Inside Rita Simons’ home she shares with twin daughters after she splits from husband of 14 years

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Former EastEnders star Rita Simons recently confirmed that she had split from her husband of 14 years after two years of separation.

Hairdresser Theo Silveston moved out of the family home they shared with their twin daughters, Jamiee and Maiya, 14, "some time ago", according to her agent.

The former couple's family home in Elstree, Hertfordshire, is decorated in a silver and grey theme, and as well as a spacious back garden Rita has also set up her own home gym.

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The musical theatre star, 43, who played Roxy Mitchell in the BBC soap, called time on her marriage and the pair have been secretly living apart.

During their marriage both Rita and Theo shared glimpses inside their luxury home, with sweet family moments littering their Instagram feeds.

Most recently "workaholic" Rita, who just welcomed a new puppy named Harry to the family, shared a look inside her gym as she spoke about using lockdown to "heal" and was able to spend more time at home with her children.

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Flashing her sensational abs while wearing workout gear, Rita took the selfie in the large mirror which revealed a cross trainer, weights, and yoga equipment along with a view of their back garden.

She wrote: "I wanted to share this with you…before lockdown I was 100 [per cent] a workaholic and 1000 [per cent] stressed out. I was trying to deal with work and personal problems at the same time.

"I’ve been to some pretty dark places in the last few years both mentally and physically but I don’t tend to shout about it. (Apart from the insomnia!) The irony is that In these last few months, where the world is more messed up than ever and I’ve been forced to stop working, I have had the time to heal, to spend more time at home with my kids."

Adding that she realised frontline workers and families who had lost loved ones were also battling their own lockdowns during the coronavirus pandemic, Rita said she had been focusing on exercise to help her own mental wellbeing.

"You don’t ‘need’ a gym to train…lockdown has taught us all that. Training really is the key to mental health and wellness. I have worked my ass off religiously every day, taken my supplements, stopped smoking (a year in July) meditated daily, walked in the woods with my phone left at home so I could enjoy the beauty around me, and I’ve mostly given myself a break and allowed myself to be me again without judging myself.

"I have the most wonderful friends and family who support me and don’t judge me. Without them I might not be so sorted! if someone is toxic to you…bin them.

"Surround yourself with love and light and Ditch the negative. I’m sorry this is such a long post but a lot has happened in the last few years and I have and always will bounce back because I have resilience and love. Also…if you’re suffering with insomnia. Get some sun in ya face! It’s working a treat for me. Love to everyone out there."

It seems the garden in Rita's home is a favourite spot for the family, in particular her dog Archie, where she posted a sweet snap of him sat alone on the outdoor furniture.

Nestled on the grey rattan sofa, which matches the grey decking, Archie looked like he was enjoying the sun, beside the neatly pruned bushes.

Rita wrote in the caption: "The king is in his throne #cockerpoo #archie".

The proud mum has also shared snaps of her twin daughters posing in the manicured back garden, including one with her standing back to back with Maiya last March while she was touring.

"My mini me has a show tonight. Gutted I won’t be there as I also have my own show. Break all the legs! I love you."

The decking steps down on to the grass area which has plenty of space for the dogs to run around on, as well as what appears to be a summer house at the bottom of the garden.

Elsewhere in the Hertfordshire home, the grey scheme runs throughout from the garden through the living room up her bedroom.

In the main living area, Rita chose hardwood floors with striped monochrome wallpaper as well as the classic celebrity sofa of crushed grey velvet nestled on one side, with contrasting grey sofas on the other side.

Of course Rita's ten year stint as Roxy Mitchell doesn't go unmentioned in the home, with an Albert Square street sign hung up above the flat screen television.


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It seems the I'm a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here! star has a bit of a quirky taste to interior decor as a bold wooden coffee table takes centre place in the living room.

It's adorned with a Buddha statue and two huge candle holders that appear to be carved out of porcelain holding bright pink candles.

Previously Theo had shared a snap of himself dressed up in Star Wars costume reclining on the velvet sofa.

In another part of the ground floor Rita appears to have a grand piano set up right next to a cosy fire, which looks great set up next to their Christmas tree decorations during winter.

Upstairs in her bedroom, Rita has a chic bed with a light grey quilted headboard along with silver mirrored bedside tables.

Rita’s agent said of her split with Theo: “Rita and Theo have been separated for almost two years and Theo moved out of the family home some time ago.

“They are currently finalising their divorce, and amicably co-parenting their two daughters," they told the Daily Star.

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