- The Cronulla Sharks NRL star stepped out in a tuxedo for the ceremony
- Hynes had hosting duties at Australian Music Nights
- He was joined by an author and television presenter on the red carpet.
Football star Nicho Hynes turned heads as he stepped out for the ARIA Awards with a mystery woman who joined him on the red carpet.
The Sharks star, 27, cut a fine figure in a tuxedo after being styled by fashion guru Jamie Azzopardi for the ceremony at Sydney’s Hordern Pavilion on Wednesday.
However, he wasn’t just a fan; Hynes was on hand as red carpet host for the event, as was the woman he posed with, author Marlee Silva.
Hynes stepped out with author and TV presenter Marlee Silva at the ARIAs on Wednesday
The pair were both performing hosting duties on the Australian Music Nights night.
The 26-year-old Indigenous writer, commentator and television presenter is known for her work on issues affecting First Nations women and wrote the bestselling book My Tidda, My Sister.
Based in Sydney, Silva has also worked as a sideline commentator on NRLW matches for Channel Nine after covering rugby league for the ABC, including the 2022 World Cup.
“How lucky I am to have been welcomed with open arms by the @nrlonnine family,” she posted on Instagram.
‘An incredible season and an incredible experience that I am very grateful for. I learned so much and can’t wait to get back!’
Just before the ceremony, she posted a photo on Instagram of her and Hynes with fellow ARIA Awards hosts, Matildas star Kyah Simon and TV presenter Matty Mills.
The awards ceremony comes during a drama-filled year for Hynes, who has been criticized for his on-field form and drama.
Silva (pictured) is an Indigenous author who wrote the bestselling book My Tidda, My Sister.
She also worked as a sideline commentator on NRLW for Channel Nine this season.
He was accused of failing to live up to his status as a $1 million-a-year superstar when the Sharks hit a rough patch midway through the season, and was dropped by NSW for the second game of the State of Origin series after missing a match. crucial tackle when he came off the bench in the series opener.
Hynes fought hard to lead Cronulla to the final and was called up to the Kangaroos squad for the Pacific Championships.
His mother Julie came to live with him in July, just after he was released from prison for heroin trafficking – and just weeks after he bought a $2.17 million house in Sydney’s south.
The property included a self-contained home for Julie, who agreed to live there for at least two years as part of her sentence.
Silva posted a photo of her, Hynes, Matildas star Kyah Simon (second right) and TV presenter Matty Mills (right) before their performances at the ARIA Awards.
“She’s going to be with me forever now,” he told Judge David Wilson during his mother’s sentencing hearing.
Outside court, he said he wanted to put his mother’s troubled history behind him.
“I’m very happy to get over this now and bring my mother home and take care of her, and put her in a community that takes care of me and will take care of her,” he said. declared.
“I really look forward to her becoming the generous and loving person that I know she is.”
Hynes was listed as single in the Daily Telegraph’s recent breakdown of the wives and girlfriends of Sharks stars, and with beauty entrepreneur Morgan Belier.