Like the song from Disney’s Snow White says, “Someday my prince will come.” And for actress Ginnifer Goodwin, her Prince Charming did come in the form of Josh Dallas. In real life, Ginnifer Goodwin married the actor who plays her prince on Once Upon a Time in Josh Dallas.
The two stars of ABC’s Once Upon a Time were married on Saturday, April 12 in Los Angeles, California in front of their friends and family. Ironically enough, Goodwin on the show portrays Snow White or Mary Margaret Blanchard for her Storybrooke counterpart. Josh Dallas plays Prince Charming or David Nolan in Storybrooke. The couple had 30 guests at their wedding in formal attire. Guests were treated to cocktails and a performance by a Spanish guitar player.
E! reports that Goodwin and Dallas looked very “happy” and “relaxed” during the ceremony. Close friends and family members attended the festivities. The wedding was said to be “intimate and simple.” Goodwin is currently pregnant with the couple’s first child. At the ceremony, she wore a gown that was custom-made by Monique Lhuillier.
This is not the first marriage for Josh Dallas. He was previously married to actress Lara Pulver, who currently appears as Clarice Orsini in Da Vinci’s Demons on Starz. Pulver also famously played the seductive, sometimes-naked version of Irene Adler for BBC’s Sherlock series opposite Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman. Goodwin was previously engaged to actor Joey Kern. Goodwin and Kern were engaged for five months before they broke things off in 2011. So, Goodwin did in fact meet her Prince Charming on the set of Once Upon a Time when Dallas was actually still married to another woman. However, based on reports by E! Online, the two did not get involved until after they split from their respective spouses. This is the first marriage for Goodwin, who marries her Once Upon a Time prince Josh Dallas. Goodwin and Dallas became engaged in October of last year and announced they were pregnant the following month.
According to a source, after the two initially met in 2011, Goodwin and Dallas had an “immediate connection.” A source said of their burgeoning onset romance, “They were shooting in Canada together, and because they were both away from home, they inevitably started to socialize together off the set as well as on—and they got closer as friends.” The source continued, “The relationship has been full-on since the moment it turned romantic. There was no reason to wait and take it slow—they fell in love, and it feels right.”
During an appearance on Good Morning America, Josh Dallas talked about becoming a first-time father. Regarding the upcoming birth of the couple’s first child, Dallas said, “We just can’t wait to meet it.” Dallas added that he and Goodwin are “so excited” about becoming parents soon. The newlywed couple is currently keeping the baby’s gender and due date private. Fans of Once Upon a Time are undoubtedly over the moon to see Ginnifer Goodwin marrying her Once Upon a Time prince Josh Dallas in real life. Fans will be able to see Goodwin and Dallas’ adventures continue to unfold as Snow White and Prince Charming in the season finale of Once Upon a Time on May 11 on ABC.
By Jeffrey Harris