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How Rob Mills and fiancée Georgie Tunny’s romance began with a TV news report that inspired a “crazy” DM

Rob Mills has been an Australian Idol finalist, a regular on Neighbours, and a runner-up on The Masked Singer, but his most important part is still to come: spouse.

While prepping for his appearance on Dancing With The Stars: All Stars, the actor and singer is also planning his wedding to Georgie Tunny.

Rob proposed to the TV journalist in late 2021 after over four years of dating and will soon be able to call her his wife.

But how did this TV star’s affair with a news reporter begin? Of course, with an Instagram DM.

Rob had piled up his fair share of terrible Tinder dates after living in the single “party boy” lifestyle for a while when he met Georgie in 2018.

Or, rather, he spotted her on TV over his morning toast.

“Then one morning in 2018 I flicked on the television to ABC News Breakfast and went ‘Who is that?!’,” Rob told the Sydney Morning Herald.

“She was beautiful and articulate. I needed to know her, [so] I Googled ‘Who is the new ABC sports presenter?’, and Georgie’s name came up.

“I sent her a direct message on Instagram, which opened with, ‘I promise I’m not crazy.”

It’s hard to think that one Instagram message could spark a romance between a TV reporter and an Australian actor, but this is the digital era, after all.

Rob’s “crazy” move paid off and Georgie, recognizing him from his Australian Idol days back in 2003, responded.

The rest, as they say, was history.

Romance bloomed, and the couple became official soon after, much to the dismay of some of Rob’s strongest supporters who hoped to win his heart one day.

Despite his celebrity, the 39-year-old admitted in 2020 that he got lucky with Georgie and believes he’s batting over average.

“I read somewhere once that if both people think that they’re batting above their average, the relationship is in a good place,” he told Now To Love.

“I think she’s just a sensational human being. She’s funny, a lot smarter than me, she inspires me with her work ethic and who she is as a human.”

Rob also mentioned that they have “monthly evaluations” where they discuss what works and what doesn’t, which is extremely beneficial to the relationship.

So, how can you acquire a positive feedback? It’s all about understanding each other’s love languages and making an effort in the small things.

“You might go and get some flowers, great, but you might maybe make the bed and they’re like, ‘Oh my God, you made the bed?! You’re the best’,” Rob said of their surprisingly down-to-earth home life.

In terms of their personal lives, the couple celebrated a huge relationship milestone in 2021 when they moved into their own home after three years of dating.

Georgie had been living with Rob in his city home prior to the move, but having their own place offered a lot of new experiences for the couple, including couch shopping.

“We’re doing adult stuff — we’re going furniture shopping and getting a couch,” Rob told WHO at the time.

The revelation naturally spurred curiosity about where the relationship might go next and when, if ever, Rob would propose.

After a cryptic message Rob posted on Instagram on Georgie’s 30th birthday in January of that year, there were already rumors that the couple was planning to marry.

“Happy birthday, Tunny, my beautiful, sweet, hilarious, brilliant, and talented son.” Rob remarked under a

“Happy birthday my gorgeous, kind, funny, smart, talented Tunny. You’ve packed so much in already,” Rob wrote alongside a series of birthday photos.

“I can’t wait to see what’s next… shall we?”

Some admirers mistook his query for a signal that he was about to propose to his long-term partner, but as the year drew to a conclusion, it appeared that the rumors were just that.

That is, until New Year’s Day, when Rob shared the wonderful news that he and Georgie were engaged on Instagram.

“Best road trip of my life,” Rob captioned a photo of himself and Georgie at the beach, a diamond ring on her finger. “I proposed to this girl as my wife.”

In an exclusive interview with Now To Love, the actor admitted that the moment he proposed did not go as planned.

He had wanted to propose on Mount Kosciuszko, the country’s highest peak, but it was far too crowded for the intimate occasion he had envisioned.

Instead, Rob proposed to Georgie in a more intimate setting during a romantic road trip — and she had no idea.

“It was really beautiful. I’m glad it went the way it went, and then we got some pies,” he laughed.

“We were driving up to Sydney, and I wanted to go to the mountains for me and the beach for her. She had no idea what we were doing.”

The couple now has a wedding to plan, but they don’t appear to be in any hurry following years of low-key dating.

For the time being, Rob appears content to savor the small moments with his future bride, saying that napping and debating are two of his favorite activities with Georgie.

“We like to debate stuff, which is good. I like her brain, I think, the most,” he said.

They appear to be a perfect match, and we can’t wait to see where their lovely romance takes them next.


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