Home and Away

Home and Away’s real-life couple Sophie Dillman and Patrick O’Connor share loved-up holiday photos

Home and Away’s real life couple Sophie Dillman and Patrick O’Connor are having the time of their lives as they have shared photos from their holiday in Mykonos, Greece.

In a post on Instagram captioned “Mykonos has him now,” O’Connor, who plays Dean Thompson on the show, posted pictures of himself and Dillman with the Greek island as their backdrop.

One image shows Dillman (Ziggy Astoni) enjoying a dip in the water and another sees the two of them driving around the area together.

The actors opened up about their relationship back in 2021, telling TV Week about how they became friends before falling in love.

“We were work buddies first, and it’s helped us work well together now, so we’re lucky in that regard,” she said.

“It’s nice to have a relationship built on friendship. At the core we are best mates first and we treat each other like that, but it’s also made our relationship stronger starting out that way.”

Patrick added that they felt “comfortable” together while working on set.

“It’s pretty chilled,” he said. “If we go out as a couple, we get spotted by fans but [fame] hasn’t changed us too much.

“The UK fans are hectic and they love to chat about everything and us, too! But I think Sophie’s an amazing actress and it’s a good feeling on set to know you’re comfortable with each other.”

The couple recently adopted a cute little cavoodle named Winnie, who made an appearance with them on This Morning Australia back in May.

While on the talk show, they also spoke about keeping their work and home life separate, and how it sometimes becomes difficult to do that.

“The hardest bit is if you have an argument at home and then you have to go immediately into a love scene,” Sophie explained. “But you laugh about it afterwards.”

“We’re pretty good. We’ve had a lot of practice now, so it’s fine,” she added.

Home and Away airs weekdays at 1.15pm on Channel 5 and 6pm on 5STAR. First-look screenings air at 6.30pm on 5STAR and the show also streams on My5.

In Australia, the show airs Mondays to Thursdays at 7pm on Channel 7 and streams on 7plus.