Kara Tointon looks tense as she takes a phone call during evening out in London

Kara Tointon looked tense as she took a phone call while heading out for a walk on Friday. 

The actress, 40, was pictured stepping out in Central London but looked distracted as she focused on her phone before taking the call. 

It was a rare evening off parenting duties for Kara, who shares her two sons with ex fiancé Marius Jensen.

It emerged Kara and Marius split last year with her ex later spotted sharing a kiss with an unidentified woman outside a London club. 

Kara wrapped up for the rainy weather in an oversized black coat which she layered over a blue denim dress and royal blue snood. 

Call: Kara Tointon looked tense as she took a phone call while heading out for a walk on Friday

Heading out: The actress, 40, was pictured stepping out in Central London, but looked distracted as she focused on her phone before taking the call

Heading out: The actress, 40, was pictured stepping out in Central London, but looked distracted as she focused on her phone before taking the call

She added a boost to her height with black suede boots and showed off her natural beauty by going make-up free. 

Kara has been focusing on work and motherhood in the wake of her relationship breakdown. 

Last month, the actress attended the Pride Of Britain awards and earlier this year it was announced she will star in a new four-part Channel 5 series The Hunted. 

Kara will take on the role of Rachel, a young, single mother who becomes entangled  in a controlling situation with her new boss, portrayed by Downton Abbey’s Allen Leech. 

The former EastEnders actress’ relationship breakdown with Marius was reported last October, but sources said the couple secretly split 10 months prior. 

A source told The Sun at the time: ‘Kara and Marius quietly separated around 10 months ago. 

‘There was no wrong-doing on either side, and they both still care about each other.

‘But they came to the decision that there was no future for them as a couple. They remain friends, and are both very committed to co-parenting their two children.’

Over: It emerged Kara and Marius split last year with her ex later spotted sharing a kiss with an unidentified woman outside a London club

Over: It emerged Kara and Marius split last year with her ex later spotted sharing a kiss with an unidentified woman outside a London club

Taking time out: It was a rare evening off parenting duties for Kara, who shares her two sons with ex fiancé Marius Jensen

Taking time out: It was a rare evening off parenting duties for Kara, who shares her two sons with ex fiancé Marius Jensen

Chic: Kara wrapped up for the rainy weather in a oversized black coat which she layered over a blue denim dress and royal blue snood

Chic: Kara wrapped up for the rainy weather in a oversized black coat which she layered over a blue denim dress and royal blue snood

Heels: She added a boost to her height with black suede boots and showed off her natural beauty by going make-up free

Heels: She added a boost to her height with black suede boots and showed off her natural beauty by going make-up free

Determined: Kara has been focusing on work and motherhood in the wake of her relationship breakdown

Determined: Kara has been focusing on work and motherhood in the wake of her relationship breakdown

Their world: The exes are parents to two sons, Frey, five, and Helly, two

Their world: The exes are parents to two sons, Frey, five, and Helly, two

Kara and Marius went public with their relationship in 2017 after meeting the year before.

The exes are parents to two sons, Frey, five, and Helly, two.

Former Strictly Come Dancing winner Kara told Hello! magazine a month later: ‘Our second bundle of joy arrived on Friday 8th January at 9.46 am weighing 7.25 pounds.

‘Couldn’t be more excited to start 2021 with this incredibly cool little man joining our family. Thank you to the amazing team at Chelsea & Westminster Hospital for bringing him into the world safely.’

Kara and Marius had wished to tie the knot in 2020 on a lawn by a beautiful fjord where his grandfather grew up in Norway.

However, their special day was put on pause due to the pandemic and lockdown.

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