A former Neighbours actress has married an NFL star.

Australian actress and former Neighbours star Nicky Whelan has married Kerry Rhodes, a former NFL player, in Los Angeles.

The guest list included Shane Warne, Melbourne-based model and photographer Rosanna Faraci, as well as designer and close friend to Whelan, Katie Brannaghan. 

On Monday, the 35-year-old actress posted a video to Instagram captioned, ‘We are beyond tired but very happy… #thedayafter’.

We are beyond tired but very happy … sneaky video by @gerican … #thedayafter ???????? @kerryrhodes ❤️

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Fans congratulated the couple, with many saying they can’t wait to see a wedding photo.

While Whelan, 35, launched her acting career on Australian TV, in shows such as Beyond the Boundary, Coxy’s Big Break, and of course, as Pepper Steiger in Neighbours, she’s since gone on to play an Australian medical student in Scrubs, and co-star in Hall Pass, alongside Owen Wilson, Jenna Fischer, and Christina Applegate.


Whelan and Rhodes started dating after Whelan’s relationship with actor Chad Michael Murray ended in 2014. The two met on the set of a comedy sketch, and Whelan had no idea Rhodes was an athlete.

“I thought he was an actor,” she said.

“So to be introduced to this whole NFL life he had before me is awesome.”

In February last year, the couple announced their engagement just moments before a pre-Grammy awards event. And fans have been eagerly awaiting the wedding ever since.

He’s the one … #engaged @kerryrhodes ????

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