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A love story in photos: Tasma Walton and Rove McManus

The happy couple keep a very low profile.
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Rove McManus and Tasma Walton are intensely private when it comes to their, well, private lives.

Yet, they may be one of Australia’s favourite couples.

Both insanely talented and beloved, not just here at home but overseas, Rove and Tasma have excelled individually and as a couple.

Australian actress Tasma is best known for roles in TV WEEK Logie Award winning drama, Mystery Road and Cleverman.

Tasma in Mystery Road.

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While her husband, and three-time Gold Logie winner, Rove, is best known for his hit variety show Rove Live.

The popular television program was suspended and renamed simply, Rove, in 2006 after the death of Rove’s first wife, Belinda Emmett.

The former Home And Away star lost her eight-year battle with cancer at just 32-years-old. Rove and Belinda had been married for just 18 months before his tragic loss.

But, the TV star would go on to find love again. And, what a love it’s been so far.

“”He’s faced some very big challenges and has come through them with strength and grace,” Tasma said of Rove to the Herald Sun.

WATCH: Rove at the 2012 TV WEEK Logie Awards. Story continues below.

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Rove and Tasma began dating in 2007 and after just two years the couple tied the knot in an intimate beach wedding in Broome.

“Rove McManus and Tasma Walton are pleased to confirm that they were married on Tuesday June 16 in a private beach ceremony in Broome, Western Australia,” a statement from the couple read when the news broke.

“It was Tasma who proposed to Rove, having first asked his mother for her blessing.”

While the couple are notoriously private, it’s clear from the few interviews they do give that they are bursting with admiration and love for one another.

“He’s kind, intelligent, generous. And he’s funny, so joyous and playful, and he brings that out in me. We still behave like schoolchildren. We laugh a lot – little things, like when he puts on his cap and his ears stick out,” Tasma told The Australian Women’s Weekly.

The happy couple welcomed a daughter, Ruby, in 2013, and were glowing with joy.

“She’s her own little person,” Tasma told TV WEEK at the 2018 Logie Awards. “She has a wonderful spirit and personality and is very expressive.”

Scroll on to see their love story in pictures…

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“I adore this woman so much. Thanks to Tasma for coming in to be part of @roveandsam today. We’re about to sit and watch her on @clevermantv with our gorgeous little girl asleep in her room and I couldn’t be happier right now,” Rove captioned this sweet post.

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“Nothing says “hot date” like taking the wife to compare another couple’s origin story against your own. #TheBigSickMovie,” Rove wrote.

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Rove and Tasma welcomed their first child together in 2013. There may be next to no photos of their daughter Ruby on either of Rove or Tasma’s social media pages, but this adorable snap still melts our hearts.

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“I could watch this scene all day #myladies,” Rove captioned a rare photo of Tasma and Ruby at Taronga Zoo in January, 2018.

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The couple posed for a photo on the 2015 AACTAs red carpet with Magda Szubanski and Bindi Irwin.

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Rove captioned this pre-TV WEEK Logies pic: “Wedding cake ready.”

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Date night Harry Potter style for these love-birds.

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Rove says he’s proud to be a “handbag” to Tasma and her acting success.

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Rove, Carrie Bickmore, Hamish Blake, Dilruk Jayasinha and wife Tasma at the 2018 TV WEEK Logie Awards.

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The couple dazzled at the 2018 AACTAs.

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