The Block: Tanya Guccione celebrates her 40th birthday

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It’s been a huge year for Tanya and Vito Guccione, who walked away with a whopping $400,000 profit after selling their home on the 2021 season of The Block.

But the pair were celebrating another big milestone this week, as makeup artist Tanya turned 40 years old.

Vito sweetly took to Instagram to pay tribute to his wife on Saturday, while also listing all of the reasons why he loves her so much after two decades as a couple.

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Celebration! Tanya Guccione (left) turned 40 this week, and her husband Vito (right) posted a heartwarming tribute listing all the reasons why he loves her in celebration

Celebration! Tanya Guccione (left) turned 40 this week, and her husband Vito (right) posted a heartwarming tribute listing all the reasons why he loves her in celebration

‘I’ve had the honour and privilege to be doing life with her for 20yrs now,’ he wrote. ‘The very first week we dated (20 years ago) I knew in my heart that Tanya was something SPECIAL, years later how true that was.’

After saying he wanted to share some of Tanya’s ‘special character traits’, he continued: ‘She brings life to any room and not because of her purple hair, loves to talk and talks fast too, she will tell you what she’s thinking to your face.

‘She is loud and crazy at times, passionate and sensitive about the real matters of life, BIG creativity with a new idea daily. 

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‘She’s messy but a whole lot of fun and laughter, loves to shop but only at op shops or online, FEARLESS, beautiful & classy, loves God and puts her family first!

Milestone: Tanya also shared a photograph of herself next to a birthday cake, which she captioned: 'This is 40... Wow what a year it’s been!'

Milestone: Tanya also shared a photograph of herself next to a birthday cake, which she captioned: ‘This is 40… Wow what a year it’s been!’

‘Today we celebrate you Tanya. At some stage of our lives you have challenged us to get out of our comfort zone to live a bigger life and to chase our Hearts desires, you have definitely done that to me and I’m sure you have enriched many others along the way.’

He signed off my saying he was in love with her ‘more today than ever’, concluding that the ‘best is still yet to come for you.’

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Tanya also shared a photograph of herself next to a birthday cake, which she captioned: ‘This is 40… Wow what a year it’s been!

Nice work: Tanya and Vito Guccione sold their property for $3,800,000.01 with a $400,000.01 profit at auction

Nice work: Tanya and Vito Guccione sold their property for $3,800,000.01 with a $400,000.01 profit at auction

‘I want to write something deep and metaphorical but honestly all I can say is I couldn’t be more grateful for this life I get to live, full of love, health and support from family and friends. I’m one blessed woman.’

On auction day, Tanya and Vito sold their Bronte Court, Hampton home for a whopping $3,800,000.01 – with a $400,000.01 profit.

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But this was all overshadowed by the fact the pair found themselves at the centre of a cheating scandal early in the season, after Tanya obtained a photo of the show’s production schedule on a whiteboard and shared it with Luke and Josh.

Anyone who saw the photo would have the advantage of being able to plan their specifications weeks in advance or pre-order something for a specific room.

Admitting it: Tanya broke down and finally took responsibility for taking the infamous photo of The Block's production schedule after denying it for weeks during the finale

Admitting it: Tanya broke down and finally took responsibility for taking the infamous photo of The Block’s production schedule after denying it for weeks during the finale 

The Gucciones and the Packham twins were each docked two points for a room reveal after the scandal was exposed.

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After claiming an ‘anonymous tradie’ had taken the photo for weeks, Tanya broke down and finally took responsibility for taking the photo during the series finale.

‘What I want to say is that I am obviously taking full responsibility for this situation and I am sorry, I am truly sorry. Yes, I did. I took the photograph,’ she said tearfully.

She added: ‘I am not a stupid woman but I did a stupid thing. We take responsibility for what happened and where it ended up after that was obviously out of my power, but I started it.’

Confession: 'What I want to say is that I am obviously taking full responsibility for this situation and I am sorry, I am truly sorry. Yes, I did. I took the photograph,' she said tearfully

Confession: ‘What I want to say is that I am obviously taking full responsibility for this situation and I am sorry, I am truly sorry. Yes, I did. I took the photograph,’ she said tearfully

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