Natalie Cassidy and violent ex-fianc Adam Cottrell pictured together near home days after she denied they were back in a relationship
Natalie Cassidy has been pictured out with her former fianc Adam Cottrell, just days after she denied they were back together.
The pair were seen out on Saturday night with their 17-month old daughter Eliza after Natalie had spent part of the day picking up groceries from Marks & Spencer.
Wearing all-black she carried her parcels to the car after picking up some essentials and admiring another shoppers dogs.
Natalie has denied she is back together with Adam Cottrell and is on 'civil terms' for the sake of their daughter
Natalie called off her wedding last May after Cottrell was arrested and convicted of assaulting her.
He was slapped with a restraining order and told not to approach Natalie or their daughter.
But Natalie has denied that she and Cottrell have rekindled their romance and said she is on 'civil terms' with him for the sake of their child.
Civil: Natalie takes the driver's seat as Cottrell gets into the car
Some reports have suggested the couple are back together and have even talked about having another baby together, but a spokesperson for Cassidy confirmed to Mail Online today that the status of their relationship has not changed.
Last week the Daily Mirror reported a
family friend who said Natalie and Cottrell were talking about having
another child, something the former EastEnders actress's agent denied.
The source is believed to have told the paper: 'Adam is a genuinely lovely guy and he has
been working very hard to deal with the issues which had come between
All-black: Natalie admires a fellow shoppers large dogs before she heads into M&S to do her shopping
'Natalie loves him very much and they have a strong bond through Eliza.
'They’re enjoying spending time together again and recently celebrated
Adam’s birthday together. They are determined to give Eliza the best
possible start in life.'
But the Celebrity Big Brother star's
agent released a statement that said although the restraining order
against him had been lifted, they were not back together.
Denial: Natalie has said she is not back with her former partner but claims the pair are on civil terms for the sake of their daughter
'She loves him very much': Natalie Cassidy reconciles with violent ex-fianc Adam Cottrell
She said: 'The restraining order against Adam has been lifted due to Adam seeking help for his alcohol dependency.
'As a result, Natalie and Adam are on civil terms.'
June, Adam was sentenced to 120 hours unpaid work and given a
restraining order to stop him contacting Natalie after he admitted
assaulting the actress.
32, first assaulted the former EastEnders actress, 28, on April 13 last
year when he smeared her with mascara and hit her with a slipper on her
Then, on May 20, he grabbed her arms
and ripped her top and smashed up their Hertfordshire home, breaking a
200 microwave, wine glasses and a candelabra as Natalie fled, taking
Eliza, now 17-months-old, with her.
Family time: Natalie and her daughter Eliza out in London this week
Convicted: Adam outside court in June last year where he pleaded guilty to assaulting the actress
In June, he admitted two counts of assault by beating and one offence of criminal damage.
The following month, Natalie gave an interview in which she said: 'I thought he was “The One”. I'm still in love with him but I hate him for everything he's done.
'I still have feelings for him but I can't see us getting back together because of everything that's happened.'