"Continue reading: Jennifer Ellison Had No Idea She Was Five Months Pregnant It seems as though real life is imitating art, as Coronation Street stars Samia Ghadia and Will Thorp have called time on their relationship, just as their characters did on the show last year.Samia (who plays Maria Connor) and Will (who played Chris Gray before leaving last November) began dating each other in 2011 shortly after their own, real life, marriages broke down.To others, she may appear to be rather hard-nosed and tough, with a businesslike attitude toward their personal concerns and feelings. Her feelings and loyalties run deep, but she often does not let people know how much she cares.Jennifer Ellison also sometimes needs to learn to relax, enjoy herself, and play.Because he couldn't walk me down the aisle, I didn't want to take that away from him.'After 17 months together, Ellison decided to wed Tickle before the January birth of their child because of her traditional values.She said: 'Something that has been really important to me since I was a little girl is to be married before I had children.' After getting engaged during a holiday in the Maldives last October, the couple originally planned to wed in an Irish castle this August.The blonde bride walked down the aisle in a strapless empire line Jenny Packham dress - which she had chosen with the help of her stepfather Peter back in London before the ceremony.
She has also taken examinations with the International Dance Teachers Association and won Ballet and Modern Dance titles at the IDTA Theatre Dance Championships in 19, and in addition was awarded the Carl Alan Award for ballet in 1998.She became suspicious after boxer husband Robbie Tickle told her "You look pregnant," after watching her in pantomime earlier this year. It's just the costumes," was her reply at the time.Tickle was so sure that his wife was pregnant again that he woke her up with a pregnancy test and made her take it.From 1998 to 2003, Ellison played Emily Shadwick in the soap opera Brookside.In 2003, Ellison appeared in the travel documentary Jennifer Ellison does Thailand and in 2004, she appeared on the reality television show Hell's Kitchen, which she then went on to win.