Inside Toby-Alexander Smith and Amy Walsh's relationship as they get married
Real life soap couple Amy Walsh and Toby Alexander Smith have tied the knot, after three years togther.
Amy has played Tracy Metcalfe in Emmerdale since 2014, whilst Toby played Gray Atkins in EastEnders until last year.
The couple wed in secret, in a rustic villa in Montenegro, surrounded by friends family (including Amy’s Girls Aloud sister Kimberly Walsh) and soap stars.
But when did the couple meet? And do they have any children together?
Let’s take a look inside their relationship.
When did Amy Walsh and Toby Alexander Smith meet?
Amy and Toby’s romance began after a chance meeting in the audience of Strictly Come Dancing in 2019.
Both actors were in the front row, Amy supporting Emmerdale castmate Kelvin Fletcher, and Toby supporting co-star Emma Barton.
The couple have discussed how ‘fate’ brought them together, as Kelvin wasn’t originally supposed to be in the line up, but replaced Made In Chelsea’s Jamie Laing after he broke his ankle.
During the show, the couple got talking and agreed to go on a date.
Amy said: ‘After the show, someone sent me a screenshot of us in the audience and I sent it to my best friend and joked, ‘Me and my future husband,’ just thinking it was going to be a date. But after our first date I was like, ‘This is it!”
A few months after the couple met, the country went into lockdown due to the Covid pandemic, forcing Amy and Toby to long distance.
However, their connection was obviously strong as Toby quickly made the decision to move in with Amy, so that they could spend lockdown together.
Do Amy Walsh and Toby-Alexander Smith have any children?
In 2021, Amy became pregnant with her and Toby’s first child.
Speaking to OK! about the pregnancy, she said at the time: ‘It feels as though the way everything happened was meant to be.
‘I thought I might struggle with fertility, so for pregnancy to happen quite easily and when I wanted – I was gobsmacked. We feel incredibly lucky…’
Their daughter Bonnie, was born in December 2021, and is now one year old.
Sharing the news of Bonnie’s birth on Instagram, Amy said: ‘Well…it’s been a busy week! Hope you all had a good one. HAPPY NEW YEAR from the three of us.’
However, Amy has also opened up about how ‘tough’ her birth was.
She told Loose Women: ‘Yeah, it was tough. It wasn’t easy at all. I kind of prepared myself for the worst but it was worse than the worst.
‘I had to be induced for various reasons and risk of infection which obviously just catapults you, doesn’t it? The contractions were going fast but I wasn’t dilating.’
When did Amy and Toby get engaged?
Toby and Amy announced their engagement on Instagram in August 2022.
Toby posted a snap of the pair in Ibiza – where he popped the question -with the caption ‘so this happened’.
Amy can be seen beaming in the picture, showing off her gorgeous engagement ring.
The Emmerdale star also posted snaps from the holiday with the capition ‘before, during, after’, with the last snap in the carousel showing her sporting her new ring.
When did the soap star couple get married?
Amy and Toby got married in a gorgeous outdoor ceremony in Talici Hill Rustic Villa in Montenegro in late August, 2023.
Soap stars in attendance included Emmerdale’s Natalie Ann Jamieson, Olivia Bromley, and Louisa Clein.
Speaking to OK! about her wedding, Amy said: ‘It was honestly the most perfect day. It surpassed all my expectations and more. I felt so surprisingly present on the day and loved every second. Now I’m just in pure bliss.’
Amy was walked down the aisle by her terminally ill father, who she said ‘knows he only has a certain amount of time left, so it was important for him to be there.’
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