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From reel life to real life: Home and Away stars Patrick O’Connor and Sophie Dillman’s relationship in pictures

Their chemistry is sizzling on and off-set.

By Erin Doyle
Summer Bay has long been a breeding ground for Home and Away stars to find romance.
Bec Hewitt (nee Cartwright) and Beau Brady, Luke Mitchell and Rebecca Breeds, Chris Hemsworth and Isabel Lucas and the newly married James Stewart and Sarah Roberts are all among the Home and Away stars to thrill fans by dating when the cameras weren't rolling.
Loved-up co-stars Sophie Dillman and Patrick O'Connor are just the latest to find love while starring together on the iconic show.
But unlike many of their fellow lovebirds, Sophie and Patrick actually met long before stepping foot into the fictional small town.
"We actually knew each other at uni - we went to acting school together years ago," Sophie told The Morning Show in March.
"We were friends then, and then we were in different years, so we didn't really see each other - but then when found each other on the show. And conveniently, our characters got together on the show."
WATCH: Sam Frost and Sophie Dillman chat to TV WEEK at the Logies. Story continues below
Patrick and Sophie's characters dill share a dramatic relationship on-screen, which the actors admit can make their jobs easier, but also difficult at times..
"I think we're both a bit more comfortable around each other at work, which can go either way - but it definitely makes it easier," Patrick said.
Sophie told TV WEEK in December that she loved having Patrick by her side at work. Although she admitted kissing scenes can be "awkward", there was the benefit of easy communication between the pair.
"It's great working with him – it's always fun. I can never guess what I'm going to get from him [while filming], which is the best," she said.
"We can be really straight up. We've got a great dialogue, so we can say what we need from each other and it will happen."
The fun they share spills over into their social life and the couple are never afraid to share lighthearted selfies with their followers.
Scroll on to see Sophie and Patrick's relationship in pictures.

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