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The unconventional but sweet way Succession star Sarah Snook and her comedian husband found love and got engaged: "It was the only option"

''There's a really lovely grace in that without the pandemic, we might not have ended up together so quickly.''

By Alana Mazzoni
On the cult hit drama Succession, Sarah's Snook's character Shiv Roy is stuck in a tumultuous and loveless open marriage to her husband Tom, but the Aussie actress' real-life marriage couldn't be more different.
The 33-year-old began acting professionally back in 2009 and never looked back. With titles like Aussie film The Dressmaker and 2015 biopic Steve Jobs under her belt, she's undoubtedly one of the country's fastest rising names.
But beneath the glamour of becoming the breakout star of one of the biggest shows on the planet, Sarah lives a relatively low-key life behind the camera. So quiet in fact that she kept her relationship and subsequent marriage to partner Dave Lawson a secret for months.
"At the beginning of the pandemic last year, I got locked down in Melbourne with one of my best mates and we fell in love," Sarah said of her marriage to Dave Lawson. (Instagram)
Sarah, who's earnt critical acclaim for her portrayal of a ruthlessly determined media heiress, married Australian comedian and actor Dave earlier this year. But the couple's engagement didn't have the most conventional of beginnings.
In October, the Adelaide-born actress revealed that she was the one to get down on one knee and propose.
"It was that or nothing. It was like, 'I've got to be in. I'm all in and I'm here'," she told Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield on Britain's This Morning.
Sarah previously told Vogue Australia about how her and Dave's relationship came to be (and it's the most 2020 way you could imagine).
Sarah has earnt critical acclaim for her portrayal of the ruthlessly determined media heiress, Shiv Roy. (HBO)
"At the beginning of the pandemic last year, I got locked down in Melbourne with one of my best mates and we fell in love," she said.
"We've been friends since 2014, lived together, travelled together, always excited to see each other, but totally platonic. We've just never been single at the same time. It's been a ride."
Sarah admitted she is incredibly fortunate to have met the one during a time where there is so much "heartache and sadness in the world".
"There's a really lovely grace in that without the pandemic, we might not have ended up together so quickly," she continued.
In Sarah and Dave's typical low-key fashion, the pair tied the knot in February in the backyard of their Brooklyn home.
The bride wore a vintage velvet Chloé coat and "matching Blunnies," Sarah revealed of their Blundstone boots.
Sarah went on to admit that neither her or Dave were expecting to fall in love, and they were taken off guard by how naturally their relationship progressed.
"We're very blindsided by it, we fell in love and it was the only option - we couldn't be apart," she said.
So who is the man who captured the rising star's heart?
The 33-year-old began acting professionally back in 2009 and never looked back. (Getty)
While Dave has dabbled in acting, starring in beloved Aussie shows like Bruce and Blue Heelers, the 43-year-old is perhaps best known for his talent on the comedic stage, for which he has won many awards.
He is also the great-grandson of the late Australian writer and bush poet Henry Lawson.
Dave's stand-up show, Life as Henry Lawson's Grandson and Other Funny Things About Me, received the coveted Comedy Custodians Award for Best New Talent.
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