It wasn’t exactly love at first sight when actors Greg Benson and Amanda Newman-phillips met on set in 1988, in the earliest days of Home And Away.
‘I couldn’t stand him,’ says Amanda, 51, who played ditzy blonde Narelle Smart.
Nevertheless, the couple eventually tied the knot, after cutting two failed pop discs together, and have two children – would-be actor Dylan, 22, and Imogen, 17.
‘We were meant to be the new Kylie and Jason,’ chuckles Amanda, who runs a drama school on the NSW Central Coast. ’But it didn’t work out!’
Greg, 49, quit showbiz for commerce, and now works as a sales manager in Newcastle.