He changed my world

WHO - - Bodies -

T hey say love comes when you least ex­pect it, and that sen­ti­ment cer­tainly rings true for Ada Ni­code­mou. Rock­ing a red bikini while flaunt­ing her en­vi­able fig­ure and wash­board abs dur­ing a day at the beach with boyfriend Adam Rigby, it’s clear the 41-year-old is head over heels in love with the man she calls her “rock” and “soul mate”. “I’m with the man of my dreams who makes me so happy and se­cure,” the mother-of-one gushed on In­sta­gram on Jan. 1. Ni­code­mou and her dream man, busi­ness­man Rigby, first met two years ago at a work func­tion – and they’ve been in­sep­a­ra­ble ever since. In fact, the pop­u­lar Home And Away star, who was pre­vi­ously mar­ried to Chrys Xipoli­tas and shares 6-yearold son Johnas with him, cred­its Rigby for turn­ing her life around. “Thank u for com­ing into my life and chang­ing my world,” Ni­code­mou cap­tioned a photo of them to­gether on In­sta­gram on Oct. 28 last year, mark­ing two years since they’d first bumped into each other. “You al­ways put a smile on my face,” she cap­tioned an­other. Re­flect­ing on the year that was, Ni­code­mou, who plays long-time Sum­mer Bay res­i­dent Leah Pat­ter­son-baker on Aus­tralia’s most-loved TV drama, is the first to ad­mit it’s had its ups and downs. But the pos­i­tives far out­weigh any of the neg­a­tives. “2018 has been such an event­ful year for me,” she shared on so­cial me­dia along with a slideshow of photo mem­o­ries, which in­clude pic­tures of both Rigby and Johnas. “My lit­tle man started school … I’ve put my­self first and achieved my body goals, gone on

The ‘Home And Away’ star on find­ing love again and feel­ing fab­u­lous

an amaz­ing trip over­seas and saw my best friends and my lit­tle brother get en­gaged. I’d have to say it’s been one of the best years of my life, but at times one of the most chal­leng­ing years, too. Over­all, I’ve learnt a lot.”

So it comes as no sur­prise that Ni­code­mou plans to carry her new­found hap­pi­ness into 2019.

“I’m liv­ing life to the fullest and I’m tak­ing more risks,” she told WHO last year. “I’m no longer sweat­ing the small stuff. I’m more com­fort­able in my skin, I know more and I’m happy to say more.”

Ni­code­mou, who’s in the best shape of her life thanks to reg­u­lar ex­er­cise and fol­low­ing the Keto Diet, plans to main­tain her health and fit­ness. That means con­tin­u­ing to wake at 4.30am to work out at home, fol­lowed by a gym ses­sion in the af­ter­noon.

“I’m so proud of my­self,” she ex­plains of her amaz­ing trans­for­ma­tion, adding her rou­tine con­sists of skip­ping, crab walks, sit-ups, push-ups, out­door box­ing, body­weight ex­er­cises and pow­er­lift­ing.

“I’ve got the best body I’ve ever had,” Ni­code­mou said of her trans­for­ma­tion. “I feel stronger and my shape has changed … my waist is smaller, my legs and arms have more shape and my booty has lifted – which was one of my goals.”

But for Ni­code­mou, it’s also about men­tal strength, too. She says it’s im­por­tant to “be con­fi­dent in your own skin,” and her ad­vice to other women is sim­ple: “You just have to de­cide to make time for ex­er­cise,” she wrote on In­sta­gram in April, 2018.

In Jan­uary last year, the ac­tress also re­vealed her thoughts on age­ing and cos­metic pro­ce­dures. “Ev­ery­one should do what­ever makes them feel good,” she told the Daily Mail when asked about Bo­tox.

“I have no judge­ment on it what­so­ever.”

Ni­code­mou and Rigby have been dat­ing for two years. “I’m re­ally happy,” the Home And Away star says of the cou­ple’s blos­som­ing ro­mance. Ada showed off her toned and taut body at the beach. “The older I get, the more con­fi­dent I feel,” she says.

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