Jesse Donovan


First Appearance
6 April 2016
Last Appearance
Tracey Donovan (Mother)(Deceased)
Glenn Donovan (Father) (Deceased)
Fraser Black (Step-Father)(Deceased)
Adam Donovan (Brother) (Deceased)
Liam Donovan (Brother)
Grace Black (Half-Sister)
Clare Devine (Half-Sister)
Toby Wilde (Half-Brother)
Trevor Royle (Brother-in-Law)
Maxine Minniver (Sister-in-Law)
Minnie Minniver (Adoptive Niece)
Curtis Royle (Nephew)
Iona Donovan (Niece)
Dylan Royle (Nephew-in-Law)
Celine McQueen (Ex-Girlfriend)(Deceased), Darcy Wilde (Ex-Fiancée)
Courtney Campbell (Girlfriend)
Portrayed By
Murder Victims
Celine McQueen (Indirect)

Jesse Donovan is one of the brothers of Liam Donovan and Adam Donovan. He is portrayed by Luke Jerdy.

Arrival Edit

Jesse arrives first impersonating a police officer after Celine McQueen (Sarah George) and Tegan Lomax (Jessica Ellis) leave Liam Donovan (Maxim Baldry) naked in a hot tub. Jesse returns to Liam and Adam and the three leave.

Relationship with Celine McQueen Edit

Jesse and Celine start a relationship together, Jesse and Celine are fine until Celine starts a pretend relationship and engagement with Diego Salvador Martinez Hernandez De La Cruz to impress Juanita Salvador Martinez Hernandez De La Cruz, Diego's mother.  Celine dumps him in favour of marrying Diego Salvador Martinez Hernandez De La Cruz (Juan Pablo Yepez), unaware it is a scam so the McQueen family can inherit Diego's multimillion-pound inhertiance. At the wedding, they do not marry because Celine cannot go through with it, but when she confesses this to Jesse, he chooses not to date her.They are officially not dating anymore.

Darcy, Courtney and Goldie Edit

When Darcy returns to Adam's life and he rejected her, Darcy starts a relationship with Jesse.

Being committed, Darcy breaks his heart after announcing that she and Adam come back.

Time after, Jesse helps Goldie to leave the village. During that time, Jesse become closer to Courtney Campbell. Goldie returns to Hollyoaks but is arrested and sent to jail. During the time that Jesse waits for her, start a relationship with Courtney.

When Goldie returns again, gets angry with Jesse. But, Jesse cheats Courtney with her. After Courtney left him, she and Goldie plan a revenge against him, but Jesse talks to Courtney and she forgives him.

Intro Edit

  • 2016: Jesse jumps at a circus with Liam as red mist surfaces.
  • 2016-2017: Jesse jumps off the steps as Liam jumps off the balcony into the park.
  • 2017-2019: Jesse uses a strength tester at a fair.
  • 2019-: Jesse controls a DJ stand whilst holding Iona.
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