But she needn’t have worried. Turns out, her AFL star boyfriend was smitten – he was just scared to ruin their growing connection by speaking up. “I knew as soon as I met her that I wanted to marry her,” Buddy now admits (the pair wed in November 2016). “As clichéd as that sounds, it was love at first sight for me.”
Jesinta agrees: “There has never been a single moment that I’ve ever doubted our relationship.”
The fairytale pair have together become Australia’s most in-demand couple with perhaps the ultimate testament of their dual power status the fact that French luxury brand Parfums Christian Dior has chosen to collaborate with them both – Jesinta for Miss Dior; Buddy for the just-launched Sauvage Eau De Parfum – for its Valentine’s Day campaign.
Pick up the March issue of marie claire on Thursday to see Jesinta and Buddy’s first shoot together and read more about their love story.