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Hollyoaks’ Jessamy Stoddart MARRIES Ryan O’Gorman!

Jessamy Stoddart has married her longterm partner Ryan O’Gorman.

The Hollyoaks actress, 28, tied the knot with her partner over the weekend, after announcing their engagement in December last year.

Jessamy, who plays Liberty Savage in the Channel 4 soap, looked stunning in two different looks on her wedding day.

Man and wife! Jessamy Stoddart has married her longterm partner Ryan O’Gorman

During the ceremony, Jessamy wowed in an elegant ivory high neck bridal gown, which showcased her svelte physique and featured puff semi-sheer sleeves.

Jessammy wore her glossy raven tresses loose and sported a flowing veil atop her head, while opting for a classy, neutral pallet of make-up. 

Her new husband looked dapper in a black suit and white shirt, which he wore with a grey bow tie and sported a floral button hole. 

Married: The Hollyoaks actress, 28, tied the knot with her partner over the weekend, after announcing their engagement in December last year

Married: The Hollyoaks actress, 28, tied the knot with her partner over the weekend, after announcing their engagement in December last year

Stunning: During the ceremony, Jessamy wowed in an elegant ivory high neck bridal gown, which showcased her svelte physique and featured puff semi-sheer sleeves

Stunning: During the ceremony, Jessamy wowed in an elegant ivory high neck bridal gown, which showcased her svelte physique and featured puff semi-sheer sleeves

Elegant: Jessammy wore her glossy raven tresses loose and sported a flowing veil atop her head, while opting for a classy, neutral pallet of make-up

Elegant: Jessammy wore her glossy raven tresses loose and sported a flowing veil atop her head, while opting for a classy, neutral pallet of make-up

A short video of their day showed Jessamy getting ready for the big day in a hotel room, before walking down the aisle to greet her fiancé at the other end. 

After officially becoming man and wife, the couple looked elated as they walked back through the church together hand in hand.

Jessamy was carrying a stunning bouquet of white flowers in her hand. 

Dapper: Her new husband looked dapper in a black suit and white shirt, which he wore with a grey bow tie and sported a floral button hole

Dapper: Her new husband looked dapper in a black suit and white shirt, which he wore with a grey bow tie and sported a floral button hole

Exciting: A short video of their day showed Jessamy getting ready for the big day in a hotel room, before walking down the aisle to greet her fiancé at the other end

Exciting: A short video of their day showed Jessamy getting ready for the big day in a hotel room, before walking down the aisle to greet her fiancé at the other end

Cloud nine: After officially becoming man and wife, the couple looked elated as they walked back through the church together hand in hand

 Cloud nine: After officially becoming man and wife, the couple looked elated as they walked back through the church together hand in hand

After leaving the church the couple were greeted by their loved ones who threw confetti over them as they departed together.

They are then seen in a twinkly garden as they kiss, dance and pose for wedding photography together.

Following a change of outfit, they later took to the dancefloor at the reception with their guests, where Jessamy changed into an incredible sequin gown. 

Woo! After leaving the church the couple were greeted by their loved ones who threw confetti over them as they departed together

Woo! After leaving the church the couple were greeted by their loved ones who threw confetti over them as they departed together

Three cheers! They exited the venue together

Three cheers! They exited the venue together

Jessamy announced her engagement with a sweet post this time last year. 

She confirmed her joyful news on Instagram, as she debuted her unique triangular silver engagement ring in a set of snaps.

She looked effortlessly glamorous as she excitedly held her left hand up in front of her mouth to show off her glitzy new jewellery.

Love: They are then seen in a twinkly garden as they kiss, dance and pose for wedding photography together

Love: They are then seen in a twinkly garden as they kiss, dance and pose for wedding photography together

Aw: Ryan twirled Jessamy around as they danced in the garden

Aw: Ryan twirled Jessamy around as they danced in the garden

 

'A thousand times yes!': Jessamy announced her engagement with a post this time last year

‘A thousand times yes!’: Jessamy announced her engagement with a post this time last year

Jessamy wore her brunette tresses in a straight fashion and let her natural beauty shine through with a low-coverage make-up palette.

The bride-to-be was joined by her new fiancé Ryan in another snap, which saw her strike a lighthearted pose as she let her engagement ring take centre stage.

Jessamy sported a beige jumper and a black leather jacket, which she accessorised with an elegant gold pendant.

