EastEnders star Emma Barton ‘smitten’ 90s rock star Jason Perry

EastEnders star Emma Barton is dating 90s rock star Jason Perry years after her ‘devastating’ divorce from ex-husband Nigel Stout, it has been revealed.

The 45-year-old actress has been reported to have been dating the 53-year-old musician for a few months, who is a member of the 1990s alternative band ‘A’, with the romance kept relatively under wraps.

However, the couple have shared some sweet messages about each other on social media, with a source claiming they are ‘in love’ with each other.

Loved up: EastEnders star Emma Barton is dating 90s rock star Jason Perry years after her ‘devastating’ divorce from ex-husband Nigel Stout, it’s been revealed

Although Emma is known to many as Honey Mitchell in the BBC soap, Jason’s band ‘A’ had minor success in the 1990s and early 2000s with their song Starbucks entering the UK top 20 in 2002, and their song ‘Nothing’ also reached the top. 10 that year.

A friend told the Sun on Sunday of their new romance: “The couple are in love with each other and are very sweet.”

Earlier this month, the pair enjoyed a stay in Cuckfield, West Sussex, where Emma shared a photo of the pair wearing woolen hats during their cozy getaway.

Romance: The actress, 45, has been reported to have been dating the musician, 53 - who is a member of 1990s alternative band 'A' - for a few months now - and the romance has been kept relatively under wraps (pictured in EastEnders)

Romance: The actress, 45, has been reported to have been dating the musician, 53 – who is a member of 1990s alternative band ‘A’ – for a few months now – and the romance has been kept relatively under wraps (pictured in EastEnders)

She captioned her series of photos: ‘Batteries charged…Weekend full of beauty, peace, nature, love, food & drink.’

While commenting on the post, Jason wrote, “Have the best time with you Emma. I wish we had some soup left.’

Jason also shared a few photos of the actress on his page, with a caption, “The Best of Bournemouth,” hinting at another outing for the pair.

cozy;  The couple have shared some sweet messages about each other on social media, with a source claiming they are 'in love' with each other

cozy; The couple have shared some sweet messages about each other on social media, with a source claiming they are ‘in love’ with each other

Blossoming Romance: Commenting on Emma's post of their cozy stay in West Sussex, Jason wrote, 'Have the best time with you Emma.  I wish we had some leftover soup'

Blossoming Romance: Commenting on Emma’s post of their cozy stay in West Sussex, Jason wrote, ‘Have the best time with you Emma. I wish we had some leftover soup’

To further highlight their new romance, Jason shared a photo in early December paying tribute to Emma, ​​calling her his “girlfriend.”

Captioning the post of her backstage at the theatre, he wrote: ‘Super proud of my hardworking and talented friend @theemmabarton as she heads to the theater for her Christmas run.. no idea where she gets the energy from and I want to wish her all the happiness and best wishes and love of the world.

‘For me the past few years have been a bit harder this time of year, but I feel happier than ever thanks to this gorgeous lady! Bring it on. xxx #grateful.’

Sweet: To further highlight their new romance, Jason shared a photo in early December paying tribute to Emma and calling her his

Sweet: To further highlight their new romance, Jason shared a photo in early December paying tribute to Emma and calling her his “girlfriend”

The post received several congratulations and well wishes from his friends and followers.

MailOnline has reached out to representatives for Emma for comment.

Emma was previously married to husband Nigel Stout between 2002 and 2005, and their difficult divorce came shortly after she joined EastEnders.

A source told The People at the time: “Both are devastated that their marriage didn’t work out.

Fame: Emma is known to many as Honey Mitchell in the BBC soap opera

Rocker: Jason's (centre) band 'A' had some success in the 90's and early 2000's with their song Starbucks entering the UK top 20 in 2002 (LR Adam Perry, Daniel P Carter, Jason, Giles Perry and Mark Chapman)

Rocker: Jason’s (centre) band ‘A’ had some success in the 90’s and early 2000’s with their song Starbucks entering the UK top 20 in 2002 (LR Adam Perry, Daniel P Carter, Jason, Giles Perry and Mark Chapman)

In the end it was Emma who decided they couldn’t go on. It hasn’t been easy for either of them.’

Emma has previously dated former EastEnders co-star Joel Beckett (Jake Moon), while also dating Stephen Mulhern for three years, with their relationship coming to a “natural end” in 2011.

Jason, meanwhile, is said to have previously been married to a woman named Holly, whom he married in 2000, and the former couple shared four children.

Previous relationship: Emma was previously married to husband Nigel Stout between 2002 and 2005, with their difficult divorce soon after she joined EastEnders

Previous relationship: Emma was previously married to husband Nigel Stout between 2002 and 2005, with their difficult divorce soon after she joined EastEnders

.