Inside Hollyoaks’ Nicole Barber Lane’s relationship with builder Deano Watson four years after split from Emmerdale’s Liam Fox


HOLLYOAKS star Nicole Barber Lane moved on from her failed marriage to fellow actor Liam Fox with builder Deano Watson.

The pair got together in 2015, shortly after her split from Emmerdale star Liam.

Nicole and Deano have been together since 2015

Nicole and Deano have shared several gushing pictures of themselves on social media – including the time they enjoyed a romantic trip to the Manchester Christmas Market last year.

She wrote: “Right romantic weekend as well as educational!”

He added: “At the Manchester Christmas markets with my baby @Nic ole_barberlane”.

And it seems Deano regularly likes to surprise Nicole – sending her flowers for no reason but love!

They regularly post pictures form their date night on social media
They enjoy romantic trips to places like Manchester
Deano likes to surprise the actress with flowers

Accompanied by a gorgeous bunch of flowers, she once wrote: “When your beau surprises you just because…… love you @watsondeano #noreason #lovelife”.

It comes after her ex, Liam, announced he had gotten engaged to fellow actor Jo Hudson.

The 48-year-old soap star – who plays Dan Spencer – presented his fiancee with a sparkling diamond ring.

Liam and Nicole first met in 1997 when they were both trainee teachers at Tameside college in Manchester.

What a cute couple!
She was married for 16 years before meeting Deano

They divorced three years ago after 16 years of marriage and said at the time that they’d always have “love and respect for each other.”

The actress – who played Myra McQueen in Hollyoaks since 2006 – recently quit the Channel 4 soap.

Confirming her exit from the show, Nicole Barber Lane said: “I loved working at Hollyoaks, I miss everybody.

“It just feels like home, but I feel like I need to do something different for me. I’m so proud of the show and I love it to bits.”


They even did the Memory Walk together last year
And they know how to keep warm
They’re definitely couple goals!
Liam Fox has announced his engagement to Jo Hudson
Liam Fox announced his engagement to Jo Hudson
Nicole played Myra McQueen in Hollyoaks since 2006, but recently quit the Channel 4 soap

She added: “My favourite storyline this time around was Myra meeting Sally and that relationship developing in to what it became.

“Also, the little partnership that I had with Lysette Anthony (Marnie Nightingale) that was precious, I love it all.”

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