Elyse Knowles and Josh Barker offload their Melbourne investment home


The Block winners Elyse Knowles and Josh Barker offload their Melbourne investment home after buying a $2.3million beach house in Byron Bay

The Block’s Elyse Knowles and Josh Barker have sold their renovation project in Melbourne’s Albert Park, just two weeks after they bought a $2.3million beach house in Byron Bay.

As reported by Realestate.com.au, the couple offloaded the property on May 20 for an undisclosed amount, after paying $1.35million for it in late 2017.

Elyse, 27, and Josh, 30, had previously listed the two-bedroom terrace for rent in April last year, following their move to Byron Bay.  

Sold! Elyse Knowles and Josh Barker have sold their renovation project in Melbourne’s Albert Park, just two weeks after they bought a $2.3million beach house in Byron Bay

Elyse and Josh had been renting a place in Byron until moving into their ‘forever home’ last month.

Their new 1960s-built property is located in the old part of the coastal town, just a short walk from the main beach.

The house boasts four bedrooms, two bathrooms, two levels and spacious veranda. 

Off the market! As reported by Realestate.com.au, The Block winners offloaded the property (pictured) on May 20 for an undisclosed amount, after paying $1.35million for it in late 2017

Off the market! As reported by Realestate.com.au, The Block winners offloaded the property (pictured) on May 20 for an undisclosed amount, after paying $1.35million for it in late 2017 

The couple, who won The Block in 2017, are planning to renovate the property through their own company, J & E Projects.

Before moving in, they had redecorated their temporary accommodation in a bohemian style, so it’s likely they will do the same with their permanent home.

Elyse previously told Daily Mail Australia the pair had moved from Melbourne to Byron Bay because they wanted to live a more sustainable lifestyle. 

Rental market: Elyse and Josh had previously listed the two-bedroom terrace for rent in April last year, following their move to Byron Bay. Pictured: the kitchen of the Albert Park home

Rental market: Elyse and Josh had previously listed the two-bedroom terrace for rent in April last year, following their move to Byron Bay. Pictured: the kitchen of the Albert Park home

Stylish: The Albert Park property comes with a built-in fireplace and a fresh white paint job

Stylish: The Albert Park property comes with a built-in fireplace and a fresh white paint job

‘It’s very different [from Melbourne]. Everyone always smiles and always says hello. That was one of the first things I noticed living up there,’ said the Myer ambassador.

‘The community is more environmentally conscious.

‘You see it in the conversations that people have every single day… talking about the ocean and the marine life.’ 

Settling down! Elyse and Josh had been renting a place in Byron Bay until moving into their 'forever home' last month (pictured)

Settling down! Elyse and Josh had been renting a place in Byron Bay until moving into their ‘forever home’ last month (pictured)

Cricket legend Shane Warne relists his luxurious $7.4 million Melbourne mansion


Inside Shane Warne’s $7.4million mansion – boasting five bedrooms, a pool and wine cellar – as it returns to the market after the cricket legend postponed the sale due to COVID-19

Cricket legend Shane Warne has relisted his $7.4million mansion after suspending plans to sell the home earlier this year due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The retired sportsman, 50, purchased the home in Brighton, an affluent suburb in Melbourne’s south-east, in April 2018 for $5.4million and now hopes to sell it for between $6.8million and $7.4million.

The property, which includes a wine cellar and tasting room, had originally been scheduled to go to auction on April 5.

Back on the market! Cricket legend Shane Warne relisted his luxurious $7.4 million Melbourne mansion after suspending plans to sell the home due to COVID-19

A for sale board reappeared at the house last week, according to the Herald Sun.

The house has five bedrooms and three bathrooms, a large swimming pool and spa, a basement theatre, a bar, and an underground garage with space for four cars.

On the ground floor is an open plan kitchen and family space, the first guest bedroom, a utility and powder room, and a formal dining and living room.

The family space leads out to the pool and spa with a deck and alfresco dining area – perfect for outdoor entertaining.

