Max and Tanya continue to see each other, but when Tanya gets cancer, she keeps this to herself.Eventually, Greg and Max's fiancé, Vanessa Gold leave Walford when the truth comes out about the affair.She goes to visit him but when Tanya discovers they have been seeing each other, she bans her from speaking to him. Abi (along with the rest of her family) are devastated to discover that when Max was away in Manchester, he married Kirsty Branning.She meets her cousin Dexter Hartman , not knowing they are related and this causes Jay to be jealous until the truth of their relationship is revealed.At one time, Jay and Abi cuddle up as they are watching television, but Max believes they are about to have sex, so he throws Jay out and rips Abi's bridesmaid dress to Greg and Tanya's wedding.
Abi loses her virginity to Jay much to her parents' disappointment.
Abi's always been the golden girl, compared to her older sister, Lauren Branning. She is the daughter of Tanya Cross and Max Branning.
Abi loves animals and as a kid hoped to be a vet one day.
Abi, Ben and Lola cause trouble and Abi is arrested for stealing trainers.
When Abi is mugged, Lola teaches her how to self defend.When she returns several weeks later, she finds out that Jay has been involved in the murder of Heather Trott.