Ayden and Jess met while camping with friends at the Woodstock Down Under Festival and Ayden is forever surprised that she “fell in love with some sort of idiot”. Jess says she has three children at home – her daughter Josie, son Thomas and husband Ayden! His infinite enthusiasm and propensity to play the clown tests Jess’s reserves and patience at times, but mostly she thinks he is “amazing, a great father and husband”. Jess thinks Ayden would say she is bossy, demanding, and always getting her own way, but in a crisis “I step up to the role of motivator and get us back on track”. Ayden believes Jess is made of strong stuff – “She’s tough-minded, just tough, full stop” – and will bring that trait to The Block and prove to be an impressive competitor. Jess and Ayden describe their style as modern country farmhouse with a big focus on functionality.