She’s adored by the whole Australia, and now the extraordinary Sophie Delezio has revealed that she is in love!

20-year-old Sophie first met Joseph Salerno (21) when they were six-year-olds, and have been best friends since they were teenagers, but it wasn’t until Sophie returned from studying in the United Kingdom last year that their romance blossomed.

“Everyone’s dream is to fall in love with their best friend. It’s something you often only see in the movies,” Sophie told Woman’s Day.

“But we’ve been best friends since we were 14 so it’s just very natural and I’m so happy. He’s so good for me.”

According to Joseph, it was two weeks after Sophie returned from studying abroad that he realised he had romantic feelings for her.


He explained, “We went out for dinner and I told her, ‘Hey, I have something to tell you. I kind of have feelings for this person,’ and she said, ‘Oh really, who?’ and I got out my phone and got up a photo of her and showed it to her. I had never seen her laugh like that, I thought she was laughing at me!”

While Sophie was understandably shocked, she knew she wanted him in her life.

Joseph and Sophie’s families, on the other hand, weren’t too surprised.

“I woke up the next morning and everyone was jumping all over me. My grandma was even crying on the phone saying, ‘I knew it!'” he told the publication.


“My dad cried too – he was so happy,” added Sophie.

We’re so happy for you, Joseph and Sophie!

Read the full interview and check out the adorable photos here.

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