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“He makes my heart sing”: Inside the beautiful, supportive romance between Lisa Curry & Mark Tabone

In seven years, the pair have been through the highest of highs and lowest of lows.
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Lisa Curry was previously linked most strongly to Grant Kenny, her husband of 25 years.

But these days, she has a new leading man in her life, Mark Tabone – and it’s clear he’s her ultimate soul mate.

Lisa met Mark in 2015, six years after her split from Kenny.

The Olympic swimmer found something unique in Mark, who is in fact an Elvis impersonator.

A romance filled with laughs, the two immediately hit it off. Before long, they were engaged and married.

Take a stroll down memory lane with us as we look back at Lisa Curry and Mark Tabone’s sweet love story.



In 2016, Lisa and Mark’s adventure truly began when they celebrated their engagement with friends and family. The loved-up pair were all smiles for the big event.



Woman’s Day covered the wonderful BBQ engagement at the time, noting many of their loved ones in attendance.



Mark dipped into his Elvis roots for the day, with himself and his uncle performing for the guests.


And then came the wedding bells! On May 11 2018, the pair made things official with a gorgeous wedding on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast. Their vows revealed the pure, undisputed extent of their love for one another: “Lisa is beautiful inside and out,” Mark said. “We share the same dreams and plans. She is my soul mate.”

Lisa echoed his words: “He makes my heart sing, he cares about me, he listens to my stories, even if I tell them to him three times. He laughs at my jokes and fixes anything and everything.”


Lisa promised to “age gracefully” with him, and will continue to love him “just a little more every day”. She was joined by her I’m A Celebrity jungle mates, Keira Maguire, Natalie Bassingthwaite, Tegan Martin and Julia Morris for the big day.

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Lisa Curry’s first meal post I’m A Celeb



Her vows have remained – these two have continued to go from strength to strength over the years – even when faced with the tragic passing of Lisa’s daughter, Jaimi Lee Kenny.



In September 2020, Lisa and her former husband Grant announced the devastating loss of their daughter, Jaimi Lee, who had suffered a long illness. An unbearably difficult time, Lisa leaned on her husband Mark, with a source telling New Idea, “Mark is warm, emotional and incredibly supportive… I’m not sure she could have survived this without him.”



Life certainly looks funner with him – the Elvis-lookalike and Olympian swimmer make everything into an adventure.



And Mark has slotted into Lisa’s family seamlessly. Along with Jaimi, Lisa has two other children Jett and Morgan, who has two children herself.



Mark steps up as a step-granddad to Morgan’s kids Taj and Flynn – and the family’s support bubble couldn’t be stronger.



At the end of it all, despite the highs and lows, these two will always have each other.

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July 2023 marked seven years since Mark kneeled down onto one knee and proposed to Lisa. In memory of the beautiful occasion, Lisa shared a tribute to Instagram.

“Right here behind us in Paradise Bay 7 years and 1 day ago, he put a ring on it,” Lisa wrote.

“Mark hired a beautiful yacht and at sunset, got down on one knee and proposed. It was very romantic 🥰

“Nice to be there again last night for a sold out show “Malta to Memphis” . Such a great night !! And so lovely to meet all the locals and Australians here on holidays”.

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