102008: Actress Natalie Cassidy Engaged

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As she watched her former EastEnders cast mate Wendy Richard walk down the aisle at the Chesterfield Hotel in London on October 10, 2008, no doubt actress Natalie Cassidy, who portrayed Sonia Jackson on the venerable BBC soap for 12 years, dreamed of the day when she would don a wedding dress and say “I do” to the man who recently asked for her hand in marriage, Ben Porter. According to Now magazine online, the small screen star has moved in with her prospective groom in preparation for a spring 2009 ceremony.

Rumors of a betrothal have circulated since the summer, when Ms. Cassidy was spotted sporting a diamond ring on the third finger of her left hand. Reports now state that the symbol of their love was presented to the bride-to-be during a proposal on bended knee.

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