Hold: The home, which includes a wine-cellar and tasting room, was going to be auctioned on April 5

Hold: The home, which includes a wine-cellar and tasting room, was going to be auctioned on April 5

Modern: The luxurious house has five bedrooms and three bathrooms, a large pool and spa and an impressive basement theatre room

Modern: The luxurious house has five bedrooms and three bathrooms, a large pool and spa and an impressive basement theatre room

The home also features a large study, a deluxe master bedroom with spa ensuite decorated with Doric columns, and a balcony.

The basement floor houses a theatre and a lavish bar, as well as the fifth bedroom with an ensuite and sitting room.

The Spin King is not the first sports star to have owned the property, as AFL player Matthew Lloyd had previously lived at the address.

Spacious: The ground floor has an open kitchen and family space, the first guest bedroom, utility and powder room, as well as a formal dining and living room

Spacious: The ground floor has an open kitchen and family space, the first guest bedroom, utility and powder room, as well as a formal dining and living room

Entertaining: The basement floor houses a theatre and a lavish bar, as well as the fifth bedroom with an ensuite and sitting room

Entertaining: The basement floor houses a theatre and a lavish bar, as well as the fifth bedroom with an ensuite and sitting room

Earlier this year, JP Dixon Real Estate director Jonathan Dixon that a number of parties were interested in the property.

‘At the moment things are fairly skinny, but there are people who love it,’ Mr Dixon told Realestate.com.au at the time. 

‘The market itself is still moving along, there are people out there saying that stocks have gone and they’re getting nothing from the bank, so let’s stick to property.

‘It’s a terrific home and it’s got some hi-tech features.’

Outdoor living: The family space leads out to the pool and spa with a deck and alfresco dining area - perfect for outdoor entertaining

Outdoor living: The family space leads out to the pool and spa with a deck and alfresco dining area – perfect for outdoor entertaining

Tim Robards was secretly happy production shut down on Neighbours so he could spend time with Anna


Neighbours star Tim Robards admits he was secretly happy that production shut down for weeks amid COVID-19 because he could spend time with pregnant wife Anna Heinrich

He usually films Neighbours five days a week in Melbourne, and jets back to Sydney on weekends to spend time with wife Anna Heinrich. 

And now Tim Robards has revealed that he was secretly happy that production of the hit soap had to stop for a few weeks amid the COVID-19 pandemic, because he got to be with Anna. 

Speaking to The Sunday Telegraph this week, Tim, 37, admitted: ‘It couldn’t have come at a better time.’

Honest: Neighbours star Tim Robards admitted this week to the Sunday Telegraph that he was secretly happy that production shut down for weeks amid COVID-19 because he could spend time with pregnant wife Anna Heinrich

The pair were keeping their pregnancy under wraps at the time, after just finding out the happy news. 

In March, it was reported that production of the long-running show had been shut down due to coronavirus concerns. 

In late April, it was reported by The Daily Telegraph that the cast and crew of Neighbours had finally returned to Ramsay Street, but with ‘extreme measures’ in place.

Keeping it a secret: The pair were keeping their pregnancy under wraps at the time, after just finding out the happy news

Keeping it a secret: The pair were keeping their pregnancy under wraps at the time, after just finding out the happy news

Tim told The Sunday Telegraph this week: ‘When Neighbous had to shut down because of the pandemic, it actually couldn’t have come at a better time for me because it meant I could be at home with Anna for four or five weeks.’

He added that it was great to be able to ‘support’ his wife so early in their pregnancy. 

‘It’s hard to be away because, as with any new mother-to-be, there’s a lot of changes happening in those early days and you want to be around as much as possible for that.’  

Precautions: In March, it was reported that production of the long-running show had been shut down due to coronavirus concerns

Precautions: In March, it was reported that production of the long-running show had been shut down due to coronavirus concerns

Support: He added that it was great to be able to 'support' his wife so early in their pregnancy

Support: He added that it was great to be able to ‘support’ his wife so early in their pregnancy

The couple, who wed in 2018, shared the news they’re expecting their first child in an Instagram post on their respective accounts on May 2. 

Lawyer Anna, 33, excitedly told her friends and fans online: ‘It’s been so hard to keep this a secret, over the past few months, but I can now finally shout… I’M PREGNANT!!!

