Jessie Wallace steps out mystery man as she's given 'three months off EastEnders' to recover from wedding drama
Since returning to EastEnders nearly 18 months ago, Jessie Wallace has been given some tough storylines.
But with the actress calling off her wedding to fianc Vincent Morse last summer, she hasn't had much time to get over her heartbreak.
So EastEnders bosses have given the 40-year-old star three months off, writing in an emergency script change to cover her character Kat Moon's absence.
Who's that boy EastEnders actress Jessie Wallace enjoys a stroll with a male companion in central London
A source told The Sun: 'Jessie's
worked solidly since her wedding nightmare and had already come back
early from what would have been her honeymoon.'
News of her break from the BBC soap
came after the actress was spotted out and about in London yesterday
sharing a laugh with a male companion.
The mystery man was clearly entertaining Wallace, who was laughing hysterically at his antics.
After their central London excursion, the couple then returned to Wallace's suburban home.
Biker chick: Wallace's all black ensemble was a fry cry from her character Kat Moon's wardrobe
Love split: Wallace and ex-fianc Vincent Morse last year
In August last year, Wallace was devastated when she discovered ex-fianc had sent explicit photos of her to an ex-girlfriend.
Karen Short also told a tabloid newspaper that she had spent the night
with Morse in December 2010 – when he was dating Wallace.
The unfortunate story hit the papers just days before Wallace and Morse were expected to tie the knot.
The revelations prompted Wallace to call off their 300,000 wedding and she ended up going on their honeymoon to Crete with a male friend instead.
In the aftermath of the split, Morse ended up going on This Morning to make a public apology to the actress.
He said: ''I made a mistake and I'm mortified.
'I'd never do it again, I'm sorry and didn't feel great and from that moment on it made me love her more.'
to her relationship with Morse, Wallace has also dated American Andy
Burton – who sold a story on the actress – and policeman Dave Morgan –
father of her seven-year-old daughter Tallulah.
Entertaining: Wallace's friend seemed to be keeping her occupied as he gesticulated in the street
Giggles: Wallace burst into laughter at her companion's antics