The starlet has actually been playing spirited on the soap for nearly 12 years, and because time we’ve seen her abducted, stalked, in love, from love and continuously in difficulty.
But exactly what is life like for Jennifer, 35, far from The Dog In The Pond?
The starlet has actually taken a year off from the program to have her very first child with partner Greg Lake, and she’s definitely caring being a brand-new mum.
We overtook her to learn about her lovable seven-month-old kid Daye, in addition to sleep deprived nights and returning into workout …
“He’s very fiery. He takes after his dad”
Hey Jennifer! How’s little Daye?
He’s definitely fantastic, he’s actually discovering his feet now. The huge screams all the time and the actually dreadful sleep deprived nights appear to be a distant memory.
He’s such an excellent kid.
Are little indications of his character revealing through?
Oh yes, he’s really intense. He takes after his daddy.
What was the motivation behind his name?
There was none at all.
I was simply increasing to Newcastle and I stated to Greg, “If we have a boy I really like the name Daye.”
He wasn’t sure, he liked names that were a bit more conventional. It grew on him and by the time I had him he liked it.
Is motherhood what you anticipated it to be?
No one can prepare you for it, it’s fantastic, however often tough. I didn’t understand it would be so consuming.
Daye had a great deal of colic for the very first 3 months so he was rather challenging, he sobbed a lot.
But having him smile at you after a sleep deprived night removes everything.
The quantity of satisfaction you go out if it every day, particularly now he’s doing something brand-new every day, it’s definitely fantastic.
What’s the very best piece of guidance you’ve been provided?
Don’t take any guidance– which’s precisely what I’ve done. Your little individual is your little individual and what works for one child does not work for another.
A few genuine buddies simply informed me not to take any guidance, which’s the very best thing to hear.
Has Greg been getting stuck in to all the feeding and nappies?
Yes, he’s fab. Since Daye modifications weekly– some weeks he sleeps through and other weeks he’s a bit challenging– we take it in shifts.
So Greg’s on responsibility till 2am and I’ll take control of after that.
You look fantastic! When did you go back on the LighterLife Fast after having Daye?
I offered myself about 2 months then I presented it gradually. Since they’re so hassle-free with the child, prior to that time I wasn’t doing complete fasting days however I was utilizing the items simply.
It assists you to obtain some goodness into your body.
So it’s simple to follow the strategy with the child?
It’s simpler than ever! I discover the fasting days simpler than the non-fasting days.
Trying to prepare with the little guy can be rather challenging.
Did you place on much weight when you were pregnant?
I do not believe so. I never ever got on the scales actually. I ‘d think a number of stone however it appears to have actually gone nearly quickly.
Are you back working out?
Yeah, however it’s really various to how it utilized to be. I do classes where you take the child, and Daye typically screams and wishes to play.
I do mummy fit, which resembles a HIIT training exercise, and I’m beginning child yoga quickly, too.
What guidance would you offer to other brand-new mums wanting to shed some child weight?
My guidance would be to not take anybody else’s guidance. Do it in your very own time.
We invest a lot time on social networks, and on Instagram you see these mums who have actually recuperated after a week and it’s unfair to put a lot pressure on yourself.
Listen to your body when you feel all set, make that modification.
How long are you removing work prior to heading back to Hollyoaks?
I took a year off and will be heading back to Hollyoaks in June. I’m so ecstatic to see exactly what mischief Mercedes will be getting up to!
Have all the cast been in touch?
Oh yeah, everybody has actually been enormously helpful, congratulating me and going to whenever they can. It’s been actually beautiful.
Have you got any mummy buddies on the set?
Stephanie Waring and Alex Fletcher are both mums, so I’ve got them. To be truthful however, everybody has actually been helpful– whether they’re mums or not.
How do you indulge yourself?
I enjoy getting my nails done, so I attempt to ensure this occurs whenever I get some spare time far from Daye.
At the minute, I’m attempting to survive Grey’s Anatomy, too, although it’s spending some time!
What would your dream 24 hours be?
Without child, there is no other location I would rather be than on a beach with a glass of rosé in my hand.
With child, my dream is simply cooling and sitting at house with him due to the fact that he makes me laugh a lot.
What’s your leading charm trick?
It may sound odd, however I’ve just recently understood that if you’re looking for your ideal concealer, colour match it to the oxidised bit at the top of the structure cover.
And your preferred charm items?
Shu Uemura Mascara and eyelash curlers. They’re the only items that curl my super-straight lashes and keep them curled for a very long time!
Jennifer is a LighterLife Fast ambassador. LighterLife Fast is offered from Superdrug shops, Superdrug online and at lighterlifefast.com