& # 39; We are just friends & # 39 ;: new Labor leader Anthony Albanese denies rumors about a new romance with a party official – the bachelor takes ALP leadership and starts his bid as first single PM in 50 years
- Anthony Albanese has destroyed a rumor that he left with a new love & # 39;
- The newly chosen Labor leader announced a split with his wife earlier this year
- Mr Albanese today thanked his ex-wife Carmel Tebbutt for her support
- & # 39; Our relationship has changed, but I have nothing but best wishes for her & # 39;
The newly elected Labor leader Anthony Albanese says that he is & # 39; just buddies, nothing more & # 39; with an official party – because his new promotion focuses on his personal life.
Mr Albanese, 50, was today named party leader, without opposition, and thanked his former partner of 30 years, former NSW Deputy Prime Minister Carmel Tebbutt, for her support.
& # 39; Our relationship has changed, but I have nothing but the best wishes for her future, & # 39; he said.
The rare remarks about his relationship breakdown came when he exchanged rumors that he was with a new woman last month & # 39; stepped & # 39; during an event in Melbourne.
Anthony Albanese, 50, today thanked his ex-wife Carmel Tebbutt (together) when he was named Labor leader
The new single father told The Margin Call of the Australian he was & # 39; nothing more & # 39; then friends with the Labor official, who was not mentioned by Daily Mail Australia.
The young woman recently carried out a campaign for a candidate in the federal elections.
The rumor seems to have started after the couple attended a Politics in the Pub event at the Stomping Ground Beer Hall in Collingwood last month.
Friends of Mr Albanese say that the new ALP leader has other things in mind than single life.
He lives with his son Nathan, 18, a university student. He has campaigned for the party in the country through the elections and is now taking on the most punishing task of Opposition Leader.
At a press conference today, Mr Albanian thanked Mrs Tebbutt; the mother of his late mother Maryanne, who raised him on a housing commission in Camperdown; his & # 39; father figure & # 39; Tom and a series of labor mentors, including Julia Gillard and Kevin Rudd.
& # 39; No one gets this position alone, & # 39; he said.
Power pair: both Mr Albanese and Mrs. Tebbutt have held a senior position in the Labor party
Mr Albanese's new Bachelor's degree is not the only interesting chapter of his personal story.
& # 39; He comes across as a paternal Everyman man … or he can stand still what remains to be seen & # 39;
His mother, himself a single parent, told him as a child that his father had died abroad.
He later learned that his father was alive and traced him ten years ago in Italy. Carlo and Anthony Albanese had at least one short (and satisfied with all reports) meeting in 2011. Mr. Albanese Sr. died in 2014.
Politician Dr. Nick Economou said, while many Australians think that & # 39; Albo & # 39; is a well-known figure, he is still a bit of a mystery.
& # 39; The moment he comes across as an avuncular man from a sole trader, the fact that he has the nickname tells us that, & # 39; said the senior lecturer at Monash University.
& # 39; Whether he can withstand what is to come, remains to be seen. & # 39;
IF ALBO WAS PM, HE WAS THE FIRST BACHELOR IN 50 YEARS
If he became prime minister – and is still single, two large & # 39; ifs & # 39; – Mr Albanese would be the first bachelor since John McEwen (left and right)
If Anthony Albanese wins the next election – and finds no partner before that time – he would be the first single prime minister in more than 50 years.
Country Party leader John McEwen was the last known single man to play the role, the Australian claimed.
Mr. McEwen was Prime Minister for just over three weeks after the ocean disappearance of Harold Holt.
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