Congratulations are in order for EastEnders star Luisa Bradshaw-White, who has married her longterm partner Annette Yeo. The couple, who have been together for 15 years, confirmed the happy news on Twitter. Luisa – who plays Tina Carter in the BBC soap - shared a photo of a sign that read "Happily ever after starts here". In a caption alongside, she wrote: "OMG we did it!! We r officially WIFE & WIFE @YeoAnnette I'm so excited 2 b spending the rest of my life w u."
Annette, who entered into a civil partnership with Luisa nine years ago, wrote: "thank u for making an honest woman of me at last! It was worth the wait!"
Luisa Bradshaw-White announced her happy news on Twitter
Luisa, 40, and Annette have two daughters together, who acted as bridesmaids at the ceremony. The actress spoke about her then-upcoming nuptials last month, revealing that she and Annette had decided to tie the knot because they "legally" could following the legalisation of same-sex marriage in the UK in 2014.
EastEnders viewers recently saw Luisa's character start a blossoming romance with Sonia Fowler, played by Natalie Cassidy. Speaking recently to Diva magazine, the star revealed: "That was meant to be the long-term goal from when I came into the show, and that was the whole reason they brought (Tina's ex-girlfriend) Tosh in – to give some sort of backstory to Tina.
Luisa and Annette have been together for 15 years
"And then keep the Tina/Sonia thing running for as long as they could," she added. "So it's really nice… and (Natalie) is lovely to work with."
Asked whether she thinks the couple's relationship would be important for the show's young gay viewers, Luisa replied: "I think it's absolutely brilliant. Somebody actually tweeted the other day that what they loved about Tina was that she was just really normal. They said that it's lovely to see a lesbian portrayed just like anyone else in the Square."