Fortunately it looks like Kara has moved on to happier times as she enjoys down time with her new beau.
I've tended to have some serious, long-time monogamous relationships.'He continued: 'I'm such a romantic.
I'd only ever have sex with one girlfriend at a time ...
After storming to victory in the 2010 series of Strictly Come Dancing, Kara began a three year relationship with her dancing partner, Artem Chigvintsev.
The pair split in 2014 when Kara revealed: "We are not together.
She told the Yorkshire Evening Post: "There was a point after East Enders that I strongly considered giving up on acting and resorting to my plan B, training to be an interior designer.
At that point, I started to think it wasn't going to happen for me." Kara also hasn't ruled out a return to the soap that made her famous, recently speaking on ITV's Lorraine: "Well, I never got killed off!
Their love no doubt blossomed after their characters embarked on romance on the show - with the sister of Kara Tointon playing unlucky-in-love Simon's crazy girlfriend Tara.
Having more luck with their love off-screen however, it was confirmed that the duo had moved in together in the City back in 2012.
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