Rhonda and Ketut appear in new AAMI ad with their baby to encourage people to get the jab


Rhonda and Ketut captured Australia’s hearts over a series of successful ads for insurance provider AAMI, which began almost a decade ago.

And the iconic TV couple have returned to screens with a brand new advertisement encouraging people to get vaccinated against Covid-19.

Ketut – played by actor Kadek Mahardika – tells viewers in a FaceTime call: ‘Eyes on the future Australia. Vax up,’ as he reveals a band aid on his arm.

Rhonda and Ketut are back! The iconic TV couple appeared in a new AAMI advertisement with their baby to encourage people to get vaccinated. Ketut – played by actor Kadek Mahardika – tells viewers: ‘Eyes on the future Australia. Vax up,’ as he reveals a band aid on his arm

He then turns the camera to show Rhonda, played by actress Mandy McElhinney, reclined on a sun lounge dressed in an intricate kaftan, and cradling their child.

‘What daddy said huh,’ she says to their little one, adding: ‘Vax up Australia, like a sunrise.’

‘Like a sunrise’ became the catchphrase of the Rhonda and Ketut’s love story within the viral campaign, which began in 2012.

Adorable new addition to the family: He then turns the camera to show Rhonda reclined on a sun lounge dressed in an intricate kaftan as she cradled their child. 'What daddy said huh,' she says to their little one, adding: 'Vax up Australia, like a sunrise'

Adorable new addition to the family: He then turns the camera to show Rhonda reclined on a sun lounge dressed in an intricate kaftan as she cradled their child. ‘What daddy said huh,’ she says to their little one, adding: ‘Vax up Australia, like a sunrise’

Remember this? The Rhonda and Ketut adverts first appeared in 2012 to promote AAMI's safe driver insurance. In the ads, Rhonda meets her younger lover while on holiday in Bali

Remember this? The Rhonda and Ketut adverts first appeared in 2012 to promote AAMI’s safe driver insurance. In the ads, Rhonda meets her younger lover while on holiday in Bali 

The Rhonda and Ketut adverts first appeared in 2012 to promote AAMI’s safe driver insurance.

In the series of ads, Rhonda meets her younger lover while on holiday in Bali.

Their summer fling then becomes a long-term relationship when Ketut reunites with Rhonda at her high school reunion, which final ad for the campaign in 2014. 

Last year, AAMI was able to coax Ketut out for another appearance after a fan expressed concern for how the couple was holding up amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Still together! Their summer fling then becomes a long-term relationship when Ketut reunites with Rhonda at her high school reunion, which final ad for the campaign in 2014

Still together! Their summer fling then becomes a long-term relationship when Ketut reunites with Rhonda at her high school reunion, which final ad for the campaign in 2014

In the video, he told fans: ‘Hi Australia, it’s Ketut here. I hear you all wanted to know how me and my beautiful wife Rhonda are doing,’ confirming the pair have married. 

Ketut explained Rhonda wasn’t able to join him as she was in the middle of ‘homeschooling the kids.’ 

‘I hope you guys are all doing well on lockdown and keep it hot, like a sunrise,’ he finished with a wink, using the famous catchphrase.

Update: Last year, AAMI was able to coax Ketut out for another appearance to update fans on how he and Rhonda were going and revealed the two have married and have children

Update: Last year, AAMI was able to coax Ketut out for another appearance to update fans on how he and Rhonda were going and revealed the two have married and have children

Star: Aside from starring as Rhonda, Mandy McElhinney, 51, is also known for her roles in television shows including Love Child, Bad Mothers and House of Hancock. Pictured at the Logie Awards in Melbourne on May 8, 2016

Star: Aside from starring as Rhonda, Mandy McElhinney, 51, is also known for her roles in television shows including Love Child, Bad Mothers and House of Hancock. Pictured at the Logie Awards in Melbourne on May 8, 2016

Aside from starring as Rhonda, Mandy McElhinney, 51, is also known for her roles in television shows including Love Child, Bad Mothers and House of Hancock.

Meanwhile Kadek, 34, is believed to be working as a building site administrator in Melbourne, where his family is based.

He is a doting father to two young children, Mila and Lenny, with his wife, Laura Jack.

He also has an older son, RJ, from a previous relationship.

Family life: Kadek, 34, is believed to be working as a building site administrator in Melbourne, where his family is based. He is a doting father to two young children, Mila and Lenny, with his . He also has an older son, RJ, from a previous relationship

Family life: Kadek, 34, is believed to be working as a building site administrator in Melbourne, where his family is based. He is a doting father to two young children, Mila and Lenny, with his wife, Laura Jack

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