Their unexpected romance was exposed over the weekend.
And now Channel 7 reporter Ryan Phelan has gone public with his new relationship with former high class escort, Samantha X (real name Amanda Goff), on social media.
The usually private TV star posted a sweet snap of the couple on Tuesday night, a flashback of their recent trip to Europe.
‘Good luck’: Channel 7 journalist Ryan Phelan posted the first picture of his new girlfriend, former high class escort Samantha X (real name Amanda Goff), on social media
He captioned the photo with a love heart emoji.
The post attracted congratulatory comments from his friends and fans, including Channel Nine journalist Ben Fordham, who wrote: ‘Happy for you both. Good luck and good on youz (sic).’
Meanwhile, this week Amanda revealed that she and Ryan won’t be looking to add more children to their ‘brood’ as she liked them to the Brady Bunch.
How sweet: He captioned the photo with a simple love heart emoji. The post attracted congratulatory comments from his friends and fans, including Channel Nine journalist Ben Fordham, who wrote: ‘Happy for you both. Good luck and good on youz (sic)’
Speaking exclusively to Daily Mail Australia, Amanda said that while children may not be on the agenda for the pair, a trip down the aisle isn’t out of the question.
‘No more kids! We’re enough of a Brady Bunch as it is,’ Amanda said, referencing the saccharine sweet 1970s blended sit-com family.
She continued: ‘As for marriage, we are very happy for now but not ruling anything out in the future.’
Amanda and Ryan share four children between them, whereas the iconic Bradys had six.
Happy for the couple: Other friends and fans of the star posted their well wishes on his Instagram post
Hanging up her heels: Samantha X recently revealed she was hanging up her Christian Louboutin heels after six years and quitting the escort business
On Monday, Amanda confirmed that she is currently dating Ryan and announced her retirement from the sex industry.
The 43-year-old told Daily Mail Australia the couple ‘are very happy’, and he is the one who made her realise it was time to ‘close the chapter’ and start a new life with him.
‘I knew it was time. The love we have deserved Amanda not Samantha, and I was ready to close on the chapter on Samantha,’ she told Daily Mail Australia.
‘Ryan and I are very much in love. He is the most beautiful man, not just on the outside but on the inside too. I’ve never smiled and laughed more in my life!
Confirmation: On Monday, Amanda confirmed that she is currently dating Ryan and announced her retirement from the sex industry
‘What makes it more special is the love and support we get from our friends and family but most importantly both of our children.’
‘I’ve never felt I had to justify or defend my choices in life – if anything Ryan has allowed me to feel proud of my journey and many of the things I’ve accomplished on the way,’ she concluded.
Pictured in Woman’s Day passionately kissing each other at Sydney airport, the couple recently spent a week enjoying a lavish jaunt in Europe together.
On their return, Ryan announced he had ‘fallen in love with Amanda.’
Big move: On her website, the sex worker said she was retiring from her role to focus on her escort agency Samantha X Angels, with plans to expand to other cities
‘We met when Amanda came in to promote her book Back On Top and I asked her out on a lunch date,’ he told the Sydney Morning Herald of the divorced mother-of-two.
‘We have pretty much spent every day together since. I fell in love with Amanda, no one else, and that is who she is to me, Amanda, an outstanding mother and woman,’ Ryan added.
The father-of-two, who was the 2005 Cleo Bachelor Of The Year, separated from his second wife earlier this year.
Meanwhile, Amanda marked October 24 in her diary as her last ever escorting day.
‘There it is in black and white folks – yes I still write in an old fashioned diary – October 24th hanging up the heels day. New life awaits,’ she wrote on Instagram.
On her website, the sex worker said she was retiring from her role to focus on her escort agency Samantha X Angels, with plans to expand to other cities.
‘I never thought I’d be writing this, but life works in wonderfully surprising and mysterious ways,’ she said.
‘So this it is…drum roll…. It is with great sadness, but also great excitement, that after six wonderful years as Samantha, I am hanging up my Louboutins to move onto a brand new life and new projects.
Marriage a possibility: Speaking exclusively to Daily Mail Australia, Amanda said that while children may not be on the agenda for the pair, a trip down the aisle isn’t out of the question
‘This isn’t a ‘I’m taking a break but I’ll be back’ blog – this is it. The end of escorting for me, but the beginning of something even more wonderful.’
Despite her retirement announcement, Samantha X – who lives in Sydney’s beachside suburb of Bondi – said men and women can still book appointments with her as a love coach.
‘Plus for all the men out there who need a friendly, non judgemental ear (but clothes strictly on), you will be able to still book appointments with me, for one-to-one life, love and relationship coaching,’ she added.
‘I will still be involved in this wonderful industry, you will still see Samantha X pop up around you – in fact – I’m working hard to build the brand bigger and better.
‘Thank you to all my wonderful and amazing clients who I shall miss dreadfully.’
Samantha told Daily Mail Australia she has no regrets of her past as a sex worker.
‘I have no regrets and my time as an escort has made me a better, more compassionate human and it will always remain an industry I am fiercely proud of and many of the beautiful people in it,’ she said.