Actress Tamzin Outhwaite has slammed paparazzi camped outside her home for ‘frightening’ her children.
The Eastenders star shares her North London home with daughters Florence Elsie, 10, and Marnie Mae, six, who she had with ex-husband, actor Tom Ellis.
She took to Twitter to ask photographers to stop following her and setting up camp outside her house as they were scaring her children. She tweeted: “To the paps who have been sat outside my house and following me all week, whether I’m alone or with my children, what are you hoping to see?
“I’m not heartbroken, I’m happy, grateful and very much in love so please stop frightening my girls.”
The 48-year-old divorced from Lucifer star Tom Ellis in 2014, and is now in a relationship with actor Tom Child.
Outhwaite made a reference to being ‘brutally broken’ in the build up to her ex-husband’s marriage to Meaghan Oppenheimer, who Ellis married earlier this month. She posted a quote from Keanu Reeves, which read: "If you have been brutally broken but still have the courage to be gentle to other living beings, then you're a bad-ass with a heart of an angel." In the caption, she wrote: "Amen".
Outhwaite’s celebrity pals offered support to the actress. Comedian Katherine Ryan said: “If you’ll send them down the road, I’m taking the bins out pantsless in about an hour and I’ve got a new Netflix special to promote.”
Davina McCall said: “Sorry poppet ... that’s horrible... and very scary for your kids.”
Coronation Street actor Charlie Condou said: “They’re hoping I’m going to turn up babe”
Fellow Eastenders star Shane Richie said: ‘Tell em to f**k off....I’m under the bed!”
Outhwaite reprised her role as Mel Owen in Eastenders last year, after initially leaving the show in 2002.