Deborah Knight has been with her partner for 20 years. It was after 7 years of knowing each other that they decided to tie the knot. It sounds like a very romantic story.
Only problem is, she can’t remember meeting him. Knight was working for ABC’s Landline in Canberra and was interviewing a politician in Parliament House. This was where her now partner Lindsay Dunbar was working.
“I was so focused on the interview and doing the job that he didn’t really register,” she tells 9Honey. “I had the blinkers on.”
However, she got to know him a bit more as they worked together in the Canberra press gallery.
“It is a cliché that a lot of relationships are formed in the press gallery amongst journalists – and staffers, obviously, as seen in recent events unfolding through federal politics,” Knight explained.
“It’s a hotbed of romance, because you’re working together so closely.”
It was at a friend’s farewell party that Knight made the first move.
“And I said we should perhaps talk a bit more,” Knight says.
“He was happy to go along with that suggestion.”
As the pair got to know each other, there would soon be a make or break moment for the couple. Knight was appointed US correspondent for Channel Ten, which is a position that would take her overseas for at least a few years.
“He decided to come and join me. At that point, I realised he was serious, and I was happy for him to come too. So that was the moment I thought, ‘OK, this is a long-term thing.’”
Despite the pair being together for as long as they have, and having three children together, Knight says that their marriage is always a work in progress.
“You have to be patient with each other, you have to be kind to one another and you’ve got to give each other space to do your own thing – not to suffocate each other.
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