Turia Pitt first knew she had a crush on her now-partner Michael Hoskin when she was 12. She knew there were sparks when they were teenagers and Hoskin crashed in her bedroom after a party. And the time Pitt invited Hoskin to her 21st birthday and hoped they would get together romantically.
When they finally kissed, Pitt said it felt "like a Wizz Fizz up my back and stars were exploding in my eyes".
From then on, they were inseparable.
Then in September 2011, Pitt was severely injured after she was burned in a fire while competing in a 100km ultramarathon through the Kimberley region in Western Australia. It left her with burns to more than 65 per cent of her body.
But throughout it all, Pitt said Hoskin was by her side.
"To endless appointments, surgeries and pain rinse and repeat. Because of you, your love and your support, I knew that whenever I faulted I could always rely on you. I only have the life I have today because of you," she said.