Emmerdale's Isabel Hodgins 'romance with co-star' and the 'fling that rocked the cast' | The Sun

EMMERDALE'S Victoria Sugden actress Isabel Hodgins' love life has been far from simple on and off screen.

The actress, 28, has had her fair share of drama away from the cameras – including a "romance with a co-star" and a "fling that rocked the cast".

Her character was married to Adam Barton (Adam Thomas) – but off screen she was dating onscreen brother-in-law Mike Parr, who played Ross Barton on the soap.

She began secretly dating Michael, who joined Emmerdale in 2013, in real life a couple of years later.

The pair let the cat out of the bag on July 15, 2016, when each posted snaps from identical locations while on a romantic break in Paris.

Michael, 35, later posted a gushing post about Isabel to mark her birthday.


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He wrote: "Happy 24th birthday to this little one. Who woulda thought that 5’2 (and a half) could pack so much love, devotion and attitude.

"Thank you for being the most wonderful and caring best friend a boy could ask for. Love you to the moon and back. X."

But in 2019, the couple split after three years together after Mike quit the soap to try and crack America while Isabel remained on the show.

A source at the time said: "They drifted apart and felt it was better to be mates. He has been throwing himself into his social life and has just been on a lads' hol and she is focusing on work, they're both young and want to follow their dreams.

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"They had a meaningful relationship and they'll remember the good times."

However, the pair went through some rocky times as there was rumours that Isabel had a fling with other co-star Danny Miller.

At the time, Isabel was dating their mutual co-star Michael.

Danny's former partner Kirsty-Leigh found message exchanges between Danny and Isabel – and it allegedly caused tension on set too.

The Sun reported: “Isabel and Danny thought they could keep their romance secret but when Kirsty-Leigh saw the texts on his phone, the game was up. She was furious.

“Michael was also angry. He thought he and Danny were close friends.

"The tension between them caused major problems on set, because Michael made it crystal clear he didn’t want to be around Danny.

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“The revelations caused arguments among the cast who split into two camps.”

The Emmerdale star is now happily engaged to childhood sweetheart Steph Jones, and they welcomed baby Albert in October.

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