As well as causing a Coronation Street stir as flirty Andrea Beckett, she has raised a few eyebrows with her off-screen love life.
On the Weatherfield cobbles, Andrea is juggling the attentions of both Steve McDonald and Lloyd Mullaney.
In real life, Hayley’s affair with married father-of-two Marcus Brigstocke led to him leaving his family home as he split with Sophie, his wife of 12 years.
Now, after a turbulent couple of years, the couple are still together and supporting each other as they tackle reality TV.
Comedian Marcus, 40, was recently in Channel 4’s The Jump and Hayley, 37, is now second favourite to win the Dancing on Ice final on Sunday 9 March.
And as Hayley takes centre-stage in two of ITV’s biggest shows, she is counting her blessings.
“I’m a very happy girl at the moment” she told The Mirror. “I’m doing everything that I love to do. My family are very proud of me.”