The Australian actress made the joyous announcement on her Instagram page, sharing two sweet selfies of her and her fiancé. Bundled up against the January cold, Brewer and Bauch are wearing scarves and hats, smiling adoringly at each other. “The greatest human I’ve ever met wants to marry me!” she captioned the pictures, adding a diamond ring, celebration face, and sparkles emojis. “We’re engaged! I love you beyond measure, Mark.”
Bauch is a film producer who helmed the 2019 National Geographic Nobel Peace Prize short film Into The Fire, a documentary about Hana Khadir and her team of women clearing land mines in Iraq. He and Brewer went Instagram-public with their romance in May 2022, when the actress shared photos from their romantic vacation in Big Sur, CA.
In his Instagram Story, Bauch shared his bride-to-be’s post, adding the text, “How did I get so lucky? Love you, Ashleigh.”
Brewer joined the cast of B&B in July 2014 in the newly-created role of Ivy Forrester and played the role of Eric’s niece (her dad is Eric’s younger brother, John) until her exit in 2018. While the soap was Brewer’s introduction to American television, the Brisbane native was already a veteran of the soap world, having played Kate Ramsay on the long-running Australian soap NEIGHBOURS. After her four-year run on B&B, the actress returned to her homeland for a six-month stint on another popular Aussie soap, HOME & AWAY.
Congratulations to Brewer and Bauch! We wish them a wonderful life together and can’t wait to see photos from their wedding!