Musical magic can happen without a close friendship, but singer/songwriter Noonan has found both with guitarist Schaupp.
Wiggles manager Paul Field relates to the grief of Jackie Cannizzaro-Harkins, who lost her firefighter husband in the 9/11 attacks.
Ryan Johnson appears in the TV series Doctor Doctor. His wife, Tamara Asmar, is a screenwriter for the show.
After suffering a stroke in 2001, Lavinia Codd went on to do a PhD, providing great inspiration for her daughter, Zoe.
Keen surfer Barney Miller became a quadriplegic after a car accident. When he met Kate "Kada" Southwell, he encouraged her to sing.
Four years ago, club and restaurant owner Tim Clark, and artist George Raftopoulos, became instant mates, based around respect and friendly insults.
When Ita Buttrose's father lost his vision due to macular degeneration, she wanted to ensure her uncle did not suffer the same fate.
Model agency founder Chelsea Bonner and her mum, Nola Clark, are best friends after surviving Chelsea's turbulent teenage years.
Spurred on by personal tragedy, indigenous activists Rose Lester and her sister Karina have enjoyed success in their anti-nuclear campaigning.
The day after Mikac lost his wife and children in the Port Arthur massacre, McCann flew from Melbourne to be by his side.
Roz Johnston and former world surfing champion Burridge have instilled their passion for wave-riding in many other women.
Maree Smith and Maree Jenner both have achondroplasia. They met 50 years ago at the first national convention of the Short Statured People of Australia.
Meet lifesaver mates Dean “Deano” Gladstone, a health fanatic, and Anthony “Harries” Carroll, who's not afraid to get Botox or get naked.
Szoke and her older sister Campbell had two fathers, three mothers and a tumultuous childhood.
Sarah Brown was told during an ultrasound that her first son, Harry, had a rare brain defect. He's now a beautiful young man – who can also be wildly inappropriate.
Sydney DJ Tom Lowndes met his wife Alexandra Plim, when she was at drama school. His absences as he tours are just one relationship stress – but communication sets them right.
After a spinal injury in 1973, Anders was told he wouldn't live past 40. He married Julie a year later and they have three children.
Luke Hanson and sixth-generation Lord Howe Islander Rourke are partners in one of Australia’s oldest family businesses.
Keaan Mason, 23, is a Kariyarra man from WA’s Pilbara region who met Rachel Argaman, 51, the CEO of TFE Hotels, via the CareerTrackers Indigenous Internship Program.
Award-winning soprano Emma Matthews, met her husband, Stephen, a theatrical technician with Opera Australia, when he was a lyric tenor. He gave up singing when the couple decided to have children. They have two sons.
For teenager Ned Travers, walking an Italian pilgrim route with his mother Carolyn has improved his health.
Legendary chefs Stephanie Alexander and Annie Smith have been friends since Smith became Alexander's apprentice 33 years ago.
After seeing colleagues die, jockey Dwayne Dunn did not want his son to follow in his footsteps.
Fish-and-chip shop owners Manny and John Notaras work together, play together, and sometimes beat each other up.
Shannon O’Connell balances life as a top super-bantamweight boxer with her family and business with the help of her trainer, Luke Meldon.
A minuscule spider brought together documentary filmmaker Simon Cunich 31, and former litter collector and citizen scientist Stuart Harris, 51, resulting in a collaboration and friendship that’s still reaping rewards.
Comedians Denise Scott (left), and Judith Lucy, collaborated on a project with colleague Lynda Gibson – and bonded for good when Gibson’s cancer became terminal.
IT professional Glen Parker was keen on nurse Cat Fung, for years, but she kept fobbing him off.
Anita Pahor, 45, founding patron of the Red Cross Society of Women Leaders, met Tania Harris, 48, a pastor, at theological college.
Comedian Ellen Briggs and her husband Alex, a MotoGP mechanic for star Italian motorcyclist Valentino Rossi, are separated by his job for much of the year.