Jake Speer, the former star of Home and Away, married the love of his life, Leanne Wood, over the weekend, and we congratulate him.
The actor, who starred as Oscar MacGuire on Channel Seven’s long-running drama from 2013 to 2016, took to Instagram to announce his big day by posting a throwback photo of himself and his bride-to-be.
“I met a girl 12 years ago. She’ll be my wife tomorrow.” Jake was the one who came up with the idea.
Philippa Northeast, who played his character’s twin sister Evelyn, as well as Alec Snow and Scott Lee, who played Matt Page and Hunter King respectively, were among the guests at the Summer Bay star’s wedding.
Alec’s Instagram Stories were filled with photos from the big day, including one of a suit-clad Jake gazing into Leanne’s eyes as she shined in her wedding gown.
Jake was visibly overjoyed after exchanging vows with Leanne in another photo.
Philippa and Alec were seen busting a move on the dance floor, and the pair also managed to fit in a selfie with co-star Scott.
Jake later shared a snapshot of his new marriage certificate with a container holding the last crumbs of the couple’s wedding cake on his Instagram Stories, joked: “And as my first act as husband… consume all the leftover wedding cake.” “Whoops…”
The actors of Home and Away swarmed to Jake’s Instagram comments section to wish him a happy birthday.
“Oh my GOD!” exclaims the speaker. Georgie Parker wrote enthusiastically, and Lynne McGranger added, “Congratulations.”
“Congratulations to you both Jake!!!,” Cassie Howarth wrote. “Congratulations you two!!!” Raechelle Banno said.
Jake’s three-year run on Home and Away came to an explosive conclusion – literally – in 2016, when his character was murdered in a trailer park explosion.
“You devote so much time to producing what you believe to be a living, breathing human being. Then to hear that an 18-year-old kid is going to die — it’s heartbreaking.”