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Jennie McAlpine: Motherhood's changed me

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Jennie McAlpine: Motherhood's changed me

Jennie McAlpine says motherhood has changed her priorities.

The 'Coronation Street' star - who has 16-month-old Albert with her partner Chris Farr - admits she struggles to find the "right balance" between her family life and her job.

She said: "I love my job and I love Albert and in an ideal world, I'd have both all the time. I don't think you ever feel you're getting the right balance."

And the 32-year-old actress - who is ­celebrating 15 years on the ITV soap as Fiz Brown - says some of her favourite scenes were with Graeme Hawley, who played her murdering husband John Stape.

Documenting her character's ups and downs, she added to the Sunday People newspaper: "Alan [Halsall, who plays Tyrone] will not be happy as we don't mention any exes but I absolutely adored working with Graeme. I loved that story and nobody knew how far it would run.

"It's one of the three milestones that changed Fiz as a person. She got ­married and had a baby with John and all the horrendousness that went with it, then her surrogate mum Hayley died in front of her almost. Before that she witnessed Tyrone being a victim of domestic violence. Later she became like a mum to his little girl Ruby."