Kate Ritchie’s ‘mystery husband’ John Bell’s, 25, brushstroke with the law is revealed … days after they were seen holding hands in Byron Bay
Last week, photos appeared of actress Kate Ritchie holding hands with the rumors that new beauty, John Bell.
And while little is known about John, resurfacing court documents show that the cybersecurity businessman, 25, has had a little less to do with the law.
Court extracts show that in March 2015, John was charged separately with careless driving and cannabis possession, but was not convicted of either.
Revealed: Kate Ritchie’s 25-year rumors that new beau John Bell was dealing with the law in the past has been revealed … days after they were seen holding hands in Byron Bay. Pictured: Kate (left) and John (right)
According to The Sydney Morning Herald, Bell has been described as a “screwed up teenager from little old Portland [Victoria]’in an Instagram post from a friend last year.
The Home and Away star has been quiet since her divorce from husband, Stuart Webb, after 10 years of marriage.
It comes as the notoriously private star sent out tongues about her mystery husband’s identity after New Idea published photos of them on vacation together.
What would Kate think? Newly surfaced court records show John has had minor issues with the law, including careless driving and cannabis possession – dating back to 2015
John has several striking tattoos, including the words ‘Italian Pride’ on his forearm.
John started VIREOSS in September 2019 with security solutions. He runs the business from the small town of Seymour, an hour and a half from Melbourne.
He made all of his social media accounts private after New Idea published the photos of him holding hand in hand with Kate.
Inked: John, who is said to be a few years younger than the mother of one Kate, has several standout tattoos, including the words ‘Italian Pride’ on his forearm
But from what is publicly available, he seems to have a passion for travel, including having visited Paris.
He is also a fan of horse racing, with his beloved pages including Racing Victoria, Flemington Racecourse and Country Racing Victoria.
Kate and John reportedly stayed on an Airbnb and spent most of their vacation relaxing by their private mineral salt pool and visiting Byron Bay’s best restaurants.
Traveler: John made all of his social media accounts private after New Idea published the photos holding him hand in hand with Kate. But from what is publicly available, he seems to have a passion for travel, including having visited Paris
The sighting comes after Kate parted ways with her husband, retired rugby league player Stuart Webb, after a decade of marriage.
While it’s unclear exactly when Kate and Stuart broke up, she hasn’t worn her wedding ring in a year and moved out of their marital home in Randwick, Sydney in late 2019.
Kate left after police staged a temporary AVO on her behalf against the former NRL star following an incident at the property.
Saying Goodbye: While it’s unclear exactly when Kate divorced her husband, retired NRL star Stuart Webb (left), she hasn’t worn her wedding ring in a year and is out of their marital home in Randwick, Sydney in late 2019 moved. September 15, 2011, in Sydney
In December 2019, Stuart’s fivefold history of driving under the influence of alcohol was revealed in a police fact sheet when he came to court for blown 0.083 when he was stopped by police officers in the east of the city in March of that year.
The former couple was last seen together in February 2020, celebrating their six-year-old daughter Mae’s first day of school.
Daily Mail Australia has contacted Kate and John for comment.
Co-Parents: The exes were last seen together in February 2020, celebrating their six-year-old daughter Mae’s first day of school. Pictured on January 11, 2019 in Sydney