Inside the complicated love life of Abbey Gelmi, host of Channel Seven’s Olympics… after breaking up with her Sky News host, husband of one year Ben Way, before confirming romance with AFL star Kane Lambert
Abbey Gelmi recently confirmed her romance with AFL star Kane Lambert.
But before she found love with the professional footy player, she was married to Sky News Racing presenter Ben Way.
The Channel Seven Olympics host tied the knot with Ben in 2019, before quietly splitting up in 2019.
Romance: Abbey Gelmi recently confirmed her romance with AFL star Kane Lambert. But before she found love with the footy player, she was married to Sky News presenter Ben Way
Ben posed the question during a romantic proposal on the beach in North Bondi in 2018, after the couple dated for three and a half years.
Abbey posted a series of images of the proposal on Instagram at the time.
“A thousand times yes,” Abbey wrote alongside the romantic images.
Speaking to WHO magazine days after the proposal, Abbey reflected on the couple’s love story and said it was the long drives to the Sky News studio before moving to Seven that cemented their relationship.
New romance: Abbey and AFL star Kane (pictured here) have been dating for a while after months of speculation
“He was the anchor and I was the one who rolled his autocue,” she told the publication.
“He’s by far the best thing that’s come out of my involvement with sports media, so it’s fun.”
The former couple quietly broke up last year with very little media attention.
Former Flame: Her budding new romance comes after the breakdown of her marriage to Sky Racing presenter Ben (pictured here). Abbey and Ben married at the end of 2019 after three years together and broke up last year
Meanwhile, Abbey recently confirmed her romance with AFL star Kane after months of speculation.
The sports presenter, 31, told the Herald Sun earlier this month: ‘Kane is really good.’
She also revealed why she and the 29-year-old footy pro made a perfect couple, saying, “He’s pretty shy and I’m not, so we’re a good match.”
Happier times: Ben asked the question during a 2018 North Bondi beachfront romantic proposal
Elsewhere, Abbey – who is the granddaughter of middle distance runner Herb Elliott – also spoke of her excitement at presenting the upcoming Tokyo Olympics to the network.
“Olympic Games are like a mecca for me and something that has always been important to my family,” she said.
The brunette is part of Seven’s Olympic hosting team that includes Hamish McLachlan, Johanna Griggs, Matt Shirvington, Edwina Bartholomew, Mel McLaughlin and Sonia Kruger.
New Love: The sports host, 31, told the Herald Sun earlier this month: ‘Kane is really good’. Kane is pictured playing football for the Tigers
The couple have kept their relationship quiet so far and have no pictures on social media so far.
Abbey and Kane reportedly attended Sam Mac’s book launch together in Melbourne in May.
They are said to have been introduced by Love Island star Tayla Damir, who is now engaged to Kane’s Richmond teammate Nathan Broad.
Connections: They were said to have been introduced by Love Island star Tayla Damir (left), who is now engaged to Kane’s Richmond teammate Nathan Broad