14/02/2017 08:45 GMT | Updated 14/02/2017 08:51 GMT

Emmerdale's Michelle Hardwick Splits From Wife After One Year Of Marriage

'This is the hardest thing either of us has ever been through.'

‘Emmerdale’ actress Michelle Hardwick has revealed that she and her wife have split, after just one year of marriage.

Michelle - best known to soap fans as Vanessa Woodfield in the ITV soap - wed music teacher Rosie Nicholl in April 2015, but she’s now revealed that they split last year.

Opening up to the Daily Star, Michelle explained: “[We] are still good friends. It was one of those things where we did drift apart. We had a big fairytale wedding and I still love that day, it was brilliant. It’s just really sad and one of those things that happens.”

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Michelle and Rosie at the NTAs in 2014
In character as Vanessa Woodfield

Having first made her debut in ‘Emmerdale’ as Vanessa at the end of 2012, Michelle’s character has since been involved in several of the soap’s major storylines.

Arguably her biggest found her character at the centre of a paternity drama, when she discovered she was pregnant, following a one-night stand with Adam Barton.

Although DNA results later revealed that Kirin Kotecha was the baby’s biological father, his dad doctored the results, after concluding his son wasn’t ready to be a parent, leaving everyone to believe that it was actually Adam.

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