Finding love in the age of COVID-19 is not something many people can boast about. But for Casey Donovan and her partner Renee Sharples, their love story began over a fateful weekend during Victoria’s lockdown last year.
“I found myself on [the online dating app] Bumble,” Casey, 33, tells Woman’s Day. “I was nervous and excited to make a connection with Renee, and when we finally connected her banter was great and she seemed very lovely!”
While Renee, a lecturer in paramedicine, knew Casey’s face, she admits to not knowing much else about the entertainer.
“I recognised her photo but I didn’t expect to hear back from her,” the 37-year-old spills. “I knew she was a singer and knew about [Australian] Idol but I didn’t have any preconceived ideas about who she was – which made it easier, I think.”
The pair hit it off instantly, spending hours on the phone and setting up video dates on Zoom.
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