‘With everything that’s going on in the world we feel incredibly lucky and grateful to be starting a family together, and we’re so looking forward to this next chapter in our lives.’

Baby joy! The couple, who wed in 2018, shared the news they're expecting their first child in an Instagram post on their respective accounts on May 2

Baby joy! The couple, who wed in 2018, shared the news they’re expecting their first child in an Instagram post on their respective accounts on May 2

Tim echoed a similar sentiment on his own page, writing: ‘We’ve been keeping busy in lockdown … I can’t wait to be a Dad!!! 

‘The giddy feelings in my stomach show there must be a few nerves, but I know Anna’s going to be an absolutely amazing mother and I couldn’t be more excited to start a family with her!’

They accompanied the joyous announcement with a cute maternity shoot.

Tim and Anna fell in love on the inaugural season of The Bachelor Australia in 2013.  

Their story: Tim and Anna fell in love on the inaugural season of The Bachelor Australia in 2013

Their story: Tim and Anna fell in love on the inaugural season of The Bachelor Australia in 2013

Real Housewives of Melbourne’s Venus Behbahani-Clark welcomes third child


‘Giving birth during a global pandemic will always seem a bit surreal’: Real Housewives of Melbourne’s Venus Behbahani-Clark welcomes third child

Venus Behbahani-Clark welcomed her third child on Friday night. 

The Real Housewives of Melbourne star, 39, gave birth to a baby boy at Epworth Richmond hospital at 22:38, and is yet the name the newborn. 

‘Giving birth during a global pandemic will always seem a bit surreal to me,’ Venus wrote to Instagram following the birth as she shared several selfies. 

Congratulations! Real Housewives of Melbourne star Venus Behbahani-Clark (pictured) welcomed her third child on Friday night at Epworth Richmond hospital

The human rights lawyer covered her baby’s face with an emoji in all of the pictures.

‘Finally together on the outside,’ she gushed following the birth.  

‘Family and friends still haven’t met or held my son but I’m grateful for the healthy and cheeky baby we have been blessed with and I can’t thank my lovely obstetrician Dr. Kliman enough for his support, care and amazing delivery.’

'Giving birth during a global pandemic will always seem a bit surreal': The human rights lawyer gave birth to a baby boy, who she is yet to name, and shared several pictures to Instagram

‘Giving birth during a global pandemic will always seem a bit surreal’: The human rights lawyer gave birth to a baby boy, who she is yet to name, and shared several pictures to Instagram

Privacy: Venus covered her baby's face with an emoji in all of the pictures

Privacy: Venus covered her baby’s face with an emoji in all of the pictures

Venus shared one adorable picture holding her newborn baby’s hand. 

A second picture showed doctors holding the little boy immediately after the birth, wearing latex gloves that were covered in blood.

She cuddled up to the little boy for another shot with husband James Nicholas Clark.

Parents! She cuddled up to the little boy for another shot with husband James Nicholas Clark (pictured)

Parents! She cuddled up to the little boy for another shot with husband James Nicholas Clark (pictured)

Welcome! Another picture showed doctors holding the little boy immediately after the birth, wearing latex gloves that were covered in blood

Welcome! Another picture showed doctors holding the little boy immediately after the birth, wearing latex gloves that were covered in blood

In April, Venus spoke candidly about her fears of having another baby during the coronavirus outbreak. The star has two other children with husband James.

‘Being pregnant comes with a lot of emotions you didn’t think you had. Each baby I’ve carried has been different. This one during COVID-19 has been a real struggle,’ she shared in a heartfelt post to Instagram.

The lawyer admitted she found social isolation ‘tough’ and she was ‘afraid’ of giving birth during a pandemic, as well as being stressed about homeschooling her two daughters Giselle, 10, and Sophia, six. 

Family: The reality star and husband James now have children. Their newborn son joins  daughters Giselle, 10 (front, right), and Sophia, six (front, left)

Family: The reality star and husband James now have children. Their newborn son joins  daughters Giselle, 10 (front, right), and Sophia, six (front, left)

Married At First Sight’s Stacey Hampton calls police after being followed


‘I’m freaking out!’ Married At First Sight’s Stacey Hampton calls the police after being followed in her car – and warns fans to be ‘wary’ of your surroundings as ‘people are crazy’

Married At First Sight star Stacey Hampton warned fans on Saturday to be ‘wary’ of their surroundings.

