Every couple is used to telling the story of how they met.
Sometimes it’s ridiculously romantic (“we were seated next to each other on a plane and just never stopped talking”), sometimes it’s slightly problematic (“I… I was actually seeing someone else at the time”), and sometimes it’s a straight-up lie (“we met
on Tinder through mutual friends”).
It’s one of the first things we want to know when we meet a couple – for a few reasons. We want to be assured it’s possible to find love in a #hopelessplace, we want to believe in love at first sight, and we also want to hear about how an unassuming series of events can ultimately lead to a happy relationship.
So to satisfy our curiosity, here are the stories of how some of our favourite Aussie celebrity couples met.
Hamish and Zoë Foster Blake
The couple first met in 2004, when Zoë was 23 and Hamish was 21. They were both at an event for a “horrible men’s deodorant launch thing.”
In an interview with Fairfax Media’s Good Weekend, author and cosmetics entrepreneur Zoë Foster Blake said she initially felt no physical attraction towards Hamish, who was a comedian at the time and would go on to become one of the country’s most successful radio hosts. (“No offence, honey” she said to him after.)
However, they established a strong friendship for years while they both dated other people, during which they wrote a dating book together – Textbook Romance, published in 2009.
“I had never met anyone like her – confident, hilarious, obviously beautiful and very full of fun and life. I’ve come to know it as the Zoë magic,” Blake told the magazine.
When they were both single in 2010, their relationship began to change.
“We had a few conversations and it slowly unravelled,” Foster Blake said.
They were married in December 2012 and had their son Sonny in May two years later.
On the moment she realised she wanted Blake to be more than a friend, Foster Blake told Show and Tell, “It was quite a startling moment because he’d always just been firmly a friend, even brother like, to the point that when people were like ‘I think you and Hamish would be good together’ I’d be like [vomit sound].”