Actress Jessie Wallace is engaged to be married.
The EastEnders favourite, who plays fiery pub landlady Kat Moon, met her fiance Vincent
Morse, a catering company manager, after her co-star Charlie Brooks (Janine Malloy) set
the pair up on a blind date.
In an interview with OK! Magazine, however, Kat admits that their meeting was ‘a disaster’:
‘We were set up last December by the ex-partner of my good friend Charlie Brooks, who’s
pals with Vince. He thought we’d be perfect for each other so we went out on a blind date
but it didn’t go very well.
‘I remember telling Charlie the date was a disaster! I think it was because I’d never been
out on a blind date before. We were sitting opposite each other eating and I was nervous
and the whole evening was just really awkward.’
Yet Jessie, who has a six-year-old daughter from a previous relationship, soon warmed to
the 50-year old company director and decided that she wanted to spend the rest of her life
The actress told the magazine: ‘I knew literally straight away I wanted to spend the rest of
my life with him. I do believe there’s one person out there for you and the more time we
spend together the closer we become, it’s like we’re one person.
‘Vince is my Mr. Right, there’s been a huge gap in my life and I’ve had relationships but
there was always something missing. If not one thing, loads of things missing. But Vince
has got everything I’ve been looking for.
‘I never thought I’d see the day when I got married. I’ve never been this happy with a man