Why these real life couples will stand the test of time according to their star sign

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HAVE you ever wondered why some soap romances look so real? Well wonder no further our friends, it’s because they are.

In a true case of life imitating art these amorous actors carried on camping long after the director shouted ‘cut’. But what if we told you it was all scripted in their star signs? Let’s take a look at how the zodiac was in on the act.

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Pisces Charley Webb met her bull Matthew Wolfenden on the set of Emmerdale[/caption]

Scripted in the stars

Many of our favourite soap stars are falling for each other in real life.

Just look at Laura Norton and Mark Jordan, who play Kerry and Daz in the Dales drama, who recently announced the birth of their baby boy Jesse.

Here we round-up some of the soap world’s best loved couples and see why their script was written in the stars.

1. Charley Webb (Pisces) and Matthew Wolfenden (Taurus)

Charley, 32 first met Matthew, 40, on the set of Emmerdale in 2006 and got together a few years later.

The couple, who play Debbie Dingle and David Metcalfe, married in a surprise ceremony in 2018 and are parents to Buster, 11, Bowie, five and one-year-old Ace Gene.

Because of Pisces’ emotional nature and their deep sense of purpose, Taurus will feel adored by their dreamboat water sign.

This is almost always a giving relationship where both partners are equally satisfied.

2. Laura Norton (Gemini) and Mark Jordan (Aquarius)

Laura and Mark met on the set of Emmerdale five years ago and recently became proud parents to their “little champ” Jesse.

Aquarius is the only sign capable to really surprise Gemini.

They are so different to everyone else and offer the twin sign a chance to live a life they would not have been able to even dream of before.

3. Jeff Hordley (Pisces) and Zoe Henry (Virgo)

Emmerdale favourites Zoe (Rhona Goskirk) and Jeff (Cain Dingle) met at drama college and have been together ever since.

The pair, who married in 2003, have two children – Violet and Stan – and live in an amazeballs Yorkshire home.

Virgo and Pisces are opposing signs and their attraction is very strong.

In order to have a healthy relationship in which they both trust each other, both signs need to be secure and confident enough to be honest, which these two obviously are.

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Pisces Jeff Hordley met his Virgo partner Zoe Henry in the Dales[/caption]

4. Joe Duttine (Cancer) and Sally Carman (Taurus)

Corrie’s Sally (Abi Franklin) and Joe (Tim Metcalfe) were pictured in August 2018 holding hands with The Sun confirming that they hit it off while filming the soap.

The couple only recently announced they were engaged.

When Taurus and Cancer fall in love with each other their goal is the same – love, family and home.

Neither of these signs are chatterboxes, but they are more than capable of understanding each other’s silence.

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Aries Rory met Cancer Nadine on the set of Hollyoaks and welcomed a baby son last year[/caption]

5. Rory Douglas-Speed (Aries) and Nadine Mulkerrin (Cancer)

The couple – who play Cleo McQuee and Joel Dexter in Hollyoaks – welcomed their baby son Reggie in October last year.

The starry-eyed pair got engaged in a December 2018 trip to Amsterdam – just over a year after they announced they were dating.

Aries and Cancer are both deeply emotional and have high expectations of their partner.

Even though their approaches to their emotions are different, they understand each other and give a high level of respect.

6. Anthony Cotton (Leo) and Peter Eccleston (Scorpio)

Sean Tully may not have found love on the cobbles, but in real life Anthony’s met his Mr Right.

He started dating long-term partner Peter in 2005, after they met when he was working as an assistant props buyer on Corrie.

Blimey, these signs are passionate together! Leo will never give up on chasing their dream and Scorpio will hold on to things they care about.

If they share the same passion or interests it’s a win-win.

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Leo Anthony Cotton met his Scorpio partner Peter on the cobbles of Corrie[/caption]

7. Georgia Taylor (Pisces) and Mark Letheren (Aquarius)

The actress, who plays Toyah Battersby on Coronation Street, has been with fellow actor Mark since they met on the set of Casualty in 2008.

She was playing medic Ruth Winters, while Mark made a guest appearance as psychiatrist Ben Harding.

Pisces and Aquarius possess a kind and caring nature that can cement long-lasting and compatible relationship.

They feel at ease in each other’s presence and can foster a really romantic life together.

8. Jane Danson (Scorpio) and Robert Beck (Leo)

Jane’s character Leanne Battersby has had a bit of mixed bag when it comes to love on Corrie.

Luckily she’s happy and settled with former Brookside star Robert Beck in real life, whom she met at the British Soap Awards in 1999.

Like Corrie’s Anthony and his partner Peter, Leo and Scorpio are a spicy mix, which flourish when the signs share the same interest.

List of 12 star signs

The traditional dates used by Mystic Meg for each sign are below.

  • Capricorn: December 22 – January 20
  • Aquarius: January 21 – February 18
  • Pisces: February 19 – March 20
  • Aries: March 21 – April 20
  • Taurus: April 21 – May 21
  • Gemini: May 22 – June 21
  • Cancer:  June 22 – July 22
  • Leo: July 23 – August 23
  • Virgo: August 24 – September 22
  • Libra: September 23 – October 23
  • Scorpio: October 24 – November 22
  • Sagittarius: November 23 – December 21

9. Sophie Austin (Capricorn) and Shayne Ward (Libra)

Ex-Corrie star Shayne and former Hollyoaks star Sophie managed to find each other through friends.

Sophie gave birth to their daughter Willow in December 2016.

The most important values Libra and Capricorn share are the value of time and taking responsibility.

This can help them overcome any differences as they’re both ready to commit to the relationship.

10. Amy-Leigh Hickman (Virgo) and Shaheen Jafargholi (Aquarius)

Amy-Leigh and Shaheen met in 2016 while both appearing on EastEnders.

The pair are one of the youngest real life soap couples, but judging by the loved-up snaps on social media, this showmance is the real deal.

With Virgo’s laser-like attention to detail, Aquarius’ brilliant ideas can come to life in a structured way.

Both signs value intelligence and a sharp mind most of all.


11. Lesley Dunlop (Pisces) and Chris Chittell (Taurus)

Another couple to have fallen head over heels in the Dales are Lesley and Chris, who play Brenda Hope and Eric Pollard.

They fell for each other long before their characters started up a romance on screen.

Taurus and Pisces are both all about pleasure. Like the Dales’ Charley and Matthew, this combination is almost always part of a giving relationship where both partners are equally satisfied.

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