It’s a narrative we’ve seen play out in plenty of romcoms – boy meets girl, pair become best friends, support each other through other relationships before falling (or realising they have always been) in love with each other.
The pair met in 2004 when she was 23 years old and radio host Blake was 21 years old at an event that doesn’t sound quite as glamourous as we’d expected: it was a “horrible men’s deodorant launch thing.”
And while they’re adorably loved up now, it wasn’t love at first sight.
In fact, in an interview with Fairfax Media’s Good Weekend, Foster Blake revealed that she actually felt no physical attraction towards Blake at all. (“No offence, honey” she said to him after.)
However the pair quickly established a lasting friendship for years while both dated other people, during which they wrote a dating book Textbook Romance together which was published in 2009.
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“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.
Foster Blake has previously spoken about the moment she realised she wanted Blake to be more than a friend.
“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],” she told Show and Tell in 2013.
“You know, we’d both had partners, and I’d been single for a year, out of a relationship for a few months, and it was quite organic I think.”
My husband was on a cruise for work last week, (he’s a tap dancer) so costumes for aforementioned party were up to me. I had very little time at the costume store, so after mine was sorted, I grabbed a suitably gauche/eccentric suit and wig and stuff for him to match. But none of it fit. Or worked. And he ended up looking like a bad mutation of Harry Potter, Austin Powers and a colourful racing identity in a sea of very cool, stylish cats. Anyway! Everyone had a great night and as they always say, ‘better to be dressed terribly, than naked or comfortable or well.’
However while their friendship turned into a beautiful relationship, it’s not always the case and Foster Blake did encourage caution when turning it into something more.
“You’ve got to take it slow, because there is no turning back. You can’t go back to that original friendship,” she said.
Couple goals, right there.