Were Ginnifer Goodwin & Josh Dallas of “Once Upon” cheating together?

Ginnifer Goodwin and Josh Dallas
This story might not get a lot of interest, but I have to say it made me squee a little. (Ok, a lot! Update: This was before I learned all the details, please see below.) I used to watch “Once Upon a Time” until it got too farfetched for me. (I mean the whole premise is farfetched, but I enjoyed it up until about the end of January, when I lost interest.)

My favorite plotline was the dual one between kickass Snow White/single teacher Ginnifer Goodwin and Prince Charming/married amnesia victim Josh Dallas. It sounds ridiculous just written out like that, but on the show it played out like a fated love story that had you yearning for their happily ever after. They’re both solid actors I have to say. Dallas and Goodwin have real chemistry together, and it looks as if that might translate to an offscreen romance! The two were just photographed out on what really looked like a romantic dinner date on Tuesday in LA. (You can see all the photos here, and it really looks like Josh is looking out for Ginnifer.)

This isn’t their first outing together. The Daily Mail reports that they made their public debut as a couple at the launch party for Paul McCartney’s My Valentine video on April 13th. Those photos are the ones here. But – that’s not entirely accurate as I’ll cover in a moment! They’ve likely been together for over a year. First, here’s a quick segment of the Daily Mail’s report, which claims they’ve been dating since the fall. This is the first I remember hearing about it.

It was recently revealed that the pair have been dating since the autumn.

And last night, the fairytale heroes enjoyed a romantic meal at the reckoned Madeo in West Hollywood.

Ginnifer,33, certainly looked like the cat that had got the cream (leaving the side of poisoned apple) to have bagged her Prince Charming.

30-year-old Dallas looked similarly content to be squiring his feisty princess, who was all in rockin’ black.

The couple made their public debut at the launch party for the video of Paul McCartney’s My Valentine on April 13th.

The Once Upon a Time co-stars fell under each others spell since working together.

[From The Daily Mail]

Ginnifer announced a split with her then-fiance last May, so you might assume that there was plenty of time in between her breakup and when she hooked up with her costar. While I was looking for photos for this story I found pictures of Ginnifer and Josh at Disneyland together (those are below) on May 22, which photo agency WENN points out was “a day after the announcement of her split from fiance Joey Kern.” So was she cheating on her fiance? At least they weren’t married, and we don’t know the timeline. Maybe she just felt an irresistible pull to Josh and made sure to end things with her fiance before acting on it. I find this whole story very romantic, actually. I’m was clapping my hands together over it earlier. These two make a lot of sense to me.

Update: Thanks to lila for commenting that Josh recently split with his wife of four years, British actress Lara Pulver. I guess she was on True Blood, but I don’t remember her at all. Here’s a photo of them together in June, 2010. Josh confirmed their separation in an interview in December of last year. So it looks like there was overlap in his marriage before he hooked up with Ginnifer. That’s not good and I’m not as gung-ho about them now.

Josh Dallas and his wife Jennifer Pulver

Josh and Ginnifer At Disneyworld on 5-21-12
Ginnifer Goodwin and Josh Dallas

Ginnifer Goodwin and Josh Dallas

Ginnifer Goodwin and Josh Dallas

At the CMA Awards on 11-9-11. Maybe that’s what The Mail means about how they’ve been together since the fall.
Ginnifer Goodwin and Josh Dallas

Ginnifer Goodwin and Josh Dallas

Ginnifer Goodwin and Josh Dallas

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  1. brin says:

    It made me squee too…she literally found her Prince Charming! *sigh*

    • Maguita says:

      They’re so frigging cute together!!!!

      They look so good, I’m also all into this couple. Adorable!

      CB – OUAT got back to fairy-tale basics, last episode made me WEEP! Mr. Gold was un-freaking believably good. Watch it!

  2. lila says:

    Maybe Ginnifer didn’t dump her fiance, but Josh dumped his wife of like 4 years Lara Pulver (she’s been in True Blood and Sherlock) for her. Shady couple.

    • Celebitchy says:

      Oh damn, I didn’t look up his history, I should have. I’ll learn more about that and then update this story, thanks.

      -ETA- he’s young at 30 (in Hollywood) to have been married already!

      • lila says:

        That’s understandable, their cuteness is deceptive

      • devil’s advocate: he CONFIRMED the split with his wife in December, but that doesn’t necessarily mean they split then. They could have been separated a lot longer. Or not.

      • lila says:

        And Lara played Claudine on True Blood, Sookie’s fairy “godmother” and the one Eric drained and got drunk off of haha

      • The Original Mia says:

        He didn’t dump his wife for Ginny. He had been over in the States trying out for roles and Lara was back in London, filming MI-5. She rarely mentioned him when she was filming, which made people wonder what was going on with them. They were already separated by the time he and Ginny hooked up. He & Lara didn’t file for divorce until 2012 & that’s when Josh & Ginny came out.

      • Maguita says:

        I’m quite sure Angie Jolie had something to do with it…


      • Celebitchy says:

        @Lila OH that’s Claudine! I see it now. She looks so different.

      • sam says:

        @paranormalgirl agree!

    • Vicky says:

      Your right! I was planning on saying something nice until I read your post and did some checking. Bad, bad, bad. Not the right way to start out.

  3. Gene Parmesan says:

    He looks like he perpetually has lipstick on..im jealous

  4. Tiffany says:

    He was until very recently married, so this one might be more sketchy than romantic.

