Peter FitzSimons doesn’t beat around the bush when it comes to life – or marriage.
He tells it like it is. And that includes how he and wife Lisa, host of Today Show and all round amazing woman, have stayed together and happy for 25 years of marriage.
“We have 50 blissful days. 300 pretty good days. And 15 shockers,” he says of each year together.
The former Wallaby-turned-journalist and red-bandana-wearing chair of the Australian Republican Movement sat down with Mia Freedman for the latest episode of her No Filter podcast.
The couple, who have three children, were introduced by mutual friend, 60 Minutes reporter Liz Hayes.
And within three months of meeting, they were engaged.
Listen to Pete tell Mia the full story, below. Post continues after audio.
“We didn’t muck around… it just felt right. It didn’t feel hard.”
“It was a Sunday night, and I said — ‘I’m tired of this, will you marry me?’
“And she said — ‘Yes, I will marry you.’
“For it to really work, you’ve both got to be nesting at the same time. We met at the same time and we were both ready. A good relationship is like an onion. I still don’t understand Lisa,” Pete told Mia.