“I was in the zone and ready to compete,” explained Tiffiny, the founder of popular online health and fitness program TIFFXO.com.
“I was about to go into combat, so forgive me if I wasn’t in the mood for flirting! But Ed had me back on his radio show after I finished filming, and that’s when I asked him out for dinner.
"I liked the fact that he seemed so down-to-earth. He was just keeping it real.”
That was 17 years ago for one of our best-known couples. Today, Tiffiny, 37, and Ed, 42, are parents to their four-year-old son, Arnold, and are expecting their second child together next year.
"A dream come true. Baby Kavalee coming in 2022," Tiff announced on Instagram.
And, happily, they both shared the fondest of memories of their wedding, which took place in Melbourne, in October 2014.
“We got married on my parents’ wedding anniversary, and they’ve been married for 39 years now,” said Tiffiny with great fondness.
“We had a very intimate wedding – it was just gorgeous.” Certainly, Ed was overcome with emotion during the nuptials.
“Ed cried all day,” laughed Tiffiny, “during the ceremony, during the speeches, during the dance – he was very emotional. But I didn’t cry once. There was so much organisation in the lead-up that I was like, ‘I’m going to enjoy this!’ and I was just euphoric.”
Tiffiny and Ed have long shared a passion for a healthy lifestyle.
“I cook mostly, and I cook the food on Tiff’s program, TIFFXO,” said Ed.
That’s not to say, though, that it’s a case of “the couple who work out together, stay together”.
“I won’t train with Tiff, as she’s too hard,” laughed Ed.
Added Tiffiny: “We have a rule that we never go to the gym together – ever!”
Do the couple ever squeeze in time for a date night?
“Ha ha!” said Tiffiny, laughing. “No, a date night for us is putting Arnold to bed and sitting down and maybe getting some TV time together. Really, we love just to be at home.”
As for the secret to their relationship success, the couple don’t hesitate.
“For me, it’s that Ed keeps things light,” said Tiffiny. “Obviously, he’s funny – being a professional comedian – but I’ve always enjoyed his sense of humour and his lightness. And he’s raising Arnold with such a sense of fun.
“It also helps that we both understand each other’s jobs.”
Meanwhile, Ed had this to say about his soulmate: “Tiff’s just someone who really cares about people. She always sees the best in people, and I think if you’re looking for someone to spend your life with, that’s a really good trait.”
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