Inside Danniella Westbrook’s family life including lookalike daughter

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Danniella Westbrook rose to fame in the 1990s playing Sam Mitchell in Eastenders.

At the peak of her fame, the actress faced serious struggles with addiction which led to spending over £250,000 on drugs.

After many stints in rehab and much treatment, Danniella, who admitted to using cocaine while pregnant, has fought hard to stay clean and healthy.

She currently lives in Wales where she relocated to “feed her soul” after recovering from womb cancer in 2019.

The now 47-year-old is currently single and looking for a partner, joking that she would love to appear on Married At First Sight UK.

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Taking to Instagram the former Eastenders actress mused: "So I'm thinking they should do married at first sight for celebs with non-celebs… I'm totally up for that having been single since 2017 #LetsGetMarried."

Daniella reconnected to her estranged daughter Jodie in recent years and the pair now appear to be on good terms following years of not speaking.

Jodie is dating F3 driver Ayrton Simmons and they recently celebrated their two year anniversary much to the delight of Danniella.

The TV star gushed celebrated the special day with a touching message, writing: "Happy 2 year anniversary to these two … my princess and her prince. #happyanniversary #thesetwo."

Ayrton won the Rotax Karting World Championship in 2012. He also achieved British F4 Vice-Champion 18’ and British F3 3rd Place 19’.

Jodie’s Dad is millionaire businessman Kevin Jenkins who was in a long term relationship with Danniella.

The couple married four months after her birth, however, split 13 years later with Danniella requesting a divorce on Twitter. Jodie chose to live with her Dad.

Reflecting on her marriage she wrote: 'Well that was a long & happy chapter of my life 19years married too Kj and can honestly say not only do we share the most amazing child we shared many happy memories laughs lessons and love."

The former TV star is also Mum to 23-year-old Kai from her relationship with Robert Fernandez.

Speaking on Kai's podcast, Daniella has said of her addiction: "It's caused you nothing but heartache and pain.

"It's about consistency, love, nurturing, and stability. I haven't always given you that. All right, I was clean for 14 years. But before that your life was s***.”

Danniella previously married van driver Ben Morgan in 1998 after knowing him for just eight weeks.

The marriage lasted nine months and prompted a temporary relocation to Australia.

Since moving to Wales, Danniella maintains a healthy lifestyle with regular exercise and running.

She previously shared: “Still smashing the running and herbal life. I have dealt with my demons and I’m out and living.”

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