In an Instagram Story post, the 26-year-old said she was ‘freaking out’ and ‘shaken up’, after being followed from her Melbourne hotel to a business meeting.

The entrepreneur, who later notified the police, pulled over in her car to ‘have a breather’.   

‘I’m freaking out!’ Married At First Sight star Stacey Hampton (pictured), 26, called the police after being followed by a car from her Melbourne hotel to a business meeting

‘I’ve had this one car following me from my hotel to the place of business, and they’re now following me again,’ Stacey told her followers. 

‘And I’ve just had to lose them, I’m freaking out, but basically just be wary of your surroundings, people are crazy,’ she warned.   

‘I don’t know how or why they’re following me or what is going on, but I’m a little bit scared, I’m a bit shaken up, but I’ve got meetings to get to,’ Stacey continued. 

The law graduate, who was dressed in designer gear for her business meeting, placed her hand on her chest as she attempted to calm herself down. 

'I've just had to lose them': Stacey pulled over in her car, telling fans in an Instagram Story post to be 'wary' of their surroundings as 'people are crazy'

‘I’ve just had to lose them’: Stacey pulled over in her car, telling fans in an Instagram Story post to be ‘wary’ of their surroundings as ‘people are crazy’ 

Stacey later updated fans on the situation, while thanking them for their support.

‘P.S. thank you to everyone for the beautiful messages,’ she wrote on Instagram Stories. 

‘I’ve called the police and registered the plate as suspicious. They (the follower) have now gone and I’m with people, so I’m safe.’ 

Stacey rose to fame after starring on this year’s season of Married At First Sight.

Distressed: 'I don't know how or why they're following me or what is going on, but I'm a little bit scared, I'm a bit shaken up, but I've got meetings to get to,' Stacey continued

Distressed: ‘I don’t know how or why they’re following me or what is going on, but I’m a little bit scared, I’m a bit shaken up, but I’ve got meetings to get to,’ Stacey continued 

'I've called the police and registered the plate as suspicious': Stacey later updated fans on the situation in an Instagram Story post, while thanking them for their support

‘I’ve called the police and registered the plate as suspicious’: Stacey later updated fans on the situation in an Instagram Story post, while thanking them for their support

She ‘wed’ millionaire entrepreneur Michael Goonan on the show, but their romance wasn’t to be.

Stacey has put her law career on hold as she embarks on a new venture as the founder of a charity, delivering resources and insight into post-natal depression.

The Melbourne-based identity has also become a social media sensation, boasting a 197,000 Instagram following.  

Popular: The Melbourne-based identity, who starred on this year's season of MAFS, has become a social media sensation, boasting a 197,000 Instagram following

Popular: The Melbourne-based identity, who starred on this year’s season of MAFS, has become a social media sensation, boasting a 197,000 Instagram following 

Mum-of-two, 36, reveals how she shed fat from her body and toned up in MONTHS


A mother-of-two has revealed how she shed fat from her body and toned up in just eight months by changing up her diet and fitness routine – and how you can too.

Julia Meadows, 36, from Melbourne, was battling depression and a lack of self-confidence when she decided to take charge of her growing body and change it by tackling her sweet tooth.

After her five-year marriage broke down, Julia found her weight creeping up due to comfort eating and ‘lazy days on the couch’. 

Just eight months later, Julia shed a staggering 11 kilograms to take her from 66.6 kilos to 55 kilos – and even better, she has managed to keep the weight off ever since.

And she’s not become a slave to the gym, incorporating into her daily regime – for instance, doing 100 squats a day while hanging up washing or waiting for a smoothie to blend.  

‘I’m in the best shape of my life,’ Julia told The Healthy Mummy. ‘So much weight has been lost and I’ve gained so much happiness and self-confidence.’

