Home and Away‘s Rebecca Breeds has defended her character Ruby Buckton over her boyfriend-stealing ways.

In the soap, Ruby will develop feelings for hunky Romeo Smith, played by Luke Mitchell, despite the fact he is dating Indigo Walker (Samara Weaving).

But Rebecca showed understanding for her character, telling Adelaide Now: “Ruby genuinely believes they are meant to be together.

“She’s been told by a clairvoyant they are meant to be together. I guess when you’re her age and you’re told something like that, that it’s destiny, she’s now wondering if it’s meant to be – is she supposed to wait, or is she supposed to be a catalyst for it?

“Ruby has a lot of insecurity because Ruby never really had a father figure. There’s a lot of looking to belong and looking for love because she’s had a displaced family life, and she feels like Romeo is her family. Romeo has some issues of his own. He is struggling with his relationship with Indi.

“The pair find themselves in a similar place of understanding.”

Actors Rebecca and Luke are a couple in real life.

She admitted their kissing scenes could be ‘a little embarrassing’, but added: “There are worse things to do.”