Jock and Lauren

Lauren Fried pens emotional tribute to Jock Zonfrillo on their wedding anniversary

"That’s where I imagine you now"

Lauren Fried has shared a heartbreaking Instagram post in honour of her late husband Jock Zonfrillo on their wedding anniversary.

Lauren shared a montage of photos from their wedding day, which took place on January 1st 2017 and accompanied it with an emotional caption.

“Happy anniversary, My Love,” she began. “Our dream of growing old together in the middle of nowhere in Italy – kids and dogs under our feet, you laughing your enormous laugh, falling asleep on your chest – is so vivid.”

“That’s where I imagine you now. Lx.”

Zonfrillo. Instagram.

Friends, fans and loved ones quickly shared sweet messages and their condolences in the comments section.

“My heart breaks every time I see his smiling face and your beautiful family, such a huge loss, especially for you and your family,” one follower wrote.

Another penned, “Keep that beautiful dream tucked in a little pocket in your heart.”

The former MasterChef host was found dead on April 30, 2023, after his wife ordered a welfare check to his Sydney hotel room at 2am. Jock’s family confirmed the sad news in a statement at the time.

Melissa Yeong and Jock Zonfrillo
MasterChef. Ten.

Lauren shared a heartbreaking message for Jock on Christmas Day

The moving post comes just days after Lauren’s most recent post, which touched on her struggle of celebrating Christmas Day without Jock.

“It’s different this year. No less love or excitement, just my stubbornness to see the kid’s faces light up in spite of it all,” she wrote alongside a video of Lauren and their children celebrating Christmas.

“Watching our gorgeous children navigating their first Xmas, I can see now that tragedy will make them. It will make them fierce and fearless, they’ll have a strength no-one can quite put their finger on,” the post continued.

“And they will undoubtedly have a life bigger than the one Jock and I dreamt for them because of this. They’ll be stronger in the broken bits.”

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