Bohemian Rhapsody star Allen Leech has EW to thank for introducing him to his wife
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On the red carpet at the 25th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, Bohemian Rhapsody actor Allen Leech shared the adorable story of how he first met his wife Jessica Blair Herman (American Crime Story, Fresh Off the Boat) at none other than an Entertainment Weekly party. “I approached Jessica, who at the time was dancing with the girls from Orange Is the New Black,” explained Leech to PEOPLE deputy editor JD Heyman and Andrea Boehlke.
Leech went on to share that he was about to Irish exit the party when a friend of his suggested grabbing one last drink. “I went back in, ordered, turned around and saw this vision in a velvet dress and said, ‘Tommy, I’m going to dance with that girl,'” he said. The couple married in early January 2019 with Leech’s Downton Abbey costars Michelle Dockery (Lady Mary Crawley) and Dan Stevens (Matthew Crawley) present for the nuptials as well as Bohemian Rhapsody‘s Rami Malek.
The Queen biopic is nominated for two SAG Awards at this year’s ceremony, including Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role for Malek and Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture.