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Here’s why Joh Griggs is lucky in love with her husband Todd

"I feel so lucky that we get to spend our lives together.”
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When she’s not covering the Olympics or hosting House Rules, former competitive swimmer and Commonwealth Games bronze medalist Johanna Griggs is busy gushing over her family, whom she absolutely adores.

The athlete’s husband, in particular, has been a source of great comfort to Joh over the years, and it’s not hard to see why.

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Johanna Griggs, who was previously married to actor Gary Sweet, met her now-husband – building foreman Todd Huggins – through her brother, before the pair wed in 2006 in a private ceremony at their home in Collaroy Plateau.

The former Olympic swimmer has confessed that her only regret when it comes to Todd, whom she deems “exceptional”, is the fact that she didn’t meet him sooner.

“I feel so lucky I met him but I wish I met him earlier. He’s awesome,” the 48-year-old beamed to Now To Love in 2018.

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Joh and Todd married in 2006 at their home in Collaroy Plateau. (Credit: Instagram)

She went on to describe him as “kind, genuine and just a stand-up human being”.

“I don’t think there’s many men who would have a wife who spends 90% of their life travelling and never be insecure about it because he’s so confident in his own skin,” Joh dished.

Todd is also the stepfather to Joh’s sons, Jesse, 26, and Joe, 25, whom she shares with Gary.

The loved-up couple attempted to welcome their own children into the world through IVF but were heartbreakingly unsuccessful. They also looked into adoption but, due to accidentally missing a paperwork deadline, were forced to start over.

Speaking to Women’s Weekly in 2019, Joh revealed that the couple took it as a sign from a universe that children were just not going to happen for them.

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Todd is the stepfather to Joh’s two sons Jesse and Joe. (Credit: Instagram)

However, a year earlier, a silver lining appeared in the form of Joh’s first grandchild, Jax – son to Joh’s youngest son Joe and his ex-partner Katie Buttel.

The Better Homes & Gardens host gushed over the new addition to their family to Women’s Weekly in 2018, commending Joe and Katie’s co-parenting skills, as well as assuring that the bub was going to be “loved in any direction he looks in”.

In the same interview, Joh mused that Todd was blown away by the love she had for little Jax.

“Todd says to me all the time, ‘I can’t believe you can love this way – it’s a different love that I even have for you’,” the former swimmer told the publication.

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Joh shared a sweet picture of her husband Todd and grandson Jax. (Credit: Instagram)

The 48-year-old encapsulated both her love for Todd and little Jax by sharing a photo of the pair of them to her Instagram as a tribute to her husband for his 48th birthday.

Wishing him a happy birthday, the House Rules host wrote: “Happy Birthday to this amazing man. The funnest part of all of our lives.

“Husband, Best Friend, Dad and Pepe extraordinaire. Thank you for everything you do Todd. We all love you so much, and doing life with you is a blast…”

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