Smith - Maria Connor in the ITV soap - split from property developer Matt Smith earlier this month. Reports suggested that Thorp (Chris Gray) had developed a close bond with the 28-year-old after comforting her.
"They have to live with what they have done," Matt told The Sun. "She's my wife, I love her and we've got a child together."
He added: "If she wants to speak to me, she can. I'm just trying to get on with my life."
However, a source insisted that Smith and Thorp did not get together until after they had separated from their respective partners.
"It's no secret Will and Samia are a couple. But both are adamant nothing went on until after they left their families," they added. "There are three young children involved in all this, it's so sad. The way they are talking about each other, it's as if they haven't stopped to think about the consequences."