Natalie’s fiance’s assault charge

Natalie Cassidy’s fiancé Adam Cottrell has been arrested and charged with assault and criminal damage.

Adam, 31, is said to have ‘gone beserk’ during an alleged row with the ex-EastEnders star, before reportedly smashing up furniture in the couple’s Hertfordshire home.

‘We were called on Sunday around 5.30pm,’ Hertfordshire police confirmed last night.

‘Adam Cottrell has been charged with 2 counts of assault by beating and 2 counts of criminal damage.

‘He will appear at East Herts magistrates court on 31 May.’

Last year – shortly after giving birth – Natalie enthused about transport manager Adam’s gentle paternal nature, and her hopes of expanding their family.

‘He’s back at work but when he gets in he’ll change Eliza, bathe her and she’s besotted by him. She’s a daddy’s girl like me,’ the actress told Now.

‘I’d love Eliza to have a brother or sister quite soon to play with. We’d like to have twins next but you couldn’t leave one on their own, so I’d have to have four.’

But more recently Natalie, 28, said: ‘We do argue about silly things, but doesn’t everyone? You have to really work at relationships.’

Natalie wasn’t wearing her engagement ring when she turned up for the interview, but insisted it was only because it had become ‘too big’ since shedding her baby weight.

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