Home and Away star Patrick O'Connor posts emotional tribute to his girlfriend Sophie Dillman

Former Home And Away stars Patrick O'Connor and Sophie Dillman (pictured), who played couple Dean Thompson and Ziggy Astoni on the show, are still very much in love
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Home and Away’s Patrick O’Connor pens an emotional birthday tribute to girlfriend Sophie Dillman after the pair left the soap together: ‘In awe of you’

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They left the famous soap they met on to travel the world together. 

And it’s apparent that former Home And Away stars Patrick O’Connor and Sophie Dillman, who played couple Dean Thompson and Ziggy Astoni on the show, are still very much in love. 

On Tuesday, Patrick posted an emotional and gushing tribute to his girlfriend on her 30th birthday. 

Sharing a carousel of photos of their adventures together, Patrick wrote: ‘Happy birthday to my best friend.

‘I’m in awe of you everyday, how lucky this world is to have you in it. We love you to the moon and back.

‘From the big dog (Winnie) & me xxx’. 

Friends and fans of the couple jumped to the comments to wish Sophie a happy birthday.

Sophie’s former Home And Away colleague Georgie Parker commented: ‘Happy birthday beautiful Soph. Hope you having the time of your life. Lots of love to you both.’ 

On Tuesday, Patrick, posted an emotional and gushing tribute to his girlfriend on her 30th birthday

On Tuesday, Patrick, posted an emotional and gushing tribute to his girlfriend on her 30th birthday

Sharing a carousel of photos of their adventures together, Patrick wrote: 'Happy birthday to my best friend'

Sharing a carousel of photos of their adventures together, Patrick wrote: ‘Happy birthday to my best friend’

While soap star Sarah Roberts wrote: ‘Happpy birthday sweet @sophiedillman …we love you xxxx’. 

And a fan said: ‘You two are just super cute, happy birthday Sophie.’

The couple both left the hit TV show earlier this year to travel Europe together. 

And they plan to stay on the other side of the world, with Sophie hoping to start a theatre career in the UK.

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Sophie recently said she is keen to return to acting, but she told Women’s Day in May that she would like to take to the stage.

‘I was told by an acting teacher that I don’t have the look for television because I had a fat face,’ she said said.

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‘That was a great confidence booster for a 21-year-old trying to find themselves! So I assumed I’d only be doing theatre and character work. Lo and behold, I got TV anyway. But I would love to be in theatre here.’

Sophie recently said she is keen to return to acting, but she told Women's Day in May that she would like to take to the stage (Sophie and Patrick pictured on Home And Away)

Sophie recently said she is keen to return to acting, but she told Women’s Day in May that she would like to take to the stage (Sophie and Patrick pictured on Home And Away)

Since departing Australia in January Sophie and Patrick have enjoyed getaways to Italy, Scotland, Ireland and Portugal

Since departing Australia in January Sophie and Patrick have enjoyed getaways to Italy, Scotland, Ireland and Portugal

Since departing Australia in January Sophie and Patrick have enjoyed getaways to Italy, Scotland, Ireland and Portugal.

Sophie, who recently updated fans with her endometriosis struggle, announced that the couple have no plans to start a family just yet.

‘I’m 30 [soon] and have to think about my eggs dying, apparently!

‘But I know that if I start a fertility journey at some point, there won’t be room for spontaneous travel. For so long we essentially played someone else far more than ourselves. Now we just want to see the world.’

Sophie, who recently updated fans with her endometriosis struggle, announced that the couple have no plans to start a family just yet

Sophie, who recently updated fans with her endometriosis struggle, announced that the couple have no plans to start a family just yet

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