How Lauren Phillips went from hosting kids’ shows to dating Chris Hemsworth?

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Lauren Phillips walked the red carpet of the Gold Dinner in Sydney with Chris Hemsworth and Elsa Pataky on Thursday.

The Weekend Today weather host, 34, looked glamorous in a black dress hugging her figure as she posed at the event with the A-list couple, Liam Hemsworth and his girlfriend Gabriella Brooks, and Matt Damon’s wife Lucciana Barroso.

And while she fit seamlessly into that famous social circle for the group photo at the charity event, it’s still a long way from her early days as a children’s show host.

Hanging out with the Hemsworths: Lauren Phillips (second from left) looked glamorous in a black dress at the Gold Dinner in Sydney alongside Chris Hemsworth, Elsa Pataky (center), Matt Damon’s wife Lucciana Barroso (left), Liam Hemsworth and Gabriella Brooks

In 2011, she was cast as the co-host of Channel Nine’s now-defunct programme, Kids’ WB Australia, alongside former Block star Andy Sunderland.

But the show got the ax in November 2019 because Channel Nine’s long-running deal with Warner Bros. had ended.

Lauren had previously made headlines in December 2018, when she announced her divorce from Lachlan Spark after just a year of marriage.

At the time, her representative confirmed the marriage was over in a brief statement to The Daily Telegraph newspaper.

Remember this?  And while she fit seamlessly into that famous social circle at the charity event, it's a long way from her early days hosting Kids' WB Australia alongside former Block star Andy Sunderland.  She was on the show from 2011 until it was discontinued in 2019

Remember this? And while she fit seamlessly into that famous social circle at the charity event, it’s a long way from her early days hosting Kids’ WB Australia alongside former Block star Andy Sunderland. She was on the show from 2011 until it was discontinued in 2019

Relationships: Lauren made headlines in December 2018 when she split from Lachlan Spark (left) after a year of marriage

Romance: She is now believed to be in a relationship with multi-millionaire jet fighter Paul O'Brien (right) whose celebrity clients are Matt Damon and Chris Hemsworth

Relationships: Lauren made headlines in December 2018 when she split from Lachlan Spark (left) after a year of marriage. She is now believed to be in a relationship with multi-millionaire jet fighter Paul O’Brien (right), whose celebrity clients include Matt Damon and Chris Hemsworth.

Lauren is now believed to be dating multi-millionaire jet fighter Paul O’Brien, who happens to be the ex-boyfriend of Sunrise host Sam Armytage.

Paul runs the high-end aviation company AVMIN, with well-known clients such as Matt Damon and Chris Hemsworth.

She has enjoyed getting to know many of Paul’s famous friends, including Hollywood superstar Chris Hemsworth and his wife, Elsa Pataky.

Surprise guest!  In September, Weekend Today's Lauren Richard Wilkins (left) and Rebecca Maddern (center) surprised Chris Hemsworth with a special appearance in Scone, New South Wales.

Surprise guest! In September, Weekend Today’s Lauren Richard Wilkins (left) and Rebecca Maddern (center) surprised Chris Hemsworth with a special appearance in Scone, New South Wales.

When acting career fails: The Thor star read her live weather report on the air, then joked that the A-list star gave her a run for her money and took her job

When acting career fails: The Thor star read her live weather report on the air, then joked that the A-list star gave her a run for her money and took her job

In September, Weekend Today’s Lauren Richard Wilkins and Rebecca Maddern surprised Chris Hemsworth with a special appearance in the New South Wales town of Scone.

The Thor star read her live weather report on the air, then joked that the A-list star gave her a run for her money and took her job.

In November, Lauren was among the small group of several women who got a tattoo of Elsa Pataky at Chris’ mother Leonie’s 60th birthday in Byron Bay.

Mutual friends: In November, Lauren was among a small group of several women who got a tattoo with Elsa Pataky at the 60th birthday of Chris' mother Leonie in Byron Bay.  Lauren had in fact shared the original message from their mutual friend, Elke Ricks from Byron Bay

Mutual friends: In November, Lauren was among a small group of several women who got a tattoo with Elsa Pataky at the 60th birthday of Chris’ mother Leonie in Byron Bay. Lauren had in fact shared the original message from their mutual friend, Elke Ricks from Byron Bay

Elsa was tagged in a post by Lauren, which showed her, Elsa and friends with the new inks on their wrists and ankles — including a shell and a paper airplane.

The Channel Nine presenter had in fact shared the original message from their mutual friend, Elke Ricks from Byron Bay.

Since then, Lauren has become part of the Hemsworth runway, sharing a number of photos with the Hollywood couple, their celebrity friends and relatives on her social media.

Celebration: For her 34th birthday, Lauren posted a group photo from her Byron Bay bash.

Celebration: For her 34th birthday, Lauren posted a group photo from her Byron Bay bash. “Totally spoiled by these legends yesterday,” she captioned a large group photo with Chris (far left), Elsa (center in black) and Luke and his wife Samantha (right)

Spot the familiar faces!  Last month, she shared photos of a lavish white party with the famous family that was

Spot the familiar faces! Last month, she shared photos of a lavish white party with the famous family that was “a farewell to American TV personality Michele Merkin,” according to the Sydney Morning Herald.

For her 34th birthday in January, Lauren shared a photo from her Byron Bay bash.

“Totally spoiled by these legends yesterday,” she captioned a large group photo with Chris, Elsa, Liam and his girlfriend Gabriella, Luke and his wife Samantha.

Last month she shared photos of a lavish white party with the famous family that was “a goodbye for American TV personality Michele Merkin,” according to the report. Sydney Morning Herald.

Just weeks later, Lauren shared photos from a recent vacation to The Kimberley in Western Australia with Gabriella Brooks and Hemsworths parents Craig and Leonie.

Outing: Just weeks later, Lauren shared photos from a recent vacation to The Kimberley in Western Australia with Gabriella Brooks (top right) and Hemsworths' parents Craig (left) and Leonie (right with Lauren)

Outing: Just weeks later, Lauren shared photos from a recent vacation to The Kimberley in Western Australia with Gabriella Brooks (top right) and Hemsworths’ parents Craig (left) and Leonie (right with Lauren)

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