rebecca-breedsRebecca Breeds has revealed she and Home And Away co-star Luke Mitchell were cautious about embarking on a romance.

The actors, who play Ruby Buckton and Romeo Smith respectively, waited six months before turning their friendship into something more.

Rebecca told the soap’s Aussie website: “Our first date was beautiful. We’d liked each other since the moment we met but waited a good six months to date so we could really build a friendship and be sure, because work makes everything a little complicated.”

She added: “So it was very exciting. We went for lunch and to the beach.”