  5. X says:

    I love the show; it’s creative and original. I love her. She is stunning. Her face and eyes captivate. He’s, well, charming. 😉

  6. Talie says:

    They have good chemistry on the show, so I’m not surprised. I do think this was Josh’s first major US role, no? I think I remember reading that he spend a lot of time working in the UK. So, maybe the Hollywood rush took him over.

  7. Lipsy says:

    I watch the show and care about you covering any of the characters/actors, so keep ’em coming, Celebitchy! 🙂

  8. Samantha says:

    I read somewhere that he and his wife had been separated for some time, though. That’s not exactly the same as outright cheating, IMO, not if they were already in the process of ending the marriage.

    Does anyone think Josh has been looking a little…off lately? Maybe he’s lost some weight or something, because he doesn’t look as healthy as when OUaT first started airing.

  9. EF says:

    First of all, Disneyland outing wasn’t just two of them together. It was more like a cast outing because after all ABC is part of Disney. Lana Parrilla, who plays Evil Queen, and Lee Arenberg, the Grumpy, were there too.

    Second of all, it; being said that Josh’s divorce was finalized in December 2011 and rumor has it, he split up with Lara Pulver in late summer of 2011 because at Comic Con he wasn’t wearing his wedding ring.

    So I’m going to give them the benefit of the doubt and say they got together after they left their previous partners.

    • Reece says:

      I was just about to say an announcement doesn’t mean that’s when they actually split up. But finalized means they definitely split long before J&J got together. I see nothing wrong here.

    • LL2 says:

      I love Josh and Ginny as a couple, but I doubt end of Josh’s marriage was as mutual as some would like to believe. Lara Pulver has pictures of Josh on her twitter page. One was a picture she tweeted on August 24, 2011 with the words “Husband Crush”. She even tweets a picture telling people to watch out for Josh at comic-con. There is also a picture of an interview where she states that her wedding day was the happiest day of her life. That doesn’t sound like a woman who was ready to end her marriage at that time. She has moved on now and I am happy for her. I may be wrong, but I believe that she was more invested in the marriage than Josh was and therefore it is not surprising that he got involved with someone as soon as it ended. He probably did not cheat but I believe he developed feelings for Ginny while still married to Lara, which can be just as damaging to a marriage.

      • Dory says:

        I agree. Something seriously gives me a bad vibe or feeling about them as a couple, like there’s something behind the whole thing they’re hiding that they obviously don’t want everyone to find out. Did you read when they were at the White House Correspondants dinner and Josh was saying how he so called ‘fell’ for Ginnifer at first sight and had never felt that way before? That totally ticked me off a little and it is just even more proof that Ginnifer may have had more to do with he and Lara splitting than they would like us to know. And it makes the possibility that he cheated all the more great too. I’m sorry but I don’t support relationships based on secrets, lies and the chance of cheating. And I’ve read too of Ginnifer giving people dirty looks in public for looking at them. They’ve lost some of my respect honestly.

  10. bi says:

    I love them and I dont care about this site dirty gossip.
    Josh is separated, I do not see where the cheating, ok? he’s not married anymore so where is the big deal?
    And even they only know what they did …

    For me they are cute together …

  11. jen7waters says:


  12. lucy2 says:

    They are cute together and do have good chemistry on the show, but there’s something kind of doofy about him I don’t find attractive.
    Love her kick-ass Snow White.

    Sounds like they both split with their partners before getting together, no drama there.

  13. NerdMomma says:

    That would certainly be life imitating art! I love the show and watch it faithfully, but actually have started rooting heavily against these two’s characters getting together in the “real world” because with his character being married, it all got so sketchy and creepy. If they’re together in the REAL real world, that’s just too many darn layers for me, LOL

  14. mojoman says:

    But wait a second, if he already confirmed divorced, then what’s with the wedding ring? (on the 4th picture)

  15. TXCinderella says:

    They make a cute couple, but I wish she would let her hair grow out. She looks so much better without that pixie cut.

  16. Genevieve says:

    People fall for different people, I get that. But what happens when they’re on to another show with a love interest? Is the same thing going to happen?
    Man I’m glad I’m not an actress, you’re just setting yourself up to not have a long-term relationship.
    Also, don’t like those stupid black mickey mouse glasses.

  17. ecrc says:

    This post becomes ridiculous when it comes to cheating, and Josh is divorced. And his ex-wife Lara Pulver also has a new boyfriend lol
    And photos of Disneyland. Ginnifer and Josh were with Lana Parrillha (Evil Queen)
    Lee Arenberg (Grumpy) and the producer Adam Horowitz..they were not alone.
    I do not know the reasons for the separation Josh / Lara.
    And I will not speculate, because nobody gets it right, even the tabloids.
    What I know is I love to see Josh and Ginny together. And as the two are free and single, they owe nothing to anyone

  18. Lorrie says:

    She really needs to stop cutting her hair so short. She looks like an elf.

  19. Dory says:

    It really disgusts me how everyone makes them out to be this ‘perfect’ couple or this ‘fairytale’ couple. There is nothing fairytale about it if you have to break up a relationship, or worse yet a marriage, just to be together. Something about their whole relationship gives me a bad feeling to be honest. Can you imagine what could happen to their chemistry on the show if something went wrong between them? It is a big risk to take, going out like that when the characters’ love story you portray onscreen is the heart and soul of the entire show, and the reason why so many people watch. Maybe it’s a bad omen, but it gives me a bad feeling. There is something fishy behind their whole relationship too; like it seems so tacky, fabricated or rehearsed…like they can’t seem to go a day without being seen together at some glitzy event? It’s probably not PR or anything, but something just doesn’t feel right. There is definitely something they are hiding from us, and I have a hunch it’s no something good.