‘We are stronger than ever’: Emmerdale star James Moore marks two-year anniversary with his girlfriend as he tells her ‘I love you’ in gushing post
Emmerdale actor James Moore has marked his and his girlfriend Sophie Edwards’ two-year anniversary with a gushing Instagram post.
Sharing five loved-up photos, James – who is best known for playing Ryan Stocks in the ITV soap – told his partner: ‘We are stronger than ever.’
James, 28, made sure to let Sophie know ‘I love you’ and posted snaps of their adventures over the years, including one of the pair at Disneyland and another of himself cosied up to his girlfriend at her graduation ceremony.
Sweet: Emmerdale actor James Moore, 28, has marked his and his girlfriend Sophie Edwards’ two-year anniversary with a gushing Instagram post
Best known: James is best known for playing Ryan Stocks on Emmerdale – the long-lost son of Charity Dingle
Posting a lengthy caption alongside his post, James wrote in full: ‘2 years. I can’t believe it. We’ve had 2 amazing, happy, incredible years together.
‘We’ve come so far from where we started. We live together, we have our own little fur baby, and we are stronger than ever.’
He sweetly added: ‘I’m so thankful for your support and encouragement and just pure, absolute love that you give me each and every day, and I can’t wait to make some new memories with you in the years to come. Happy anniversary, I love you.’
James made history in 2019 after becoming the first disabled winner of a National Television Award.
‘Stronger than ever’: Sharing five loved-up photos, James told his partner: ‘We are stronger than ever’
Adventures: James made sure to let Sophie know ‘I love you’ and posted snaps of their adventures over the years
But, James, who has cerebral palsy, told the Daily Mirror days after his win that he was about to quit acting when he landed the role of Ryan.
During the candid, the actor admitted that two years prior to picking up the Best Newcomer gong he almost gave up on his acting dream as he was told there were no roles for him, but has since been branded an ‘inspiration’ by fans.
He said: ‘You have to have belief and confidence in yourself and not rely on the acceptance of others. I’m loving what I am doing. I’m getting great feedback from people, I’ve won this wonderful award – and I am living my best life.’
Trips: James’ photos included one of the pair at Disneyland and another of himself cosied up to his girlfriend at her graduation ceremony
New home: In his caption, James revealed that he and Sophie had moved in together and even had a ‘fur baby’
Caption: James posted a lengthy caption alongside his post, writing: ‘2 years. I can’t believe it. We’ve had 2 amazing, happy, incredible years together’
James went on to reveal he’d dreamed of becoming an actor since a young age and even studied drama at school, but was told repeatedly there would be no parts for him.
After giving up on his dream – and studying photography at university – it was an episode of Breaking Bad – which featured Walter White’s son played RJ Mitte who also has cerebral palsy – that convinced him to give acting another try.
‘I thought ”Oh my God there is hope,”’ he added.
Just two weeks after signing an agent James landed the role of Ryan Stocks on Emmerdale – and immediately took centre stage as the long-lost son of Charity Dingle.
Making history: James made history in 2019 after becoming the first disabled winner of a National Television Award