The ex-lovers have been apart for some time, and things are about to get more complicated as Ste (Kieron Richardson) looks set to embark on a relationship with Doug Carter (PJ Brennan) in the coming weeks.
However, speaking to Digital Spy's Anna Williamson at the British Soap Awards, Scanlan expressed his belief that 'Stendan' remains a love story.
Scanlan commented: "It ain't over, I can guarantee that. I really appreciate how much people are into the whole 'Stendan' thing - invented by Digital Spy I'm pretty sure!
"As messed up and damaged as it is, [it's] essentially a love story. Brendan loves Steven, and Steven loves Brendan."
Discussing the future of the current story, he continued: "What's going to happen? Bad boy Brendan's going to come out, I guess. Essentially Brendan, he loves Steven. There's an element of control and there's an element of possession that, as perverted as it may sound, is just the way that Brendan is and you have to accept that sort of stuff without judging it.
"But I can guarantee that if anybody's going to stand in his way… if somebody's going to stop Brendan, it ain't gonna be Doug!"
Hollyoaks airs weeknights at 6.30pm on Channel 4 with a first look screening at 7pm on E4.