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Love at first flight: Sophie Monk and Joshua Gross' relationship in pictures

Meet Sophie Monk's future husband.

By Alex Lilly
Despite being arguably the best Bachelorette in Aussie reality TV history, Sophie Monk didn't find her happily-ever-after with winner Stu Laundy.
But the 41-year-old blonde beauty fell in love in August 2018 with fiancé Joshua Gross, 42, and their first meeting sounds like something out of a rom-com.
Whilst flying on a business class flight, Sophie struck up a conversation with marketing executive and fellow Aussie Joshua, who was mostly based in the US.
After a few champagnes, the Beauty And The Geek host even leaned in for a kiss.
"I just sat down and he had a sense of humour and I was like, 'Oh, how relieving, sitting next to someone you can have a chat with'," Sophie told 9Honey.
"It was like, 'Good sense of humour, hard worker'… it just happened."
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Though it started as a long-distance relationship, the two fell for each other quickly and Sophie admitted to TV WEEK that this relationship was nothing like her previous ones.
"I wasn't comfortable with myself and would choose people who weren't right for me," the Love Island host confessed.
"When you don't feel good about yourself, you attract the wrong thing or you look for somebody to fulfil you. But you need to meet someone who's a bonus to you, not someone to fix you. That took me ages [to realise]."
Sophie admits that her relationship with Joshua is "the best" and the two regularly post couple updates - especially as they're now living together.
"I've never had someone move in with me – ever. I love it. I wake up, he gets me coffee… It's so nice having him there. He's perfect," she said.
Only solidifying our faith in their sweet romance Joshua popped the question to Sophie in January 2021.
"Told you I'd tell you guys first💍🙌 I'm engaged," the star wrote when announcing the news, alongside a pic of her and Joshua embracing with her sparkly diamond ring on show.
"I honestly can't thank you enough for all the love and support. I know I have the coolest people following me and you've always had my back and I feel so cared about. You're absolute bloody legends. I'm not very good at being mushy. I'm trying to say I absolutely adore you.😍"
Keep scrolling to see their love story in pictures.

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