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Marise and Handre Pollard began dating a decade ago.
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Sliding into DMs? The unlikely place Marise and Handre Pollard met

Marise and Handre Pollard started dating a decade ago while chatting on this social media platform. Take a look inside their romance…

handre pollard, marise

Marise and Handre Pollard began dating a decade ago.
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Marise and Handre Pollard are celebrating six blissful years of marriage. But their romance goes way back to when they were still teenagers.

The Springbok and his wife – who is expecting their first child – have been together for over a decade!

The couple are currently based in the UK, where Handre plays for the Leicester Tigers.

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On Instagram, both Handre and Marise dedicated Instagram posts to their anniversary milestone.

The famous flyhalf posted: “Year 6 of being married to you has been crazy, but by far the best and most memorable of them all. I love you so much, and can’t wait to grow our family with you”.

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Marise shared images from their wedding day, which took place at the Cavalli Estate in Somerset West.

She captioned the pics: “Married six years today and love it more than ever”.

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According to Woman And Home, the couple first began dating in 2013, while Marise was a student at The University of Pretoria and Pollard was playing for the Bulls.

The couple met as teens through Facebook and would go on to wed in 2017.

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According to The Sun, Marise – a gold-medallist in athletics – claimed the rugby star was not her usual type.

She said: “He wasn’t the kind of guy I would usually fall for. But he was incredibly attractive to me! He was strong, muscular, and an introvert.”