Sophie Monk has finally gotten her storybook ending. 

The unlucky-in-love television host, who once resorted to searching for ‘The One’ on The Bachelorette, has walked down the aisle with her fiancé Joshua Gross. 

The Love Island Australia host, 42, and her neurosurgical robotics consultant beau, 41, exchanged vows at their Central Coast, NSW home after eloping together – inviting no guests as they held a wedding just for themselves. 

Married! Sophie Monk has finally had her storybook ending. The unlucky-in-love television host married her fiancé Joshua Gross at their Central Coast, NSW home. Both pictured 

The bride and groom appear on the cover of this week’s Stellar Magazine, with Sophie absolutely glowing in a fitted ivory gown with a sweetheart neckline. 

The J’Aton Couture dress, which showed off her amazing figure, had a split at the thigh, and corseted boning through the midriff.  

She added long gloves to the look for an operatic flair, and wore a romantic veil atop her flowing golden locks. 

Wedding day: The Love Island Australia host, 42, and her neurosurgical robotics consultant beau, 41, exchanged vows at their Central Coast home after eloping together and holding a ceremony with no guests. They appear on the cover of this week's Stellar Magazine

Wedding day: The Love Island Australia host, 42, and her neurosurgical robotics consultant beau, 41, exchanged vows at their Central Coast home after eloping together and holding a ceremony with no guests. They appear on the cover of this week’s Stellar Magazine 

Joshua meanwhile looked dapper in a black tuxedo with a white dress shirt worn with a small bowtie.  

Speaking to Stellar Magazine on Saturday, Sophie called the small wedding, ‘so beautiful and relaxed.’ 

Joshua agreed: ‘We woke up together and it’s been a dream. When I’m with her, it’s just smooth. I couldn’t be happier.’ 

Sweet: Speaking to Stellar Magazine on Saturday, Sophie called the small wedding, 'so beautiful and relaxed.' Joshua agreed: 'We woke up together and it's been a dream. When I'm with her, it's just smooth. I couldn't be happier'

Sweet: Speaking to Stellar Magazine on Saturday, Sophie called the small wedding, ‘so beautiful and relaxed.’ Joshua agreed: ‘We woke up together and it’s been a dream. When I’m with her, it’s just smooth. I couldn’t be happier’

Sophie says she chose to have a wedding at home to keep things ‘stress-free’ while Joshua calls their private home ‘our sanctuary’ and he was glad to make wedding memories that will last a lifetime there. 

Another reason they chose to have a wedding on their own – Sophie was happy to keep the guest list to a bare minimum. 

‘We figured, if you don’t invite one person, then no-one could get upset,’ she told Stellar. 

Moved: Josh admits that the moment Sophie walked down the aisle was extremely emotional. 'I started crying as soon as I saw her, which I didn't plan on at all. But yeah, it hit me hard. It really did,' he told Stellar Magazine

Moved: Josh admits that the moment Sophie walked down the aisle was extremely emotional. ‘I started crying as soon as I saw her, which I didn’t plan on at all. But yeah, it hit me hard. It really did,’ he told Stellar Magazine

Despite the relaxed energy of the day, Sophie says the couple’s vows were ‘quite serious’. 

Josh admits that the moment Sophie walked down the aisle was extremely emotional. 

‘I started crying as soon as I saw her, which I didn’t plan on at all. But yeah, it hit me hard. It really did,’ he told Stellar Magazine. 

Plans: The pair pulled the whole wedding together in 'two or three weeks' and don't have a honeymoon planned

Plans: The pair pulled the whole wedding together in ‘two or three weeks’ and don’t have a honeymoon planned 

The pair pulled the whole wedding together in ‘two or three weeks’ and don’t have a honeymoon planned. 

But they are planning to start a family – with Sophie telling Stellar that they don’t want to pressure themselves but would love children together. 

Last year, Sophie said the couple planned to have a low-key and intimate wedding with just the two of them, before celebrating later on with family and friends. 

Casual: Sophie says she chose to have a wedding at home to keep things 'stress-free' while Joshua calls their private home 'our sanctuary' and he was glad to make wedding memories that will last a lifetime there

 Casual: Sophie says she chose to have a wedding at home to keep things ‘stress-free’ while Joshua calls their private home ‘our sanctuary’ and he was glad to make wedding memories that will last a lifetime there

‘We are going to do it low key,’ Sophie old Daily Mail Australia.  

‘At this stage [it’s] just him and I, and then we will invite everyone over for a big party when we can.’ 

The couple announced their engagement on January 15 last year, with Joshua presenting Sophie with a stunning diamond ring.

At the time, the delighted bride-to-be gushed on Instagram: ‘Joshua and I are so happy. 

