Tina O'Brien: Ryan Thomas was happy about my Coronation Street return
Tina O'Brien admits her ex-boyfriend Ryan Thomas was "pleased" she decided to return to 'Coronation Street'.
The 31-year-old actress, who plays Sarah-Louise Platt, has revealed Ryan - with whom she has six-year-old daughter Scarlett - was more than happy about her recent return to the ITV soap, in which he plays Jason Grimshaw, despite them no longer being together.
She told Now magazine: "Ryan was pleased I was coming back, he has been really supportive. From the very early stages I discussed it with him.
"He was really good about it and he said it would be brilliant for me.
"We are lucky. We are a very modern family. We spent Christmas morning all together this year for the first time. It was lovely."
Tina split from Ryan - who also played her on-screen husband - in 2009 and now has five-month-old son Beau with her personal trainer partner Adam Crofts.
The blonde beauty has also opened up about Sarah-Louise's upcoming on-screen romance with bad boy Callum Logan (Sean Ward), which will cause yet more problems for her brother David (Jack P. Shepherd), who is stepfather to Callum's son Max.
She shared: "I'm sure people think it's funny that the second she walks in, she hooks up with the guy who will cause most problems with the family.
"To begin with she isn't interested at all, it's only because David gives her a hard time that it almost pushes her towards him.
"It's going to be interesting to see a more daring side to Sarah, because she had a baby quite young she had to be more responsible back then."