Corrie Adam Barlow actor's love life from co-star 'fling' to dating a footballer

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Corrie Adam Barlow actor
Corrie Adam Barlow actor's love life from co-star 'fling' to dating a footballer

Coronation Street lothario Adam Barlow has been with almost all the women on the cobbles including flings with Rosie Webster, Eva Price and Maria Connor as well as marrying Sarah Platt. The man behind the character has also had his fair share of romantic links off-screen.

Sam Robertson, who was 18 when he joined the Corrie cast in 2004, has seen his dating life become headline news over the years. The Scottish actor stayed on the cobbles for three years, then came back to Weatherfield again in 2016 after a stint on Celebrity Big Brother. It was claimed that Sam had a brief 'fling' with Corrie co-star Faye Brookes, who played Kate Connor, while she was on a two-week break from her ex-partner Gareth Gates.

Corrie Adam Barlow actor's love life from co-star 'fling' to dating a footballer eideziqkeiqhhinvSam Robertson plays Corrie lothario Adam Barlow

Faye and Gareth, who are no longer together, were said to have split at the end of 2018 amid allegations of blazing arguments and failing to make their relationship work. "It was the talk of the Coronation Street set when Faye and Sam hooked up," a source told The Sun. "Her castmates were under the impression the break from Gareth was simply to do with feeling overwhelmed by the pressure to make wedding plans."

The insider added: "Sam was a good friend and a shoulder to cry on. Before they realised it, one thing had led to another. But Faye was keen to make things work with Gareth and put a halt to things with Sam going any further. She wanted to be honest with Gareth and confessed what had happened while they were apart. He thought he could get over it but, in the end, it was simply too much."

Corrie Adam Barlow actor's love life from co-star 'fling' to dating a footballerFaye and Gareth parted ways in 2019 (Getty Images Europe)

Faye did get back with the Pop Idol singer and they got engaged at the start of 2019, but just months later they split up again, and this time it was for good. Meanwhile, in September 2020, Corrie star Sam was spotted with another famous face enjoying a champagne dinner date with former footballer and pundit Alex Scott.

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The couple drank bubbles at London’s Dean Street Townhouse as they chatted and flirted, with one onlooker saying: "There was clearly a spark." It didn't go any further than dating as Alex revealed things got off to a "bad start" when rumours began swirling.

"My life has always been about being independent, making sure you can look after yourself and never wanting to feel that someone can walk out on you and take everything away from you," admitted Alex to Fabulous magazine. "My one date in ages was going out with Sam [Robertson], who is lovely."

Corrie Adam Barlow actor's love life from co-star 'fling' to dating a footballerSam was seen on a date with Alex Scott (Getty Images)

Alex did have high hopes but things got off to a rocky start because of the pressure surrounding their relationship status. She continued: "The next morning, our pictures were all over the press because someone in the restaurant had taken a photo. It wasn't exactly a great start!"

While Sam is still looking for the love of his life, his character recently walked out on his wife Sarah Platt after discovering the truth about the paternity of her unborn child. The lawyer forgave his cheating wife after her fling with villain Damon and vowed to put the past behind them when she fell pregnant. Adam understandably demanded a paternity test but, cruelly Sarah let her husband believe he was the father of her child despite not being able to bring herself to find out the result of the test.

Corrie Adam Barlow actor's love life from co-star 'fling' to dating a footballerAdam discovered the truth about Sarah lies

In recent scenes, Sarah finally understood why her husband had been acting strange when he revealed in spectacular fashion that he knew the baby she was carrying wasn't his. Adam exposed his wife in front of their family at the baby shower he had organised where he revealed the father of Sarah's baby was, in fact, Damon.

Elsewhere, in a recent interview, the Coronation Street opened up on his character and how he's changed since his return in 2016. "When I came back to the show I watched a lot of classic Corrie and what his dad Mike Baldwin had was that perfect mix of being a little bit cocky, yes at times a bit smarmy, but he also had that charm and I wanted Adam to have his charm," he said.

"The team have tried to shape Adam in the same vein and I think we’ve seen the nice guy a lot more since he’s been married to Sarah. She’s calmed him down, the lothario has gone since he’s had that security so I definitely like him a lot more now than I did a few years ago and hopefully the audience feels the same."

Kyle O'Sullivan

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