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EntertainmentThe House Rules couples open up about their relationships

07:27  05 june  2019
07:27  05 june  2019 Source:   nowtolove.com.au

'He's definitely got his claws out tonight!' Viewers slam House Rules judge Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen for being overly critical as he likens room reveals to a 'clinic' and 'duty-free shop'

'He's definitely got his claws out tonight!' Viewers slam House Rules judge Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen for being overly critical as he likens room reveals to a 'clinic' and 'duty-free shop' Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen is known as the straight-talking, eccentric judge on House Rules. And during Sunday night's episode, the British design guru was slammed by viewers on Twitter for being overly critical. © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited 'He's definitely got his claws out tonight!' Viewers SLAMMED House Rules' Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen (far right), 54, for being overly critical of the room reveals on Sunday's episode The 54-year-old did not hold back, likening two room reveals to a 'clinic' and 'a duty-free shop'.

The couples of House Rules chat to TV WEEK about their relationships and love stories. Katie and Alex, Pete and Courtney, Shayn and Carly, and Lisa and Andy open Katie and Alex are now parents to one-year-old daughter Hallie. The pair didn't see each other for a while after their first encounter.

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The House Rules couples open up about their relationships© Provided by Bauer Media Pty Ltd The couples of House Rules chat to TV WEEK about their relationships and love stories. Katie and Alex, Pete and Courtney, Shayn and Carly, and Lisa and Andy open up on their weddings.

The contestants on House Rules are faced with intense challenges each week, as they aim to take out the top spot and win the $355,000 prize-money. But behind the scenes, and away from the cameras, many of our favourite teams from this season are enjoying life as newlyweds and parents.

Scroll through to see the love stories of this year's House Rules teams...

The House Rules couples open up about their relationships© Provided by Bauer Media Pty Ltd Katie and Alex are now parents to one-year-old daughter Hallie. Katie & Alex

Katie and Alex were always meant to be. The pair, who are parents to one-year-old daughter Hallie, locked eyes in a café in 2014 and then bumped into each other again a few months later.

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"We had this Hollywood moment," Katie, 29, tells TV WEEK.

Adds Alex, 32: "I got called away to a job and had to run out of the door, and we caught eyes as I appeared around the corner."

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Sedgwick opened up about their marriage in a 2010 Good Housekeeping interview, saying, "A big key [to marriage] is giving each other the room to grow and They have been married for almost 15 years and have three children named Finn, Hazel, and Henry. "I would say, never leave the house without

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The pair didn't see each other for a while after their first encounter.

"But then I started my own food delivery business," Katie says. "Alex walked in – he was one of my clients!"

Alex describes it as a "sliding doors" moment. The duo didn't waste any time and married in 2016.

"I know everyone says this, but it was the best wedding," Katie says. "All our friends talk about it. We hired a beautiful courtyard in a hotel in Newcastle. It was all cocktail. We had sliders and popcorn chicken!"

The House Rules couples open up about their relationships© Provided by Bauer Media Pty Ltd Alex and Katie describe their wedding as a Pete & Courtney

Dance teachers Pete and Courtney fell in love during high school.

"Pete was in the year above me," Courtney, 31, tells TV WEEK. "We met when we were doing dance productions together. We were really good friends, and then ended up going to a school formal together. We've been together ever since!"

The pair – who now have a one-year-old son, Casper – married in 2015, with Pete, 32, describing the big day as "pretty lavish".

'They're looking for any excuse to score us down': Shayn and Carly leave the other teams worried they're scoring strategically after picking apart their newly renovated rooms on House Rules

'They're looking for any excuse to score us down': Shayn and Carly leave the other teams worried they're scoring strategically after picking apart their newly renovated rooms on House Rules After scoring strategically during the early room reveal challenge, Shayn and Carly were seemingly up to their old tricks when they toured their newly renovated Sunshine Coast home on House Rules.

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The House Rules couples open up about their relationships© Provided by Bauer Media Pty Ltd Pete and Courtney reveal their wedding was

"Because we're in the creative industry, we know lots of people who work in wedding planning and styling," he explains. "So we were able to produce and direct our own wedding. It was pretty amazing."

As for their first dance at the wedding, Pete says it wasn't what you'd expect.

"I think everyone expected us to have a flash-mob-style dance, but it was just the two of us!" he says, laughing.

The House Rules couples open up about their relationships© Provided by Bauer Media Pty Ltd Pete and Courtney with their one-year-old son, Casper.

Lisa & Andy

Newlyweds Lisa and Andy married last year after meeting online more than a decade ago.

"I'll never let Lisa forget it," Andy, 32, tells TV WEEK. "She added me on MySpace!"

Lisa, 30, chimes in with a laugh: "I like to skip the MySpace part [when telling their love story]."

"We ended up meeting out one night at a local bar in Adelaide," she adds.

"As soon as we met, that was that. He used to sneak into my bedroom at my old house and scare the crap out of me!"

The House Rules couples open up about their relationships© Provided by Bauer Media Pty Ltd Travelling before settling down was a priority for Lisa and Andy.

The couple dated for 11 years before exchanging wedding vows. Lisa says travelling the world was always a priority for them before saying, "I do."

'We're going to hurt someone's feelings no matter which way we pick': Tim and Mat leave the other teams fuming on House Rules after choosing Mikaela and Eliza to compete against for the early room reveal challenge

'We're going to hurt someone's feelings no matter which way we pick': Tim and Mat leave the other teams fuming on House Rules after choosing Mikaela and Eliza to compete against for the early room reveal challenge With it being the final early room reveal challenge before eliminations, the stakes were higher than ever on Tuesday's episode of House Rules. © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Decision time: Brothers Tim (left) and Mat (right) had to choose who they would go up against in the early room reveal challenge on Tuesday's episode of House Rules This week, it was brothers Tim and Mat's turn to decide who they would go up against in the early room reveal challenge. And with a string of as yet unknown 'rewards' on the line, all of the teams were fighting over who would claim the coveted spot.

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Adds Andy: "I also joined the military during the relationship, so that had me travelling around the place."

Shayn & Carly

House Rules viewers discovered the heartbreaking story behind Shayn and Carly's relationship in week one. The pair, who has been married for six years, found comfort in each other when Carly's ex – who was also Shayn's best friend – died in a tragic car accident.

"It was pretty intense," Carly, 31, says. "Shayn was my rock when we lost him. Life can be short so you need to take those risks and really enjoy life and get the most out of it."

"It's been eight years now and we've crammed a lot into that eight-year period," Shayn, 33, adds.

The House Rules couples open up about their relationships© Provided by Bauer Media Pty Ltd Shayn and Carly have two daughters.

The pair have two daughters, Harper, five, and Imogen, three.

"If anything has come out of the tragedy, I've learned that life is short and family is everything", Carly says.

House Rules airs Monday to Wednesday, 7.30pm, and Sunday, 7pm, on Channel Seven.

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