Faith Howells and her husband Evan might have a troubled relationship in Keeping Faith, but fortunately life doesn't imitate art as the actors who play the couple, Eve Myles and Bradley Freegard, are happily married in real life!
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The pair first met at the National Youth Theatre of Wales back in 1994, and they then attended the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama in Cardiff together. Chatting about Eve to Wales Online back in 2009, Bradley said: "I was attracted to her straight away, she’s got a fantastic personality and similar sense of humour as me, so we just get on really well."
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He added: "We’re both actors, this is our profession, it’s just what we do. The real reason I think we’ve been together so long and through so much is because we were with each other before things really started taking off."
The pair, who tied the knot in 2013, share two daughters: Matilda, 11, and Siena, six. Chatting about the arrival of Siena back in 2014, Eve said: "We’re so thrilled... We didn’t know whether we were having a boy or girl but either way it wouldn’t have mattered at all as long as everything was okay.
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"Matilda was convinced it would be a little girl and came up with some very interesting names, including Jesus. But as we got married in Siena we felt that if it was a little girl we couldn’t have named her anything else really."
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Chatting about the moment they found out Bradley was offered the part of Evan in Keeping Faith, Eve told You magazine back in 2019: "I was in hospital after a dusting accident – I’d polished my coffee table with a Dettol wipe and a piece of wood went into my hand and it seized up.
"I ended up needing two operations and I was in bed recovering when Brad came in and said, 'Babes, I didn’t get the part.' I said, 'Oh well, a door closes and another opens,' and he went on, 'But they’ve offered me Evan.' I just laughed and said, 'You’re going to have to get me more morphine!' I was just so thrilled at the prospect of working with Brad again, I couldn’t believe it."
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