Ironically, the pair's characters were also dating.
Gross accompanied Marcille along the Red Carpet at last year's Daytime Emmys. Meanwhile, Marcille's professional life is also on the upswing.
The actress recently signed a long-term contract with The Young and the Restless.
Marcille joined the cast of the top-rated CBS soap in June 2008, but made a storyline-dictated exit in August. This week Marcille earned a nomination for Outstanding Actress in a Daytime Drama Series at the NAACP's Image Awards.
Rebecca Jefferson , Lance Gross - World Premiere of Universal Pictures' 'Straight Outta Compton' held at The Microsoft Theatre - Arrivals at Microsoft Theater - Los Angeles, California, United States - Monday 10th August 2015While Judith may not have the natural credibility for her job as a marriage counsellor, having only ever experienced male affection from her husband of six years (partner for nearly twenty), she works at a highly well respected practice with a clientele of mainly well-off people, with dreams of setting up her own private business.
One day she finds herself familiar with one of her new clients, whom she happens to see often while out jogging.
In 2009, Marcille was nominated for two NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actress in a Daytime Drama Series for her Y&R role but didn't get the awards. In film, her credits include The Walk, Crossover, and, most recently, I Think I Love My Wife.
She appeared in a June 2009 episode of the BET prank show Played by Fame, where contestants have nightmarish dates with celebrities.
Marcille's boyfriend, Lance Gross, proposed to Marcille on Christmas Eve.
In spite of herself, she finds herself unable to resist his charms, as her own domestic life slowly begins to fail.
While she initially believes him to be an escape, it soon becomes clear that he is abusive and controlling, and pretty soon she's going to have to tell her husband her heartbreaking secret before anymore damage can be done.
The idea is firmly set in their minds, now all is left to do is to introduce the folks and announce the engagement.
Eva Marcille Pigford (born October 30, 1984), known professionally as Eva Marcille, is an American actress, TV host and fashion model, who most recently played the role of Tyra Hamilton on the soap opera The Young and the Restless.