Sophie Delezio ‘I'M IN LOVE!'
Woman's Day Australia|June 14, 2021
On their one-year anniversary, Sophie reveals how she found love with her best friend Joseph
Wade Sellers

Sophie Delezio laughs giddily as she snuggles up to her boyfriend Joseph Salerno on the couch, introducing him to Woman’s Day – and Australia – for the first time on their one-year anniversary.

“Everyone’s dream is to fall in love with their best friend. It’s something you often only see in the movies,” says Sophie.

“But we’ve been best friends since we were 14 so it’s just very natural and I’m so happy. He’s so good for me.’’

Joseph adds, “It does feel very natural, doesn’t it?”

SCHOOL SWEETHEARTS

Sophie, 20, and Joseph, 21, first met as six-year-olds when they were on the same swim team.

“I used to swim by her and I was always pretty fascinated with her,” he says.

But it wasn’t until eight years later that they had their proper meet-cute.

“I moved to a new school, Oxford Falls Grammar, and everyone kept saying, ‘Wait until you meet Joseph.’ My friend even showed me a photo of him and I thought he was pretty cute,” she laughs.

After he returned from a holiday in Italy, the pair met in drama class and hit it off instantly.

“I introduced her to a card game called scopa and we played that all day the first day we met, every break we got,” says Joseph.

Adds Sophie, “I had a crush on him, but we became best friends pretty much instantly.’’

REKINDLING THE FLAME

From that day, their friendship blossomed, and while their love story would be put on hold while Sophie moved to London to study after graduating high school, their feelings for each other intensified when she returned home a year later.

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