‘Gossip Girl’ star Ed Westwick proposed to his girlfriend Amy Jackson in January 2024
Ed Westwick has found the one in his fiancée Amy Jackson.
The Gossip Girl alum proposed to Jackson during a ski trip in January 2024. The couple had been dating for three years after meeting at an Aston Martin event in 2021.
After Westwick asked Jackson out on a coffee date with their dogs, the two quickly hit it off. Jackson, a mother to her young son Andreas Panayiotou, told Lifestyle Asia that her little boy and Westwick get along well.
“This is the first time in my adult life that I’ve been in a relationship and felt content and at peace as well as head over heels passionately in love – it’s all about the balance,” she told the outlet in 2023.
So who is Ed Westwick’s fiancée? Here’s everything to know about Amy Jackson and her relationship with the actor.
She started her career as a model
Jackson was born in the United Kingdom and began her modeling career at 15 years old. In 2009, she was crowned Miss Teen World after winning the Miss Teen Liverpool and Miss Teen Great Britain pageants.
Her pageant work landed her a modeling contract with Boss Model Management and, later, Models 1 in London. After graduating from teen pageants, Jackson won Miss Liverpool in 2010. She then competed for the Miss England title and was named runner-up.
She is a Bollywood star
In 2010, Indian film producers saw Jackson’s profile on the Miss Teen World website and invited her to audition for Madrasapattinam, which would become her first foray into Bollywood. She has worked in the industry since, racking up over 20 credits, including 2018’s 2.0, which was India’s most expensive Bollywood film at the time of its release.
She has starred in movies that feature Tamil, Hindi and Telugu as their main languages and expanded into an international audience. Jackson told Lifestyle Asia that touching people in different corners of the world — she also starred in The CW’s Supergirl in 2017 — has been meaningful to her.
“Now more than ever, film regardless of its origin, is appreciated and respected worldwide – it knows no boundaries nor limits; and being able to transport an audience to different worlds, cultures, and experiences, fostering empathy and understanding through my work is extremely important,” she said.
She and Westwick met at a race track
The two first crossed paths at a fall 2021 Aston Martin racing event on the Silverstone race track. A mutual friend introduced them and they discussed their furry companions — Jackson’s poodle Herbert and Westwick’s Frenchie Humphrey.
Westwick ultimately asked Jackson out on a double date with their dogs at a coffee shop in Hampstead, winning her over.
“He knew how to win me over from the get-go … coffee and dogs,” she told Lifestyle Asia.
He is close with her son
Before Jackson met Westwick, she was in a relationship with hotelier George Panayiotou. The two were engaged when they welcomed their son, Andreas, on Sept. 19, 2019, per India Today, but later broke up.
Jackson has since introduced Westwick to her son and the two have formed their own bond, she told Lifestyle Asia.
“He’s the kindest, most caring human being to my little boy, Andreas — I love their relationship,” she said.
He is supportive of her career
Westwick may be a successful actor in his own right, but he makes time to also be supportive of Jackson’s career.
“We share a passion for creating and growing as individuals and as a unit — I’ve never had someone who supports and encourages me to wholeheartedly explore my true self,” she told Lifestyle Asia. “He makes me feel like I can do anything.”
In the same interview, Westwick said he had watched a number of his then-girlfriend’s movies and was proud of everything she’d accomplished. He even accompanied her on a trip to Mumbai, where she lived for a few years as she worked on films in the region.
“It’s great fun,” he said of her work. “She’s had a great career, and I’m in awe of everything she’s achieved, and I’m really excited for her upcoming projects.”
He proposed during a ski trip
Jackson and Westwick were enjoying a trip in Gstaad, Switzerland, when the actor got down on one knee on Peak Walk by Tissot, a hanging mountain bridge.
The happy couple announced the news in a joint Instagram post, with Jackson writing, “Hell YES 💍” in her caption under a carousel of photos of the two rejoicing over the special moment.
The Deep Fear actor reposted the images on his Instagram Story, writing, “I hit the jackpot xxx.”
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