Home and Away star Rhiannon Fish has received death threats from fans of her new boyfriend, Australian X Factor winner Reece Mastin.

The 21-year-old actress – who plays troubled student April Scott in the soap – broke up with former co-star Lincoln Lewis in June after two years of dating, around the same time she met Reece, 17, when she filmed a role on his music video for Shout It Out.

Rhiannon has now told Australia’s TV Fix: “People send me messages on Twitter saying, ‘I hate you, I can’t believe you are dating my husband’, but you just have to laugh at it. He’s worth it, the death threats I can overlook.”

The smitten Home and Away star revealed she will be spending a weekend with Reece’s family in Adelaide, and she has plans to introduce him to her family.

Rhiannon said: “My mum is obsessed with him; she is very excited. I haven’t seen him play live yet, but hopefully I’ll be able to take my family.

“I feel privileged to be able to watch him. I think he’s going to go so far.”

But Rhiannon insists she and Reece were friends after meeting on the music video, before taking the next step.

She said: “We became friends during the shoot and hung out on a ‘friends’ basis for a very long time.”

Rhiannon previously dismissed rumours that Reece was behind her split from Home and Away hunk Lincoln.

She told the Australian Daily Telegraph: “I love Lincoln. I don’t think I had anything to do with [the break-up], I hope I didn’t have anything to do with that.”