Sarah Roberts & James Stewart: ‘The TRUTH about how we met’

And it was all captured on screen!
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Sarah Roberts and James Stewart may be the loved-up golden couple from Home and Away now, but every fairytale romance has to have a beginning to the story.

While it’s common knowledge they met on set of the long-running soap, actress Sarah has taken to Instagram to share a glimpse of their first scene together in 2017.

WATCH: Home and Away’s Sarah Roberts reveals moment she met James Stewart

And because nothing is boring in Summer Bay – the scene is nothing short of dramatic.

Effortlessly cool in a head-to-toe leather ensemble, Sarah’s character rides into the workshop where James’ character Justin works as a mechanic, leaving his jaw certifiably dropped.

Captioning the throwback footage, Sarah referenced how Willow then attacked Justin and joked: “Never underestimate a good hair flick, some leathers & a punch in the guts. It may just land you a husband!”

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James and Sarah’s fateful first scene together! (Credit: Channel Seven)

Sarah previously reflected on that fateful scene during an interview with TV WEEK in 2018 and gushed over her now beau.

“I’m a nervous person and I shot about eight scenes that day, so it was full-on,” she recalled.

“But Jimmy took me under his wing [that day]. I learnt a lot from him.”

She also shared how their romance spilled over from reel life to real life.

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What a good looking couple! (Credit: Instagram)

“We became friends and things just evolved. He’s very funny, charming, kind and generous – plus he’s handsome! So all of those things attracted me to him,” Sarah added.

In December 2018, the couple exclusively shared news of their engagement to New Idea.

On November 30, at their favourite restaurant – the same place they had their first date – James popped the question.

“Sarah’s birthday is Dec. 4, but I wanted to make it a surprise” James, 43, explained.

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The actor proposed to Sarah at their favourite restaurant in November 2018. (Credit: EXCLUSIVE/ New Idea)

“Some good friends said, ‘keep it simple’. So, I was sitting in this Italian restaurant and I was sweating, but I kept it simple – which made it more real.”

James revealed he had been planning the proposal for about six months and joked his eight-year-old daughter Scout, who he shares with his ex Jessica Marais, was pressuring him into it.

“[My daughter] Scout is watching movies with princesses marrying princes, so it was a gag for a long time where she’d say, ‘When are you going to do that? You better do it quick dad! You’re going to lose her’,” he said.

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In July 2019, the couple tied the knot in Ireland surround by friends and family. (Credit: EXCLUSIVE/ Who)

“And one day I was like, ‘Do it!’ So I spoke to my mum and she was like, ‘why the… haven’t you done it yet?!’”

Less than a year later, in July 2019, the couple tied the knot in Luttrellstown Castle near Dublin – the same place David and Victoria Beckham were hitched.

In a beautiful intimate ceremony the couple were surrounded by 25 of their closest family and friends, including Scout, as they said “I do”.

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James and Sarah are joined by James’ daughter Scout. (Credit: EXCLUSIVE/ Who)

They chose Ireland as their special spot, as Sarah’s late brother lived in Dublin and at the time was too sick to travel.

“It was the best day of our lives,” the couple told Who of their dream wedding, with James admitting he felt like he was “on cloud nine”.

“I wanted it to be a celebration of love and the important thing for us is for our families to come together and for us all to be together and everyone to just have an enjoyable time,” Sarah said.

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One year on and still in love! (Credit: Instagram)

James added: “We could have easily gotten married under a tree by some water or on a property up in the hills; anywhere! But this has been magic.”

And it seems the love is still holding strong more than a year after their big day. 

In July 2020, both James and Sarah took to their Instagram accounts to mark the one-year anniversary of their wedding day.

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James and Sarah’s beautiful first dance. (Credit: Instagram)

Sarah shared a photo of the couple during their first dance, simply captioning it, “Us #HappyAnniversary”.

Meanwhile, James uploaded a series of wedding day photos and gushed over his bride.

🌹 Happy Anniversary my love!🌹” he wrote. “A year has flown by… and I’m still the luckiest man on earth!!”

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