Behind every great man is a great woman, as the saying goes.
And it looks like Home and Away star Orpheus Pledger truly backs this idea more than anyone, if his latest Instagram post is anything to go by.
Sharing a loved-up photo of himself and his girlfriend Bella Rogers to Instagram, the 26-year-old got deep about the role of women in his life and spoke candidly about masculinity.
"To me, becoming a "real" "man" carries with it many unspoken difficulties," the actor wrote in the caption.
"Dudes my age are mixing power and intention up with ego and un resolved emotional issues."
He revealed he was trying to eschew the macho stereotypes of the past for something more.
"Personally I feel compelled to break/dissolve that most certainly outdated stigma of the stereotypical 'emotionless strong bloke' who's relied on to do all the heavy lifting in life but useless with everything internal and in return rudely expects an imbalanced 50's housewife relationship to fill the gaps and do all the rest. What a load of crap 😇," he wrote.
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"Gender equality is a different thing all together, im not saying anything about that. I'm just saying, from my own personal experience, it's quite simple that the majority of men I've ever know or come across hold their heads high and mighty yet forget they probably wouldn't be half the men they think they are if it weren't for the majestic nature of women. "
Praising the female influences in his life, Orpheus concluded: "Love you Mother Earth. love you @bellarogers_ #yougogirls 🤘🏽💙 #onlypeaceandlove#nodisrespectintendedtoanyone also, love you mum. 🤙🏽 #protectandserve"
Orpheus, whose character Mason Morgan was killed off in the Home and Away season finale last year, went public with his relationship with Bella in October last year.
At the time, the pair went Instagram official by posting a series of fun photos together in the Sydney sun.
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