EastEnders star Emma Barton 'smitten' 90s rock star Jason Perry

EastEnders star Emma Barton is dating 90s rock star Jason Perry, years on from her ‘devastating’ divorce from ex husband Nigel Stout, it’s been revealed. 

The actress, 45, is said to have been dating the musician, 53 – who is a member of alternative 90s band ‘A’ – for a few months now, with the romance being kept relatively under wraps.

However, the couple have shared some sweet posts about each other on social media, with a source claiming they are ‘smitten’ with each other.

Loved up: EastEnders star Emma Barton is dating 90s rock star Jason Perry, years on from her ‘devastating’ divorce from ex husband Nigel Stout, it’s been revealed

While Emma is known to many as Honey Mitchell on the BBC soap, Jason’s band ‘A’ enjoyed slight success in the ‘90s and early 2000s with their song Starbucks being in the UK top 20 in 2002, with their song Nothing also hitting the top 10 that year.

A pal told the Sun on Sunday of their new romance: ‘The couple are smitten with each other and are very sweet to be around.’

Earlier this month, the pair enjoyed a staycation in Cuckfield, West Sussex, with Emma sharing a snap of the couple donning woolly hats during their cosy getaway.

Romance: The actress, 45, is said to have been dating the musician, 53 - who is a member of alternative 90s band 'A' - for a few months now, with the romance being kept relatively under wraps (pictured in EastEnders)

Romance: The actress, 45, is said to have been dating the musician, 53 – who is a member of alternative 90s band ‘A’ – for a few months now, with the romance being kept relatively under wraps (pictured in EastEnders)

She captioned her series of pictures: ‘Recharged the batteries…Weekend full of beauty, peace, nature, love, food & drink.’

While commenting on the post, Jason penned: ‘The best time with you Emma. Wish we still had some soup left.’ 

Jason has also shared a few pictures of the actress on his page, with one captioned: ‘The Best of Bournemouth’, indicating another getaway for the pair.

Cosy; The couple have shared some sweet posts about each other on social media, with a source claiming they are 'smitten' with each other

Cosy; The couple have shared some sweet posts about each other on social media, with a source claiming they are ‘smitten’ with each other

Blossoming romance: Commenting on Emma's post from their cosy West Sussex staycation, Jason penned: 'The best time with you Emma. Wish we still had some soup left'

Blossoming romance: Commenting on Emma’s post from their cosy West Sussex staycation, Jason penned: ‘The best time with you Emma. Wish we still had some soup left’

Further highlighting their new romance, Jason shared a snap at the beginning of December in which he paid tribute to Emma and called her his ‘girlfriend’.

Captioning the post of her backstage at the theatre, he wrote: ‘Super proud of my hard working and talented girlfriend @theemmabarton as she takes to the theatre for her Xmas run.. no idea where she is finding the energy and I want to wish her all the luck and best wishes and love in the world. 

‘For me, these last few years have been a little tougher at this time of year but im feeling happier than ever thanks to this gorgeous lady ! Bring it on. xxx #grateful.’

Sweet: Further highlighting their new romance, Jason shared a snap at the beginning of December in which he paid tribute to Emma and called her his 'girlfriend'

Sweet: Further highlighting their new romance, Jason shared a snap at the beginning of December in which he paid tribute to Emma and called her his ‘girlfriend’

The post was met with several congratulations and well wishes from his friends and followers. 

MailOnline have contacted representatives of Emma for comment.  

Emma was previously married to husband Nigel Stout between 2002 and 2005, with their difficult divorce coming shortly after she joined EastEnders.

A source told the People at the time: ‘Both are devastated their marriage didn’t work out.

Fame: Emma is known to many as Honey Mitchell on the BBC soap

Rocker: Jason's (centre) band 'A' enjoyed slight success in the ‘90s and early 2000s with their song Starbucks being in the UK top 20 in 2002 (L-R Adam Perry, Daniel P Carter, Jason, Giles Perry and Mark Chapman)

Rocker: Jason’s (centre) band ‘A’ enjoyed slight success in the ‘90s and early 2000s with their song Starbucks being in the UK top 20 in 2002 (L-R Adam Perry, Daniel P Carter, Jason, Giles Perry and Mark Chapman)

‘Ultimately it was Emma who decided they couldn’t go on. It hasn’t been easy on either of them.’

Emma has previously dated former EastEnders co-star Joel Beckett (Jake Moon), while she also dated Stephen Mulhern for three years, with their relationship coming to a ‘natural end’ in 2011. 

Jason meanwhile was said to have previously been married to a woman named Holly, whom he married in 2000, with the former couple sharing four children.

Past relationship: Emma was previously married to husband Nigel Stout between 2002 and 2005, with their difficult divorce coming shortly after she joined EastEnders

Past relationship: Emma was previously married to husband Nigel Stout between 2002 and 2005, with their difficult divorce coming shortly after she joined EastEnders

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