Photography by Alex Wallace
Heath: We met while I was in a long-term relationship and, when it came to an end, we met again. Initially, Sean and I just had cuddle dates -- no sex, just snuggling -- and they were sometimes successful and sometimes not so much, which was fine as well. Sean’s been very determined that we should succeed, for which I’m eternally grateful. I know this is the right thing for me; his determination has seen us through, and now I understand the quality of the love that exists between us. He breathed life into a part of me that had died.
Sean: I basically tracked him down so we could get together. Every time I’d see him, he was so nice. And on top of it, he’s hot as hell. I was always a little bit of a commitment-phobe, so a couple of months in, I got a talking-to about, What do I want to do? I realized that I didn’t want to see my life without him. Now we’re hoping that gay marriage is legalized in New Zealand.
Spartacus: War of the Damned premieres January 25 on STARZ