Former footy Brad Green has confirmed that he has found love with Caty Price from Channel 10, less than a year after the tragic death of his wife Anna.
On Thursday, the new couple debuted their romance by posing sweetly together at the MRC Foundation Blue Diamond Ball at Caulfield Racecourse, Melbourne, in an image obtained by The Herald Sun..
The 38-year-old – who shares sons Wilba, Nine and Oliver, seven, with Anna – reportedly met Caty during the Melbourne Cup Carnival last year and then became friends.
Happiness: on Thursday, Brad Green (left) stepped out alongside Channel 10 sports reporter Caty Price (right) when the couple debuted their romance in Melbourne
Caty is a respected sports journalist and even earned the nickname of “the princess of the dot” when she had her own tilt segment in Perth.
She has reported on horse racing for the last 15 years and covered the Melbourne Cup for Channel 10 during her first meeting with Brad.
The footy community was left destroyed in May, following the sudden death of Brad’s 40-year-old wife after complications from eye surgery.
At the time of her death a statement from the family read: ‘Anna suffered a cardiac arrest last week and died peacefully during lunch (Monday) surrounded by her immediate family.
Heartache: nine months ago, Brad Green confirmed the devastating loss of his beloved wife Anna (photo), who died at the age of 40
Sports fanatic: Caty is a highly respected sports journalist and earned herself the nickname of “the princess of the dot” when she had her own tilt segment in Perth for the network
“The family wants to thank the dedicated medical team in intensive care at Alfred Hospital in Melbourne and would now ask for privacy if they process their loss.”
A week after her death, the former Melbourne captain Demons Brad spoke about his heartache because he had lost his beautiful wife.
“Our lives have changed forever, but you will live long in our memories,” he said, according to The Herald Sun.
He also talked about the love she had for their two boys before he added how “amused” they would be to keep the service on a football field.
Devastating: Anna Green (photo) was a lifestyle blogger and mother of two sons Oliver, nine, and Brad van Brad, and seven
“I can now hear Anna saying these words:” Brad, why is my funeral service on the bloody football field? Again, football has taken over my life “.
“I would have said,” “Well, my dear, we had to find a location big enough for your family and beautiful friends to come along.”
The couple grew up together in Tasmania, but only started dating in 2002 when they reconnected during a chance meeting and caught up with dinner.
They got married on December 28, 2013, the year after Green retired from the AFL.
Talent: Mrs. Green was a stewardess from Virgin Australia before working in the fashion industry. She launched the Wilo Green fashion brand in 2012
“We actually come from the same hometown and have known each other all our lives, or our families,” he said at the time.
“Then we met five years ago and we caught up with dinner and just went out.”
Mrs. Green was a stewardess from Virgin Australia between 2004-2009 before working in the fashion industry. She launched the Wilo Green fashion brand in 2012.
She described herself online as a “lover of sunshine, palm trees, yoga, beaches, travel, summer, sunsets, cocktails, style.”
Loss: Anna (left) described herself online as a ‘lover of sunshine, palm trees, yoga, beaches, travel, summer, sunsets, cocktails, style’