Debra Lawrence and Dennis Coard, who starred in the TV show Home and Away, recently celebrated their 30th wedding anniversary.
Debra, 65, commemorated the anniversary by posting a throwback selfie with her husband from 2020.
She wrote a detailed ode to the day that set the tone for the rest of their life with the charming photo.
“30 years ago today (on February 29th) this beautiful man and I were married in Avalon,” she began.
“This is us grabbing a delicious celebratory dinner at @theeuropeanmelbourne between Part One and Part Two of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child in 2020 – our official (7th ?) anniversary date. My gratitude knows no bounds.”
“Dennis is the nicest, most generous person I know… a truly amazing father… add hardworking, supportive, hysterically witty, and highly gorgeous to the mix, and it’s easy to see how we’ve managed to travel through the last three decades together.”
She concluded her message, “Happy Anniversary dearest Dennis. Much love and heartfelt thanks for agreeing to be the father of our two beautiful children ?❤️❤️❤️❤️@coardelette @will_coard.”
Debra, who played Pippa Ross on Home and Away from 1990 to 1998, received a flood of letters from fans wishing her a happy 30th wedding anniversary.
One wrote, “Love and hugs and congratulations to you both .. ❤️❤️,” and another shared, “Leap year Feb 29th wedding. How awesome ?.”
The couple met on the set of Home and Away, where Dennis played Michael Ross, Pippa’s second husband, and their relationship flourished. In 2011, they told Woman’s Day how the soap changed their lives.
“Home And Away gave me my life,” said Debra, who met Dennis when he first screen-tested for the role of Michael.
“If I didn’t have a steady job, I don’t think I would have had children. I met Dennis, we have two great children, and he’s a brilliant father.”
“I met Dennis at exactly the time my ovaries were yelling, ‘Hello!'” she told the publication.
“I must have smelled his testosterone. I flirted with him and there was chemistry, then I spent the next six weeks being rude to him. I guess I was testing him.”
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