Hollyoaks' Stephanie Waring: Mum got me through baby blues
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!