Heath Keating met Johan Khoury by chance at The Ivy in Sydney, where Khoury was celebrating his birthday.

The Sydney couple are well known, with Khoury being a respected party promoter and Heath Keating a well known dancer and instructor. Despite them both living the society lifestyle, they hadn’t met, which surprised Khoury.

“It was really odd that I have never seen or heard of him and he had never seen or heard of me,” Khoury explained.

“It was my birthday and I had been on a yacht all day and then ended up at The Ivy.”

Khoury added with a laugh: “He was my birthday present at the end of the night.”

Being part of the busy nightlife and Sydney scene can have its risks and pressures and Khoury and Keating manage it carefully. Khoury said: “Because we work in the industry and we understand it, we understand each other’s line of work. We tend dive into the scene and go in and out of it when we need to.

Johan Khoury and Heath Keating talking Valentine's Day

Johan Khoury and Heath Keating talking Valentine’s Day

“So we tend to withdraw from the scene when we need to. We get out of it what suits our relationship and that doesn’t consume us, which it can do in our industry.

“We have a balance of work-wise, social-wise and what your relationship gets out of it.”

Staying fit and active and training together is also really important to the couple, especially the gym.

“We love going to the gym. We love training together, on the same training program,” Khoury said.

“He is my best friend. My best buddy. We spend time together, we communicate. I love time with my family and I love socialising. Sharing my life with Heath is just perfect. I wish him a happy Valentine’s Day as he is currently in Melbourne with Grease.”


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