Vowing to be in love: Despite the relaxed energy of the day, Sophie says the couple's vows were 'quite serious'

Vowing to be in love: Despite the relaxed energy of the day, Sophie says the couple’s vows were ‘quite serious’

‘Joshua designed a very personal ring with my favourite Aussie designer Luke Rose Jewellery and I LOVE IT.’ 

Joshua actually proposed on Christmas Day last year, a spokesperson for Sophie later confirmed, but they waited until January to announce their happy news. 

In April last year, Sophie shared video from the couple’s small and intimate engagement party at home. 

Baby love: They pair say they are planning to start a family - with Sophie telling Stellar that they don't want to pressure themselves but would love children together

Baby love: They pair say they are planning to start a family – with Sophie telling Stellar that they don’t want to pressure themselves but would love children together

Josh also shared a video of the couple’s cake – made by his mother – which featured doll versions of the pair in identical outfits. 

He wrote in the captions: ‘Engagement Party time. Love you sweetheart @sophiemonk. Thanks Mum for the cake’. 

At the time, Sophie revealed the pair ‘do want children’ in future, but admitted the topic is ‘hard to talk about’.

The Beauty and the Geek presenter told Woman’s Day: ‘We’re not not trying. It’s hard to talk about. 

One on one: Another reason they chose to have a wedding on their own - Sophie was happy to keep the guest list to a bare minimum. 'We figured, if you don't invite one person, then no-one could get upset,' she told Stellar

 One on one: Another reason they chose to have a wedding on their own – Sophie was happy to keep the guest list to a bare minimum. ‘We figured, if you don’t invite one person, then no-one could get upset,’ she told Stellar

‘Everyone’s got an opinion on it so I kind of keep it a little bit low-key. But of course, we do want children!’ 

The Love Island Australia host froze her eggs two years ago, a move which she says takes the pressure off ‘a bit’.

‘I’ve got them as back-up!’ she added.

In March 2021, Sophie said on KIIS FM’s Kyle and Jackie O Show that the pair would consider adopting a child if they struggled to fall pregnant.

Solo date: Last year, Sophie said the couple planned to have a low-key and intimate wedding with just the two of them, before celebrating later on with family and friends

 Solo date: Last year, Sophie said the couple planned to have a low-key and intimate wedding with just the two of them, before celebrating later on with family and friends

She said: ‘If you couldn’t then we would do a different plan but I have frozen heaps of eggs.’ 

In December last year, the couple welcomed a new member to their family – a puppy named Bluey. 

‘New addition to the family, Bluey,’ Joshua captioned an Instagram photo of Sophie posing with the cute white-coloured pooch.

Love: The couple announced their engagement on January 15 last year, with Joshua presenting Sophie with a stunning diamond ring

 Love: The couple announced their engagement on January 15 last year, with Joshua presenting Sophie with a stunning diamond ring

Reposting the clip to her own Instagram Stories, a smitten Sophie wrote: ‘I’m so in love.’ 

The couple first met on a flight from Europe to Australia in August 2018, and shared a kiss after enjoying ‘three champagnes’ in business class.

They grew closer when Joshua helped Sophie recover after endometriosis surgery in November that year. 

Celebrations: In April last year, Sophie shared video from the couple's small and intimate engagement party at home

Celebrations: In April last year, Sophie shared video from the couple’s small and intimate engagement party at home

 Around this time, she also began the process of freezing her eggs.

Back in July 2019, Sophie admitted she was hoping Joshua would propose, sharing a telling message on Instagram on their two-year anniversary.

‘Happy anniversary @joshuargross, I can’t believe you’ve put up with me for two years,’ she wrote.

‘I love you so much and you’re my best friend in the world… I can’t wait to marry you (hint hint).’

Expanding: In December last year, the couple welcomed a new member to their family - a puppy named Bluey

 Expanding: In December last year, the couple welcomed a new member to their family – a puppy named Bluey

In 2018, Sophie split with millionaire pub baron Stu Laundy, 49, six months after she chose him as her final suitor on The Bachelorette in 2017. 

‘I gave it the best shot I could and my intentions were everything I said I was looking for but unfortunately it just didn’t work out,’ she wrote on Instagram at the time. 

The former pop star has often spoken about having bad luck when it came to romance and pining for her happily ever after. 

‘Living in LA for 10 years, I’ve dated high-profile people like actors and rock stars, but that’s not at all what I’ve been looking for,’ she said to Confidential in 2017. 

‘I’m so lucky to do what I do… but the one thing you do sacrifice is a really healthy, good relationship.’ 

Love at first sight: The couple first met on a flight from Europe to Australia in August 2018, and shared a kiss after enjoying 'three champagnes' in business class

Love at first sight: The couple first met on a flight from Europe to Australia in August 2018, and shared a kiss after enjoying ‘three champagnes’ in business class



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Originally posted 2022-04-02 10:23:58.