The Packed To The Rafters star is engaged and overjoyed after making a very public proposal to his friend Kurt Reynolds

Hugh Sheridan suggested his friend Kurt Roberts during his stage show at the Adelaide Film Festival

The Packed To The Rafters star fell to one knee and asked 29-year-old Roberts, who was seated in the front row, to marry him during his gig at Hughman on Friday night

The loved ones of Sheridan and Roberts have since gone online to congratulate the couple Shelley Sullivan, founder of MCoBeauty, wrote on Instagram: “He said yes, of course he did! Congratulations @hugh_sheridan @kurtroberts_ We are very happy for both of you! ”

“It’s not every day that one of your best friends suggests the love of his life @hugh_sheridan @kurtroberts_ so excited for both of you,” wrote Sarah Abbott

The couple is believed to have been together since last December Roberts posted a photo of himself and Sheridan on Instagram in January with the caption “2021 is off to a good start”

Last October, Sheridan, 35, first publicly addressed his sexuality in a powerful essay for Stellar, revealing that he was related to both men and women but did not like to self-label

Sheridan said he was encouraged to keep his sexuality a secret in the interests of his career, but now feels “responsible” to speak up

He added that he had “silently” protested for LGBTQIA equality for years but had now made up his mind to deliver an important message

“I realized that when I silently protested, people always thought I had something to hide or deny others the phrase” when I never addressed these issues, “he wrote

“In many ways I wish I didn’t have to write this, but I feel responsible to others who may come after me. By sharing my story now and becoming more transparent, I may be able to help others who are private to give a break we could live and let them live as they please

Actor Hugh Sheridan announced he had relationships with both men and women last year Image: Christian GillesSource: News Corp Australia

Sheridan recently announced that he had met Roberts at a party in November and had an “immediate attraction” to him – even though he showed “no interest”

The couple met through mutual friends Sheridan said the early days of their relationship were “very old-fashioned”

“There was no rush, we just went out for dinner and we took things very slowly, and I did everything according to the book because I knew deep down that this guy was a keeper,” he said The Advertiser

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