Silent Witness star 
found new 'copycat' love

When her husband left her - twice - for a woman 20 years her junior, understandably Amanda Burton was heartbroken.

But exactly one year after splitting from Sven Arnstein for the second time, the 50-year-old Silent Witness star has found new love.

And bizarrely, her 53-year-old boyfriend, Stephen Colover, is an acclaimed photographer - just like her philandering ex, Arnstein.

The couple were pictured for the first time enjoying morning coffee and breakfast at Mr Colover's local Italian cafe.

Wearing a winter coat and scarf, the Ulster-born actress gazed fondly at the new man in her life, stroking his cheek and, at one point, kissing him affectionately on the crown of his head.

And Mr Colover, in turn, appeared equally smitten - kissing Miss Burton's hand and repeatedly massaging her shoulders and neck.

The couple, who are understood to have been dating for around two months, are described by friends as 'emphatically loved-up'.

'Stephen is a really, really lovely man and we're all so thrilled that Amanda has come into his life,' said a friend of Mr Colover.

'He is completely genuine and just an all-round great guy - what you see is what you get. It is not hard to see why Amanda fell for him.

'They look really great together and, as a couple, are incredibly tactile. Steve has been walking around with a massive grin on his face and I think that Amanda has played a large part in that.

'When they first started dating, Steve refused to tell people that he was dating a well-known actress - he simply talked about her as Amanda - not Amanda Burton. It came as a bit of a shock for a few people when they realised who she was.

'But it doesn't take a rocket scientist to realise that the pair are emphatically loved up - they really are very happy.'

After splitting from Arnstein, Miss Burton moved out of her former marital home and into a house just a few miles away with the couple's two teenage daughters, Phoebe, 16, and Brid, 15.

While celebrity photographer Arnstein, 50, has continued his relationship with 30-year-old journalist, Sarah Bush - the woman for whom he left Miss Burton - the actress has not, until now, been romantically linked with anyone.

Mr Colover, a successful commercial photographer whose work has appeared in both Vogue and Tatler, owns a studio in London's Mayfair, not far from the Silent Witness star's south-west London home.

One of his most controversial portraits, featuring a topless woman with her mouth open in apparent ecstasy, is entitled Silent Scream.

The 1,400 portrait, which was exhibited two years ago, is not thought to have been inspired by the actress who plays pathologist Sam Ryan in the BBC 1 drama, however.

Miss Burton's newfound happiness comes a year after she moved out of marital home following Arnstein's announcement that he was leaving her for magazine journalist, Miss Bush.

After confessing to the fling three years ago, Arnstein is said to have begged for forgiveness and persuaded his wife of 16 years to take him back.

Despite trying for nearly two years to patch up their marriage, Arnstein and Miss Bush - who was also married when the affair started - got back together last year.

Last night Mr Colover declined to comment on the relationship.

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