Home and Away's James Stewart and Sarah Roberts announce engagement 1 year ago

Home and Away's James Stewart and Sarah Roberts announce engagement

Huge congrats!

Home and Away's real-life couple, James Stewart and Sarah Roberts, have announced their engagement.

The pair, who play on-screen couple James and Willow on the soap, shared their happy news on social media on Monday - and sat down with Australian magazine New Idea to talk about the sweet proposal.

James popped the question at their favourite restaurant - and the same place where they had their first date - on November 30.

 

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He explained:

“Sarah’s birthday is Dec. 4, but I wanted to make it a surprise.

“Some good friends said, ‘keep it simple’. So, I was sitting in this Italian restaurant and I was sweating, but I kept it simple – which made it more real.”

"You tricked me," Sarah joked, before adding that she "didn't see it coming this soon."

 

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She continued:

"When the box came out I thought, 'Maybe it’s a birthday bracelet', but Jimmy was nervous, a bit sweaty, and his eyes were watery. I knew something was up."

James said that the couple plan to wed "next year", while Sarah added:

"Spring would be a great time to have our wedding. New beginnings, new life, new chapter.

"Jimmy’s family is from the Gold Coast and my family is from Melbourne, so it’ll be somewhere along the East Coast. I’ve asked my brother to walk me down the aisle."