EastEnders’ Luisa Bradshaw-White confirms engagement to Annette Yeo: ‘I don’t want anyone else’

Soapstar Luisa, who plays Tina Carter in EastEnders, has opened up about her wedding plans to Annette Yeo

EastEnders’ Luisa Bradshaw-White confirms engagement to Annette Yeo: ‘I don’t want anyone else’

by Kayleigh Dray |
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Luisa Bradshaw-White and Annette Yeo entered into a civil partnership in 2006. And now, following the legalisation of gay marriage in the UK, the super cute couple have decided to tie the knot.

Speaking to OK! magazine, the EastEnders actress said: "We know we’re going to grow old together – I don’t want anyone else."

She added: “We had a civil partnership nine years ago but my diamond ring got stolen two years ago.

“Then the new laws regarding gay marriage came in and we thought we really should do it because equal rights had been given to gay people."

Confirming that it was Annette who popped the question, Luisa admitted that their two daughters gave the surprise away.

She said fondly: “I knew Nettie was planning on asking me to marry her. In fact, on the night she did it one of our daughters said: 'Mummy is going to ask you to marry her!'

"I heard them both whispering with cheeky smiles: 'Have a lovely night, Mummy!' as we left!”

Luisa, who plays Tina Carter in the BBC One soap, also revealed that the couple’s two daughters, aged 12 and 13, will play a BIG role in the ceremony.

Yup, they’re going to be bridesmaids!

She told OK! magazine: “They'll both be bridesmaids. One wanted to get involved in which style of dress we'll wear and the other one wanted to design the cake, so she'll be making cupcakes with a friend of ours.”

N’aww - it all sounds perfect. Congratulations to the happy couple!

Wedding Inspiration: 20 Beautiful And Unusual Readings On Love


Wedding inspiration: 20 beautiful and unusual readings on love

I See The Light - Tangled, Disney1 of 21

I See The Light - Tangled, Disney

All those days watching from the windows All those years outside looking in All that time never even knowing Just how blind I've been

Now I'm here, blinking in the starlight Now I'm here, suddenly I see Standing here, it's all so clear I'm where I'm meant to be

And at last I see the light And it's like the fog has lifted And at last I see the light And it's like the sky is new And it's warm and real and bright And the world has somehow shifted All at once everything looks different Now that I see you

Love Actually - Richard Curtis2 of 21

Love Actually - Richard Curtis

Whenever I get gloomy with the state of the world, I think about the arrivals gate at Heathrow Airport. General opinion is starting to make out that we live in a world of hatred and greed, but I don't see that. □□It seems to me that love is everywhere. □□Often, it's not particularly dignified or newsworthy, but it's always there—fathers and sons, mothers and daughters, husbands and wives, boyfriends, girlfriends, old friends. When the planes hit the twin towers, as far as I know, none of the phone calls from the people on board were messages of hate or revenge — they were all messages of love. □□If you look for it, I've got a sneaky feeling you'll find that love actually is all around.

The Portrait Of A Lady - Henry James3 of 21

The Portrait Of A Lady - Henry James

It has made me better loving you… it has made me wiser, and easier, and - I won’t pretend to deny - brighter and nicer and even stronger.

I used to want a great many things before, and to be angry that I didn’t have them. Theoretically I was satisfied, as I once told you. I flattered myself I had limited my wants. But I was subject to irritation; I used to have morbid, sterile, hateful fits of hunger, of desire.

Now I really am satisfied, because I can’t think of anything better.

Captain Corelli's Mandolin - Louis de Berniu00e8res4 of 21

Captain Corelli's Mandolin - Louis de Bernières

Love is a temporary madness, it erupts like volcanoes and then subsides. And when it subsides you have to make a decision. You have to work out whether your roots have so entwined together that it is inconceivable that you should ever part. Because this is what love is.

