EastEnders stars Shona McGarty and Max Bowden go Instagram official – days before his pregnant ex is due to give birth

EASTENDERS star Shona McGarty appears to have gone Instagram official with boyfriend and co-star Max Bowden.

The actress – who plays Whitney Dean in the BBC soap – has so far remained silent on The Sun’s exclusive story about the pair’s relationship.

The couple posed together for snaps as they go Instagram official

The couple posed together for snaps as they go Instagram officialCredit: Instagram/@shonabmx
Shona and Max look very close as they enjoy a music festival's delights

Shona and Max look very close as they enjoy a music festival’s delightsCredit: Instagram/@shonabmx

However after months of silence, Shona has posted a series of pictures with Max on her social media account.

The couple look very close as they pose and dance together at a music festival over the weekend.

It is the first time the pair have posed together in public.

They sat next to each other at the British Soap Awards in June, but decided against walking the red carpet together.

Max’s ex-lover, insurance exec Roisin Buckle, revealed they were having a baby boy.

She is due to give birth in just two week’s time.

The former couple vowed to raise the child together, despite their split, but a friend of Roisin’s revealed she felt “humiliated and disrespected” when she learned of her ex’s closeness to his fellow cast member.

However last month Roisin spoke out – claiming Max had missed key scans for the baby and hadn’t spoken to her in nearly two months.

She told how she was devastated to discover he had moved on with Shona just weeks after they took a break.

The 37-year-old said: “At the time, I was all over the place, crying, not being able to look at a future without him by my side.

“There was hope we may co-parent but I haven’t heard from him in about six weeks now so I’m not really sure where that stands.

“The door is open and I would never stop him seeing his son so hopefully we hear from him.”


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It is understood that Max, 27, has since pledged to financially support their child.

Shona split from electrician fiancé Ryan Harris in January, claiming the separation was “very amicable”.