Karen Jane Wallace born September 25, 1971, is an English actress who goes by the stage name Jessie Wallace. She is well known for playing Kat Slater in the BBC serial series EastEnders. Her portrayal of Kat earned her the National Tv Awards for Most Popular Newcomer in 2001.
The British Soap Award for Best Newcomer 2001, the British Soap Award for Most Popular Actress 2003, and the British Soap Award for Best Actress 2003. For her part as Pat Phoenix in the BBC Four television film The Road to Coronation Street, she was also nominated for a BAFTA TV Award for Best Supporting Actress in 2011.
Wallace was once again suspended from EastEnders by the BBC in early 2020, this time for two months owing to an “incident while filming.”
Wallace was detained in June 2022 after assaulting a police officer outside a Bury St Edmunds nightclub. She was not charged, but she was given a conditional caution.
Jessie Wallace’s Past Relationship?
Jessie was in a relationship with ex-criminal Paul Whitworth, who was stationed in Majorca when she was cast as Kat in EastEnders.
The couple, who had been dating for roughly three years, called it split shortly after she rose to stardom, with rumors stating that BBC bosses had cautioned her about the romance.
According to Emily Herbert’s biography, at the time, the actress commented, “We separated up because it just wasn’t working out.”
Jessie went on to have a brief romance with Andy Burton, a 25-year-old American who promptly sold his story to the media.
Jessie met police officer Dave Morgan in 2004, and he accompanied her to court when she was charged with drunk driving.
Jessie announced that she was expecting her first child with Dave after the couple rapidly fell in love. Jessie and Dave moved in together, and their daughter, Tallulah Lilac, was born in November 2004. However, Jessie and Dave divorced not long after Tallulah’s birth.
Jessie met catering boss Vincent Morse after her relationship with Dave ended, and the two were engaged after only three months of dating.
Tallulah and she relocated to Surrey to be with Vince, and the couple began organizing their star-studded wedding, which was set to take place at Pembroke Lodge in Richmond.
Jessie then discovered Vincent had been exchanging text messages with his ex-girlfriend, forcing her to dump him only days before their wedding.
Jessie discovered love with musician Tim Arnold after getting over her ex-fiancé, and the two have been together for four years.
Wallace’s best friend, Stefan, said she still took ketamine in a later tabloid story in late 2007, while she was filming Wild at Heart in Johannesburg with her cousin Jonathan and daughter Tallulah. Wallace admitted to using drugs at one point but has denied doing so since the birth of her baby.
Tim apparently ended the relationship because he was bored of being in the spotlight. The EastEnders actress went on to date Paul Kempin, a father of five, for over two years before calling it quits in 2019.