Actress Sophia Forrest got engaged to her girlfriend Zara Zoe

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Actress Sophia Forrest, the daughter of billionaire Andrew Forrest, has announced her engagement to her girlfriend, actress Zara Zoe.

The 27-year-old Barons star took to Instagram at the weekend to make the announcement with a sweet video of the engagement.

The two women are seen hugging in a river before Zara later puts her hand up to the camera and shows off the ring.

“She makes heaven a place on earth,” Sophia wrote, along with a ring emoji and the date “21.4.22”.

Sophia Forrest and Zara Zoe were ‘partners in quarantine’ in 2020

The couple went public with their relationship during the 2020 Mardi Gras season, with Forrest declaring Zoe her “partner in quarantine” on Instagram

The two women earlier worked together on the 2018 film Like a Girl. The biopic told the life story of Melbourne Cup winning jockey Michelle Payne.

Sophia is on TV at the moment playing Dani on new ABC drama Barons.

The series centres on 1970s Aussie surf culture and the start of surf brands Billabong and Quiksilver at that time.

“[Dani] is deeply loyal to her friends but hides this big part of who she is, her queerness,” Sophia said.

“She is scared of being rejected due to who she is.”

But the character is an important one because “you can’t know what you can’t see,” Sophia said.

“If you’re constantly watching heteronormative storylines, you can’t connect with a queer storyline that could help you understand who you are,” she said.

Sophia also previously appeared in The Water Diviner, TV drama Love Child and 2018 superhero flick Aquaman.

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