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How Rob Mills and fiancée Georgie Tunny’s romance began with a TV news report that inspired a “crazy” DM

It seems that his crazy move paid off!
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He’s been an Australian Idol finalist, a Neighbours mainstay and a runner up on The Masked Singer, but Rob Mills’ biggest role is still to come; husband.

As he gears up to star on Dancing With The Stars: All Stars, the actor and musician is also preparing to plan a wedding to his fiancée Georgie Tunny.

After almost four years of dating, Rob popped the question to the TV journalist in late 2021 and will soon be able to call her his wife.

But how did the romance between this TV icon and news reporter begin? With an Instagram DM, of course.

Rob Mills’ romance with Georgie Tunny began with a “crazy” Instagram DM from the singer.

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The year was 2018 and after indulging in the single “party boy” lifestyle for a while, Rob had racked up his fair share of horrible Tinder dates when he found Georgie.

Or, rather, he spotted her on TV over his morning toast.

“Then one morning in 2018 I flicked on the television to ABC News Breakfast and went ‘Who is that?!’,” Rob told the Sydney Morning Herald.

“She was beautiful and articulate. I needed to know her, [so] I Googled ‘Who is the new ABC sports presenter?’, and Georgie’s name came up.

“I sent her a direct message on Instagram, which opened with, ‘I promise I’m not crazy’.”

It’s hard to believe that an Instagram message could kick-start a romance between a TV reporter and Aussie acting heartthrob, but this is the digital age after all.

Rob’s “crazy” move paid off and Georgie, recognising him from his Australian Idol days back in 2003, responded.

The rest, as they say, was history.

Romance blossomed and before long the couple were official, much to the dismay of some of Rob’s biggest fans who hoped to one day win his heart.

Despite his star power, the 39-year-old revealed in 2020 that he lucked out with Georgie and thinks he’s batting above his average.

While Rob is the TV star, he thinks he’s punching above his weight with Georgie.

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“I read somewhere once that if both people think that they’re batting above their average, the relationship is in a good place,” he told Now To Love.

“I think she’s just a sensational human being. She’s funny, a lot smarter than me, she inspires me with her work ethic and who she is as a human.”

Rob added that they have “monthly reviews” where they talk about things that do and don’t work for them, which really helps to make the relationship work.

So, how do you get a good review? It’s all about knowing each other’s love language and putting effort into the little things.

“You might go and get some flowers, great, but you might maybe make the bed and they’re like, ‘Oh my God, you made the bed?! You’re the best’,” Rob said of their surprisingly down-to-earth home life.

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Speaking of their home life, 2021 saw the couple hit a major relationship milestone as they moved into their own home together after three years of dating.

Georgie had already been living with Rob in his home in the city before the move, but having their own home meant plenty of fun firsts for the pair, including couch shopping.

Rob told WHO at the time: “We’re doing adult stuff – we’re going furniture shopping and buying a couch.”

Naturally, the news sparked speculation about where the relationship would go next and when, if ever, Rob was planning to pop the question.

There were already rumours that the couple were headed for marriage after a cryptic comment Rob made on Instagram for Georgie’s 30th birthday in January that year.

Georgie and Rob moved into their own home in 2021 after three years together.

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“Happy birthday my gorgeous, kind, funny, smart, talented Tunny. You’ve packed so much in already,” Rob wrote alongside a series of birthday photos.

“I can’t wait to see what’s next… shall we?”

Some fans took his question as a hint that he was planning to propose to his long-time girlfriend, but as 2021 came to a close it seemed the rumours were just that – rumours.

That is, until New Year’s Day rolled around and Rob announced the beautiful news on Instagram: he and Georgie were engaged.

Posting a loved-up photo of himself with Georgie at the beach, a sparkling ring on her finger, Rob wrote, “Best road trip of my life. I asked this girl to be my wife.”

Rob announced he and Georgie were engaged at the start of 2022.

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Speaking exclusively with Now To Love about the moment he proposed, the actor confessed it didn’t actually go according to plan.

He had hoped to get down on one knee on Mount Kosciuszko, the highest point in the country, but it was far too crowded for the intimate moment he had pictured.

Instead, Rob popped the question at a more private location during a romantic road trip – and Georgie had no idea it was coming.

“It was really beautiful. I’m glad it went the way it went, and then we got some pies,” he laughed.

“We were driving up to Sydney, and I wanted to go to the mountains for me and the beach for her. She had no idea what we were doing.”

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Now the couple have a wedding to plan, but after years of low-key romance it doesn’t look like they’re in any rush.

For the time being, Rob certainly seems happy to just enjoy the little moments with his future wife, confessing that napping together and debating are some of his favourite things to do with Georgie.

“We like to debate stuff, which is good. I like her brain, I think, the most,” he said.

They truly do seem like a match made in heaven and we can’t wait to see where their beautiful romance goes next.

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