EastEnders actor. Matt Lapinskas ‘happiest he’s ever been’ years after split from co-star

Matt, 33, dated Shona McGarty while he was an EastEnders actor. (Image via Getty/BBC)

Years after his breakup with Shona McGarty, EastEnders actor Matt Lapinskas claims that right now is the “happiest he’s ever been.”

During his time on the BBC One serial opera, the Anthony Moon actor dated Shona, who portrays Whitney Dean, and their relationship was highly public.

Following Matt’s departure from the Square and his appearance on Dancing On Ice, where he placed second with expert skating partner Brianne Delcourt, the couple broke up in 2013.

In a recent interview with the Daily Star, Matt said, “You have ex-spouses, you live, learn, and move forward.” Shona is still doing great; she’s still slaying in EastEnders.

“I hope the best for everyone, and everyone has something to teach you about life,” he said.

It’s one of those situations where bad things happen yet you still develop and learn from them.

Between 2011 and 2012, Matt played Anthony Moon on EastEnders (Picture: BBC)

‘I got together with Brianne and we broke up ten years ago; that’s water under the bridge. We’ve kept in touch ever since, and I find it wonderful that she’s married, has kids, and is quite happy. Brianne was one of the excellent people I was around, though.

Matt acknowledged that he is currently dating and added that it is the “happiest he’s ever been.”

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