Many fans were disappointed when they heard the pair had split up. The Rugby World Cup hero who chatted with Prince Harry in his skimpy Springbroekie seemed perfectly matched with his salt-of-the-earth Northern Cape girlfriend.
But trying to maintain a long-distance relationship and the pressures of the pandemic took their toll and they went their separate ways last year.
Yet true love will always find a way – and Cupid has come through again for Faf de Klerk and Miné van Niekerk. The pair are an item once again and optimistic about the future – albeit cautiously so.