Hollyoaks' Steph is heartbroken after Kym hooks up with her ex

It’s one of the golden rules of friendship: exes are strictly off limits.

But now that Kym Marsh has started dating Hollyoaks pal Stephanie Waring‘s former fella, it seems things are about to get juicier than a soap storyline.

All hell broke loose when Kym, 37, recently Tweeted a picture of herself on a night out with personal trainer Dan Hooper, just a few weeks after she split from Matt Baker.

The pair were also seen at a Miss Manchester event together last week.

Sources say this hasn’t gone down well with Stephanie as she only split with Dan, 31 – her partner of five years and the father of her daughter Lexi, three – in January and was holding out for a reconciliation.

Stephanie, 36, is hurt and feels Kym betrayed her by breaking the so-called girl code.

A source says: ‘Stephanie‘s really upset. It’s taken a huge toll on her. As far as she’s concerned, dating a friend’s ex is a no go.

Kym‘s reached out to her to try to clear the air, but Stephanie isn’t interested. She says she can’t ever forgive her.

‘She certainly doesn’t want to meet up with her. She’d rather wait and face her at the British Soap Awards.’

Those awards, on 24 May, will definitely be worth watching as Kym‘s pals are adamant she’s done nothing wrong.

Dan‘s single and has been for three months,’ says a source close to mum of three Kym.

‘They’ve gone on a few dates. They’ve done nothing wrong and haven’t betrayed Stephanie in any way.’

Read the full story about Stephanie Waring and Kym Marsh in this week’s Now magazine dated 5 May 2013 – download the digital edition now!

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