A modern fairtytale (in Emporio Armani)…
Julian Wilson and his fiancé Ashley Osborne are sensational. A four-year love affair, a proposal in Paris, just across from the leering gargoyles of the Cathédrale Notre-Dame. A man who refuses to let a friend die in the jaws of a great white; a woman whose procreative beauty steals your attention from the pages of fashion magazines.
Her expert hands thwart his clumsiness. His athleticism offsets her fragility.
Earlier today, the website buro24.7 published a photoshoot of the lovers with an analysis of the pair’s relationship, which we’ll examine here.
How did you two meet? Who approached whom?
Ashley: We met a few times, once on the Gold Coast at a party. Jules approached me with a huge smile and a drink, I was pretty smitten but wasn’t too sure about it all as I was moving overseas.
Julian: I approached Ash to buy her a drink at the bar. Ash then proceeded to ask for one more for her friend and then once I got the drinks, Ashley and her friend disappeared into the night.
Ashley: We then ran into each other in LA randomly, but it wasn’t until the end of 2011 for New Year’s in Byron Bay that we actually started to hang out. We’ve been together ever since!
You guys come from different worlds – do you ever find it hard to understand each other’s industries?
Ashley: Yeah for sure. I used to find the fans pretty intense at times, but Jules and I are a lot closer now and those things don’t bother me anymore. Jules’s career requires a bit more involvement – there’s a lot of support that goes into it, whereas my job is pretty independent. The hardest thing has been sacrificing my work for the sake of being there to support Jules. It was hard at first – I was a bit of a workaholic, but finding a balance has helped a lot.
Does it help or hinder your relationship having different day jobs?
Ashley: It helps. They actually go pretty hand in hand, to be honest. We both need to keep fit and healthy, and my job is pretty flexible thanks to my amazing agency who has always understood our situation. It’s a pretty perfect combo!
Julian: It can be difficult at times, but I’m proud of Ash and love seeing her happy. Sometimes it means more time apart, but it works.