The charmed year continues for Bachelor pair Richie Strahan and Alex Nation.
While Nation poses for cameras in her bright red Lilli Marcs jumpsuit at the 6th Australian Academy Cinema Television Arts Awards, Strahan confesses he's a bit distracted. "Mel Gibson's apparently arrived," he says with an eager grin. "Is that all right that I want to touch Mel?"
Nation, 25, laughs and basically gives Strahan a pass. He's earned it after a successful meet-up with her son Elijah, 6.
"It was amazing," Nation says. "It went really, really well. They connected very naturally and it was just how I wanted it to be. It was perfect. It was everything I'd hoped for."
Strahan, 32, agrees. "It was all fantastic," he says.
For the holidays, Nation says, "I'll head over to Perth and apparently Richie has some surprises over there for me."
Looking at Nation, he adds, "Yeah, I've got a little something something planned. I can't divulge though because it's a big secret."
With a mock frown, Nation confesses, "I hate secrets."
Before Strahan can utter a word, someone catches his eye. He turns towards the arrivals line and says, "Geoffrey Rush is coming!"
And so the two go back to star-gazing.