A mother-of-two has revealed how she shed fat from her body and toned up in just eight months by changing up her diet and fitness routine – and how you can too (Julia Meadows pictured before and after)

Julia Meadows, from Melbourne, was battling depression and a lack of self-confidence when she decided to take charge of her growing body and change it (pictured before and after)

Julia Meadows, from Melbourne, was battling depression and a lack of self-confidence when she decided to take charge of her growing body and change it (pictured before and after)

Now, the mum-of-two (pictured before and after) swears a by a mixture of bootcamps, incidental exercise and little to no sugar for her svelte frame

Now, the mum-of-two (pictured before and after) swears a by a mixture of bootcamps, incidental exercise and little to no sugar for her svelte frame

When it came to losing the weight, Julia landed on Australia’s leading weight loss program The Healthy Mummy after browsing their thousands of body transformations.

What is a typical day on Julia’s plate? 

* BREAKFAST: Smoothie with berries, bananas and oats.

* MID MORNING: Greek yoghurt with fruit and a cup of tea.

* LUNCH: Leftovers or something like chicken and salad.

* SNACK: Boiled eggs, nuts or rice crackers with peanut butter.

* DINNER: Mexican lasagne or one pot bolognese. 

‘I had seen some great transformations on there so I signed up to a local running group and a bootcamp and started following the meal plans on the Healthy Mummy website,’ Julia told FEMAIL.

‘It was intimidating signing up to the bootcamp because I was already in a negative mindset and because I hadn’t done exercise I was worried that I was too unfit and would hold people back.’ 

But Julia pushed past her fears and began noticing a change in her body within three weeks of doing bootcamp and eating differently.

‘I saw results really quickly. About three months in I started shopping for clothes and I could see and feel the difference,’ she said. 

Julia (pictured working out) said some of her favourite exercises include compound movements like squats and lunges

Julia (pictured working out) said some of her favourite exercises include compound movements like squats and lunges

'I embraced meal prep and repeated several meals so I was never without a healthy meal on hand and got tempted to eat unhealthily,' Julia (pictured before and after) said

‘I embraced meal prep and repeated several meals so I was never without a healthy meal on hand and got tempted to eat unhealthily,’ Julia (pictured before and after) said

The mum-of-two said one of the biggest things that influenced a change in her body was cutting down on sugar.

‘I also embraced meal prep and repeated several meals so I was never without a healthy meal on hand and got tempted to eat unhealthily,’ she said.

A typical day on the mum’s plate sees Julia enjoy a smoothie with berries, bananas and oats for breakfast, before she snacks on a cup of tea and some Greek yoghurt with fruit mid-morning.

‘Lunch is leftovers from the night before – so something like chicken and a salad,’ Julia said.

Then mid-afternoon, she enjoys either some boiled eggs, nuts or rice crackers with peanut butter, before having a Mexican lasagne or one pot bolognese for dinner – some of her favourite foods.

‘I also drink around three litres of water a day and it has made my skin appear much healthier and smoother,’ she said.

Unhealthy desserts and ice cream have been replaced with fruit and natural yoghurt as a way to let her still enjoy something sweet.

The mum said you don't always need to be 'working out' to get exercise in (pictured working out); she squats and lunges around the house and jumps on the trampoline with her kids

The mum said you don’t always need to be ‘working out’ to get exercise in (pictured working out); she squats and lunges around the house and jumps on the trampoline with her kids

She also swears by taking progress pictures (pictured), because she said sometimes the scales will de-motivate you but pictures will help

She also swears by taking progress pictures (pictured), because she said sometimes the scales will de-motivate you but pictures will help

How does Julia stay on track?

* She remembers why she started: Julia said having a reason is very important to keep her on her journey. This is why she has a motivation board in her kitchen.

* Keep moving: Even incidental movement helps lots. Walking and jumping on the trampoline with your kids will all help you with your goals.

* Meal prep: By making sure she always has something healthy and prepped in the freezer, Julia said she never gets tempted to stray and eat unhealthily.

* Get support: Julia said having the right support will keep you motivated. She likes The Healthy Mummy Facebook pages.

Source: The Healthy Mummy 

Speaking about her tips for others who want to start a weight loss journey, Julia told The Healthy Mummy that one of the things that helped her most was taking progress pictures as she lost weight.  

‘I’m glad I took before and after photos, because even if the scales aren’t moving I can still see process and know that I’m moving in the right direction,’ she told the publication. 