Love is not breathlessness, it is not excitement, it is not the promulgation of eternal passion. That is just being "in love" which any fool can do. Love itself is what is left over when being in love has burned away, and this is both an art and a fortunate accident.

Those that truly love, have roots that grow towards each other underground, and when all the pretty blossom have fallen from their branches, they find that they are one tree and not two.

Game Of Thrones - George R Martin5 of 21

Game Of Thrones - George R Martin

You are the moon of my life. That is all I know and all I need to know… until the sun rises in the west and sets in the east, until the rivers run dry and the mountains blow in the wind like leaves. You are my sun & stars.

The Notebook - Nicholas Sparks6 of 21

The Notebook - Nicholas Sparks

So, it's not gonna be easy. It's gonna be really hard. We're gonna have to work at this every day, but I want to do that because I want you. I want all of you, forever, you and me, every day.

Carrie's Poem - Sex And The City7 of 21

Carrie's Poem - Sex And The City

His hello was the end of her endings Her laugh was their first step down the aisle His hand would be hers to hold forever His forever was as simple as her smile.

He said she was what was missing She said instantly she knew She was a question to be answered And his answer was 'I do'.

Delirium - Lauren Oliver8 of 21

Delirium - Lauren Oliver

Love: a single word, a wispy thing, a word no bigger or longer than an edge. That’s what it is: an edge; a razor. It draws up through the centre of your life, cutting everything in two. Before and after. The rest of the world falls away on either side.

Serenity - Joss Whedon9 of 21

Serenity - Joss Whedon

You know what the first rule of flying is? … Love. You can learn all the math in the ‘verse, but you take a boat in the air you don’t love, she’ll shake you off just as sure as the turning of the worlds. Love keeps her in the air when she oughta fall down, tells you she’s hurting ‘fore she keens. Makes her a home.

Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte10 of 21

Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte

I have for the first time found what I can truly love—I have found you. You are my sympathy—my better self—my good angel; I am bound to you with a strong attachment. I think you good, gifted, lovely: a fervent, a solemn passion is conceived in my heart; it leans to you, draws you to my centre and spring of life, wraps my existence about you—and, kindling in pure, powerful flame, fuses you and me in one.

Stardust - Neil Gaiman11 of 21

Stardust - Neil Gaiman

You know when I said I knew little about love? That wasn't true. I know a lot about love. I've seen it, centuries and centuries of it, and it was the only thing that made watching your world bearable. All those wars — pain, lies, hate… It made me want to turn away and never look down again.

But when I see the way that mankind loves… you could search to the furthest reaches of the universe and never find anything more beautiful. So yes, I know that love is unconditional. But I also know that it can be unpredictable, unexpected, uncontrollable, unbearable, and strangely easy to mistake for loathing, and… what I'm trying to say, Tristran is… I think I love you.

Is this love, Tristran? I never imagined I'd know it for myself. My heart… it feels like my chest can barely contain it. Like it's trying to escape because it doesn't belong to me any more. It belongs to you. And if you wanted it, I'd wish for nothing in exchange: no gifts, no goods, no demonstrations of devotion. Nothing but knowing you loved me too. Just your heart, in exchange for mine.

The Bridge Across Forever - Richard Bach12 of 21

The Bridge Across Forever - Richard Bach

A soul mate is someone who has locks that fit our keys, and keys to fit our locks.

When we feel safe enough to open the locks, our truest selves step out and we can be completely and honestly who we are; we can be loved for who we are and not for who we’re pretending to be. Each unveils the best part of the other.

No matter what else goes wrong around us, with that one person we’re safe in our own paradise. Our soul mate is someone who shares our deepest longings, our sense of direction. When we’re two balloons, and together our direction is up, chances are we’ve found the right person. Our soul mate is the one who makes life come to life.

Grey's Anatomy - Shonda Rhimes13 of 21

Grey's Anatomy - Shonda Rhimes

I am sure. You are my partner, my lover, my very best friend. My heart beats for you … I promise you this. I promise you to lay my heart in the palm of your hands. I promise you me.

