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Minnie Driver's bad date

Minnie Driver's bad date

Minnie Driver met her soulmate whilst on a date with another man.

The 'Good Will Hunting' star has recalled how she was on a blind date with someone else when she noticed an old friend she'd lost touch with, Neville Wakefield, walking on the beach.

She said: "We [her and her date] went for a walk on the beach and I knew it wasn't gonna work out, so I said, 'Shall we sit down...?' We were sitting there and I saw somebody walk by and I recognised him from the back of his head, and it was this guy that I've known since I was 17-years-old and I called out his name, and it was him, and we went out together.

"We hadn't seen each other in about 10 years and we went out for dinner and that was that ... He was one of my great friends when I was 18."

And the 46-year-old actress is disappointed her father Ronnie, who passed away in 2009, never really got to know Neville as her boyfriend but she knows he would have approved of him.

Speaking on The Talk, she added: "I was always sad that my dad was never gonna know the guy I would end up with, because he passed away, but dad loved Neville."

Meanwhile, Minnie previously opened up about how she got into acting after starting her career as a musician.

She said: "Then the films blew up and some sane adult said, 'You should really go with the flow of what's happening. You know you should go down the path of least resistance. Don't just dig your feet in and say you've got to do this, because you'll always do this anyway.'

"And they were right, because I never stopped playing music. It's just that my job became something else. I really love acting, it's fun and great and awesome, and I've made a really good living at it for a long time, so it really worked out."