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From love letters to their family of four: Sylvia Jeffreys and Peter Stefanovic's love story

How did these Aussie sweethearts get together?

By Rebel Wylie
They're one of the nation's most beloved couples, so did these powerhouses of Australian journalism get together?
After meeting on The Today Show back in 2014, Sylvia Jeffreys and Peter Stefanovic soon began dating and while the feelings were there, there was a huge spanner thrown in the works when Pete took up work overseas as a foreign correspondent, throwing the new couple into a long distance relationship.
Determined not to lose what they had, Peter wrote Sylvia a love letter just as he was leaving Australia… and how romantic is that?!
Like something out of a rom com, during their time apart the journo continued to woo his lady with love letters, and it worked, they stayed together despite the distance between them.
Peter wooed Sylvia with romantic love letters. (Image: Getty)
While holidaying in France in July, 2016, Peter popped the question.
The delighted couple took to Instagram to share their happy news, both sharing images from a French vineyard, with the bubbly blonde proudly showcasing her massive diamond ring.
"We've had the most wonderful time celebrating with great mates," Sylvia confessed.
"We couldn't be happier (check the grins) and so excited to share the news with everyone," she said.
"Pete popped the question, and I said yes, OF COURSE!!!" (Image: Instagram)
"I asked my missus to be my wife and she said yes!" (Image: Instagram)
Surrounded by their nearest and dearest, the couple tied the knot in an outdoor ceremony by a lake on a private property in Kangaroo Valley in April, 2017.
"I've never seen a more beautiful bride, or a prouder groom. It was a gorgeous day from start to finish. So much love, so many laughs. They couldn't have wished for a happier start to married life," a guest from the wedding said.
Guests included Sylvia's Today Show colleagues Lisa Wilkinson, Richard Wilkins, Richard's son Christian and former Neighbours star turned singer, Holly Candy.
A fairytale wedding! (Image: Daniel Griffith Photography)
Shortly after tying the knot, the couple made no secret of their plans to start a family.
In November, 2017, Sylvia told The Australian Women's Weekly that she and Peter intended to raise their children in the same spirit with which they were raised – with lots of sun, sea and surf.
"We'd love a house full of kids. Our hope is that down the track, we could have a house on the Gold Coast so that our kids can have the same experiences with their cousins that we both had as kids with our cousins," she told The Weekly.
Peter also revealed to news.com.au's podcast Balls Deep in July 2018: "It's something we both want to do.
"I feel I'd be missing out if we didn't have a kid, but we're both pretty busy with our work at the moment."
WATCH: Sylvia Jeffreys on her romance with Peter Stefanovic. Continues after video ...
The couple's dreams came true, however, when they welcomed Oscar Hamilton Stefanovic in February 2020, his parents were over the moon.
The pair announced the safe arrival of their newborn son on Instagram, with Sylvia gushing, "Our beautiful boy, Oscar Hamilton Stefanovic 💙 3.4kg, deep blue eyes and perfectly healthy. He's absolute magic."
Meanwhile, Peter wrote: "We've got our own Oscar! I'm so unbelievably proud of @sylviajeffreys and our new best mate. Love is strong. Life is fantastic."
Not long after, baby Henry was born in April 2021, with mum Sylvia writing: "Our gorgeous, healthy little boy makes us a family of four. His proud parents couldn't be happier. His big brother is learning to be gentle. Big love all around."

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