Emotionally tough Suzanne Shaw
'Emmerdale' actress Suzanne Shaw says she will never be able to ''break down'' her emotional barriers because she has been so badly hurt in the past
Suzanne Shaw will never "break down" all her emotional barriers.
The 'Emmerdale' actress was left so heartbroken by her ex-boyfriend Darren Day - who dumped her shortly after she gave birth to their five-year-old son Corey - she will always try and protect herself from getting hurt again.
She said: "I used to look for perfection and for the dream, image that you always see in the movies. But after being through ups and downs in relationships, I've realised 'the dream' isn't real. I'm more realistic about it now.
"Every person out there has had their heart broken at some point. I've been quite heartbroken over quite a few of my previous relationships. I have a lot of barriers that I don't think I'll ever break down - I can't afford to."
Although she has been left devastated by men in the past, Suzanne is now settled with her radio DJ husband Jason King.
She added to Reveal magazine: "Jay accepts my barriers are always going to be there. They are a protection, because I'm a mother and I don't want to feel like I'm not in control."