The Fault in Our Stars - John Green14 of 21

The Fault in Our Stars - John Green

‘I am,’ he said. He was staring at me, and I could see the corners of his eyes crinkling. 'I’m in love with you, and I’m not in the business of denying myself the simple pleasure of saying true things.

I’m in love with you, and I know that love is just a shout into the void, and that oblivion is inevitable, and that we’re all doomed and that there will come a day when all our labor has been returned to dust, and I know the sun will swallow the only earth we’ll ever have, and I am in love with you.

Spike, Buffy The Vampire Slayer - Joss Whedon15 of 21

Spike, Buffy The Vampire Slayer - Joss Whedon

When I say, ‘I love you,’ it’s not because I want you or because I can’t have you. It has nothing to do with me. I love what you are, what you do, how you try. I’ve seen your kindness and your strength. I’ve seen the best and the worst of you. And I understand with perfect clarity exactly what you are. You’re a hell of a woman. You’re the one

The Ninth Doctor, Doctor Who - Russell T Davies16 of 21

The Ninth Doctor, Doctor Who - Russell T Davies

Do you wanna come with me? ‘Cause if you do, then I should warn you — you’re gonna see all sorts of things. Ghosts from the past. Aliens from the future. The day the Earth died in a ball of flame. It won’t be quiet, it won’t be safe, and it won’t be calm. But I’ll tell you what it will be: the trip of a lifetime!

Wild Awake - Hilary T. Smith17 of 21

Wild Awake - Hilary T. Smith

People are like cities: We all have alleys and gardens and secret rooftops and places where daisies sprout between the sidewalk cracks, but most of the time all we let each other see is is a postcard glimpse of a skyline or a polished square.

Love lets you find those hidden places in another person, even the ones they didn’t know were there, even the ones they wouldn’t have thought to call beautiful themselves.

Meet Joe Black - Martin Brest18 of 21

Meet Joe Black - Martin Brest

Love is passion, obsession, someone you can't live without. If you don't start with that, what are you going to end up with? Fall head over heels. I say find someone you can love like crazy and who'll love you the same way back.

And how do you find him?

Forget your head and listen to your heart. I'm not hearing any heart. Run the risk, if you get hurt, you'll come back. Because, the truth is there is no sense living your life without this. To make the journey and not fall deeply in love—well, you haven't lived a life at all. You have to try. Because if you haven't tried, you haven't lived.

Donna Martin, Beverly Hills 90210 - Darren Star and Aaron Spelling19 of 21

Donna Martin, Beverly Hills 90210 - Darren Star and Aaron Spelling

I look at you and I see my best friend. Your energy and your passion inspire me in ways I never thought possible. Your inner beauty is so strong that I no longer fear being myself. I no longer fear at all.

I never thought that I could find someone to love who would love me back unconditionally. And then I realised that although we are often apart, you are always with me, that you are my soul mate. You give me purpose when I feel I have none.

Without you my soul would be empty, my heart broken, my being incomplete. I thank God every day that you were brought into my life, and I thank you for loving me.

Dana Scully, The X Files - Chris Carter20 of 21

Dana Scully, The X Files - Chris Carter

It seems to me that the best relationships, the ones that last, are frequently the ones that are rooted in friendship. You know, one day you look at the person and you see something more than you did the night before. Like a switch has been flicked somewhere. And the person who was just a friend is… suddenly the only person you can ever imagine yourself with.

The Apache Wedding Prayer21 of 21

The Apache Wedding Prayer

Now you will feel no rain, For each of you will be shelter to the other. Now you will feel no cold, For each of you will be warmth to the other.

Now there is no more loneliness, For each of you will be companion to the other. Now you are two bodies, But there is one life before you.

Go now to your dwelling place, to enter into the days of your togetherness. And may your days be good and long upon the earth.

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