Home and Away's golden couple share intimate snaps: 'Beautiful'

·Lifestyle Reporter
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Home and Away’s favourite on and off-screen couple have shared some sweet snaps while on holiday in Europe.

Sophie Dillman and Patrick O’Connor, who play Ziggy Astoni and Dean Thompson on the soap, have given fans an intimate look into their trip.

Selfie of Home and Away stars Sophie Dillman and Patrick O'Connor
Home and Away stars Sophie Dillman and Patrick O'Connor are on holiday together. Photo: Instagram/paddy.oco

Sharing a carousel of photos, Patrick showed how the pair were enjoying their time in Mykonos, starting off with a sweet selfie by the beach.

Sophie was also shown having a dip in a bikini, Patrick indulging in a few beers, and the couple also zipped around the island on ATVs.

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Fans flooded Patrick’s social media with comments, with many labelling them as ‘couple goals’.

“Beautiful photos, enjoy your holiday,” a fan wrote.

“Blimey! You two are getting about,” another added.

"Living your best life! Enjoy guys," a third commented.

L: Selfie of Patrick O'Connor and Sophie Dillman. R: Sophie Dillman puts her arm up while sitting on an ATV in Greece
The stars are enjoying their time in Mykonos, Greece. Photo: Instagram/paddy.oco

'Really fun'

While it may seem like a tough gig to work, live, and travel with your other half — Sophie tells Yahoo Lifestyle that it’s actually ‘really fun’.

The Queenslanders knew each other at university before ending up on Home and Away, and their characters entered into a relationship before their real-life romance blossomed.

“It’s actually really great working with Paddy, we worked together before we got together. So we had a great professional relationship first,” she tells us.

“I really admire his work ethic and some of his action choices, and how he looks at his character and storylines. I’ve learnt a lot from him,” she gushes.

However, kissing scenes never become normal, no matter how close you are to your co-star.

“Definitely [strange]. You have a camera guy right here, going ‘closer, to the left, to the right’. [It’s] weird,” she laughs.

L: Selfie of Sophie Dillman and Patrick O'Connor. R: Sophie Dillman waves as she takes a dip
Fans have been loving their holiday snaps. Photo: Instagram/paddy.oco

The pair added an adorable new family member recently, their puppy Winnie.

After his first appearance on The Morning Show, Sophie reveals that she would 'absolutely love' to have him make a cameo in Summer Bay.

"Winnie would be phenomenal as an actor. I can tell you that right now," she quips. "Honestly, he's not the most obedient dog...but I think we can work around that."

How long Sophie plans on staying in Summer Bay

This comes after the actress revealed when she would leave the soap.

Sophie has been on the show for five years, and after a slew of exits including Sam Frost, she assured us that she’s not ready to leave.

“We don’t really get to choose how long we get to stay on Home and Away,” she said.

“We’re privileged to have the opportunity to work as a character on Home and Away. It’s up to the writers and the producers, what they want from the character and what they want from the character.

“I will work there as long as I absolutely can because I love everyone there,” she finished.

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