It wouldn’t be a stretch to infer that when Cupid flew his arrow, it fell amid Home and Away’s sandy sands, based on the amount of off-screen loves that have blossomed in Summer Bay over the years.
Many of the on-set romances have become well-known, including that between Sarah Roberts and James Stewart, Bec Hewitt and Beau Brady, and Rebecca Breeds and Luke Mitchell, to name a few.
However, some of the show’s actors appear to have kept their romantic relationships hidden from prying eyes, only to reveal details years later.
Actress Bree Bain (née Desborough ) has revealed she was dating Ryan Kwanten during their time on the program in a new interview with Home and Away fan blog Back to the Bay.
“I adored working with Ryan,” Bree, who portrayed Justine Welles from 1997 to 2000, told the outlet. We didn’t tell anyone at the time, but we dated the entire time I was on the show! He was the first boyfriend I ever had.”
Bree has now married a Canadian man with whom she has two children and is now the owner of a photographic business.
Ryan’s character Vinnie Patterson was a fan favorite, best known for his marriage to Leah (Ada Nicodemou), and the actor went on to huge things in the United States, including appearances in the smash show True Blood and a string of Hollywood blockbusters.
It’s not the first time a Home and Away celebrity has confessed a long-hidden romance with a co-star after years of silence.
Following the terrible passing of Dieter Brummer earlier this year, fellow Home and Away star Kristy Wright wrote a poignant tribute to the actor, revealing that he was her first love.
“Dieter and I began dating when I was 17 years old. He’d just ended Home and Away, and I’d just begun, and I’m not sure how we did it, but we managed to keep our romance hidden from the prying eyes of the media,” Kristy wrote in a touching Instagram post.