EASTENDERS' Adam Woodyatt ignored his ongoing "toxic divorce" as he vowed to "keep moving" amid claims he's not giving his ex-wife a "fair deal".
At the weekend, The Sun exclusively revealed that the proceedings had taken a turn as he tried to settle negotiations with Bev, who he'd been married to for 22 years.
But the 52-year-old actor was looking to the future as he shared an inspirational post to his Instagram page today.
Posting to his Story, the keen cyclist shared an image of a bike alongside the quote: "Life is like riding a bike.
"To keep your balance you must keep moving."
Adam also appeared to be in a positive frame of mind as he shared a snap of a rainbow from his daily cycle.
He wrote: "Road. Rainbow. Power.
"Another day, another bike ride."
The star, who plays Ian Beale in EastEnders, has recently lost weight after taking up cycling – revealing that his co-star Jake Wood had helped him with his fitness goals.
Last year, it was revealed that Adam will be taking a break from the BBC One soap – and sources told us that this could be a bid for him to drive down his income.
An insider told The Sun On Sunday: "No one could understand why he wanted to take some time out suddenly and do the stage production.
“People have been speculating that it could be so he can get away with paying less in the divorce.
“It would be a tactic straight out of Ian Beale’s playbook.”
Adam walked away from the marriage to Bev in August 2019. He is now set to take a ten-month sabbatical from the BBC One soap while Ian recovers from being poisoned.
He was due to star in Looking Good Dead in venues across the country, but Covid restrictions could see the number of shows cut from 23 to just six.
One insider said: “Despite what he’s saying publicly, she’s had to get lawyers involved to fight her corner.
“The feeling is he’s not offering Bev a fair deal.
“If it is the case that he was trying to reduce his income, it looks like it might have backfired because Covid is likely to have cut his income a lot more than he anticipated with so many shows having to be cancelled.”
At the time of their split, a source close to Adam insisted the divorce was amicable, saying: “They still get on well, and are keen to make sure they stay that way for the sake of their two children, even though they are now grown up.”
Sources also insisted there was no third party involved in the split, although Bev harboured suspicions. Friends of Bev told The Sun she had no idea why he had walked out and they had not spoken for months.
Now relations between the two have grown even frostier, with no breakthrough in divorce proceedings.
A source close to Adam said: “The pair don’t seem close to reaching an agreement.
“It’s very sad as they were a great team and she was even his agent for more than a decade.”
The star has been in EastEnders since it started in 1985. He is the longest-serving cast member — and the only surviving original character never to have left.
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