IT is one of Australian media’s most enduring relationships — that of TV personality Lisa Wilkinson and rugby union great Peter Fitzsimons.
Should there be any doubt about the strength of their bond, the couple reaffirmed their love for each other by renewing their vows in Sydney today.
The fiercely private couple, who have three children together (two sons and a daughter), marked 25 years of marriage by walking down the aisle for the second time.
The only hint of the ceremony to the public was an Instagram post from Wilkinson, 57, stating: “We just got married … again! #25years #25thanniversary #sohappy #Ido.”
It was an intimate group of close friends, family and colleagues that shared the moment with the pair at Balmoral Bathers Pavilion.
Wilkinson wore a traditional white Pallas Couture gown while Fitzsimons dressed in a black tuxedo.
Among those watching on as the loved up pair said their ‘I Do’s’ were Today’s Sylvia Jeffreys and Richard Wilkins as well as Peter Stefanovic, Ben Fordham, Georgie Gardner, Mia Freedman and Jodie Speers.
The pair were introduced by 60 Minutes journalist Liz Hayes and became engaged three months later.
Last year Fitzsimons described their marriage as “a bloody good relationship”.
“We don’t have 365 blissful days a year. I say we have 50 blissful days a year, 300 pretty good days and 15 shockers,” Fitzsimons, who recently lost a third of his body weight after cutting sugar from his diet, said in an online podcast for Mamamia.
“But as we have got older, no joke, 15 shockers are now down to three shockers.”
Lisa Wilkinson’s TODAY colleagues wish her well after she slipped and broke her arm while holidaying in Europe. Courtesy: Today Show
Karl Stefanovic and Sylvia Jeffreys wish injured Lisa Wilkinson well
In 2014, former Dolly and Cleo editor Wilkinson boasted of being the wife of a famous footballer when walking the red carpet for the annual Dally M Awards.
Fitzsimons played rugby for Australia before going on to having a successful career in media, writing multiple books.
“Forget magazine editor. Forget TV host. I am a WAG,” she laughed. “I love saying, later in life, that I am a WAG. I am a frock queen.”