Sophie Monk and Joshua Gross
Despite a successful run on The Bachelorette that saw Sophie choosing Stu Laundy, the two weren’t meant to be, and it wasn’t long before Sophie was left single once more.
However, the former Bardot singer got her rom-com moment in 2018, when she was sat next to Joshua Gross on a business-class flight.
“I just sat down, and he had a sense of humour and I was like, ‘Oh, how relieving, sitting next to someone you can have a chat with’,” Sophie told 9Honey.
What started out as a long-distance relationship quickly led to love, with Sophie deeming the relationship to be nothing like her previous ones.
“When you don’t feel good about yourself, you attract the wrong thing or you look for somebody to fulfil you. But you need to meet someone who’s a bonus to you, not someone to fix you. That took me ages [to realise],” she said.
The couple announced their engagement in January 2021.
“Told you I’d tell you guys first 💍🙌 I'm engaged," the TV-host wrote on Instagram beside a picture of herself and Joshua where she sported a sparkly ring and a massive smile.
Emma Watkins and Oliver Brian
Yellow Wiggle Emma Watkins got engaged to her partner, Oliver Brian, in April 2021.
She posted a photo of the couple, with her sporting a ring, writing simply “When life gets more sparkly ✨💍❤️.”
Emma and Brian met while working on The Wiggles, with Brian also being a musician.
She was previously married to fellow Wiggle co-star, Lachlan Gillespie, who is the current Purple Wiggle.
Despite their divorce after two years of marriage, the two continue to work together in the children’s band, both often sharing videos of themselves dancing together in zany routines.
Tayla Damir and Nathan Broad
Love Island winner Tayla Damir became engaged to her AFL beau Nathan Broad in June, sharing a video to Instagram of Nathan popping the question on their CCTV camera at home.
“My forever 💎 @nathanbroad," she wrote alongside the post.
"I can’t wait to spend the rest of my life with my best friend ❤️"
Tayla was famously, and very sadly, dumped by her fellow Love Island winner, Grant Crapp, who had a secret girlfriend back home throughout the filming of the show.
She took up with Nathan, who plays for Richmond Football Club, in 2019 and the pair live together in Melbourne.
Bryce Ruthven and Melissa Rawson
The most controversial MAFS contestants of 2021, Bryce Ruthven and Melissa Rawson, announced their engagement in July in an exclusive with New Idea, where they also announced that they’re expecting twins.
Bryce popped the question on a surprise date, which included a helicopter ride.
“It’s all happened very fast,” he told New Idea.
“It’s been a whirlwind, but we’re so incredibly happy,” Melissa said.
Jake Ryan and Alice Quiddington
Former Home and Away favourite Jake Ryan announced his engagement to his DJ girlfriend, Alice Quiddington, back in April.
They shared the news via Instagram, both sharing the same loved-up shot of them kissing, with Alice flashing her ring.
“GRAPPA ALL ROUND- stick a fork in me 💍💍💍” Jake captioned the image, while over on her Instagram, Alice simply wrote “Future hubby.”
The couple have been dating for three years now, and welcomed their first son, Wolf, in October 2019.
Announcing the birth also on Instagram, Jake penned "IN THIS LIFE!!! 'Be still, my beating heart' WOLF RYAN.... mind-blowing experience... @alice__q was phenomenal and recovering well. Superwomen ♥♥.”
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