EastEnders star Danny Dyer has ‘reconciled’ with wife Joanne Mas, almost two months after the couple separated amid claims of wayward behaviour and an affair with former Girls Aloud star Sarah Harding.
The actor, best known for his role as straight-talking pub landlord Mick Carter, was thought to be living in a £1,700 per month flat close to long-running soap’s Hertfordshire studio in the weeks since leaving the family home he shared with Joanne.
But the Daily Mirror reports Dyer, 40, has made headway in his attempts to save his troubled marriage, with Joanne agreeing to take him back – on one condition.
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Back on? EastEnders star Danny Dyer has ‘reconciled’ with wife Joanne Mas, almost two months after the couple separated amid claims of wayward behaviour and an affair with former Girls Aloud star Sarah Harding
A source said: ‘Danny is still living in the new flat but relations with Jo have improved a lot. They both came together for their daughter Dani’s 21st birthday and had a great time. They are working things out.
‘But Jo has given Danny a list of conditions and one is that while they patch things up, she won’t do his washing.’
Danny and Joanne appeared to put on a united front as they celebrated their daughter Dani’s 21st birthday together on August 5.
It’s understood that they might push ahead with plans to renew their wedding vows in September, 12-months after they exchanged vows.
On again? Danny and his wife Joanne appeared to put on a united front as they celebrated their daughter Dani’s 21st birthday together
Reunited: Joking around at their daughter’s 21st birthday bash (above), a source revealed the pair ‘looked so happy together’
Danny and Joanne appeared to put on a united front as they celebrated their daughter Dani’s 21st birthday.
Posing in a number of snaps from the bash on Instagram, the EastEnders star was seen joking and fooling around with his wife of nine months, with a source claiming the pair ‘looked so happy’ despite rumours of a separation.
The long-term couple, who tied the knot last year, appeared to be back on track as they pulled funny faces together in the cosy snap.
Clearly having spent a whole day at the family home amid rumours he had moved out, Danny also posed with the birthday girl in an earlier snap – which saw the pair setting up decorations ahead of the party.
While the brunette appeared to be having a ball in her selection of party photos, it was Danny and Joanne’s seemingly close relationship that stole attention – with an insider revealing they looked more loved-up than ever.
Ready to go: Clearly having spent a whole day at the family home, amid rumours he had moved out, Danny also posed beside the birthday girl in an earlier snap
Happy: While the brunette beauty appeared to have a ball, (above) it was Danny and Joanne’s relationship that stole attention – with a source claiming the pair ‘looked so happy together’
A source told the Daily Star: ‘They looked so happy together. You wouldn’t think they weren’t a couple any more. Everyone’s hoping that they will get back together.’
However, the pair’s seemingly united front comes after Joanne appeared to make a thinly veiled dig at Danny with her fashion choices.
Stepping out in Essex last month, the 40-year-old sported a T-shirt with the words ‘Sorry… out of order’ across the back – amid rumours of tension in their marriage.
‘Sorry out of order’: Joanne, 40, made a statement to the masses as she donned an eye-catching T-shirt with ‘Sorry out of order’ emblazoned across the back
The pair were reported to have split earlier this year – following reports the actor had a long-term affair with former Girls Aloud star Sarah Harding when filming 2012 flick Run for Your Wife.
Joanne and Danny, who had been together since 1992, had only walked up the aisle last September in an idyllic Spanish-themed ceremony witnessed by their three children – daughters Danni, Sunnie, nine and son Arty, three.
In light of the alleged infidelity, Danny has moved 18 miles away from the family home and was spotted removing belongings from the house he shared with her to move into a £1700-a-month rented apartment with a helping hand from on-screen wife Kellie Bright.
Last month, it was reported that Danny was residing in a hotel near the EastEnders set.
Over it? The pair were reported to have split earlier this year – following reports the actor had a long-term affair with former Girls Aloud star Sarah Harding in 2012
Danny’s youngest children reportedly visited the star’s new digs on Friday and helped their dad stock up on shopping after having a tour of the apartment.
Sources told The Sun: ‘At first, we hoped Danny and Jo would patch things up again as they have so many times before. It’s not the first time Danny has stayed away rather than go home after filming. But it’s clear this time it is different.
‘He is obviously hoping that she changes her mind and that they can work things out. But things have never been this bad between them before. Before he was forced to take his break from EastEnders this year he was in a pretty dark place…
‘It is clear that the problems between them are much more serious than that. Danny would never have moved out otherwise.’
Celebrations: Elsewhere, Danny is currently planning a ‘low-key’ 40th birthday bash with his children in the midst of his personal woes while his closet confidants – including Lee Ryan and Kellie Bright – rally around him in his hour of need
Elsewhere, Danny is currently planning a ‘low-key’ 40th birthday bash with his children in the midst of his personal woes while his closest confidants – including Lee Ryan and Kellie Bright – rally around him in his hour of need.
A source told the Mirror: ‘Lee wanted to do something for Danny, a party to make sure he could enjoy himself, but Danny didn’t want it.
‘He isn’t in the mood to do much at the moment and just wants to spend it with his kids. But his co-stars – including Lee and Kellie Bright – have been a real support.
‘He would normally be with Jo on his birthday but she isn’t around. He doesn’t know what to do without her.’
Despite his want for an understated celebration, Jo appeared to let her hair down last month as she enjoyed a night out on the tiles, posting on Twitter with the caption: ‘Letting loose with my girls’.
Out for drinks: Joanne Mas appeared to have a lot to celebrate as she enjoyed a night on the town with friends last month