Andy Murray and Kim Sears meet in 2006 at a party in South Africa.

In 2009, Andy and his girlfriend Kim – an aspiring actress and painter – set up home together and share a £5 million six-bedroom in Oxshott, Surrey. Just a couple of months later, it’s reported that Kim has moved out.

‘They’re still very much in contact and still very close, but they’ve decided together to separate,’ a friend of the couple reveals.

‘It happens – he’s 22 and she’s only 21.’

Andy is soon after linked to Scottish beauty queen Katharine Brown – but his spokesman Simon Oliveira quashes the rumours, saying that the tennis ace is too busy for a girlfriend.

After a short break from one another, Andy Murray and Kim Sears decide to give their relationship another go in June 2010.

With their romance clearly back on track, the pair are very loved-up as they attend Burberry’s show at London Fashion Week later that year.

Kim’s love for Andy is always visible when she makes it to a match. She’s in tears when he loses out in the Wimbledon final in 2012 and overjoyed when he bags an Olympic gold medal in the men’s singles tournament at London 2012.

The couple have a lot to celebrate in early 2013 as Andy reaches the final in both the Australian Open and Aegon Championships. He unfortunately misses out on victories but proves that he’s at the top of his game in July when he defeats Novak Djokovic to be crowned winner of Wimbledon.

Although doting Kim Sears is often snapped cheering her man, Andy Murray reckons the fact that she doesn’t travel to all of his games makes their bond stronger.

‘When we get together we’ve always got something to talk about and the relationship always seems a bit fresher,’ says Andy – who who’s awarded an OBE in October 2013.

The couple seal their love when they tie the knot in Andy’s home town of Dunblane in April 2015 and just a few months later it’s revealed that they’re expecting their first child.

Kim gave birth to their first child, a little girl, on 7 Feb 2016. The pair named her Sophia Olivia Murray – cute eh?!

Click through above to see Andy Murray and Kim Sears‘ love story in pictures…