03/08/2011 09:40 BST | Updated 22/05/2015 10:12 BST

Natalie Cassidy's Ex Is Not Seeing Their Baby Daughter


Former EastEnders actress Natalie Cassidy has said her abusive former partner, Adam Cottrell, has not seen their baby daughter for 'a little while'.

Appearing on ITV's Loose Women, Natalie, 28, said Adam had been seeing ten-month-old Eliza through a mediator, but claimed she has not heard from him for a while.

She and Adam hit the headlines in June after he pleaded guilty to assaulting her in their home. He was issued with a restraining order.

Since their split, Natalie reportedly dropped down to a size ten from stress - she said she was not eating or sleeping and had started smoking and taking sleeping pills to numb the pain, but gave up on them after she feared being left 'spaced out'.

The star is previously quoted as saying that she wanted to be with Adam forever:

'I wanted me and Adam to be a family forever. I wouldn't have chosen to have a baby with someone if I didn't think it would be forever.'

Did you see Natalie on Loose Women? What did you make of her?