Samantha Jade shares loved-up photo with her fiancé Pat Handlin after being forced to postpone their wedding twice in 2020
Samantha Jade postponed her wedding to fiancé Pat Handlin twice amid the coronavirus pandemic in 2020.
But the couple are not letting it get in the way of their love story.
Taking to her Instagram on Saturday, the 33-year-old shared a sweet picture alongside her future husband on a special date night in Sydney.
Date night! Samantha Jade (right) and her fiancé Pat Handlin (left) enjoyed a drink together at a Darling Harbour bar and a magic show at Sydney’s Opera House on Saturday
The couple appeared to be enjoying a drink together at a Darling Harbour bar, before seeing a magic show at The Opera House.
Although the songstress didn’t include a caption, the pair’s beaming smiles confirmed they were still very much in a happy place in the lead up to their nuptials.
Speaking to Who magazine in November 2020, Samantha revealed why she hasn’t looked into rescheduling the couple’s special date again.
At the time, she claimed there was a major reason she ‘can’t get married’ – her family and friends are unable to attend.
‘No family and friends allowed’: Samantha claimed she still ‘can’t marry’ her fiancé Pat – after postponing their wedding twice amid COVID-19 in 2020 – because she wants everyone to be able to attend
‘It was really upsetting [postponing her wedding], but it’s just one of those things. We were supposed to get married in October and haven’t looked at rescheduling while Western Australia remained shut,’ the former X Factor star said.
‘My mum and dad still live there [in WA] and all my childhood friends – I can’t get married without them. We’re just waiting to see what happens,’ she added.
The Bounce hit-maker had found her dream wedding dress and selected a venue pretty quickly after she began planning the nuptials.
‘I can’t get married without them’: The main reason she hadn’t begun planning her wedding for a third time is because she wants her friends and family from interstate to be able to attend
‘We put everything on pause’: Samantha has previously stated that COVID-19 forced her and fiancé Pat to delay both their October and November wedding plans
The singer, who was pictured trying on wedding dresses at the Vera Wang boutique with her best friend Jules Sebastian in September, was due to tie the knot in Melbourne.
‘We got a COVID puppy which was a gift to ourselves in lieu of the wedding – if we were not getting married then we were getting a puppy,’ she told The Sydney Morning Herald in October.
The Soldier singer explained she ‘went through an anxious stage’ which helped fuel her new single, Back 2 Back.
Speaking to The Sydney Morning Herald last year, Samantha said: ‘My wedding was meant to be next month, we found a venue that we loved and started the planning and then COVID hit’
Back in May, Samantha spoke about her wedding plans on The Morning Show and said she had put her original plans on hold due when the virus first struck.
‘I actually started the process of planning. I had a few things actually planned then had to put it all on hold because of COVID,’ she revealed.
At the time, she said that she had secured a venue for the nuptials.
‘We got a COVID puppy which was a gift to ourselves in lieu of the wedding – if we were not getting married then we were getting a puppy’: Samantha added
‘We only had one thing – we had a venue, but that is all I will say. It’s so much to plan, and I did start it,’ she said.
‘Now it’s going to be perfectly planned I guess because I’ve got a lot more time.’
The star announced her engagement to Pat, the son of Sony music boss Denis Handlin, in January 2019.
Going strong: The star announced her engagement to Pat, the son of Sony music boss Denis Handlin, in January 2019