EastEnders family tree: How are Karen, Chantelle, Keegan and Sharon related?

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EastEnders has some big family names in Walford including the Beales, the Carters and, of course, the Mitchells. The Taylors first joined the BBC One soap back in 2017 but they have made a massive impact in a very short space of time. So how are all of the members of the Taylor clan related? Express.co.uk has a breakdown of the Taylor family tree so fans can connect the dots.

How are Karen Taylor, Chantelle Atkins, Keegan Butcher-Baker and Sharon Watts related in EastEnders?

Karen Taylor (played by Lorraine Stanley) is the matriarch of the family who has previously been in a relationship with Mitch Baker (Roger Griffiths).

They are the parents of aspiring businessman Keegan Butcher-Baker (Zack Morris) and Chantelle Atkins (Jessica Plummer).

Firstly, Keegan is married to Tiffany Butcher-Baker (Maisie Smith) who he tied the knot with at the end of last year.

Chantelle on the other hand is a hairdresser and a mum-of-two who is in an abusive marriage with Gray Atkins (Toby Alexander-Smith).

Chantelle and Gray’s young children are called Mackenzie (Isaac Lemonius) and Mia (Mahalia Malcolm).

Mitch’s other daughter is Bailey Baker (Kara-Leah Fernandes) who is just nine-years-old.

Her mum was Dinah Wilson (Anjela Lauren Smith) who was terminally ill and died by suicide, leading to Bailey living with her dad and the rest of the Taylor family.

Karen, on the other hand, has four other children with different partners.

Her second eldest daughter is Bernadette Taylor (Clair Norris) whose father isn’t known.

She has also had a difficult time since coming to the square as her unborn child died at just 18-weeks-old.

Bernie came out as gay last year and has been openly supported by the rest of her family.

Karen’s eldest son is Keanu Taylor (Danny Walters) who has been in a lot of scandals as of late.

He had an affair with Phil Mitchell’s (Steve McFadden) wife Sharon Watts (Letitia Dean) and got her pregnant.

While she didn’t originally accept the baby following the death of her other son Denny Rickman (Bleu Landau), Sharon is now a full-time mum to Albie who was previously named Kaden by Karen.

Keanu was also engaged to Phil’s daughter Louise Mitchell (Tilly Keeper) and had baby Peggy Mitchell with her.

After discovering his relationship with step-mother Sharon, Louise and Peggy left to go live in Spain with mum Lisa Fowler (Lucy Benjamin).

Keanu then left the square so he wouldn’t have to face Phil who clearly wanted his revenge.

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Although not often seen on screen, Karen does have two other children.

These are boys Chatham (Alfie Jacobs) and Riley Taylor (Tom Jacobs) who both have a disability.

When Sharon’s son Denny was alive, he bullied the pair of them and got into trouble with step-dad Phil for his cruel behaviour.

So far, there have been no new additions to the Taylor family but there will be some tough times ahead.

Chantelle has been in lockdown with abusive husband Gray for the past few months.

She has been planning on getting a divorce and the climax of this storyline will reach its peak on Friday, September 18.

Unfortunately, EastEnders has already confirmed that Chantelle will be killed by Gray.

But will he get his comeuppance and how will the rest of the Taylor family deal with the loss?

For those affected by the storyline, there are many different organisations which can help you.

The National Domestic Abuse Helpline is a freephone 24-hour helpline which provides advice and support to women – contact them on 0808 2000 247.

While the Respect Men’s Advice Line is a confidential helpline for all men experiencing domestic violence by a current or ex-partner. Call them on 0808 8010327.

EastEnders is on four nights a week on BBC One.

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