Samia and husband Matthew Smith have decided to separate
The separation comes just a year after Samia, 28 – who plays hairdresser Maria Connor in the soap – gave birth to their baby daughter Freya.
‘This is a mutual decision and no one else is involved,’ say the couple.
In November, Samia enthused about her husband and and how they kept their romance alive.
‘Matt and I have date nights and go for a nice meal together,’ the told Now.
‘Matt will take me out and say: “Let’s not talk about Freya for a couple of hours.”
‘He’s really good whereas I’ll talk about her all the time.’
Samia married property developer Matthew, 34, in September 2005.