Ian Thorpe stamped his name into the Australian mind set when he did us all proud at the Olympic Games.
But our fondness for the athlete obviously isn’t strong enough to keep him here, because he is moving to a land far, far away.
Ian Thorpe is reportedly set to swap the Australian landscape for the city of Paris and all for his law student boyfriend, Ryan Channing.
Rest assured, Thorpie will be back! Ryan will be relocating for a year-long internship in the city of love and Thorpe will be sharing his time between France and Australia.
Unless Paris somehow casts a spell over him and steals him, forever.
Of course that won’t happen.
We hope Thorpe doesn’t forget his roots… but we hope this couple has the most amazing adventure!
Image Credit: Instagram @ IanThorpe.