07 November 2011
Samia Smith finalises divorce proceedings
Actress Samia Smith has finalised her divorce from husband Matthew on the grounds of irreconcilable differences, it has emerged.
The 28-year-old - who is famous for her role as hairdresser Maria Connor in Coronation Street - broke up with the property developer in January and subsequently filed for divorce five months later.
And the couple - who married in 2005 and have a two-year-old daughter together - are now officially separated, with Smith revealing on her Twitter page that she has gone back to using her maiden name, Ghadie.
The actress is now in a relationship with co-star Will Thorpe.
During an interview with The Sun earlier this year, Mr Smith indicated he is "trying to get on with his life" after dealing with the shock of separating.
"She's my wife. I love her and we've got a child together. If she wants to speak to me, she can," he noted.
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Posted by Chris Stevenson