Despite being in love with her co-star Patrick O’Connor in real life, Sophie Dillman has stated that the two will not be spending Valentine’s Day together.
The couple, whose on-screen characters Ziggy Astoni and Dean Thompson are also in a relationship, have been dating since 2019, but Sophie has said that this day of the year is always reserved for her tight group of female friends.
“There’s a bunch of my friends who always go to a large all-you-can-eat Italian restaurant and celebrate the girls,” she told TV Week, adding that the group will spend the evening trading dating horror stories – even if she doesn’t have any to relate.
She stated, “I truly don’t have any horror stories.” “I mean, I’ve felt lonely for several Valentine’s Days, but I’ve had no horror stories, so I think I’m lucky.”
However, when Sophie and Patrick do go on a date, it won’t be anything lavish, as the actress confessed that her favourite thing to do with Patrick is have a quiet supper at home.
She stated, “I adore a home cooked supper.” “Coming home after a long day at work and finding my partner cooking dinner is my most favourite thing in the world. He’s a fantastic cook. We’ve shared some fantastic meals.”
But how would Ziggy and Dean spend Valentine’s Day, especially after a year filled with so many difficulties?
“I believe [Ziggy] will spend it with Dean, and they will most likely go surfing and eat pizza and beer. That is their ambition “Sophie remarked.
The actress recently opened out about the difficulties of acting out love sequences on Home and Away with her real-life boyfriend, describing it as “really pretty hard work.”
“Because Paddy and I are so different in terms of our personas, it’s a fun challenge to make their instincts seem natural when they aren’t our own,” she remarked.