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‘I couldn’t be happier’: Australian Idol’s Casey Donovan finds love with girlfriend Renee Sharples… after six-year-old catfishing nightmare
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Australian Idol star Casey Donovan found love with girlfriend Renee Sharples during Victoria’s lockdown last year.
The 32-year-old singer met Renee, a paramedicine teacher, on the Bumble dating app and the couple set up video dates on Zoom.
“I was nervous and excited to make a connection with Renee, and when we finally connected her jokes were great and she looked very adorable,” Casey told Woman’s Day.
‘I couldn’t be happier’: Australian Idol’s Casey Donovan found love with girlfriend Renee Sharples after her six-year-old cat-fishing nightmare. Photographed together in Melbourne on March 4
“When I logged in on our first Zoom date and saw Renee set him up in a cafe, it was so cute… [It was] even better when she asked me what kind of coffee I wanted, ”she added.
Renee admitted that she recognized Casey from Australian Idol but “had no preconceptions about who she was.”
She also said the couple do not plan to marry and have children in the near future.
“We haven’t really seen this in the near future; it was very unexpected. But we are having the best time living together and I couldn’t be happier, ”she said.
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‘It was so cute’: The 32-year-old singer met Renee, a paramedicine teacher, on the Bumble dating app, and the couple set up video dates on Zoom
Casey has spoken of being unlucky in love before.
She was the victim of a strange cat fishing hoax for six years, orchestrated by a friend, Olga.
Olga had cheated on Casey by posing as a man named “Campbell”.
Speaking to the Daily Telegraph in 2016, Casey confessed that she became a sex addict in an attempt to escape the hurt of her past.
“It was more or less to get me away from the situation I was in and it’s such a confidence booster,” she said of her frequent sexual affairs with strangers.
She continued, “When you are emotionally disconnected from the situation it can become very dangerous because you are burning and churning. “