‘I had to learn that scales don’t always tell the truth and now I’d rather go by my progress pictures to reflect on my achievements.’

Julia also said you should have a motivation board up somewhere in your house, so that you know what your goals are and just how far you’ve come.

‘A big one for me is changing up my workout routine regularly so I stay motivated,’ the 36-year-old said.

‘It doesn’t always have to be a walk, run or a gym. Jumping on the trampoline, having a dance off with your kids or running around the play centre with your kids is a great way of staying active – plus, it’s also lots of fun.’

Julia aims for a mixture of strength and cardio with her workouts, alternating walks and runs with compound movements like step-ups, squats and lunges. 

She also keeps moving throughout the day, by squatting and lunging around the house while doing chores and looking after her kids.  

Now, Julia urges women to stop comparing themselves and focus on their own journeys as 'any progress is amazing' (pictured before and after)

Now, Julia urges women to stop comparing themselves and focus on their own journeys as ‘any progress is amazing’ (pictured before and after)

Now, Julia urges women to stop comparing themselves and focus on their own journeys.

‘Any progress is amazing and never get discouraged if your scales aren’t moving because it doesn’t mean you are not achieving,’ she told FEMAIL.

‘Us mums are so much more capable than we think and if I can do it I promise you that you can do it too.

‘Go for it, it will change your life.’ 

Dave Hughes and wife Holly Ife reminisce on when they first met 18 years ago


Dave Hughes’ stunning wife Holly Ife reveals the VERY surprising diary entry she made when she first met her future husband 18 years ago

Comedian Dave Hughes and wife Holly Ife met at a Melbourne bar in 2002.

And every May the couple celebrate the anniversary of their first date – three days after they first laid eyes on each other.

On Dave’s Hit Network radio show on Wednesday, the duo celebrated 18 years together by reminiscing about the good times. 

‘It was the luckiest day of my life’: Dave Hughes and wife Holly Ife reminisce on when they first met 18 years ago. Pictured: throwback picture

‘Luckiest day of my life, no doubt about it,’ Dave said on air. 

‘I was under a lucky star that night,’ Holly agreed.

Old audio of Holly reading her diary from 2002 was played, which revealed what her first impressions were of Dave. 

The romance that almost wasn't! Holly said she knew she wanted to date Dave after first meeting him, but thought he wasn't interested in her. Pictured: 2019

The romance that almost wasn’t! Holly said she knew she wanted to date Dave after first meeting him, but thought he wasn’t interested in her. Pictured: 2019

How sweet! Dave sends Holly flowers on May 27 each year to mark the anniversary of their first official date

How sweet! Dave sends Holly flowers on May 27 each year to mark the anniversary of their first official date

At the time that she wrote Dave’s name in capital letters in the book, followed by: ‘he’s so, so, so, funny… but he wasn’t interested in me. I want to date him.’

Holly wasn’t sure if Dave was interested until he spoke about her on the following Monday morning on his radio show.

The comedian and TV host asked for her to call into the station, and after she did they went on a date that evening. 

Dave sends Holly flowers on May 27 each year to mark the anniversary of their first official date.

'The only thing better than the 18 years together we've had together is the thought of all the years we still have ahead of us': Dave proved to be a romantic with his sweet card to Holly

‘The only thing better than the 18 years together we’ve had together is the thought of all the years we still have ahead of us’: Dave proved to be a romantic with his sweet card to Holly 

The funnyman read out what he wrote in his card this year: ‘Dear Holly, The only thing better than the 18 years together we’ve had together is the thought of all the years we still have ahead of us. Love you, Dave.’ 

‘It’s a beautiful message, and aren’t I lucky.’  

‘He has been nothing but supportive and is a great dad who is always in a good mood with the kids. I’m very lucky.’

Dave wed wife Holly in 2006, and they share three children: Tess, six, Sadie, eight, and Rafferty, 10. 

