Bridie Carter’s down-to-earth life with her “great love” Michael

Their story is too sweet.
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Shortly after wrapping filming for the first season in her most famous role, Tess Silverman in McLeod’s Daughters, Bridie Carter met the love of her life, her now-husband Michael, and never looked back.

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While on a holiday road trip in the early 2000s, Bridie ran into Michael, whom she had previously known through mutual friends, and their love story began.

“I planned this break in Byron and rented this little dairy bale up in the hills from a makeup artist friend’s mother – as you do. I ended up doing this big road trip on my own, driving my little car from South Australia to Melbourne to see family, then to Sydney to see friends, and finally on to Byron,” Bridie previously explained to New Idea.

“The first couple of days after I arrived in Byron, I ran smack-bang into Michael – whom I had previously met through mutual friends in Sydney – and the rest is kind of history.”

They married in 2004. (Credit: Instagram)

While he is now a fourth-generation farmer, at the time, Michael was a fashion designer with little knowledge of the media landscape.

“I’d previously had nothing to do with the TV industry and had never been one to be excited about anyone being in it,” he said. “I’m also pretty shy, so I don’t let too much out of the bag.”

Bride went on to say that Michael was interested in her “as a person” and not for her career choice.

“We’re both pretty down-to-earth, upfront and honest people, so like attracts like. That’s how we’ve always been.”

Bridie and Michael share two sons, Otis and Tobias. Bridie also is the stepmother to James from a previous relationship of Michael’s. (Credit: Instagram)

The couple eventually married in the hinterlands of Byron Bay in 2004.

They currently reside on a farm in Byron Bay, and are the proud parents to two sons, Otis and Tobias. Bridie is also the stepmother to James from a previous relationship of Michael’s.

The proud mother is constantly sharing glimpses into her family life, posting throwbacks from throughout the years.

Last April, during a COVID-induced lockdown, the Dancing With The Stars alum took to Instagram to express her gratitude for her husband and kids.

“Grateful every second and moment of every single day for my family.” (Credit: Instagram)

“From this GREAT LOVE…..came other great loves……our children,” the actress wrote alongside an old shot of herself and Michael.

“Grateful every second and moment of every single day for my family.

“Love to all wherever you are and thinking of family and friends and everyone in Lockdown. 

“Much love xxxxx.”

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