Soap actress Danniella Westbrook has reportedly split from her husband of 12 years.

According to the Mirror the Hollyoaks star broke up with Kevin Jenkins earlier this month, and has been seen without her wedding ring near her home in Essex.

Kevin – with whom she has one child – has seen her through many tough times including her battles with drug addiction and bipolar disorder, but according to the paper the strain proved too much for the marriage.

“It’s really sad but they have decided to call it a day,” a source told the paper.

Kevin has moved out, but the two of them are keeping it amicable for the sake of the kids, their main priority.

“Sadly being husband and wife is no longer an option. Danniella has been through so much and really turned things around, so it’s a dreadful blow.”

Danniella previously revealed that Kevin saved her from drugs after making her attend rehab in Arizona in 2001.

The pair survived a number of crises including the collapse of Kevin’s businesses, and became born-again Christians in 2011 – but the partnership was further tested by Danniella’s autobiography in which she revealed her drug debts led to her being gang-raped.

“There were days when Dani wouldn’t even get up when she was doing the book,” Kevin admitted. “She cried over this all the time.”