned as a surprise for him and Chas, took place on Christmas Day.
However, things didn’t exactly go as planned. Paddy’s forgetfulness resulted in him forgetting to send out invitations, and Chas’s admission that she detested Christmas weddings almost put a stop to the whole thing. Paddy was however taken by surprise by Chas at the church, and the two later got married.
Paddy may have been married several times, but Dominic Brunt, who plays Paddy, is nothing like his character. Since 2003, Dominic and Joanne Mitchell have been wed. The two met there
School of the Bristol Old Vic Theatre.
Danny is the name of the son the couple shares. Fans of Emmerdale may have noticed Joanne recently in the role of Sandra Flaherty, Liv’s mother.
Fiona Wade and Simon Cotton
Fiona played Priya Sharma in the soap opera, and Simon portrayed Hugh Bryant, a client of Home Farm Estate. Fiona revealed to Lorraine that there were several hints that involved her mother and best friends after she got engaged.
“He brought me to this stunning hotel in London, and after that, he drove me to the house where my father had died. Candles and flowers were present, and the following day, we traveled to Paris.
Despite the fact that they no longer collaborate on Emmerdale, the couple’s engagement marked the beginning of both their professional relationships and their love story.
Chris Chittell and Lesley Dunlop
On occasion, life mimics art.
Both Chris Chittell and Lesley Dunlop, who play Eric Pollard and Brenda Walker on-screen, are married in real life. They have been in a lot of scenes together, including some lockdown kissing scenes that initially baffled fans.
But everything was legal because they started dating in 2008 and got married in June 2016, which was eight years later. Two sons from a previous relationship belong to Lesley.
Charley Webb and Matthew Wolfenden
Charley and Matthew, one of the most well-known Emmerdale real-life couples, got married in 2018 after dating for nine years. Matthew portrays David Metcalfe, while Charley plays Debbie Dingle.
Buster, Bowie, and Ace are the names of the co-stars’ three children. The five-person family is frequently depicted in Instagram posts during family outings, board games, and country walks.
Near the Emmerdale set in North Yorkshire, the family resides in a magnificent house. It has a sizable garden with a trampoline and goalposts and is exquisitely designed but also full of unique details.