Inside EastEnders star Patsy Palmer’s life in California with model and actor kids

Patsy Palmer found fame on hit BBC One soap EastEnders, when she landed the role of Bianca Jackson back in 1993.

The soap star, 49, became famed for her portrayal of outspoken Bianca, with her and on-screen boyfriend Sid Owen becoming one of Albert Square's most iconic couples.

However, Patsy left her regular role on EastEnders in 2014 as she looked to take on different opportunities.

Since then, she's gone on to carve out a career as a DJ and also launched her own haircare business, Good & Proper Hair.

Along with her new career path, Patsy has also relocated to America, having set up home in sunny Malibu with her family.

Here we take a look into Patsy's new life over in California…

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Who is Patsy Palmer?

Patsy first shot to fame in 1993 when she was cast in the role of Bianca Jackson on BBC’s EastEnders.

Her on-screen marriage to Ricky Butcher, played by Sid Owen, launched her into fame and she quickly became a household name as one of the soap’s most iconic characters.

After leaving the series in 2014, she returned to the role again in 2019, before leaving again. It was then announced in February 2020 that she would be reprising the role of Bianca once again.

Patsy, 49, left the UK and moved to a much sunnier climate of California and set up home in Malibu with her children and often shares glimpses of her life on social media.

But what is Patsy’s life like away from Walford? We take a look…

Where is Patsy Palmer now?

In April 2014, the actress revealed she and most of her family moved to Malibu, California.

Since then she made friends with the likes of Hollywood stars Camille Grammer and Cindy Crawford.

Speaking of her new life stateside, Patsy said: “We just wanted to try something new, we have a pretty normal life in an extraordinary place.”

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Does Patsy Palmer have children?

Patsy is a proud mother to Charley, 29, Fenton, 20, Emilia, 19, and 10 year old Bertie.

Charley was born in 1992 and is now an actor, having appeared in Our Girl, Dunkirk and Darkest Hour.

Fenton and Emilia are also just as talented, with Patsy’s daughter becoming a model signed to Storm LA and her son also modelling both in LA and the UK.

Fenton is rumoured to have dated supermodel Kaia Gerber, the daughter of Cindy Crawford, with Patsy previously sharing a photo of herself and Cindy on social media.

Is Patsy Palmer married?

Patsy has been married twice; once to film director Nick Love and again to Richard Merkell, who she has been with for 20 years.

Patsy and Richard renewed their vows in the Caribbean 12 years after first tying the knot at Chelsea Register Office while they were registering Fenton’s birth.

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