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House Rules: Mel and Dave’s scandalous love secret

Mel and Dave were childhood friends before becoming sweethearts.

This Queensland couple met when they were teenagers – Mel was the younger sister of Dave’s best friend – and they’ve now been together for 14 years.

But their love has not always been out in the open. In fact, it was under wraps from Dave’s best friend for a long time.



‘We hid it behind his back for six months,’ Dave spills.

Thankfully, all things worked out well and his friend ‘came good’ and ended up being best man at their wedding.

‘We’ve known each other since I was 13 and got together when I was 17,’ Mel says.

‘She couldn’t resist me,’ Dave laughs, before admitting the pair were best friends before they started dating.

‘I think that’s why we get along so well.’

For the full story, and more House Rules exclusives, see this weeks issue of New Idea – out now!

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