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From day one of his cancer battle, Johnny Ruffo’s girlfriend Tahnee has been his rock

He credits her with saving his life.
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As Johnny Ruffo fights his second fight against brain cancer, his girlfriend Tahnee Sims is by his side every step of the way – a woman he has often credited with saving his life.

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The former Home and Away star and talented singer has been battling cancer since 2017, after it returned in 2020 when he was given the all clear after multiple rounds of chemotherapy in 2019.

Supporting him throughout this fight with cancer is his beloved girlfriend Tahnee, whom he can’t wait to spend the rest of his life with.

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Johnny has opened up about what his future looks like with Tahnee. (Credit: Instagram)

Speaking with Nova’s Fitzy & Wippa in June 2021, Johnny was asked whether he would ask Tahnee to marry him.

“At some stage I would think so!” he answered.

Johnny also spoke of what he hopes his future looks like, and said that he’d “like to think” he’ll be married to Tahnee.

As for whether or not kids are on the table, well Johnny was a little more hesitant with answering that, but had a rather hilarious reason as to why he’s not sure about kids. 

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Johnny has no doubt Tahnee is the one for him. (Credit: Instagram)

“I don’t know about children, I just think I’m too selfish to have children, not in a bad way,” he said.

“I want to go to the footy and I don’t want to have to organise a babysitter!”

The 34-year-old added that he likes his freedom, especially being able to go away on holidays without worrying about kids. 

Johnny is also perfectly content for it to be just him and Tahnee for now, describing his girlfriend of seven years as “incredible”. 

“She’s been there for me from day one, she’s incredible, from day one,” he said.

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“She’s been there for me from day one, she’s incredible, from day one.” (Credit: Instagram)

The pair began dating after they met in a dance studio in 2015, and her love and support over the years has certainly not been lost on Johnny.

“She’s been incredible. I can’t fault her. She’s been there for me every step of the way from literally the day I was diagnosed to now,” Johnny gushed to Daily Mail Australia in 2018.

“She’s been absolutely amazing. She’s been my rock so it’s been really good.”

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