EastEnders’ Max Bowden seen slipping out of co-star Shona McGarty’s home after sleepover as pair ‘getting closer’

EASTENDERS dude Max Bowden has been spotted sneaking out of Shona McGarty’s home after a sleepover as sources say the pair are “getting closer”.

The actor, who played Ben Mitchell on the BBC1 soap, was found at his partner’s home in the early hours of Wednesday morning – just days after The Sun broke the news The pair have been inseparable.

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Max caught sneaking out of Shona's home after overnight stay

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Max caught sneaking out of Shona’s home after overnight stay
Shona was photographed the day before the food was delivered to the address

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Shona was photographed the day before the food was delivered to the address

maximumThe 27-year-old split from his pregnant ex-girlfriend earlier this year and is now “mostly” at Shawna, 30, at the Garden City property in Herzwerin.

A source told The Sun on Sunday: “They spend as much time together as possible.

“Most nights or mornings, people would see Max going in and out of Shona’s house. He was wearing the same clothes most of the time.

“They tried to keep their relationship private, they drove into EastEnders separately.

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“But anyone who sees them together can see how they feel about each other.”

On Tuesday afternoon, bystanders saw Max driving his black BMW into Shawna’s street, parked and dodged a wooden fence behind her £650,000 house.

Hours later, Shauna, who plays Bianca’s stepdaughter Whitney Dean, arrives at the garden gate and picks up a takeaway from the delivery driver.

The next morning, Max showed up under his arm with spare clothes and an iPhone charger.

He and Shawna insist they are not “officially dating,” but sources say they were spotted looking “very comfortable” on set.

Our source said: “They’re trying to keep their relationship quiet. It has all the hallmarks of an EastEnders plot line when they’re trying to keep a secret. It wasn’t the easiest start for them. Shona and Max are friends , now they’re closer. But they don’t want to make a fuss.”

Max’s ex-lover, insurance executive Roisin Buckle, It was revealed last month that they had a baby boy. The couple vowed to raise their children together despite their split.

Shauna is single Split with electrician fiance Ryan Harris in January.

The source added: “Max is having a baby with his ex and wants to make sure their child grows up in a happy relationship, so caution must be exercised.

“(Max and Shona) have been in the spotlight for years, so they know how things work, and their relationship is obviously big news for their fans, so it’s no surprise that they don’t want to come out and brag about it.”

After playing Kash Ryland on the BBC drama Casualty, Max joined the BBC soap opera in 2019 and played Justin Fitzgerald on Beeb’s Waterloo Road for two years.

He became the sixth actor to play Phil Mitchell’s son and won Best Bad Boy at the 2019 Soap Opera Awards.

His character, who is now married to police Callum Highway, has been at the center of a number of major storylines, including a recent horrific case of male rape.In real life, Max breaks up with longtime girlfriend Danielle McCartney April 2021 – In the same year, he lost three friends.

They spend as much time together as possible. Most nights or mornings, Max was seen entering and leaving Shona’s house. He wears the same clothes most of the time.

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In September, he revealed that his “Ride or Die” Maxwell Alexander Gray Thompson had passed away, just after his best friend Luke Goodings and celebrity agent friend Thompson had died. Three months after Terry Mills committed suicide.

But he continues to find happiness with Roisin.

The couple kept their relationship out of the spotlight and didn’t confirm they were together until October last year – five months after they started dating.

Earlier this year, they split after revealing they had a baby together.

A source said: “After such a difficult time, Roisin is like a rock to him. Max is really hard.

“They looked really happy and they kept their relationship out of the spotlight. Everyone was shocked when they parted.”

Shona was engaged to electrician Ryan Harris for 18 months before their relationship fell apart in late 2019. She said at the time: “We just got separated. Nothing bad happened and everything was very friendly.

“It’s refreshing as I get older because I don’t care what people think of me anymore. I’m definitely older and wiser.” The actress, who joined EastEnders in 2008, is also with the 33-year-old Co-star Matt Lapinskas is dating.

Matt, who plays Anthony Moon, likens his relationship with Shona to “caring for the kids.”

He said: “Shona has no interest in being with me. The only thing she is interested in is going out to parties.”

Trying to keep their relationship private, they drove into EastEnders separately. But anyone who sees them together can see how they feel about each other.

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The couple dated for 18 months and Matt considered getting married, but things took a turn for the worse after he left the soap.

He explained: “At EastEnders, we had a great relationship. But as soon as I left the show, we went through one tough period after another.”

In December, Shona told her she didn’t like dating apps and would rather “know someone in real life.”

Just three months later, she was spotted with Max at the O2 Country Music Festival in London in March. They were seen hugging, joined by Max’s DJ friend Matt Spracklen and country singer Twinnie-Lee Moore.

EastEnders had no comment yesterday.

A friend said: “Shona and Max have been friends for years, but they are definitely not in a relationship.

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“Shona has been a huge supporter of Max and a shoulder to cry on for the past few months.”

The friend mysteriously added: “Who knows what the future holds, but for now they’re just good friends.”

Max, 27, split from pregnant ex-girlfriend earlier this year

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Max, 27, split from pregnant ex-girlfriend earlier this year
Shona's Whitney confronted Max's Ben in Eastenders back in 2019

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Shona’s Whitney confronted Max’s Ben in Eastenders back in 2019
Max's ex-lover, insurance executive Roisin Buckle, revealed last month that they were expecting a baby boy

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Max’s ex-lover, insurance executive Roisin Buckle, revealed last month that they were expecting a baby boy
Max and Shona at the O2 Country Music Festival in London with his DJ friend Matt Spracklen and another lady

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Max and Shona at the O2 Country Music Festival in London with his DJ friend Matt Spracklen and another lady