Stacey Sutton

Great company: Stacey and I catching up over the incredible view at Cafe Sydney.

Great company: Stacey and I catching up over the incredible view at Cafe Sydney.

Stacey, 32 fiance of John Sutton, South Sydney Rabbitohs, 31.

Profession: Currently a full time mumma to Pippi, 5 and Ace, 1. In the process of starting a course in Pilates and part-owner in an F45 gym.

How did you meet? We have known each other since we were 13. We had a group of mutual friends but didn't officially get together until we were 21. 

Fondest memory of you two? When John came all the way to Europe to meet me for two weeks when I was travelling for four months. We had only been seeing each other for two months, we got to experience Paris and San Sebastian together - it was a crazy and surreal way to start off our relationship.

Who inspires you? Without a doubt, my mumma!

What do you love most about being a mum? Knowing that I'm a safe place for two beautiful little humans.

How do you juggle everything? We have a very supportive family on both sides so we are very lucky, as well as coffee and wine - they both help too!

What has been your biggest life challenge? Trying to find a balance between being a mum and trying to find a career that I love as well as being a supportive partner to John.

Greatest achievement? Having my kids, nothing will ever compare to that.

Passions and interests? I really enjoy working out and Pilates has become my latest passion, hence my decision to start studying it.

What are your everyday essentials? Coffee, my Claudine & Ash baby bag and a good cap for my bad hair days.

Fave beauty product? YSL touch eclat (best concealer on the planet) covers a bad nights sleep in a second.

Fave designers? Bec & Bridge, Cameo and Zimmermann.

Describe your style: Minimal and classic - my wardrobe mainly consists of black, white and grey.

Staple wardrobe must-have? I own about 15 white shirts, I just can't get enough of them!

#1 health tip? Drink lots of green tea and take olive leaf extract, I swear it's my protection in winter from those nasty colds.

How do you keep fit? Pilates and F45.

Fave sports-luxe brand? C&M, Style Runner and LYF (Love your form).

Your biggest fear? Losing people close to me.

Greatest indulgence? Chocolate and wine.

Fave holiday destination? Bali.

Advice to your younger self? Don't sweat the small stuff.

Career aspirations? I would love to finish my Pilates course and expand my knowledge on the body and rehab.

What's it like being married to a professional athlete? It's inspiring! What he puts his mind and body through each game and training session shows me how much dedication he has for the sport and his team. It also shows me what kind of person he is and that is why I love him so much.

The best thing about John playing NRL? Watching him grow as a person and of course the big wins! When he won and captained the grand final in 2014 - to see all the blood, sweat and tears had paid off was honestly the best.

The worst? The injuries for sure.

His best attribute? He is so so humble and ridiculously generous.

What is John like as a dad? Amazing! He really lives and breathes for Pip & Ace. The minute he walks through that door after a long day of training, he's straight into dad mode and they light up when he's around.

If you had to pick another team for John to play for - who and why? That's a really hard question for me beacause he's only been at one club for the last 11 years. If I had to choose, maybe Cronulla because we wouldn't have to move and it's still close to the beach.

A talent he has outside of footy? Surfing, he would do it every day if he could.

His worst habit? Leaving his wet towels in the bathroom after he uses them - it drives me insane.

Does he have any superstitions or game day rituals? Nothing too crazy, apart from eggs in the morning and a good rest before he has to leave for the game.

What's one thing we wouldn't know about you/John? We both love a dance-off! Things can get pretty serious between us haha.

Fave time within the footy season? Origin - who doesn't love origin!

What do you do during the off season? We always try to get away to Bali or Fiji, but this year we are heading to LA and Hawaii for our honeymoon as we are getting married after 10 years together.

If you had to pick another profession for John what would it be and why? Surfing for sure, he loves it and he is pretty damn good at it too.

Quote you live by? Treat others as you would like to be treated.

If money was no object what would you do all day? Sail around on a yacht with my family and friends with endless amounts of cheese and champs.

What does your perfect day look like? Coffee, pilates, cuddles with my kids and a BBQ with friends.

Fave instagrammer? @celestebarber,  she's hilarious.

Where do you see yourself in five years time? Owning our own business or two, possibly another bub and lots of family holidays in the sun.

 WE WENT TO: Cafe Sydney

WE ATE: Humpty Doo barramundi, Moreton Bay bug.


STACEY WORE: Stylerunner tee, Lioness Official skirt, Tony Bianco shoes, Louis Vuitton bag.

KAYLA WORE: Scanlan Theodore top, Zara skirt, Zara shoes.