Family life: Dave wed wife Holly in 2006, and they share three children: Tess, six, Sadie, eight, and Rafferty, 10

Family life: Dave wed wife Holly in 2006, and they share three children: Tess, six, Sadie, eight, and Rafferty, 10 

Gogglebox’s Isabelle Silbery finds love with new boyfriend Alex Richards


Gogglebox’s Isabelle Silbery finds love with new boyfriend Alex Richards and says the couple started isolating together after ‘a couple of dates’

Gogglebox star Isabelle Silbery has found love again just months after splitting with her last boyfriend.

The 35-year-old has found love with Melbourne-based Alex Richards.

In a column for Mamamia, the reality star admitted that she had started isolating during the pandemic with her new beau after just a couple of dates.

Romance: Gogglebox star Isabelle Silbery has found love again with Melbourne-based Alex Richards. (Pictured together)

‘COVID boyfriend (Alex) and I have been isolating together since the pandemic began, when we had only been on a couple of dates,’ she wrote.

Isabelle said that she wanted to apply many of the lessons she’d learned from years of therapy and past relationships to her new romance with Alex.

‘Firstly, at 35 years old, it’s honestly the first time I’ve felt truly equal in a relationship. I don’t just mean financially or intellectually, but as though my views matter,’ she continued.

‘It’s the first time someone actually gets me, sees what I’ve been through, but also won’t allow that to sabotage our relationship.’

'We had only been on a couple of dates': The reality star admitted that she had started isolating during the pandemic with her new beau after just a couple of dates

‘We had only been on a couple of dates’: The reality star admitted that she had started isolating during the pandemic with her new beau after just a couple of dates

Isabelle split with her last boyfriend, Luke Gordon, right before Christmas.

Back in February, the mother-of-one penned an emotional post for Mamamia about spending Valentine’s Day ‘nursing a broken heart.’

The brunette was open about her pain, admitting that she missed Luke ‘terribly’ and thought he was ‘the one.’

Flashback: Isabelle split with her last boyfriend, Luke Gordon, right before Christmas (Pictured together last year)

Flashback: Isabelle split with her last boyfriend, Luke Gordon, right before Christmas (Pictured together last year)

However, she seems to have fully bounced back from heartbreak with her new boyfriend Alex.

Isabelle separated from her husband-of-five years, Craig Silbery, in 2017 and has previously described their marriage as ‘loveless’.

Isabelle and Craig tied the knot in 2011 in a beach side ceremony.

Claim to fame: Isabelle shot to fame as one part of the Silbery family on Googlebox Australia

Claim to fame: Isabelle shot to fame as one part of the Silbery family on Googlebox Australia

MasterChef: Emelia Jackson confirms a HUGE spoiler as she shares rare picture with her partner 


Whoops! MasterChef’s Emelia Jackson confirms a HUGE spoiler as she shares a rare photo with her partner

MasterChef’s Emelia Jackson has accidentally dropped a huge spoiler on Instagram. 

After filming for the Channel 10 show wrapped in Melbourne last week, the 30-year-old shared a selfie reuniting with her partner in Sorrento, Victoria on Thursday. 

The picture seemingly confirms the strong rumour that she makes it to the show’s grand finale, as she is only now returning to reality after filming has ended. 

‘5 months apart’: MasterChef’s Emelia Jackson (R) seemingly confirmed that she makes the show’s finale as she reunited with her partner (L) on Thursday days after filming wrapped

If Emelia hadn’t made it to the final, she would have been back with her partner weeks or even months ago, like her unsuccessful co-stars have been. 

‘5 long months apart,’ Emelia captioned the selfie with her partner on Thursday. 

Little is known about her partner as she rarely posts about him and is yet to reveal his name publicly. She mostly uses social media to promote her cake business. 

Giving the game away! If Emelia hadn't made it to the final, she would have been back with her partner weeks or even months ago, like her unsuccessful co-stars have been

Giving the game away! If Emelia hadn’t made it to the final, she would have been back with her partner weeks or even months ago, like her unsuccessful co-stars have been

Quiet couple! Little is known about her partner as she rarely posts about him and is yet to reveal his name publicly. She mostly uses social media to promote her cake business

Quiet couple! Little is known about her partner as she rarely posts about him and is yet to reveal his name publicly. She mostly uses social media to promote her cake business

On Sunday, Reynold Poernomo and Laura Sharrad also took to Instagram celebrating returning home after production ended, hinting they also make the final. 

