Benjamin Law has celebrated his and his partner Scott’s anniversary by posting cute throwback photos flashing back twenty years.
The Queensland-born writer and broadcaster, who’s 41, first met his partner Scott Spark at high school and they’ve been together for years.
“Two decades later, and this local skinhead and hot permed mess are back to their same haircuts from their early 20s,” Ben wrote on Instagram this week, sharing photos of them then and now.
“Happy anniversary, @scottspark. Your buzzcut always makes my curls tighten.”
People flocked to the comments to wish the pair a happy anniversary.
“Power couple of the ages,” one person wrote.
‘We’ve been the constant in each other’s lives’
In 2010, Benjamin Law told his story of growing up in Nambour, Queensland in his book The Family Law.
The memoir would later become the SBS series of the same name that premiered in 2016 and ran for three seasons.
Ben told Mamamia‘s No Filter podcast in 2019 that he’s slightly older than Scott, but the pair went to the same high school together.
“When your year level’s different, you may as well be universes apart in a school,” Ben recalled.
“But then Scott started working for my dad’s restaurant, and I’m like, ‘Wow, your hair has grown. You look like a man now. I’m gonna have me some of that.’
“I had the hunch that he might be one of us and that hunch was confirmed through alcohol.
“If Attenborough did like a documentary about Australian youth it would be, ‘The Australian youth courts with a bottle of Passion Pop.’ That’s what I did.”
Ben told the podcast he and Scott have “been longer together than any married couple we know of our generation”.
“We’ve done a lot of long distance. There was a break there. But in that time, we’ve been the constant in each other’s lives.”
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