Johnny Ruffo’s girlfriend Tahnee Sims shared a heartbreaking message on social media, three months after the actor’s tragic death from cancer.
Tahnee, 30, took to Instagram on Sunday to share recent snapshots of her life without Johnny and included a touching note.
The quote, written by American novelist Anne Lamott, read: “You will lose someone you cannot live without, and your heart will be badly broken, and the bad news is that you never fully got over the loss of your loved one.”
‘But this is also good news. They live forever in your broken heart that never seals again.
And you achieve it. It’s like having a broken leg that never heals perfectly: it still hurts when it’s cold, but you learn to dance with the limp.’
Johnny Ruffo’s partner Tahnee Sims has shared a heartbreaking message three months after the Home and Away star’s tragic death.
Tahnee’s followers were quick to comment on their love and support.
Home and Away veteran Lynne McGranger wrote: “So good to see you smiling again.”
“It’s nice to see you have lovely people around you, cheering you on,” another follower commented.
Tahnee, 30, took to Instagram on Sunday to share recent snapshots of her life without Johnny and included a touching note for mourners.
It comes three months after Johnny died peacefully surrounded by his family and his long-term partner, Tahnee.
Johnny was first diagnosed with brain cancer in 2017 after he went to the hospital with painful migraines.
In August of that year, he was rushed into surgery and had a 7cm brain tumor surgically removed from his frontal lobe, before undergoing chemotherapy and radiotherapy.
Johnny went into remission months after his initial diagnosis in 2017, but revealed in November 2020 that the disease had returned.
In August 2022, he confirmed that his brain cancer diagnosis was terminal and said he feared how his girlfriend Tahnee would cope once he was gone.
It comes three months after Johnny (left) died peacefully surrounded by his family and long-term partner.
Born in the Perth suburb of Balcatta, Johnny’s showbiz career began when he successfully auditioned for the third season of The X Factor Australia in 2011.
After being mentored by Guy Sebastian, Ruffo was the last contestant eliminated in the competition, which was ultimately won by Reece Mastin.
A musical career followed, with Johnny releasing several hit singles, including On Top and Take It Home.
But he is perhaps best known for playing fan favorite Chris Harrington on Home and Away from 2013 to 2016.
He also appeared on that show’s rival soap opera, Neighbors, in 2020.
Johnny was first diagnosed with brain cancer in 2017 after going to hospital with painful migraines.