You know you’ve discovered someone who will stick by your side when you finally find The One, the one you want to spend the rest of your life with. Beloved Johnny Ruffo and his partner, Tahnee Sims, certainly shared that connection.
After receiving two separate diagnoses for brain cancer, in 2017 and 2019, Johnny battled the disease for a long time. However, regrettably, at the age of just 35, he lost his fight in November 2023.
Johnny fought for six years, and Tahnee supported him the entire time.
A message from his loved ones said, “We had to say goodbye to our beloved Johnny today with a heavy heart.” “Surrounded by his partner Tahnee and family, Johnny went peacefully with the support of some incredible Nurses & Doctors.”
“We all love you Johnny and will remember you for all the joy you brought to our lives,” they said. “Rest easy ”
Click here to view the original statement announcing Johnny’s passing.
We remember Johnny and the wonderful bond he shared with Tahnee by taking a look back at their connection over time.
The original tale is told below…
When Johnny first set eyes on Tahnee in 2015 at a dancing class, their romance ignited right away. Since then, the two had been together.
When Johnny was initially diagnosed with brain cancer, Tahnee was by his side. The adored star of Home and Away said that his spouse got him through the first fight.
“I might not be here without her,” he said to Now To Love.
When the headaches initially started, she was the one who forced me to get in the car and travel to the hospital. She’s also motivating me to take action. She encourages me to go swimming and running, which keeps me active.”
In May 2019, Johnny announced that he was cancer-free.
The laughter was the key to their success, and the love and adoration for Tahnee never ended.
“All we do is have fun. We laugh at each other so much. You know that horrifying laugh you have when tears are streaming from your eyes?” he asked.
Like any other relationship, we fight and quarrel, but we also work things out. You know that we make out and kiss?”
He continued by saying that, especially in light of everything they had been through, their friendship has never been stronger.
“Together, we have experienced so much now. Our bond gets stronger the longer we are together.”
Johnny disclosed the return of his brain cancer in November 2020. He declared the end of his cancer nearly two years later.
We’ve gathered some of Johnny and Tahnee’s most endearing photos in remembrance of them both.
Tahnee remarked, “Matching pyjamas are always a good idea,” next to this picture.
On that, Tahnee, we have to concur!
“Happy Birthday to the most beautiful girl in the world you deserve nothing but the best xx,” In honour of Tahnee’s birthday, Johnny posted on Instagram.
“Date night off the couch feels goooood .”
Their smiles are always nearby.
For these photo booth photos, they journeyed back in time to the 1950s! They are the ideal metaphor for their enduring love—just joking.
During Sydney’s lockdown, the couple rose early to go on a walk together, and they appeared content to be out and about despite the early start.
Together, they battle through every storm. The ideal group!
Johnny turned thirty-three this year, and Tahnee arranged a surprise-filled weekend for him. The couple dressed to impress.
Tahnee posted this sweet photo from their hotel room that same weekend.
Johnny is fighting his second battle with brain cancer with Tahnee by his side.