Tina O'Brien rose to fame since playing the well-known character of Sarah Barlow in Coronation Street who has been involved in some of the most iconic and dramatic storylines of the soap.
Since her debut to Corrie in 1999, her character Sarah has followed the storylines of teenage pregnancy, the death of her boyfriend, a near murder by her stepfather, a turbulent relationship with Todd Grimshaw and his brother Jason – and also a tragic stillbirth.
The actress took a long break from the cobbles in 2008 before delighting fans in 2015 when she returned to her role as Sarah.
Although the character in Corrie has had more than enough drama, off screen Tina enjoys time with her husband and two children occasionally sharing snaps of their holidays on Instagram.
Previously the soap star shared a glimpse into their family holiday to Turkey which involved swims in the sea, jumps into the hotel pool, picturesque dinners outside, adventure trips like Gorge walking and days at the water park.
Another post shared by Tina is a sweet appreciation post to her husband Adam.
On Instagram, she wrote: "I love this incredible human so much, Mr Adam Crofts. It’s not his birthday or our wedding anniversary. Just cos" – along with a reel of photos and videos of the family and couple.
Husband and family life
The ITV actress is married to Adam Crofts who she met back in 2011 after her then-two-year-old daughter Scarlett sparked the romance between them.
According to Tina, Scarlett set the ball in motion when she wandered over to Adam while they were in a coffee house.
The 39 year old revealed to the Mirror back in 2017, "He was working on his computer and Scarlett went over and said: ‘Hello, man’.
“He told us his name was Adam and we got talking,” she added, and the rest was history.
The couple got engaged in 2016 after five years of dating and got married on New Year's Eve 2018 in a romantic ceremony at a luxury hotel in Manchester.
They live in Manchester with their eight year old son, Beau and Tina also shares 14 year old daughter Scarlett Thomas with former Corrie co-star Ryan Thomas.
Tina dated co-star Ryan for six years after they met on Coronation Street but split in 2009 – the pair are said to remain good friends.
Daughter is 'mini version'
Daughter, Scarlett has frequently been deemed a 'mini version' of the Corrie star as she follows in her mum's footsteps by appearing in the reboot of the BBC school drama, Waterloo Road which returned earlier this year.
Proud mum Tina appeared in the show from 2010 to 2012 as Bex Fisher, the daughter of Waterloo Road headteacher Karen Fisher played by Amanda Burton.
The 14 year old plays the role of Izzy Charles in the current series, alongside her real-life uncle Adam Thomas as Donte and Adam's eight year old son, Teddy who plays the role of Tommy – a true family affair.
Following a photo of Scarlett one fan wrote: "Wow your Scarlett is a mini version of you."
Another agreed, saying: "She definitely is xx". While a third posted: "Such cute family x."
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