Bonnie Langford splits from husband ahead of EastEnders debut
Bonnie Langford has split from her husband over his "unreasonable behaviour".
The 50-year-old actress is set to join the cast of 'EastEnders' as gobby divorcee Carmel Kazemi and it's now been revealed she herself was granted a "quickie divorce" from husband Paul Grunert earlier this week.
A friend of the former child star said: "Bonnie split from her husband quite some time ago and it is very amicable and they remain good friends.
"Bonnie has not discussed the split publicly as she is an extremely private person who rarely talks about her personal life and she wants it to remain that way for the sake of their daughter."
Bonnie - who has just begun filming in the fictional east London town of Walford as market trader Kush's "thoroughly modern divorcee" mum - met Paul in 1987 when they were in a musical together and spoke about how she'd finally met the man she wanted to "spend the rest of her life with".
A source told The Sun newspaper: "This is a massive shock as Bonnie and Paul were viewed as having one of the most stable marriages in showbusiness.
"Her role in 'EastEnders' has now turned out a bit like life imitating art."
Meanwhile, Bonnie - who has 14-year-old daughter Biana with Paul - has confessed she can't wait to join the BBC One soap.
She said previously: "I am a great fan of the show and think its recent 30th anniversary was sensational.
"It just shows how good British television can be. To be a part of this family is an absolute privilege."