She’s a woman on top of the world, with a dazzling career, loving family and millions of adoring fans. But for Delta Goodrem, there’s something very significant missing from her world – a loving husband to share it all with.
Now friends say the 33- year-old has confessed she’s ‘very ready’ for marriage and ‘can’t wait to be a bride’ – and is looking to rumoured love interest Hugh Sheridan to be that special someone.
The pair have been fighting off romance whispers for months since the adored Packed To The Rafters star cheekily admitted in an interview about Delta that ‘maybe one day we will get married... never say never’.
Since then, they have made repeated gushing comments online, leaving no secret of their attraction to one another.
Now insiders suggest Delta and Hugh ‘could be walking down the aisle sooner than we think’ with talk of a 2018 wedding.
‘Delta and Hugh are such wonderful friends and Delta feels more for him than she has for any man in a really long time,’ says an insider. ‘For a long time, Delta didn’t want to take their relationship to the next level because she didn’t want to risk their really special friendship – but lately she’s started thinking: “What if ?”
‘Everything in her life is so perfect on so many levels – her career is strong, she has so many things on the go and is very well-off. But she’s feeling more than ever than ever that she’d love to get married and share her world with a man, with her best friend.
‘And Delta’s starting to see Hugh as that man. She’s said numerous times that she wants to get married, have kids – and recently she’s said she’d love those things in the next 12 months, she’s very ready.
‘She can’t wait to be a bride. They could be walking down the aisle sooner than we think!’
Romance rumours have swirled for Hugh and Delta since the cheeky actor went public with their conversations about building a life together in September.
In a light-hearted interview on The Morning Show, Hugh told host Larry Emdur that they’d ‘talked about’ marriage.
‘I do love Delta, I love her so much, she is one of my dearest and best friends,’ he revealed.
Since then Delta has dropped hints the romance is at all-new levels on social media – last week commenting ‘Babetown’ on a hunky shirtless photo of Hugh on his Instagram page. Meanwhile, Hugh has written comments such as ‘Missing u all the time’ and ‘You rock my socks’.
Delta – who’s been engaged twice and has been in several long-term relationships to ‘dud’ exes, as she describes them – is believed to have been spurred on to explore more with Hugh after her romance with former The Voice co-star Seal ended.
‘Delta thought Seal was The One and that they would get married, have babies and head off into the sunset,’ says a source. ‘Seal would sweep her off her feet with talk of getting married in Hawaii, but that all fell apart when filming on The Voice ended.
But her feelings of wanting to get married, be a bride and finally settle down haven’t changed, and that’s why she’s thinking of Hugh in a whole new light. She’s been looking all these years for the big grand romance. Maybe a beautiful marriage with her best friend, a man who’s made her smile and laugh and adores her is what she really needs after all. That’s certainly what Delta is thinking.’
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