Emmerdale is currently airing a very controversial storyline in which 15-year-old Jacob Gallagher is being groomed by his teacher Maya. However, Jacob actor Joe-Warren Plant's real-life relationship with an older woman is now causing controversy amongst his fans.
Onscreen, Joe's character Jacob - who is supposed to be 15 - is being groomed by his teacher - and girlfriend of his stepfather - Maya in a disturbing storyline that has left viewers 'sickened'.
Offscreen, however, Joe's real-life girlfriend Nicole has come under fire from fans due to the age gap in their relationship. Model Nicole is 22 years old whilst Joe has just turned 17. The pair have been dating since summer 2017 - meaning they got together when Joe was aged just 15.
Joe frequently posts photographs of himself with Nicole, including a post for their 1-year-anniversary last year and a post for Nicole's 22nd birthday but the posts have attracted many comments from fans slamming their relationship.
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