POPSUGAR Australia: So how did you guys meet?
Heather Maltman: We actually met down at Melbourne WebFest, at first, in between the stages of finishing filming [of The Bachelor] and the actual show going to air so I wasn’t in a place for dating yet. We met at a bar and I actually kind of told him off and I thought, "Well, that’s kind of toast!" And then I ran into him again here in Sydney and I was like, "Remember when I told you off? Sorry about that. That was not you, that was my stuff." Then when the show was finished airing, I was kind of in a better place and he was like, "I wanna be on you," and I was like, "Great" [laughs].
Andrew Steele: I didn’t say that.
PS: Haha, charming! And so Andrew you obviously didn’t know who Heather was yet, because the show hadn't aired?
HM: No, it hadn't aired yet!
AS: Yeah, so, I had met her before it was on air but then I got to know her better through the show, which was good.
PS: Was it weird?
AS: Um. No, it was . . .
HM: I think because we were only friends, we weren’t actually dating at the time . . .
AS: Yeah, so we were still hanging out as friends and I was watching the show saying how great she was and how I was loving it. I was excited because . . . My parents actually met her early on in the piece when we went to a screening and I brought them along, and Heather ended up sitting with us. And so they were keen to see how she went and everyone thought she was great.
PS: It's awesome then that you were one of the most loved people on the show!
HM: Yeah, especially because [he’s] like, "Remember when you told me off?" [Laughs]
PS: Congratulations on the show you’re about to start filming [I'm a Celebrity . . . Get Me Out of Here! Now]. You’re going to film in South Africa, aren't you?
HM: I am, yeah!
PS: That’s exciting, have you been there before?
HM: I haven’t, I haven’t. I heard it’s very hot but I figure I'm a Queensland girl so I’ll work that out.
PS: It's very similar to Sydney weather!
HM: So do you have any tips for me then? Should I only pack for warm weather?
PS: Definitely not, the weather can change quickly and it gets quite windy. I saw people making the mistake of being nearly naked because it's so hot but then the weather changes . . .
AS: Are you going to make that mistake babe?
HM: Being nearly naked? If I wanna get the na-nas out, I’m gonna get them out! [Laughs]
PS: How are you going to go being apart for a while?
HM: We are going separate [laughs].
AS: I’m going to jump on a plane, I guess!
HM: We’re just going to have to actually physically separate and then we’ll work it out from there. I think it'll be alright, we’re pretty solid!
PS: And what are you guys doing for Christmas?
HM: Ah, Christmas. I’ll be spending a lot of the morning putting a lot of my stuff into storage because obviously with the show, we have to fly out pretty early in the piece next year. I’ll have lunch with my legendary sister who is my family and the bomb-diggity [laughs]. And I’ll probably spend the evening with Andrew and his family which is fast becoming my family. Very cool people.