Aussie Icon Ian Thorpe rekindles romance with Ryan Channing

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Be still, our beating hearts.

Olympic legend Ian Thorpe fueled rumours that he has rekindled his relationship with Ryan Channing after sharing a photo of them together.

The 36-year-old took to Instagram yesterday to share a photo of them holidaying with a group of friends in Ibiza. 

Ian and Ryan surprisingly broke up in June, shortly after revealing they wanted to start a family together:

In the photo, the Aussie legend appeared to be all-smiles while sailing around Formentera on a yacht, happily perched next to his former beau.

“Stunning location where the people are better than the view!” Ian wrote in the caption.

One of their friends appeared to have brought their children aboard, which was no doubt an opportunity for the couple to practice their parenting skills.

According to the Daily Mail, a source close to the pair revealed that the two are happily reunited.

On Friday, the insider said Ian and Ryan have ‘rekindled their romance’ while holidaying in Ibiza, Spain, and ‘may even get engaged.’

It comes as the pair were pictured together soaking up the sun in the island paradise, in an image obtained by Daily Mail Australia. 


“They’re trying to find the nearest Cartier store for rings,” the source said. 

“They’ve talked a lot through their issues and think it will work.”

In an interview with WHO magazine, Ryan addressed the rumours that their split was because Ian had changed his mind about starting a family.

“There has been talk Ian wasn’t ready for a family,” Ryan said.

“I can’t comment on his behalf, but that was never a discussion as to why we were separating. It was more around the busy lifestyles we lead now, and the fact it was hard to manage the relationship with the travel schedules we have.”

The 29-year-old also insisted that he was planning 
to have a child before he met Thorpe.

“Ian has known from the very beginning this was my plan and he came into that plan because we were together,” Ryan explained.

“Having a child is something I’ve always wanted to do.”

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