‘Seriously NO’: Melissa Leong’s rep denies rumors she’s dating actor Ben Mingay as they pose together on the red carpet at the Sydney Opera House
Melissa Leong’s publicist has denied rumors she is dating actor Ben Mingay after the new single duo posed together on the red carpet.
The MasterChef judge, 39, raised eyebrows when she and Ben, 42, looked cozy at the opening night of The Little Prince at the Sydney Opera House on Thursday.
But a representative for the couple – both of whom are signed to the same management agency – told Daily Mail Australia on Friday that they are not dating.
Nothing to see here! Melissa Leong’s publicist has denied rumors she is dating actor Ben Mingay after the new single duo posed together on the red carpet on Thursday.
Seriously, no. Far from it, ”the rep said via email. ‘They are both my clients. I was there. ‘
Meanwhile, fashionable foodie Melissa stepped out at night in a sophisticated ensemble, drawing attention in a black and white patterned midi dress.
She added a leather belt around her waist to accentuate her slim figure.
Friends Only: Despite taking a good look at the red carpet, a representative of the couple – who are both signed to the same management agency – told Daily Mail Australia that they are not dating
Stylish! Fashionable foodie Melissa, 39, stepped out at night in a sophisticated ensemble and caught the eye in a black and white patterned midi dress
The restaurant reviewer carried a chic $ 3,250 YSL bag and completed her ensemble with a pair of pumps.
Melissa added a pop of color with bright red lipstick and rounded off her makeup look with a radiant face and long lashes.
Melissa was joined on the red carpet by actor Ben, known for playing Buzz Graham in Packed to the Rafters and Rob Duffy in Wonderland.
Layered: Ben, 42, known for playing Buzz Graham in Packed to the Rafters, layered a black jacket over a zip-up jacket, a green vest and a T-shirt
He put on a black coat over a zip-up jacket, green waistcoat and T-shirt, and topped off his outfit with ripped jeans and brown boots.
Ben straightened his hair back and wore a shaggy beard.
Melissa announced her divorce last December from Joe Jones, the owner of the Melbourne bar. They were married for four years.
‘It’s time for Joe and I to part ways’: Melissa announced her divorce last December with Melbourne bar owner Joe Jones (right). They were married for four years
She said at the time, ‘It has brought us so much luck to walk together, but the time has come for Joe and I to part ways and move on, separately’
Meanwhile, Ben’s 2020 split with actress Kirby Burgess appears to have flown under the radar and appearing on his Wikipedia page, but not gaining any press coverage.
The former couple, who married in 2018, put their Lane Cove waterfront apartment on the market last month, realestate.com.au reported.
Quiet break-up: Ben’s 2020 split with actress Kirby Burgess appears to have flown under the radar, appears on his Wikipedia page but did not receive any press coverage. Pictured in 2019