Fowlers' custody battle
09:30 03 May 2006
'EastEnders' greengrocer Martin Fowler is to battle estranged wife Sonia
over custody of their daughter.
The jilted hunk, played by actor James Alexandrou, is to file for divorce from his spouse, actress Natalie Cassidy, after she dumped him to begin a lesbian affair with fellow student nurse Naomi.
But things are set to turn even uglier when Martin starts proceedings to win sole custody of the couple's daughter Rebecca, who Sonia put up for adoption after having her as a teenager.
A show source told Britain's Daily Star newspaper: "Martin will be urged on by his battleaxe mum, Pauline, who doesn't think Sonia is a fit mum. He will definitely move for sole guardianship."
However, the market trader begins to have second thoughts about taking Rebecca away from his mother - and is torn about what to do for the best.
The source added: "He feels he has no choice. He doesn't want Rebecca brought up by two lesbians."
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