Hollyoaks actress Stephanie Davis has reflected on her troubled past after being nominated for an award at this year’s British Soap Awards.
The 26-year-old, who returned to Hollyoaks last year, is nominated for Best Actress for her role as Sinead O’Connor after a harrowing rape scene on the show.
The mother-of-one has now thanked fans for their support, revealing she suffered a “broken nose, broken ribs, severed tendons in her hand and a bitten face” after being a victim of physical abuse.
Sharing photos of herself in hospital and shocking snaps of her bruised skin, Stephanie wrote: “So… Tomorrow night is the Soap Awards. I just wanna say a massive Thankyou to everyone who voted for me!! All your support has meant the word to me, seriously…all your lovely comments every day & messages & votes etc. Whatever happens is meant to be… I’m a firm believer of that.
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“For where I am in life now, I’m winning. It’s all about my beautiful baby boy & if I’ve made him proud, then that’s all that matters! I’ve over come so much,physical abuse broken nose broken ribs, severed tendons in my hand, bitten face bust lip, the list goes on, the worst mental abuse I wouldn’t wish on anyone, pregnant alone for 9 months, giving birth alone, lies and manipulation, Lies in the press, drinking to block the trauma and PTSD.
“being lonely oh so lonely & drowning, no one listening, to finally trying to end my life…TO NOW… I fought through, I have worked my A** off on my self, in work, and EVERY aspect of my life! I struggled being a single mum, but I have done it, I’ve been knocked down massively but got back up & got back up & got back up again.”
Stephanie went on to praise her current boyfriend, co-star Owen Warner, saying she “finally got her happy ending”.
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“I gave my story line I had my absolute ALL, my aim was to help people and it has!!!goal reached!! And I’m proud of my self for going over it all again. I still have bad days & need to remind my self of how far I’ve come, but that’s okay.
“Because I’m here, I’m alive, im sober & I’m helping others with my story, and I have the most beautiful family I could ever have wished for. Here is to the strong people out there, may you continue fighting. Thankyou all for the amount of love and care you have shown me. I can’t wait to sit back, relax and enjoy the soap awards with my love owen. Good luck to anyone who’s up for an award your all winners. Thankyou my baby boy Caben, for keeping me fighting & going from the very beginning, you are the reason I am who I am today & everything I do I do for you. I love you! All my love guys, Stephanie.”
Stephanie was previously in a relationship with her Celebrity Big Brother co-star Jeremy McConnell after they met in the house. The couple later had a son together.
In 2017 Jeremy was found guilty of attacking Stephanie at her home in Merseyside while she was holding their baby son and was given a suspended sentence. The Irish star served 34 days of a 20 week sentence after breaching his community service order.
Speaking about the ordeal on The Jeremy Kyle show Jeremy said: “I’m not violent to women. That was an incident that happened. I was convicted of a crime and I’ve done my punishments.”
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