Last June, it was revealed that opposition leader Anthony Albanese had found love again with Jodie Haydon following his devastating divorce from wife Carmel Tebbutt.
On Saturday at the Australian premiere of the blockbuster musical Hamilton in Sydney, Anthony, 58, put on a loving showing with Jodie, 41, on the red carpet.
The politician previously revealed that breaking up with ex-wife Carmel, 57, in January 2019 was not his decision.
Public: Opposition leader Anthony Albanese and his girlfriend Jodie Haydon showed a loving display at the Australian premiere of Hamilton in Sydney on Saturday (photo)
Anthony carved a polished figure at night in a pale pink shirt, tailored blue plaid suit and black dress shoes.
He hugged his newfound love on the red carpet, put an arm around her waist, and smiled at the cameras.
Jodie, a financial worker, looked gorgeous in a burgundy wrap dress and black stilettos, accessorizing with a matching black clutch and earrings.
Her blonde hair was styled loosely around her face and shoulders, and her make-up was elegant.
Polished: Anthony, 58, carved a polished figure at night in a pale pink shirt, tailored blue plaid suit and black dress shoes
Stunning: Financial clerk Jodie, 41, looked elegant in a burgundy wrap dress and black stilettos. She was accessorized with a matching black clutch and earrings
A source close to Anthony confirmed their relationship with The Sunday Telegraph last June, before the pair dined together.
Jodie is a Strategic Partnerships Manager with over 20 years of experience.
Growing up on the Central Coast, she has never been married or had children, her LinkedIn page reveals.
The new couple first met when Anthony addressed 250 people at a conference in Melbourne in late 2019, when he asked if there were NRL South Sydney Rabbitohs supporters in the room.
Now not to hide: It appears to be the couple’s first red carpet appearance together. They were first seen at dinner last June
First romance since the breakup of his marriage: A source close to Anthony confirmed relationship with The Sunday Telegraph last June
Jodie was the only one to raise her hand, prompting Anthony to introduce himself while he was working in the room.
The relationship is the first for Anthony since he broke up with ex-wife Carmel in 2019.
They married in 2000 and have a 20-year-old son named Nathan, who lives with Anthony in Marrickville in the Sydney interior.
When a Labor frontbencher, Anthony, said the split was ‘very difficult’ and a ‘difficult period’ in an eye-opening interview with The Herald Sun in January last year.
Introduction: The new couple first met when Anthony addressed 250 people at a conference in Melbourne in late 2019, when he asked if there were NRL South Sydney Rabbitohs supporters in the room
Meeting: Jodie was the only one to raise her hand, prompting Anthony to introduce herself while working in the room
‘It was not something I expected. It wasn’t something I was prepared for, ”he said.
‘I am an emotional person and I found it very difficult.’
Anthony added that it took a long time to accept the end of the relationship and come to terms.
Carmel was a Labor Member of Parliament in New South Wales for 17 years before leaving state politics in 2015.
She was Deputy Prime Minister – the first woman to hold the position – between 2008 and 2011 under leaders Nathan Rees and Kristina Keneally.
Ex-wife: The relationship is Anthony’s first since divorcing his wife, Carmel Tebbutt, 57, in 2019. They married in 2000 and were together for 30 years. Pictured together in 2015