EastEnders actor Zack Morris’ ex-girlfriend Brooke felt his co-star Maisie Smith was the ‘other woman’ in their relationship before they split
Brooke Maskell, 21, dated Zack, 22, for 18 months before splitting in December 2019. The Eastenders star was then spotted with Maisie just two months later.
Makeup artist Brooke has told her close friends that there were three people in her relationship as Maisie was a ‘big flirt’ even when they were together.
Love triangle: Zack Morris’ ex-girlfriend felt that his EastEnders co-star Maisie Smith was the ‘other woman’ in their relationship before they split it was reported on Saturday
Brooke’s close friend told The Sun: ‘Brooke always felt Maisie was the other woman in their relationship as she was a big flirt.
‘She often says now, “There were three of us in that relationship”. She’s not at all surprised to see they’re together now.’
The insider explained that Maisie never spoke to Brooke and ignored her at parties despite her becoming a big presence in their lives when her character was given a romantic storyline with Zack’s.
‘Maisie was always there in the background. And of course when everyone was talking about Maisie and Zack’s on-screen relationship it wasn’t nice for Brooke,’ he friend revealed.
MailOnline has contacted Zack’s representatives for comment.
On-screen lovers: Maisie played Zack’s love interest in the soap and was allegedly very flirty both on and off screen
Coupled-up: Brooke Maskell, 21, dated Zack, 22, for 18 months (L) before splitting in December 2019 and the Eastenders star was then spotted with Maisie just two months later (R)
Brooke and Zack’s relationship broke down after they spent their final Christmas together two years ago.
But despite their breakup, according to the source, Brooke insists that Zack was considerate of her feelings when the plot line was revealed.
Zack’s character Keegan Baker was scripted to have a passionate teenage romance storyline with Maisie’s character Tiffany Butcher, which saw the pair elope and wed.
It was only when Maisie didn’t make the effort to get to know her that the makeup artist began to feel uncomfortable watching them kiss on screen.
Plot: Zack’s character Keegan Baker was scripted to have a passionate teenage romance storyline with Maisie’s character Tiffany Butcher, which saw the pair elope and wed
The insider information comes after Zack and Maisie reportedly took their relationship to the next level last week when she introduced him to her family.
A diner at Caddies in the seaside town told The Sun: ‘They didn’t seem to want to publicise they were out together and wouldn’t pose for pictures together when they arrived.
‘As they were playing golf Zack seemed totally at ease with Maisie and her family.
‘When they sat down to have a drink, Zack had his arm around the back of Maisie’s chair. They were whispering to one another and laughing.’
But Zack told the publication: ‘Maisie and I are just good friends.’
Cold: Brooke reportedly began to feel uncomfortable watching Maisie and Zack kiss on screen
It’s not the first time the pair have been linked romantically.
Back in November last year, a TV source revealed to MailOnline: ‘Maisie and Zack are very close off-screen, as well as being a married couple in EastEnders.
‘They couldn’t resist showing their affections for each other, with Maisie tickling the back of Zack’s neck as the left the party’ an insider said.
Serious: The insider information comes Maisie reportedly introduced Zack to her family last week when they were spotted playing mini golf on a group outing