The Bachelor Australia

Matty J and Laura Byrne... And Buster, the three-legged dog celebrate their one-year anniversary

We're clutching our roses!

By Chloe Lal
He's no longer a Bachelor but Matty J is 100% in romantic paradise thanks to his girlfriend. Laura Byrne.
No need for the pair to be in Fiji because things couldn't be rosier for MJ and Laura, who are officially celebrating their one-year anniversary and defying the terrible Bachie odds.
In a world where many of us feared romance was dead, the pair who found each other on The Bachelor are living proof that love is real...
And more importantly can survive the reality TV curse!
The pair are proving they're the real deal, with Matty telling TV Week in March that they were taking the next step.
"We have talked about future plans and moving in together. Hopefully that will happen soon."
While fans are itching to see the lovebirds tie the knot, Matty won't be popping the question just yet.
"We're both at a point in our lives where we're ready to take that next step," the marketing director admitted. "But we also don't want to rush it."
Matty did say his mum is eagerly awaiting the moment.
"She's already claiming Laura as her daughter-in-law," he laughed.

Since romantic milestones aren't enough for the genetically-blessed couple, Laura Byrne also made a huge announcement.
The 31-year-old has officially opened her first flagship store for her brand ToniMay - which founded eight years ago.
Many would remember seeing Laura's jewelry-clad hands while she wowed on The Bachelor.
"It's been on the plan for a couple of years but I had a few road blocks," she told the Herald Sun.

But it was her action man Matty J that really helped make her dream a reality.
Gushing, she confessed, "I have an incredibly supportive boyfriend who has given me the confidence to push myself."
She's also enlisted the help of her sister Alicia, who'll be helping her run the business.
In sentimental Instagram post, Laura penned, "I'm so very lucky to call this soon to be baby mumma my sister, business partner and my best friend."
"Thank you for always supporting my wild little @tonimay ideas. There is nobody else I would want to share my childhood memories with...and my grown up dreams. Bring on the next chapter #bossladies"