Nadine Mulkerrin and Rory Douglas-Speed’s Hollyoaks characters [Cleo McQueen and Joel Dexter] have had a turbulent few weeks in the soap.
After they learnt Joel’s dad Warren Fox – Jamie Lomas, who will be entering I’m A Celebrity this weekend – murdered Cleo’s cousin, Cleo aborted their baby after having just discovered she was pregnant with their first child.
But outside of the Channel 4 programme, Rory and Nadine have found happiness with one another, jetting off for a romantic getaway after announcing their off-screen relationship.
The new couple have shared a selection of photos on social media, showing them looking the epitome of happiness as they unwind in Bali.
Confirming their romance alongside a photo of them reclining on their hotel bed in matching dressing gowns, Rory wrote: “Soooooo cheeeeeeeese, but having the best time in Bali with @nadinemulkerrin.”
In the snap the couple can be seen holding up glasses of white wine, clinking their glasses as they grin at the camera.
Loui Batley’s Sarah Barnes was a Hollyoaks fan favourite before leaving our screens in 2009 – since the show Loui has gone on to become a member of a pop-singing duo Verity and Violet [Channel 4/Twitter]
And the photo was soon flooded with messages from excited fans, thrilled to see their favourite on-screen couple together in real life.
“Oh my you two are adorable!” replied one, while a second said: “How cute though!”
“How lush omg!” wore a third, while a fourth added: “Omg you actually date!”
Meanwhile, Nadine has shared a sweet snap from the aeroplane, with her new beau next to her as they fly in first class with glasses of Bucks Fizz in their hands.
On-screen, Cleo said she never wanted to speak to Joel again, after discovering his father murdered her cousin.
Before their relationship went downhill, they were dubbed ‘goals’ by Hollyoaks fans and were aptly shipped “Cleo”.