Jennifer Ellison 'got out with her life' after house was shot at

Jennifer Ellison
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Jennifer Ellison has shared her gratitude after managing to escape a life that saw her house shot at.

The star, 41, was propelled to fame at a young age after landing a role in Brookside as a teenager back in 1998. After her character, Emily Shadwick, was killed off in the soap, Jennifer was given a Hollywood role.

She jetted off to LA to film Phantom of the Opera, starring Gerard Butler. She also recorded her debut album and became the youngest ever Roxy in Chicago on the West End.

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But while her career was going from strength to strength, Jennifer was experiencing a deeply traumatic time in her personal life. Speaking on the Anything Goes with James English podcast, she said: "I had nothing to do with [any criminal activity]. But because I was on TV, so famous, I was a target."

The actress said she was living her best life in Hollywood, or so it seemed, when the news of her house being shot at with an AK-47 flooded the front pages. She said some people wanted to cut ties with her, but that Gerard Butler fought for her.

Jennifer told James English she believes she has PTSD from what she has been through, but is grateful for her life now. She is now married to Rob Tickle, to whom she has been happily wed for 15 years, and is mum to their three sons Bobby, Harry, and Charlie.

As the podcast aired live on Youtube, many viewers took to the comments section. One fan said: "Go on girl, you got out with your life, hold your head high". A second said: "God you wouldn't think she's been through so much seems such a down to earth lass".

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