Jessie Wallace dating former crack addict

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 15 May 2012
Jessie Wallace

Jessie Wallace

Jessie Wallace is dating former crack addict Tim Arnold, the son of her 'EastEnders' co-star Polly Perkins

Jessie Wallace is dating former crack addict Tim Arnold.

The 'EastEnders' actress - who called off her wedding to Vince Morse last year after discovering he had sent steamy pictures of her to his ex - is said to be head over heels for the musician, who is the godson of co-star June Brown (Dot Cotton).

A friend of Jessie, 40, told the Daily Mirror newspaper: "It's early days but you can see how much she's into him. He is a thoroughly decent bloke too so it's a great match."

Tim's mother Polly Perkins also stars in 'EastEnders' with Jessie, playing Rose, Dot's sister and the couple met when he accompanied his mum to the British Soap Awards last month.

Tim, 36, previously revealed he became hooked on cocaine after losing his record deal with band Jocasta.

He said: "I had become a crack addict at the age of 19 but after several years I knew I needed to quit.

"I realised I was killing myself or rather my soul. But I didn't care. I felt I wasn't worth anything. I remember smoking crack in front of my mother. I thought 'Why shouldn't I?' This is what I do with my life.

"But I don't want to be an addict again. It's a horrible and lonely experience."

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