Josh-Evelyn Relationship



Josh Barrett
Evelyn McGuire

Pairing Names:



Ex-boyfriend & ex-girlfriend
Slept together

Rival Pairings

Jaddy (Josh & Maddy)
Tevie (Tank & Evelyn)
Mevie (Matt & Evelyn)
Mevie (Mason & Evelyn)

First Met

At Summer Bay High

Relationship Length


Current Status

Broke up (engagement ended)

Portrayed by

Jackson Gallagher
Philippa Northeast

The Josh-Evelyn Relationship was a friendship/romantic relationship between Josh Barrett and Evelyn McGuire. They're the longest couple in the show. Their pairing relationship was introduced in July 2014 and it ended in July 2016. They broke up many times and they got engaged in May 2016, before ending it 2 months later.


Josh and Evie first met in November 2013 on Evie's first day at Summer Bay High. Evie's twin brother, Oscar MacGuire introduced his sister to Josh and his girlfriend, Maddy Osborne. However, there was no romance between Josh and Evie since Josh is dating Maddy.

Josh and Evie attends to the Music Festival together with Maddy and Matt Page. Evie stole school exam answers from her uncle, Zac MacGuire and shares it with Josh and Maddy. Josh and Evie decided to cheat and got in trouble by Zac. When Oscar was arrested for hit-and-run Tamara Kingsley, Evie struggles to cope with everyone talking about it.

Josh talks to her about Oscar and Evie lashes at him in the school hallway. Josh apologized to Evie for upsetting her when school counsellor, Leah Patterson-Baker saw them arguing. At the diner, Evie apologized to Josh for shouting at him earlier, but Josh he was cool and forgives her, he also convinced her to go to the dance party that Maddy was hosting and Evie agrees since their friend, Spencer Harrington asked her out.

Josh and Evie began a study group at Evie's house with Maddy and Spencer and had dinner at Angelo's. Josh and Evie began close and bond, as they fist-bump. Evie then realised that she has a crush on Josh. The day of their school exam, Josh and Evie were nervous and they walked together to school. Evie showed Josh her lucky charm; which was a necklace that was once belonged to her deceased mother, Sarah Wilson. Before the exam, Evie was nervous and Josh gave her encouragement and wished her good luck.

After the exam, Josh became stress and worries that he fails and lashes at Evie, but apologized, Evie gave him friendly advice before Josh held her necklace in his hand and the two has a moment. Josh and Evie attends to their year art class with new school principal, Sophie Taylor, who told them to sketch a portait of themselves. At lunch break, Josh and Evie talked about their art project and Sophie. Josh tells Evie that they should switch each other projects, meaning that he draws a sketch of her, while she draws a sketch of him. Evie agrees and they switch each others art works.

Evie successfully sketched a portait of Josh, while he struggles to draw her. Evie thinked she failed Josh's art and decided to dispose it, but Evie's aunt, Hannah Wilson tells her that it's Josh art work. Josh struggles to draw Evie and Ricky Sharpe gave him advice. When he sees the wave of the ocean, it gave him an idea.At art class, Josh received his art project made by Evie, he was amazed of her sketch of him and Evie was impressed of Josh's work on her art project, which was a photo of Evie with a digital effect of the ocean.

When Sophie ask her questions about the picture, Evie struggles to answer until Josh steps in and answered for her. After class, Josh tells Evie that she impressed him and told Evie that she did an amazing job and that he loved it, and thanked her. Evie tells Spencer that she likes Josh, but tries to shut it since Josh is with Maddy. That afternoon, Maddy tells Josh not to be too close to Evie because she has a crush on him. That evening, he came to her place while she was having a girls night in with Hannah and her half-sister Denny Miller. When Hannah and Denny left them to talk privately. Josh asked her if she has a crush on him, but Evie denies it and Josh believes her and he left.The two gets their exam results and Josh shows Evie his results and that he passed. He asked her how did she go and Evie replied she did well. Josh and Evie then celebrate for passing their exam with Spencer.

Later, Josh told Evie that he and Maddy argued when she was jealous of Josh passing his exam and she didn't, and wasn't happy for him. While Josh and Andy has dinner at Angelo's, Evie and Denny arrives to have dinner together and there Evie and Josh talked and realised how much Maddy had hurt Josh. The next day, Evie confronts Maddy at the Diner about hurting Josh's feelings. As Evie leaves, Maddy thanked her, but Evie warns her not to break Josh's heart, or she'll be there for him if she does breaks his heart. Evie witnessed that Josh and Maddy have made up and was heartbroken. She tells Denny that she really likes Josh and that he doesn't feel the same way. A week later, Maddy pushes Josh away when her foster mother Roo Stewart is sick and hospitalised. Josh and Evie bumped into each other at the surf club and he invites her to play pool with her, but she declines as she cannot play.

Evie decided to return home and Josh asked her if she wants him to escort her to the bus stop and she accepts and they walked together and talked about Roo. After they both leaned against Darryl Braxton's car Brax arrives and tells Evie to get off, but Josh defends her. As Evie's bus arrives, Josh was sad that she has to go and she invites him to come to the farm with her, he accepts and they went to the farm together. They walked and talked about how Josh loved going to his uncle's farm when he was a kid. Josh noticed a horse and asked Evie if the horse belongs to her, but she said no, it belonged to the neighbour, who left the barn door opened and Josh bonds with the horse and they took the horse to Evie's house.

As Evie is about to call the horse's owner, Josh decided to ride the horse back to it's owner, and asked Evie if she wants to ride with him, but told him that she's scared of falling off, but Josh tells her to hold onto him and she'll be fine. They rode together like the wind with smiles on their faces and as they arrives, Josh gets off and Evie had no idea how to get off, until Josh put his arms up and asked her to climb down, as he'll help her off. As Josh carries Evie into his arms and dropped her to the ground, he leaned close and they share a passionate kiss. After that, Evie offers Josh a drink before they walked to the bus stop to get Josh back home. While waiting at the bus stop, they couldn't keep their distance from each other, leading them to kiss again, but unaware to them, they were spotted by Marilyn Chambers. who drove past them during a bus tour. After Josh was confronted by Marilyn and John Palmer, Josh tells Evie that they should keep their distance from each other, which Evie agrees to do. A week later, Josh asked Evie to help him find his brother Andy Barrett, and she agrees. 

Weeks later, Evie and Josh struggles to keep their distance and unsure about their feelings to one another, Evie and Josh hugs, but unknown to them, Spencer Harrington saw their embrace and assume Josh is cheating on Maddy with Evie. Hours later, Josh arrive to Evie's house with bruises on his face and body, Evie was shocked and takes him inside to tend him. When Maddy finds out from Oscar that Josh was with Evie, she came to Evie's house to find him with bruises on his face, where Evie told her that Josh got bashed up at the Caravan Park, and Maddy was furious at Josh for coming to Evie instead of her. The next day, Maddy confronts Evie about her and Josh and Evie told her that she and Josh are just friends. When Maddy asked Josh about Evie's side of the story, Josh refuse to lie and told Maddy that he kissed Evie a few weeks ago, which causes a break up between Josh and Maddy.

Evie was hurt and ran off. Oscar tells Josh to go after Evie, which he did. They talked by the beach, where Josh confess his love to Evie, by telling her that he wants to be with her, and asked her if she still wants to be with him, which she says yes. Evie tells him that they can't, but Josh stops her words with a kiss, and they start a relationship and Josh has moved on from Maddy.