Celebrity Families

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, the pair 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 romcom, 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/SylviaJeffreys.
"I asked my missus to be my wife and she said yes!" Image: Instagram/PeterStefanovic.
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.
The couple has often spoken of their plans to begin their family.
In November, 2017, Sylvia told The Australian Women's Weekly that she and Peter were keen to start their family and intend 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.
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Peter, who has announced his departure form the nine network in late 2018, has also spoken about his desire to start a family with his beautiful wife.
"It's something we both want to do," the 36-year-old revealed to news.com.au's podcast Balls Deep in July 2018.
Before adding: "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."

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