STEPHANIE Davis is taking a break from Hollyoaks following her split from boyfriend Owen Warner.
According to reports, the actress – who plays Sinead O’Connor – made the decision to have some time off from the Channel 4 soap on which Owen also stars.
Yesterday we revealed the couple had called it quits after weeks of strain and sources now claim that Owen found their romance “suffocating”.
A source told the Mirror: "It was all a bit too much for him. Stephanie has been very full on the last few months.
"It was blatantly obvious she was moving the relationship forward at a rate of 100 miles an hour and him being the age he is found it very difficult to breathe. It was all very suffocating.
"He's moved out of her house but the fact they are still working together is proving very difficult for both cast and crew. She's not the easiest person to be around when things aren't going her way.
"Stephanie is very fragile at the moment and people at her work are very concerned."
Stephanie, 26, met and fell in love with Owen, 20, – who plays Romeo – when she returned to the soap just over nine months ago.
Owen quickly moved in with the star and became close to her two-year-old son Caben-Albi, who she had with ex Jeremy McConnell.
Discussing their split, insiders told the The Sun Online: "Stephanie and Owen have decided to split after weeks of trying to work through their differences. They decided to end it today and Steph is insisting there's no going back.
"She couldn't be more devastated as she saw a real future with Owen, particularly as he’s been a father figure to Caben.
"Steph is absolutely heartbroken and devastated it's over – she wanted to be with Owen forever and now all of a sudden she's mourning the loss of him in her and Caben's lives."
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