Lynne McGranger has been on Home and Away for nearly three decades, and she’s been in a loving relationship with boyfriend Paul McWaters for the entire time.
The actress is the longest-serving female cast member on the iconic Australian soap, and she is also Paul’s main lady, having been married to him for nearly 30 years – 36 to be exact.
Last year, the couple celebrated their anniversary on December 4th, and Lynne used the opportunity to thank her lover with a few lovely words.
“Happy anniversary to my partner in crime! 36 years!! Where the hell did that go. Thanks for the laughs baby. Love you,” she wrote.
Lynne and Paul have been together for 36 years.
While their relationship has remained relatively low-key, Lynne explained to New Idea in 2014 how the two met in a romantic – albeit amusing – way.
“I invited him round to my place in 1984 [after having dinner together] and he never went home. Still hasn’t,” Lynne quipped during their first ever joint interview.
The couple have been together ever since, and despite all the milestone years under their belts, they’re in no rush to get married.
“I’m still waiting [for him to propose],” Lynne said.
“We always joke and say we’ll do it when we want some white goods, and I’m here to tell you now, we need a new washing machine!”
The couple has a child together.
Lynne has previously credited Paul for assisting her in managing motherhood and her work. The pair has a 29-year-old daughter together, Clancy McWaters, and Lynne has previously acknowledged Paul for assisting her in balancing parenthood with her job.
“Aside from being a wonderful man, if it wasn’t for him I’d never have been able to do what I’ve done on Home and Away,” Lynne told Woman’s Day in 2019.
“He took over as a house husband and primary carer of Clancy,” she said.
“He’s amazing. We still enjoy each other’s company and still make each other laugh.”
“If it wasn’t for him I’d never have been able to do what I’ve done on Home and Away.”
The beautiful couple bond over their shared passion for sports, and they frequently attend AFL games to support their beloved Sydney Swans.
Paul’s love of technology, on the other hand, is something they don’t share, with Lynne describing her long-term spouse as “sort of a computer geek.”
“Which isn’t my cup of tea but he loves it,” she said.
And, while the pair aren’t married, Lynne hasn’t ruled it out.
“If we do get married it will probably be a barbecue in the backyard,” she said.
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