Former EastEnders actress Natalie Cassidy has appeared on television to explain her decision to give a second chance to her ex-fiancé who was convicted of assaulting her.
On ITV1’s This Morning with Philip Schofield and Emma Willis she spoke of her problematic relationship with her alcoholic partner, and his road to recovery.
The couple's relationship turned sour last summer when he attacked her, leading to a 120-hour community service order.
The pair - whose daughter Elisa was born in 2010 - had planned to marry, but called it off and Natalie obtained a restraining order against him.
She explained: "The arguments weren't only verbal - they became physical. It's been reported that in a verbal argument Adam decided to pick up a slipper and strike me with it."
She continued: "He's not a horrible person. He's not well," she said. "He got some help and I was there as a friend and we just became stronger, and I thought 'we can beat this thing together'."
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