Chris McNally, best known for his role as Lucas Bouchard in the Hallmark Channel series When Calls the Heart, prefers to keep his personal life private, particularly his marital status.
However, the actor has repeatedly hinted that he has a girlfriend, and it has been speculated that it is none other than his co-star Julie Gonzalo.
McNally Opened Up About Having a Girlfriend
McNally is one of those celebs that like to keep his personal life private. However, it is difficult to keep romantic affairs private when you are a prominent figure with a big fan base all over the world.
The Hallmark star has spoken about his partner and their relationship on numerous occasions, but he has never revealed her identity. Furthermore, McNally does not share any images on his social media accounts that reveal anything about his personal life.
However, he is said to be in a loving relationship with Julie Gonzalo, his co-star in the 2018 Hallmark movie Sweetest Heart.
Neither of them, however, has accepted or refuted it.
In a 2019 interview with ET, when asked when he feels the sexiest, the well-looking actor flinched away and stated it makes him feel good if his lover deems him handsome. He also added that decorating their apartment is the most romantic thing he has ever done, implying that they will be living together.
“If my girlfriend tells me I’m handsome, that’ll make me feel good.”
He and Gonzalo Both had Photos of The Same Dogs
McNally revealed on about expanding a folding tent and setting down a kingsize mattress for four — the couple and their two gorgeous dogs, Charlie and Bowie — anytime they are on the campsite in a 2019 interview with the LA Times.
Just months before making the statement, he told My Devotional Thoughts that he and his girlfriend had each adopted a puppy.
Gonzalo has already posted a few photos of McNally’s pets on her Instagram account. In September 2019, she shared a photo of her personalized birthday cake, which featured Charlie and Bowie’s fondant sculptures on top of an Argentian shirt.
In March 2021, she was observed enjoying a walk with the dogs in the snow.
The fact that they both have images of identical pets suggests that Gonzalo is the woman McNally described having adopted the dogs with.
Furthermore, in a 2019 interview with NS News, the Hallmark actor claimed that he and his girlfriend would dance in their living room and that his partner is South American, so he wanted to learn a few Salsa techniques.
“I waltzed her around the living room… but she’s south American so now she wants me to learn to salsa.”
The disclosure of his girlfriend’s South American heritage hinted that he is dating Gonzalo, who is also of South American background.
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A Couple from The Movies to the Real World
McNally and Gonzalo first met on the set of Hallmark Channel’s The Sweetest Hearts. It was all about the camera, makeup, and hair testing on the first day they met. Gonzalo wanted to talk about the scenes and, most importantly, get to know each other from the start.
“We took the time to just kind of chat and talk and get to know each other as much as we could in the little time that we had. And then throughout the film, we were able to get together after work and read some lines. And he’s such a wonderful, wonderful person and a terrific actor so it was very easy with him.”
In an interview with Fansided in 2018, the actress revealed her first interaction with the talented actor.
When asked how the two created love chemistry, she explained that they spent time talking with one other and then met after work to read lines throughout the film. She also stated that she believed in the energy and space they shared and that they had organically established amazing chemistry.
“At the end of the day, chemistry is about feeling good about the person you’re with and knowing their energy. I’m a true believer in energies and space and all that stuff.”
Not only that, but she revealed a humorous anecdote about how the couple enjoyed cupcakes in between shoots because Gonzalo’s character in the Hallmark movie ran a cupcake company.
However, neither McNally nor Gonzalo have ever spoken publicly about their relationship, and we respect the two’s desire for privacy.