Our favourite Home And Away couples of all time

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There have been many breakups and makeups on Home And Away over the years.

Despite the rough times, these couples either lasted the distance – or were torn apart by tragic circumstances.

From Alf and Alisa to Shane and Angel and many more – take a trip down memory lane as we reflect on some of our favourite Summer Bay romances.

Scroll down to see who made our list.

Alf & Ailsa: In 1988, Alf (Ray Meagher) and Ailsa (Judy Nunn) tied the knot in Summer Bay. They welcomed their son, Duncan, into the world the following year. Despite some hard times over the years, Alf and Ailsa were married until Ailsa’s death in 2001.

An undiscovered heart condition caused Ailsa’s sudden death and shortly after Alf suffered a nervous breakdown. He began seeing visions of his late wife, but these turned out to be the side effects of a brain tumour.

Brax & Charlie: Beloved couple Brax (Stephen Peacocke) & Charlie (Esther Anderson) didn’t have the easiest time getting together. The fact that Charlie was a police officer and Brax was a part of an infamous gang forced the pair to hide their relationship. Thankfully the couple managed make things work and even decided to move to the city together.

Unfortunately Charlie was shot twice by Jake Pirovic (Fletcher Humphrys) and despite the hospital’s best attempts, her daughter Ruby (Rebecca Breeds) and Brax was forced to turn off her life support.

Flynn & Sally: When Flynn moved to Summer Bay in 2001 there was an instant connection between the doctor and Sally (Kate Ritchie). The couple stayed strong through tough times, including Sally’s inability to have children of her own. Luckily Sally’s best friend Leah (Ada Nicodemou) acted as surrogate for the couple and gave birth to their daughter Pippa.

However, it wasn’t to be for Sally and Flynn when the doctor was diagnosed with skin cancer. In one of the most emotional episodes ever, Flynn (Joel Mcllroy) said his goodbyes to Cassie (Sharni Vinson), Alf (Ray Meagher) and Rick (Mark Furze), and then he and Sally danced to their wedding song and he passed away in her arms a short time later.

Martha & Jack:

Despite some rocky moments between Jack (Paul O’Brien) and Martha (Jodi Anasta), the couple really loved each other and were torn apart too soon. They managed to survive many break ups and were even able to stay strong through the news that Roman (Conrad Coleby) was the father of Martha’s baby. Sadly Jack was shot dead by Angelo (Luke Jacobz), leaving Martha to battle cancer by herself.

Leah & Vinnie:

Leah’s (Ada Nicodemou) first meeting with Vinnie (Ryan Kwantan) was as she ran away from her wedding to Ted. The pair grew close and it wasn’t long before Leah and Vinnie tied the knot in a memorable ceremony where the couple blended Leah’s Greek background with Vinnie’s Scottish roots.

Unfortunately things didn’t work out for the couple when Vinnie was arrested for fraud. In 2010, Elijah, played by Jay Laga’aia, revealed to Leah that Vinnie had passed away 18 months earlier in a farming accident.

Robbie & Tasha:

Robbie Hunter (Jason Smith) tried to catch Tasha Andrews’ (Isabel Lucas) with a trap when she was living by herself in the bush. Their relationship was rocky from the beginning. Tasha’s fling with Kim Hyde (Chris Hemsworth) didn’t help things either. However, Robbie and Tasha eventually got married and moved to America with Tasha’s daughter Ella.

Aden & Belle:

The relationship of lovebirds Aden (Todd Lasance) and Belle (Jessica Tovey) was a fraught one. Aden suffered a severe breakdown in the early stages of their courtship which sent Belle into the arms of Angelo (Luke Jacobz). This didn’t last long and the couple got back together and became engaged not long after.

The pair got married even though Belle had been diagnosed with terminal cancer and didn’t have much time left. Shortly after they returned from their honeymoon, Belle passed away in Aden’s arms.

Brax & Ricky:

Charlie (Esther Anderson) was always going to be a hard act to follow for Home And Away, but they sure hit the nail on the head when they introduced Ricky (Bonnie Sveen). Ricky was a friend of the Braxton family and she first made an appearance at Heath Braxton’s (Dan Ewing) engagement party.

Brax (Stephen Peacocke) and Ricky quickly fell in love but it wasn’t all smooth sailing. Not even Ricky’s marriage to Nate (Kyle Pryor) could stop this couple from being together. In 2016 Brax returned to the Bay to for Ricky and baby Casey and they all lived happily ever after!

Ric & Matilda:

The relationship between Ric (Mark Furze) and Matilda (Indiana Evans) originally wasn’t supported by her mother Beth. The pair pushed through and ended up staying together for quite a while. Unfortunately Rics’s infidelity with Viv (Simone McAullay) caused the couple to break up. Even Matilda’s move to Perth couldn’t keep the lovebirds apart and Ric soon went to see her. The last we saw of the couple was them kissing following their reunion.

Shane & Angel:

Runaway teen Angel (Melissa George) arrived in Summer Bay in 1993 and soon fell in love with Shane (Dieter Brummer). The pair broke up briefly when Shane discovered that Angel had a son when she was only 14. Once Shane met Angel’s son Dylan, she discovered that the pair got along so well and the couple soon reunited.

Shane and Angel were planning their wedding when Alf (Ray Meagher) accidentally ran Angel down with his car. This forced Angel to tie the knot in a wheelchair but she did manage to walk down the aisle. Whilst Angel was pregnant with the couple’s child, Shane tragically passed away following a motorbike accident and he died in her arms.

Hayley & Noah:

One of Summer Bay’s golden couples, Noah (Beau Brady) and Hayley (Bec Cartwright) were ripped apart too early. After a few months of being on and off again the couple finally got back together after Hayley was involved in a car accident with Brodie (Susie Rugg). Noah proposed to Hayley on her 21st birthday and she happily accepted. The young couple tied the knot overlooking the beach and Hayley’s dead father Ken (Anthony Phelan) appeared to Hayley and walked her down the aisle.

In a tragic turn of events, Hayley and Noah’s marriage was cut short when Noah was shot dead by Sarah Lewis (Luisa Hastings-Edge) during a siege where she was holding a number of Summer Bay resident’s hostage.

Heath & Bianca:

Much like Charlie (Esther Anderson) and Brax (Stephen Peacocke), Heath (Dan Ewing) and Bianca (Lisa Gormley) had a troubled beginning to their relationship. When Bianca discovered that she was pregnant following her wedding to Liam (Axel Whitehead), she assumed that Liam was the father. It turned out that Heath was in fact Bianca’s baby daddy!

The pair eventually reunited but were devastated when their son Rocco passed away from SIDS. After a brief break-up, the couple came back together and ended up getting married and leaving the Bay. Heath and Bianca returned to the Bay last year when they were experiencing marital problems. Thankfully they were able to work through these and departed again, happy and in love.

Marilyn & John:

Our favourite relationship of Marilyn’s (Emily Symons) has to be her and John (Shane Withington)! This couple have had some terrible times but continue to stick by each other’s side. When an accident in the diner caused Marilyn to completely lose her memory, including all recollection of John and their wedding day, John continued to support her.

Luckily Marilyn regained her memory but the couple were dealt another blow when John was diagnosed with a brain tumour. The tumour caused John’s behaviour to completely change and led him to starting a fire in the Bay, which led to the death of Billie. Despite this, the couple are still together!

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