Luke Jacobz reveals how COVID-19 has affected his relationship with fiancée Raychel Stuart ahead of reprising his role on Home And Away
He recently relocated from Los Angeles to Sydney to reprise his role as Angelo Rosetta on Home and Away after almost a decade away from the long-running soap.
And now Australian actor Luke Jacobz has candidly spoken about how COVID-19 has affected his relationship with his American fiancée, Raychel Stuart.
Speaking to The Daily Telegraph on Sunday, Luke, 39 said: ‘Unfortunately the last time I saw her was in January.’
Apart: Australian actor Luke Jacobz, 39, (right) has revealed the strain on his relationship with his American fiancée Raychel Stuart (left) after relocating to Australia to film Home And Away
The former X Factor host revealed that the couple had plans to relocate Down Under later this year, however they’ve been postponed.
‘She was actually supposed to be moving over here around now so she obviously hasn’t been able to get over yet or even to come to set and watch,’ he explained.
‘We were planning that with each production break over the year I would fly over there with an empty suitcase and just pack a T-shirt and start bringing her stuff back and forth,’ he told the publication.
Change of plans: The former X Factor host revealed the couple had plans to relocate Down Under later this year
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It comes after Luke told New Idea that he and his partner were ready to settle down and will soon be trying for kids.
‘It might be a madhouse at my place in a few years!’ he told the magazine last year.
‘[Raychel] is from a family of five and she wants a big family,’ Luke said. ‘I’m from a family of two and I’m happy with that, but if that’s what she wants, she is my girl, so hopefully we can have a big family for her.’
Earlier this year, Luke announced his return to Home and Away, almost a decade after leaving the show in June 2011.
He told The Sunday Telegraph that Channel Seven producers contacted him in January asking him to reprise his role.
‘[Channel Seven executives] called me in and said, “How do you feel about Angelo coming back to the bay?” said the actor.
‘I said ”very good” – and almost straight away it was, ”Okay, let’s get a haircut, a wardrobe fitting and look at some scripts,” he enthused.
Luke returns to Home and Away on Thursday, August 13
Thrilling fans: Earlier this year, Luke announced his return to the show, almost a decade after leaving the show in June 2011. Pictured in character on the soap