Yasmin Green

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Yasmin Green
Family Affairs character
Portrayed by Ebony Thomas
Duration 1998–2005
Occupation Beautician

Yasmin Green (née McHugh; previously Matthews and MacKenzie) was a fictional character in UK soap opera Family Affairs, played by Ebony Thomas from 1998 until the end of the series in 2005.


Green first appeared in late 1998 along with her younger brother Benji and their mother, Dusty who ran the local Newsagents. Yasmin was a rebellious teenager who never really settled down at school and was constantly partying, much to her mother's despair.

Relationship with Josh Matthews[edit]

In January 1999, Yasmin became involved with Josh Matthews, who had been chasing a record deal. The couple later became engaged and were married the week before Christmas. They went to Jamaica for their Honeymoon and returned very much in love. Things were rosy until Josh became bored with married life and began an affair with Julie-Ann Jones, the daughter of local Publican Pete Callan and eventually left Yasmin to go to Greece with Julie-Ann in March 2000, breaking Yasmin's heart.


In June 2000, Josh returned to Charnham only to find that Yasmin had an affair in his absence with Josh's best mate, Declan Byrne. Despite all of this, Josh wanted Yasmin back and the two reconciled for the time being.

Second Affair and Josh's death[edit]

Having reconciled, It was only a matter of time before Josh began playing away again; This time with Julie-Ann's sister, Siobhan. Despite Josh wanting to be with Siobhan, He was rejected by her. Siobhan then married her boss, Pete. One night, an enraged Josh broke into the pub and began attacking Pete. Siobhan quickly subdued Josh with a candlestick and phoned for an ambulance. Pete seized his chance to silence Josh for good by hitting Josh again resulting in his death. Yasmin was left widowed and several months pregnant.

Adrian Scott[edit]

Adrian Scott, who worked in the shop proved to be a great support for Yasmin. Adrian supported Yasmin after her miscarriage and the two later began dating. Adrian's children were divided on their father dating again. Adrian's daughter Becky was fine with it, but her brother Darren resented it as he'd always hoped their parents would always get back together. Adrian was initially nervous about the relationship after he had suffered a harowing rape while in prison and was worried about being infected with a disease. Eventually, Adrian was given the all-clear and their relationship resumed

Long-lost Father[edit]

In November 2000, Yasmin managed to track down her estranged father, William, who had walked out on her and Benji when they were younger. Benji was resistant and first but eventually warmed to William. It transpired that William had end-stage renal disease and needed a kidney.

Further relationships[edit]

After Yasmin broke up with Adrian after catching him kissing his Ex-Wife, Nikki Warrington in the store one day, she had a string of disastrous relationships. Deke Pascal one of Benji's friends he met while in Jamaica, wasn't entirely serious about Yasmin and had a bigger commitment to his band and touring. Yasmin then began dating Ziggy, Deke's younger brother, but that had fallen apart once Ziggy left to study retail in Manchester.

No sooner Ziggy had gone, Yasmin became involved with Gabriel Drummond who had tried to con her out of her shop shortly after Dusty's death in 2002, following a car crash in Jamaica. Yasmin and Gabriel remained together until he left her to go to Jamaica with former flame, Rosa Marshall, the mother of his daughter Jade. Gabriel returned several months later to win Yasmin back but she was now dating Amir Sadati. After Amir fled Charnham, following being caught stealing from the store, Gabriel tried to worm his way back into Yasmin's good books. Yasmin eventually gave Gabriel a second chance, and even got engaged. However, feeling the heat from a car scam which had involved local residents Jim Webb and Jake Walker, Gabriel went on the run from the police. Yasmin was left on her own once again

Marriage to Marc[edit]

Shortly after Gabriel's abrupt departure, Yasmin came face to face with old School friend Marc MacKenzie who was working with his half-brother Justin and their father Doug on the Sandwich shop refit following a police chase resulting in the deaths of Robert Davenport and Fern Farmer at the hands of Jake who had crashed into the shop. Yasmin's friend Geri Evans began dating Marc. Marc, having been coaxed into posing as Yasmin's fiance for a magazine competition, began having real feelings for Yasmin. Yasmin could no longer hide her feelings and the two married for real, leaving Geri out in the cold. Marc quickly became bored with married life and began an affair with Geri in January 2004. Yasmin eventually found out but faked a pregnancy to hold on to Marc. In May 2004, As part of an Interactive storyline, viewers could decided via text message who Marc would choose. Marc chose Yasmin, but after learning of Geri's illness, Marc was thrown out. Marc left Charnham in July 2004 shortly after the birth of his niece, Susie.

Enter Adam[edit]

In Early 2005, following her divorce from Marc. Yasmin went to a speed-dating night in the pub and met Adam Green, a businessman. Adam had previously had a one-night stand with local resident Babs Woods. Within a matter of weeks, Yasmin and Adam were married. Several residents had their suspicions about Adam, but every time they came closer to the truth, Adam covered his tracks. Adam, knowing Yasmin wanted anything more than to have a family of her own, informed her of somebody over the internet looking for someone to adopt their baby. Yasmin sold the store and gave Adam the money. It wasn't until Babs explained that Yasmin was being taken for a ride that things came clear. Once Yasmin confronted Adam, he laughed in her face and got a punch for his troubles which was witnessed by another girlfriend, one of many, who happened to be pregnant.

Final Storylines[edit]

After Marc's return to Charnham and a failed reconciliation, Yasmin set her sights on young Reverend Damian Harrison.


  • Father: William McHugh
  • Mother: Dusty McHugh (deceased)
  • Brother: Benji McHugh
  • Husband: Adam Green
  • Daughter: Savannah Matthews (deceased)
  • Aunt: Pearl McHugh