Natalie Cassidy "on civil terms" with violent ex-fianc Adam Cottrell for sake of daughter

Natalie Cassidy 'on civil terms' with violent ex-fianc Adam Cottrell for sake of their daughter but denies they are back in a relationship

They split last May and called off their wedding after he was arrested and convicted of assaulting her.

And today, Natalie Cassidy was forced to deny that she and ex-fianc Adam Cottrell have rekindled their romance.

Reports have suggested that the couple are back together and have even talked about having another baby together.

'She loves him very much': Natalie Cassidy reconciles with violent ex-fianc Adam Cottrell

'She loves him very much': Natalie Cassidy reconciles with violent ex-fianc Adam Cottrell

But the Celebrity Big Brother star's agent denied this and said although the restraining order against him had been lifted, they were not back together.

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.'

Family time: Natalie and her daughter Eliza out in London this week

Family time: Natalie and her daughter Eliza out in London this week

But she denied that they had also rekindled their romance after the Mirror quoted a family friend as saying that they 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
them.

'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.'

Reality star: The EastEnders actress took part in last month's Celebrity Big Brother

Reality star: The EastEnders actress took part in last month's Celebrity Big Brother

Last
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.

Adam,
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
leg.

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.

Convicted: Adam outside court in June last year where he pleaded guilty to assaulting the actress

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.'

Life on screen: Natalie and Adam starred in their own reality TV show called Becoming Mum which followed Natalie throughout her pregnancy

Life on screen: Natalie and Adam starred in their own reality TV show called Becoming Mum which followed Natalie throughout her pregnancy