She left Hollyoaks for maternity leave last summer, and the work break looks very good on Jennifer Metcalfe.
Seen hitting the beach with her seven-month-old baby Daye, the soap actress appeared to be taking motherhood in her stride as she soaked up the sun on a recent trip to Tenerife.
Jennifer, 35, who was looking utterly flawless in a one-shoulder cobalt blue swimsuit, spent the day doting on her baby with boyfriend Greg Lake.
Just seven months after welcoming her first child, the curvy brunette looked toned in a high-cut design that hugged tightly to her hourglass frame.
She went barefoot on the sands before taking a dip at the water’s edge and provocatively shaking out her glossy hair down to her waist.
Make-up free Jennifer capped off her relaxed beach look with large sunglasses and accessorised the scooped neckline with just a simple necklace.
Jennifer previously spoke about her attitude to her post-baby body, admitting that she felt ’rounder’ but she liked it.
She wrote on Instagram:
‘I wasn’t worried about what my body was goin2look like when my boy [Daye] ad finished using it 2grow. Instead, I was intrigued/excited 2c the new me..n I like it!
‘Where my flat tummy turned bump once was, I now ava squishy bit of comfort4both my boys! Arms n legs are wobblier n I’m defo rounder, but I think the extra lbs suit as I get older.’
During her pregnancy, the actress told that it felt like a ‘relentless hangover‘ but she had begun to accept the changes to her body.
‘My boobs are bigger, my bum is bigger, I’m used to that being massive anyway. But it’s defo bigger. Greg doesn’t mind at all.’
Jennifer is expected to return to her role as Mercedes McQueen on Hollyoaks this summer, after vowing to take a whole year off with her newborn.