Westside actress Antonia Prebble has announced her engagement to co-star Dan Musgrove. Prebble took to Instagram last night to share the news.
"Hi everyone!" she wrote. "So I have a bit of news...for quite some time this guy here has been making me a very happy gal. We've kept it off social media so far, but now I am really chuffed to share that Dan is making an honest woman of me - he proposed, and I said yes! We are super excited, but are thinking we probably won't get married on the Wests' back lawn."
Dan plays Lefty Munroe on the popular Three drama which has just returned for a fourth season. He also shared the happy news on Instagram, quipping:
"When you find someone who appreciates a high quality cashmere sweater as much as you do... Never let them go. #iwillneverletgo."
Prebble and Musgrove have worked together since the first season of Westside, the prequel to Outrageous Fortune, was filmed in 2014. Prebble had previously played Loretta West in Outrageous Fortune from 2005 to 2010.
After pursuing roles in Hollywood and Australia, the actress has recently decided to focus her attention closer to home.
"As I get older, and my parents get older, I want to spend more time with them," she told the Australian Women's Weekly in an interview last year. "I want to see my nephews grow up. So I feel slightly less energised towards fearlessly pursuing a career beyond the Antipodes."
"When you pursue something professionally away from New Zealand, yes, you're in the market for amazing gains, but there are inherent sacrifices because you're so far from home," she says.
And with that in mind, she has extended her talents to becoming a marriage celebrant, officiating her first wedding earlier this year.
"I cry a lot at weddings," she told the Australian Women's Weekly. "However, I have found that when I've been a bridesmaid, I've cried significantly less. Because I have a role that I'm focused on! So... I'm relying on that."
Here's hoping she manages to keep it in check for her own wedding!