Former Hollyoaks actors Chris Overton and Rachel Shenton reveal they secretly married

Oscar winners Chris Overton and Rachel Shenton have revealed that they got married in secret ‘not that long ago’.

Chris and Rachel first met on the set of Channel 4’s popular soap Hollyoaks back in 2010. Chris played Liam McAllister and Rachel played Mitzeee Minniever.

Since their stint on the Channel 4 soap, the couple have gone on to achieve great success together and won an Academy Award in March for their short film The Silent Child. The film was directed by Chris and Rachel starred in and wrote it.

The couple revealed their happy news in an interview with The Sun Online. Rachel said: ‘We got married not that long ago in amongst all the madness [of the Oscar win].’

She added: ‘It was a very private event, we wanted to keep it private, but I am so happy though. It has been a very good year. I don’t know what we are going to do next year.’

Apart from tying the knot, Rachel modestly admitted that life hadn’t changed too much since the couple’s award.

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I started writing The Silent Child in my bedroom in Los Angeles – I could never have imagined that two years later I’d be back to collect an Oscar – it still hasn’t sunk in. . This film and it’s subject is very close to my heart and I’m so proud that our little project has raised the profile of deafness. . Thank you to everyone who supported us and thank you for all your lovely messages (sorry I haven’t got back to everyone yet) . The biggest thank you of all to our A- team that made this film possible …especially our incredibly talented director Chris Overton (who also happens to be my fiancé ❤️) . WE DID IT TEAM – WE WON A BLOODY OSCAR!!!! . . #oscars90 #wedidit #icantbelieveit #sograteftul

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She joked: ‘I mean Chris and I are a bit boring and normal so I don’t think it has changed that much day to day really. But it has certainly changed us creatively in terms of what we want to do and the meetings we’ve found ourselves in and doors that have been opened.

‘Both sides of the pond we’ve had great meetings and we are just very excited for the next projects and things.’

Although the couple haven’t posted anything official on their social media, their fans are already flooding their posts with messages of congratulations.

One person wrote: ‘Congratulations to the newly weds!! You make the perfect couple, and you deserve the world 🍾❤’.

Another tweeted: ‘Oooooooh my gosh!!! Biggest congrats ever @RachelShenton!!! #BeauttifulBride.’