Philippa and Ry met three years ago, and currently live together in Queensland with Philippa's two children, aged seven and 10, from a former marriage.
"I've got the old elbow in the side saying 'how's the young stallion going?', which I find pretty funny...and I've had "cougar" chucked at me,' Philippa said of how people react to her relationship to Ry.
"Let's be honest, they're probably just jealous!" she laughed.
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