How Dan Ewing found love with Kat Risteska

The Home & Away River Boy has found romance.
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He may have battled his way through SAS Australia, but before that gruelling stint, Dan Ewing was known for his on-screen romance with Bianca Scott on Home & Away. 

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That’s right, the River Boy was a fan-favourite at Summer Bay, so much so that he sent fans into a frenzy when he reprised his role as Heath Braxton earlier this year for a guest appearance.

During his original stint on the long-running soap, Heath’s happily ever after came in the form of a romance with Bianca Scott (played by Lisa Gormley), but off-screen there’s a different woman stealing Dan’s heart.

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Home and Away’s Dan Ewing has been dating Kat Risteska since 2016. (Credit: Getty)

The actor was previously married to Marni Little, with whom he shares seven-year-old son Archer, for three years. The former couple called time on their marriage in December 2015.

After a messy divorce, it was a fresh start for Dan when he debuted his new romance with current fiancee, dancer Kat Risteska.

Sharing a candid photo of the brunette beauty writing on a Christmas card on his Instagram in 2016, the Home & Away star confirmed they were in a relationship.

“You know you’re dating a chick from the west when she makes writing a Christmas card look Thug,” Dan joked in the caption, adding the hashtags, “#easeupcuz” and “will stab you”.

Where it all began! Dan confirmed his relationship in 2016 by posting this photo and captioning it: “You know you’re dating a chick from the west when she makes writing a Christmas card look Thug.” (Credit: Instagram)

At the time, a source told the Daily Mail Australia that the pair had known each other for years and even crossed paths on the Home & Away set, where Kat had briefly worked as a budding actress herself.

“They met when she was 19, because she belongs to the same management group that Dan used to belong to. So they’ve both known her for a long time,” a source told the publication.

During an interview on Channel Seven’s The Morning Show in 2018, Dan admitted it was him who first pursued Kat via social media.

“I was single for about eight months give or take… and then it was just months of stalking her [online] really!” he revealed.

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“4 years of you making me a better soul & me making you ….eat more red meat & obsess over basketball…” Dan wrote to mark the four-year anniversary of their relationship. (Credit: Instagram)

Last year, Dan marked four years since he and Kat started dating with a gushing post on social media.

“4 years Boo. 4 years of you making me a better soul & me making you ….eat more red meat & obsess over basketball…” the SAS star wrote in the lengthy caption.

“You are the epitome of ‘Show me don’t tell me.’ An older soul than an “old soul” …Perhaps a sexy Amazon warrior soul? What do you recon ?? Just me ?? My fantasy ?? Ok cool…”

He also described Kat as “making everyone around you better” and said he was “truly blessed” to have her in his life.

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The Home and Away star said he was “truly blessed” to have Kat in his life. (Credit: Getty)

After years of rumours that the Chasing Comets actor is keen to walk down the aisle with Kat, Dan finally popped the question to her on December 9, 2021.

“All I want for Christmas is…,” he later announced on Christmas Day, sharing a close-up shot of the ring on Kat’s finger.

Kat also took to Instagram to share the same photo, as well as another of the pair happily embracing right after the proposal.

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