Ryan Thomas 'really supportive' of ex Tina O'Brien's return
Ryan Thomas was "really supportive" of his ex Tina O'Brien's return to 'Coronation Street'.
The 31-year-old actress, who has six-year-old daughter Scarlett with her co-star, admits the 30-year-old hunk was very encouraging about her reprising her role as Sarah-Louise Platt on the ITV soap - in which he portrays Jason Grimshaw - and has been helping to look after their child when she is filming.
Tina - who also has five-month-old son Beau with personal trainer Adam Crofts - said: "I told him in the early stages that they'd spoken to me about returning to the show and he thought it was a really good idea.
"He's been lovely and supportive and has been really helping out with Scarlett as well.
"At the moment he hasn't been as busy at work so he's been able to pick Scarlett up from school, which has been brilliant because I've been working and that means Scarlett has some stability.
"She's really happy and getting to spend some time with her dad as well."
Tina has enjoyed being back on the 'Coronation Street' set and insists she will have no problem working alongside Ryan or Bruno Langley, who plays Ryan's on-screen brother Todd Grimshaw and who she dated for a year when she was 17, again.
She added to OK! magazine: "For me, it doesn't even come into things. It's not a problem, they're just anybody else.
"There are no issues and everyone's moved on. There's so much water under the bridge now, it's just boring really.
"It's just been really nice to work with everyone."