When Sylvia Jeffreys and Peter Stefanovic stepped in to host the Today show over the 2013 Christmas break, their on-air chemistry was undeniable. Even the news presenter’s family began to suspect a romance was brewing.
“My sister and mum both sat me down after that stint on air with Pete and said ‘is their something going on, is there something there?’,” she confided in Show and Tell‘s Katie ‘Monty’ Dimond in a recent interview.
At that point nothing had happened, but when Stefanovic returned to his post as Channel Nine’s Europe correspondent he began to write, she said.
“We started pen-palling after that,” she said.
“It was just nice things, about having a nice time working together and wishing me well … There’s something for a 33-year-old man to sit down and hand write a letter and post it to you. It doesn’t matter what’s in that letter but that’s a gesture in itself.
“You sign your signature on things and that’s about it, it was pretty special.
The “smooth move” from Stefanovic was the beginning of an “old school and traditional” romance, Jeffreys said.