Sunrise weather forecaster Sam Mac went ‘Instagram official’ last month with his new girlfriend Rebecca James.
And the 40-year-old prankster proved the romance was still going on when the couple went for a walk in Surry Hills, Sydney on Sunday.
A casually dressed Sam took the day off from his weather reports and looked relaxed as he held the hand of Rebecca, who is from Melbourne.
It is love! Sunrise weather forecaster Sam Mac held hands with new girlfriend Rebecca James while they went for a romantic walk in Surry Hills, Sydney on Sunday
The lovebirds walked hand in hand as they stopped together at a local restaurant.
The Channel Seven star, whose full name is Sam McMillan, opted for a relaxed look in maroon sweatpants and a blue T-shirt.
He kept it warm by putting on a blue Armani Exchange puffer jacket and topped it off with a cap, round sunglasses and white sneakers.
Smitten: The lovebirds stopped together at a local restaurant and at one point Rebecca showed her boyfriend something on her phone
Rebecca also opted for a casual ensemble in a black hoodie and matching leggings.
She was fitted with white sneakers and cat-eye sunglasses.
Sam confirmed the couple’s romance on Instagram on March 27, eight months after divorcing his last girlfriend, Elle Whittaker.
What’s so funny? Rebecca looked surprised for a moment as Sam explained something to her
Despite only recently promising to keep his next relationship out of the public eye, Sam couldn’t help but gush over his latest squeeze.
This is Bec. We were introduced to Instagram last year through our mutual friend, ‘he wrote with a photo of the couple.
“Bec lives in Melbourne and I’m in Sydney, so the Victorian border restrictions meant it was illegal for us to meet in person.”
Happiness: Sam confirmed the couple’s romance on Instagram on March 27
Sam said that despite the limitations, the duo were able to strike up a great friendship through ‘Insta chats, phone calls, and Friday Zoom drinks,’ and that they ‘spoke every day for nearly six months.’
“So when the restrictions were relaxed at the end of last year, we were finally able to meet in person,” he added. “At this stage, I felt like I knew everything about her … unless she wanted to be more than just friends.”
He continued that through a pair of Harry Potter marathons and a glass of two Zonzo [wine]the couple found that they both felt the same way, but ‘were just so careful about ruining the friendship’.
Long Distance Relationship: Sam and Rebecca’s romance grew slowly as they had to live in different states for most of last year due to the closure of Covid borders
He continued: ‘Bec is clearly super driven and takes on the world, but it was her calmness and kindness that I was drawn to (and the fact that she is a 17/10).
“She makes me so happy and I am absolutely delighted to share her with you.”
“Look, 2020 wasn’t all bad,” he concluded.
Latest relationship: Sam quit communications manager Elle Whittaker (right) last July, after dating just a few months
It comes after Sam broke up with communications manager Elle last July, after just a few months of dating.
After their breakup, he told former Sunrise colleague Sam Armytage that he wanted to keep his next relationship out of the headlines.
Sam confessed on the Something to talk about podcast, he felt ‘burned’ by the overwhelming public interest in his dating life.
‘At the time, I was happy and felt like I had nothing to hide. So I shared it [the relationship with Elle],’ he said.
‘Yes, if it doesn’t work or if it doesn’t go far, there is certainly interest because people can be invested. I understand.’
Sam never formally announced his divorce from Elle on social media, but the couple hadn’t been pictured together since April 20.
Lessons Learned: Following his split with Elle (right), Sam told former Sunrise colleague Sam Armytage he wanted to keep his next relationship out of the headlines