Justin Gallwey, 50, is said to be a “loving and soothing influence” on Jessie despite last week’s incident in which the actress was cautioned for kneeling in the crotch of a police officer
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EastEnders star Jessica Wallace has a new boyfriend who is helping her calm down as she battles the alcohol-related issues that have brought her career down.
Justin Gallwey, 50, was caught taking pictures with Jessie, 50, and admitted that he and the actress are “close”.
The pair had a stand-off with police last week when Jessie jumped in an officer’s crotch as Justin argued with police outside a nightclub.
She was arrested following the 2 a.m. incident in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, and warned by police, while her bosses at EastEnders read about her rioting.
But Justin insists: “Our relationship is fine. We’re very close “.
He said of the police incident: “I apologized and so did Jessie.”
Justin has previously spoken about his addiction problem and in 2020, celebrating four years of sobriety. He and Jessie had a vacation in Europe and enjoyed a series of days.
A friend told The Sun on Sunday: “Justin was a loving and comforting influence on Jessie and helped guide her away from drinking and partying.
“Last weekend’s incident was a one-off and they are working to get back to the straight line and narrow.
“They are committed and are in a loving relationship – he wants the best for her. They have known each other since they were teenagers.”
Following police vigilance, the actress, known for her role as Kat Slater in the BBC drama, was called to a meeting with senior bosses in which she expressed her “deep regrets”. “about the case.
A BBC spokesperson told the Mirror: “Senior bosses spoke to Jessie Wallace about the incident and gave a clear warning that this behavior is unacceptable and Jessie has expressed deep regret. “.
Jessie has played Kat in the TV series based on Walford for over two decades.
In 2020, she was laid off by the producers for two months after a “shooting incident”. Jessie said she was asked to “resolve herself” by the promoters before she returned from a two-month suspension.
https://www.mirror.co.uk/3am/celebrity-news/eastenders-star-jessie-wallaces-new-27329441 EastEnders star's new boyfriend Jessie Wallace helps her 'calm down' after her arrest