Brooke Vincent's boyfriend Kean Bryan has paid tribute to his mum after she passed away.

Brooke Vincent

Brooke Vincent

The professional footballer - who has eight-month-old son Mexx with his 'Coronation Street' star girlfriend - thanked his mother for everything she did for his family, and promised to "make [her] proud".

He wrote on Instagram: "Yesterday we said our goodbyes to my beautiful Mum. I am so thankful for everything you have done for our family. I am the man I am today because of you. I know our time was cut short but I am happy you're now at peace. I promise to make you proud and look after our family. Fly high Mum, I love you (sic)"

Brooke replied to his message, posting a yellow heart.

'Corrie' star Ellie Leach also shared a red heart in response to Kean's tribute.

Sacha Parkinson - who played Brooke's on-screen girlfriend Sian Powers in 'Corrie from 2009 to 2011 - posted: "Kean I am so unbelievably sorry to hear this I'm sending you so much love xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx (sic)"

Brooke recently admitted she is "not sure" when she will return to the famous cobbles because she didn't take "typical maternity" leave.

When asked when she plans to head back to the ITV soap, she responded: "I'm not too sure yet, as I didn't take typical maternity. I've been on 'Corrie' since I was 11 so it's nice to have some time to be with my new baby and in our new home before going back. Hopefully not too long though."

In the soap, Brooke's character Sophie Webster is currently off on her travels with her ex Kate Connor (Faye Brookes).