Emmerdale Charity stars love life – long term partner, baby, stylish home

Charity Dingle has encountered her fair share of heartbreak in Emmerdale, after discovering husband Mackenzie Boyd had a one-night stand with Chloe Harris.

However, Charity star Emma Atkins has had a far less dramatic love life away from the ITV soap.

Emma is in a long-term relationship with her partner Tom – but unlike her Emmerdale counterpart, the actress has never been married.

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Speaking on an episode of Loose Women, she told the panel: "Charity has been married eight times. I've never been married."

The couple tend to keep their personal life away from the public eye and are rarely seen at red carpet events together.

Emma does not tend to open up about their relationship during interviews or social media either, but it is known that they welcomed a son called Albert in 2015.

However, Emma kept her pregnancy a secret – which meant she also had to hide her baby bump on set.

Soap writer wove a storyline into Emmerdale that saw Emma's character Charity sent to prison for insurance fraud and perverting the court of justice.

To tie in with Emma's pregnancy, Charity also gave birth in prison in the soap too.

The star later made an announcement during a video for ITV, revealing to fans that she would be taking time away from the soap on maternity leave.

She could be heard saying: "I am leaving probably for about a year because I'm leaving to have a baby which is really exciting.

"I will miss Emmerdale so much, but it is a new little journey in my life that I'm taking on now. Argh!

"I can't wait to come back – hopefully within a year."

Following Albert's birth, Emma also officially announced the happy news in a statement, saying at the time: "We've had a lovely healthy baby boy. He arrived just before my 40th birthday, which was the best present."

Away from Emmerdale, Emma, Tom and Albert live in their stylish home – with the actress regularly sharing snaps of their abode on social media.

Taking to Instagram, Emma shared a stunning snap of her living room, which is adorned with a cosy sofa covered with tartan and leopard print blankets.

Along with antique furnishings and photo frames on the wall, Emma's cute dog can regularly be spotted at their home curled up on the cream flooring too.

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