‘Back with my bebe,’ Laura gushed on Instagram as she flew back to Adelaide and was reunited with her husband, Max Sharrad.

Similarly, Reynold shared a series of pictures to Instagram on Sunday and Monday hanging out with his friends in Sydney. 

Spoiler! On Sunday, Reynold Poernomo (pictured) and Laura Sharrad also took to Instagram to celebrate returning home after production ended, hinting they also make the finale

Spoiler! On Sunday, Reynold Poernomo (pictured) and Laura Sharrad also took to Instagram to celebrate returning home after production ended, hinting they also make the finale

At present, Emelia is the current frontrunner to win the show. She is now the favourite across all major bookmakers after filming ended last week.

Her odds have been slashed so significantly in recent days that her victory is almost guaranteed. SportsBet have her at odds of $1.15, and TAB at $1.02. 

Poh Ling Yeow is also tipped to make the finals alongside Emelia, Laura and Reynold. 

'Back with my bebe,' Laura (L) gushed on Instagram as she flew back to Adelaide and was reunited with her husband, Max Sharrad (R)

‘Back with my bebe,’ Laura (L) gushed on Instagram as she flew back to Adelaide and was reunited with her husband, Max Sharrad (R)

Can she do it? At present, Emelia is the favourite across all major bookmakers after filming ended last week. Her odds have been slashed so low that her victory is almost guaranteed

Can she do it? At present, Emelia is the favourite across all major bookmakers after filming ended last week. Her odds have been slashed so low that her victory is almost guaranteed

AFL WAG Rebecca Judd debuts surprising change to her face while in isolation at her Melbourne home


Footy WAG Rebecca Judd debuts a surprising change to her face while in isolation at her Melbourne home

Rebecca Judd has debuted a brand-new look.

The 37-year-old radio presenter, who is married to retired AFL star Chris Judd, made a surprising change to her face on Thursday.

While self-isolating at her $7.3million home in Melbourne, she shared a photo to Instagram in which her eyes looked noticeably different.

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Spot the difference! Footy WAG Rebecca Judd’s eyes looked noticeably different in this selfie shared to Instagram on Thursday

Wearing her signature Jaggad activewear, Rebecca posed for a selfie with what appeared to be blue contact lenses.

However, the star revealed it was just temporary by writing: ‘filter love.’

Bec was using Instagram’s ‘coloured eyes by Sophie’ filter, which allows users to alter the colour of their eyes to five different hues.  

'Filter love': Bec was using Instagram's 'coloured eyes by Sophie' filter, which allows users to alter the colour of their eyes to five different hues

REAL look: Bec has brown eyes without filters

That’s different! Wearing her signature Jaggad activewear, Rebecca posed for a selfie with what appeared to be blue contact lenses – but it was a filter (left). Pictured: right, natural

The mother-of-four has publicly shared her love for filters in the past.

On her KIIS FM 3PM Pick-Up in July 2019, Bec revealed why she favoured the ‘dog’ face filter on Snapchat and Instagram.

She admitted she used the ‘dog’ face, because it enhanced her appearance even when she wasn’t wearing any makeup.

''The dog Snapchat filter is the hottest I have ever looked': Bec previously expressed her love of filters for giving her a 'flawless' and 'contoured' look

”The dog Snapchat filter is the hottest I have ever looked’: Bec previously expressed her love of filters for giving her a ‘flawless’ and ‘contoured’ look

‘The dog Snapchat filter is the hottest I have ever looked,’ Bec joked at the time.

‘I look contoured, it’s heaven!,’ she said at the time, adding it made her appearance look flawless. 

Bec is married to AFL star Chris Judd, and the pair shared four children: daughter Billie, six, son Oscar, eight, and three-year-old twin sons Tom and Darcy.

Family life: Bec is married to AFL star Chris Judd, and the pair shared four children: daughter Billie, six, son Oscar, eight, and three-year-old twin sons Tom and Darcy

Family life: Bec is married to AFL star Chris Judd, and the pair shared four children: daughter Billie, six, son Oscar, eight, and three-year-old twin sons Tom and Darcy