These Shortland Street co-stars have just revealed their real life romance!

Publish Date
Wednesday, 20 June 2018, 11:19AM
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Facebook / Lucy Lovegrove

From Ferndale to real life, two Shortland Street co-stars have revealed they're in a relationship.

On screen, Esther Samuels is suffering at the hands of her abusive husband, Finn Warner, but in real life Ngahuia Pirirpi has found love with her former co-star Teone Kahu.

Ngahuia has told Woman's Day that they originally couldn't stand each other.

"We're not the typical fairytale," the 27-year-old revealed. "We met while working on a play three years ago, but it wasn't till he started the show (Shortland Street) in 2016 that we got together."

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The couple kept their relationship secret at first, only telling close friends, as they tried to keep things professional on set.

Teone, 25, said: "We didn't plan for it to happen, but for some reason, we just kept bumping into each other – at the supermarket, at the same party, then work. That's what made us think maybe we should give this a shot."

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It sounds like there's definitely a future for the Ferndale lovers, as when asked about the possibility of expanding their family and tying the knot, Ngahuia threw Teone a cheeky grin and asked, "I don't know. Is there?"

Teasing her right back, he quips, "She said she won't marry me unless I buy her a really expensive ring."

CUTE!