Johnny Ruffo ‘so excited’ to be back home in Perth to spend Christmas with the family

Johnny Ruffo has flown back home for the holidays, just weeks after finishing his chemo sessions for 2022. Source: Instagram @johnny_ruffo

Actor and singer Johnny Ruffo is heading home for Christmas, flying back home to Perth to spend time with his loved ones for the holidays as he continues his battle with brain cancer.

The 34-year-old former Home and Away star shared the heartwarming update on Instagram. Posting a snap of himself on a plane sitting next to longtime girlfriend Tahnee Sims, writing that he was “so excited” to be heading home.

“So excited to be in Perth for Christmas. Thanks to everyone who came along to the book signing yesterday, it was so nice to see you all! Hope you enjoy the book,” his caption read.


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Ruffo’s fans were delighted to see the star back home for the holidays, with many welcoming him back to WA and wishing him a Merry Christmas.

“You both look very happy. Wishing you both a very Merry Christmas and a happy and safe New Year. Enjoy your time in Perth, with your family & friends.”

“May you have a very very Merry Christmas! Cause you’re a joyous soul Johnny Ruffo. Are you sure you’re not Santa Claus?”

“So happy for you Johnny, you got your Christmas wish I hope you get every else you have been wishing for. Merry Christmas.”

“So Glad that you are still going strong you have been in my thoughts and prayers. Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas.”

The upcoming holiday is set to be an exciting one for Ruffo as he will finally be reunited with his older brother Michael for the first time in over three years.


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“My brother lives in Ireland now so I haven’t seen him for three years and he’s coming home for Christmas and I honestly can’t wait to see him,” Ruffo said.

Besides his girlfriend, Ruffo’s brother is his “closest” companion with the star previously claiming that navigating the pandemic and his second bout with cancer without Michael’s physical presence was a challenge.

“We’re thick as thieves. Honestly, he is my hero. He is everything to me. And I cannot wait to see him. I don’t know how I’m going to react, I cannot wait, he’s everything,” Ruffo said.

Ruffo’s arrival in Perth also comes after the star wrapped up his final chemotherapy session for 2022, marking another accomplishment in his cancer journey.

“Another year of chemotherapy done, it wasn’t easy but I made it through,” he wrote on Instagram.

“Can’t wait to have a few weeks break over Christmas & spend some well-earned time with my family.”

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