Since shooting to fame as the winning contestant onThe Bachelor in 2014, Sydney native Sam has endured a rocky road to true romance.
In the series finale, The Bachelor Blake Garvey proposed to then 25-year-old Sam on location in South Africa, but just five weeks after their engagement Garvey revealed his true feelings in a meeting with his fiancé and the show's producers, bluntly declaring: "I want to break up with Sam."
Starring as The Bachelorette on the first Australian installment of the popular franchise in 2015, the blonde bombshell found love with construction manager Sasha Mielczarek but separated after just 18 months together in December 2016.
The actress has been in a relationship with her longtime friend Dave Bashford for almost two years.
Sam has credited her partner for helping her to cope with anxiety and depression and always being there to "pick up the pieces".
The couple recently attended a baby shower for The Bachelor's Anna Heinrich's sister Andrea.