A made-for-TV romance? Kevin McGarry and Kayla Wallace captured more than just audience attention when they teamed up with When Calls the Heart in 2019, they also captured each other’s attention.
The actors began working together during season 6 of the Hallmark Channel series playing Nathan Grant and Fiona Miller, respectively. While their characters are not romantically involved, McGarry and Wallace did strike up a relationship in real life off-camera.
More than a year after fans first met the duo on the TV show, McGarry confirmed via social media that he was dating the A Song for Christmas actress. “Photographic evidence,” he captioned a series of Polaroid photos with Wallace in November 2020.
A month later, the Once Upon a Prince actress gave fans another glimpse into her relationship with McGarry, sharing a unique gift from the duo that hung on her Christmas tree.
“The best way to spread Christmas cheer is to sing it out loud for all to hear,” she wrote, citing Elf. Wallace got close to the Canada native in a black and white photo that was turned into a heart-shaped ornament.
The couple continued to keep their romance under wraps throughout 2021. After celebrating Wallace’s 28th birthday together in late October 2021 while wearing Anchorman costumes, the couple began sharing a few more moments with their fans.
The Undercover Cheerleader star called her boyfriend “the source of 99 percent of my laughter” on his birthday in March 2022.
That same month, the couple co-starred in their first joint Hallmark Channel movie, Feeling Butterflies. They have since appeared as co-leaders on the 2022 My Grown-Up Christmas List.
“Watch this ⭐️@imkaylawallace My Grown-Up Christmas List movie tomorrow night at 8/7c on @hallmarkchannel,” McGarry wrote via Instagram in July 2022 along with a carousel of photos of their love on set. . “I’m glad she let me participate with her. ❤️.”
The duo took their relationship to the next level in December 2022 when the Heartland alum proposed to her.
“Forever ❤️,” Wallace and McGarry captioned an Instagram video announcing their engagement. In the clip, the lovebirds shared a kiss as the Killer Ending star showed off her diamond sparkler.
“We wish our friends @imkaylawallace and @kevin_mcgarry_w a BIG CONGRATULATIONS on their engagement!” Erin Krakow, who also stars in When Calls the Heart, wrote via social media after witnessing the magical moment. “So happy for you two and excited that we all got to celebrate together in the big apple!”
Scroll down to see the Hallmark Channel couple’s love story from the beginning: