Jessie Wallace has got engaged.
The 'EastEnders' actress - who plays bolshie barmaid Kat Moon in the BBC One soap - was set up with catering company manager Vincent Morse by co-star Charlie Brooks (Janine Malloy) six months ago, but admits their first blind date was "a disaster".
She explained: "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."
However, Jessie - who has a six-year-old daughter, Tallulah, from a previous relationship - quickly realised she wanted to spend the rest of her life with the 50-year-old businessman.
She added to OK! 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 before."
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