They say the true test for any new relationship is wading through the tough times, and when it comes to Emma McKeon and Cody Simpson, there’s no second guessing anymore – the swimming sweethearts are the real deal!
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As the lovebirds celebrate their very successful Commonwealth Games campaigns, a well-placed swimming insider tells New Idea exclusively: “If anyone thought the pressure cooker they’ve found themselves in these past few months was going to break them, then nothing could be further from the truth.”
Although claims of a rumored “love triangle” with Emma’s ex-boyfriend and fellow teammate Kyle Chalmers keep bubbling along, it appears the ordeal has only made swimming’s new golden couple even stronger.
“Cody and Emma remained incredibly dignified throughout this entire circus,” confirms the insider.
“Cody is Emma’s ‘knight in shining armour’. He’s really stepped up and protected her from any scrutiny so she could get on with what she does best – being the best swimmer on the Australian team.”
While Emma, 28, was busy writing her name into the history books as the most successful athlete in Commonwealth Games history, behind the scenes, Cody, 25, was confiding with his most-trusted inner sanctum that he’s never been this happy with anyone.
In a sit-down TV interview ahead of the Games, the pair couldn’t wait to tell the world about their romance.
Normally shy Emma revealed she loves “listening to [Cody] play”, before confessing: “We’re loving where we’re at, at the moment. We have fun together.”
Former pop star Cody added that he’s always felt a connection with Emma, saying: “I saw her as this special person.”
Now Cody has whisked Emma off for a romantic getaway to Italy, and there’s been plenty of speculation about whether he might actually propose!
“Who knows, wedding bells might be ringing in the not-too-distant future!” our insider tells.
“Whatever happens, and whatever obstacles come their way, one thing is certain, nothing can break their special bond – they really are a match made in heaven!”
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