EastEnders star Jessie Wallace engaged to partner Justin Gallwey as she shares sweet 'fiancée' post

The actress revealed to fans she's engaged in loved-up snap

Jessie Wallace and Justin Gallwey
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EastEnders actress Jessie Wallace has confirmed she's engaged to boyfriend Justin Gallwey.

The soap star teased the news to fans on her Instagram when she uploaded a loved-up snap of her and Justin posing on what appears to be a seafront and Jessie's face is beaming with a smile.

Jessie first started dating Justin, who works as a carpenter, for around 12 months sparked engagement rumours when she was recently spotted wearing a gold band on her ring finger whilst at a petrol station near her London home.

And she has since confirmed her engagement, she captioned the photo, "My fiancé and moi" followed by a red heart emoji. And it has sparked a flurry on congratulations from friends and fans alike.

EastEnders co-star Natalie Cassidy replied with a simple love heart emoji.


Another fan put, "Congrats Jessie. Wish you both every happiness. You deserve it."

And a third added, "Congrats I see you are both happy and make a cute couple enjoy the memories, I am so happy to see you happy."

It will be the first time down the aisle for Jessie, who has a 18-year-old daughter called Tallulah with her ex Dave Morgan. And she became a grandmother last year when her daughter gave birth to a baby boy.

Jessie and Justin are said to have known each other since they were teenagers and Justin described their relationship as 'very close'.

Justin, who is said to keep a Jessie doll from Toy Story in his van, told The Sun, 'Our relationship is fine. We are very close.'

During their time dating, the couple are said to have enjoyed a string of romantic dates including upmarket restaurants and European cuisine.

A friend said, "Justin has been a loving and calming influence to Jessie and helped guide her away from booze and partying."

In recent months Jessie has shared a photo of her and Justin out with friends in Camden and she revealed that her pet cat called Errol went missing earlier this year for five weeks but had returned home again.

She said, "I don’t want to let him out of my sight! 5 weeks away!"

Many congratulations to you both!

Selina Maycock
Senior Family Writer

Selina is a Senior Family Writer for GoodtoKnow and has more than 16 years years of experience. She specialises in royal family news, including the latest activities of Prince George, Charlotte, Louis, Archie and Lilibet. She also covers the latest government, health and charity advice for families. Selina graduated from the University of Sheffield in 2006 with a degree in Journalism, and gained her NCTJ and NCE qualifications. During her career, she’s also written for Woman, Woman's Own, Woman&Home, and Woman's Weekly as well as Heat magazine, Bang Showbiz - and the Scunthorpe Telegraph. When she's not covering family news, you can find her exploring new countryside walking routes, catching up with friends over good food, or making memories (including award-winning scarecrows!)