Lisa Wilkinson reflects on nearly 30 years of marriage with husband Peter FitzSimons and reveals the Channel Nine star who played matchmaker
They’re one of Australian media’s power couples, having celebrated 28 years of marriage in September.
And The Sunday Project’s Lisa Wilkinson, 60, revealed how she first met author husband Peter FitzSimons, 59, in a sweet Instagram post on Saturday.
Sharing photos of the couple outside the Channel Nine studios in Sydney’s Willoughby, Lisa explained how 60 Minutes journalist Liz Hayes played matchmaker.
Power couple: Lisa Wilkinson, 60, reflected on nearly 30 years of marriage with husband Peter FitzSimons, 59, (both pictured), in a heartfelt Instagram post on Saturday
‘You see 30 years ago last May, Peter and I met in the Channel Nine makeup department for the very first time when we were both guests (in separate segments) on the Today show,’ Lisa began.
The journalist said their first meeting was nothing more than a ‘brief introduction and a handshake’ as they were both in their own respective relationships.
Lisa revealed how 60 Minutes star Liz Hayes played matchmaker 18 months later when they were both single, and after just nine months, they tied the knot.
Trip down memory lane: The Sunday Project host shared photos of the couple outside the Channel Nine studios in Sydney’s Willoughby where they first met ’30 years ago last May’
Matchmaker: Lisa revealed how 60 Minutes journalist Liz Hayes (centre) played matchmaker 18 months after they first met, and when they were both single. Nine months later they tied the knot
The former magazine editor, who shares sons Jake, 27, Louis, 25, and daughter Billi, 23, with Peter, gushed about how their marriage has survived.
‘Well, three kids, four changes of address, five animals, the occasional disagreement and a million good times later, the marriage has survived,’ she wrote.
Lisa accompanied the heartfelt caption alongside two photos of the couple standing next to the Channel Nine sign at the Sydney Willoughby studios, before the site gets bulldozed to make way for an apartment block.
Stronger than ever: Lisa and Peter are pictured on the left at their wedding in Sydney in September 1992, and on the right at their vow renewal ceremony at Bathers’ Pavilion in 2017
Family: They share sons Jake (front), 27, Louis (back), 25, and daughter Billi, 23 (right)
Peter, a former rugby union player-turned-journalist, described their relationship as a ‘bloody good relationship’ in an online podcast for Mamamia back in 2016.
‘We don’t have 365 blissful days a year. I say we have 50 blissful days a year, 300 pretty good days and 15 shockers,’ he said.
‘But as we have got older, no joke, 15 shockers are now down to three shockers.’
Grateful: Lisa gushed about how their marriage has survived: ‘Well, three kids, four changes of address, five animals, the occasional disagreement and a million good times later, the marriage has survived,’ she wrote