EastEnders star Letitia Dean’s family life and net worth away from being iconic character Sharon Watts

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Actress Letitia Dean has been a staple part of hit soap EastEnders for some time now, playing the part of Sharon Watts.

The 52 year old star first graced the square with her talent as an original cast member from 1985 until 1995 and then reprised the role from 2001 to 2006.

And while we trusty fans know a great deal about the Sharon Watts actress’ on-screen life, how much do we know about the star off-screen? Let’s take a look…

Is Letitia Dean married?

Letitia married Jason Pethers in 2002, but the pair then split in 2008.

Jason works as an actor and is perhaps best known for portraying Rob Greening in Holby City.

The EastEnders star was taking part in series five of Strictly Come Dancing at the time of her split, and an insider told the Mirror that the 52 year old was struggling to return to the spotlight.

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“Letitia is obviously going through a tough time, and the pressure is taking its toll,” they told the publication.

“She's trying to cope with the split with Jason, being back in the limelight and the stress of performing on the show.

“She tries to make a lot of jokes to try and cover up how vulnerable she is feeling. But it's all a front.

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"She needs constant reassurance, and because of this, she is sometimes hard work to be around.

"She is popular backstage, but Letitia has a lot of issues to work through before she will ever be happy."

Does Letitia have children?

The actress doesn’t have children, but her former mother-in-law once spoke about Letitia and Jason’s desire to have them.

“They both wanted children, but Jason wanted to wait until he could afford it,” she told the Mirror.

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She continued: “She had a lot more money than him. I think, like any man, he wanted to look after his wife.

"They were happy. It was no dramatic thing – they haven't found someone else.

"I guess they just fell out of love for the time being."

What else should you know?

The star appeared in Grange Hill before she rocketed to fame in EastEnders.

Letitia appeared as Lucinda Oliver in the popular show in 1983, and she then went on to play Dawn in Brookside in 1984 before beginning her EastEnders career in 1985.

And it isn’t just on-screen where Letitia excels, with the actress appearing in pantomimes across the country, including Snow White.

Letitia’s net worth

Following on from her long-running, successful career across television and pantomime, Celebrity Net Worth puts the stars fortune at an estimated £6.5 million.

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