Stephanie Waring plays Cindy Cunningham in Hollyoaks

Stephanie Waring, 34, is a bit of a toughie on screen as Cindy Cunningham in Hollyoaks.

But in real life she leans on her mum Mary, 57, for support - especially after her second daughter Lexi was born.

'My mum got me through my postnatal depression,' reveals Steph, 34.

'When I was having a really bad time, my partner Dan would call her. She understands everything about me.

'I wouldn't have got through it so well without her. I don't even want to think about what it'd be like without her around.

'I can call any time and she'll drop everything. I try to be strong like my mum, but it's hard. She never lets us see when she's upset, whereas I always seem to have a problem.

'She always sees the positive.'

Read the full interview with Stephanie Waring and her mum in the latest issue of Now magazine dated 19 March 2012 - out now!

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