Her longtime boyfriend flashed a huge grin as he stood behind his wife-to-be after popping the big question.

Newly engaged! She confirmed her joyful news on Instagram on Monday as she debuted her unique triangular silver engagement ring in a set of snaps

Newly engaged! She confirmed her joyful news on Instagram on Monday as she debuted her unique triangular silver engagement ring in a set of snaps

The TV star excitedly gushed that she said ‘a thousand times yes’ in an accompanying caption while revealing her big news.

She simply penned: ‘On a scale of 1-10 how engaged do I look? 1000 x yes’

Jessamy’s Hollyoaks’ character Liberty has been the face of a hard-hitting storyline in recent episodes after giving birth to baby Faith.

Liberty develops symptoms of postpartum psychosis and begins having vivid hallucinations of her deceased niece Nico Blake.

Emotional: Jessamy's Hollyoaks' character Liberty has been the face of a hard-hitting storyline after developing postpartum psychosis after giving birth to baby Faith

Emotional: Jessamy’s Hollyoaks’ character Liberty has been the face of a hard-hitting storyline after developing postpartum psychosis after giving birth to baby Faith

Postpartum psychosis is a serious mental health condition that causes new mothers to experience delusions and hallucinations, affecting around one-to-two in every 1,000 births.

In the soap, Liberty battled her mental health and did a runner with her child after being told to do so by the visions of Nico, played by Persephone Swales-Dawson. 

Her daughter had become extremely unwell but was commanded by Nico not to seek medical help for Faith.

But after assistance from her sister Sienna Blake, played by Anna Passey, she agrees to seek help for her mental health struggles and is admitted to hospital.

Mental health: Liberty (pictured) develops symptoms of postpartum psychosis and begins having vivid hallucinations of her deceased niece Nico Blake

Mental health: Liberty (pictured) develops symptoms of postpartum psychosis and begins having vivid hallucinations of her deceased niece Nico Blake

Hollyoaks’ bosses have been working with charity Action on Postpartum Psychosis to ensure the emotional storyline is portrayed as accurately as possible.

A spokesperson for the charity told Digital Spy: ‘We know the power of this condition appearing in one of the UK’s best loved dramas. 

‘The Hollyoaks characters are well known to millions and seeing a realistic depiction of such a misunderstood illness will, we hope, bring the realities of Postpartum Psychosis to a whole new audience who may not have heard of the illness before.’

They added: ‘This work has been led by women who have themselves experienced the illness, to ensure that the story is as sensitive and realistic as possible.’

WHAT IS POSTPARTUM PSYCHOSIS? 

Postpartum psychosis is a serious mental health illness that can cause new mothers to experience hallucinations and delusions.

It affects around one-to-two in every 1,000 births, according to Postpartum Support International.

PP is different from the ‘baby blues’, which many mothers experience while they struggle to cope with the stress and hormonal changes that come with having children.

It is also different from postnatal depression, which affects one in 10 women to some extent. This can cause feelings of helplessness, as well as a loss of interest in the baby and crying frequently. 

PP’s symptoms usually start within the first two weeks. Some include:

  • Manic mood
  • Depression 
  • Loss of inhibitions
  • Feeling paranoid or afraid
  • Restlessness
  • Confusion
  • Acting out of character

Its cause is unclear. Women are thought to be more at risk if they have:

  • A family history of mental illness, particularly PP
  • Bipolar disorder or schizophrenia
  • A traumatic birth or pregnancy
  • Suffered from PP in the past 

Ideally, patients should be put on a specialist psychiatric unit, called a mother and baby unit (MBU), where they can still be with their child. They may be admitted to a general psychiatric ward until a MBU becomes available. 

Antidepressants may be prescribed to ease symptoms, as well as anti-psychotics and mood stabilisers, like lithium. 

Psychological therapy, like cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), may help patients manage how they think and act.

In rare cases, electroconvulsive therapy can help with severe depression or mania.

Most women with PP make a full recovery if treated correctly. 

Severe symptoms tend to last between two and 12 weeks. However, it can take a year or more for women to recover.

A PP episode can be followed by a period of depression, anxiety and low confidence. Some women then struggle to bond with their baby or feel like they missed out.

These feelings can usually be overcome with the help of a mental health support team.

Around half of women who have PP suffer again in future pregnancies.  Those who are at high risk should receive specialist care from a psychiatrist while they are expecting. 

Source: NHS 

 

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