Kate Ritchie has split from her businessman boyfriend John Bell.
After their romance fizzled out earlier this year, the radio host, 43, and the cyber security employee, 25, went their own ways.
‘Kate is single. Lockdown is to blame,’ a source told Daily Mail Australia over the weekend.
‘Despite the fact that Victoria’s borders opened just a few weeks ago, Kate and John haven’t seen one other since January. She hasn’t expressed an interest in going to see him.
After a turbulent relationship with her ex-husband, football player Stuart Webb, in 2019, Kate has been enjoying life again.
Woman’s Day revealed images of the former Home and Away actress leaving Bondi Icebergs in Sydney with an unknown male on Monday.
Tim Blackwell, Kate’s radio co-star, seemed to hint at a new romance, remarking that Kate looked exceptionally glam for merely a ‘workday.
‘Why is Kate so dressed up for work?’ Tim wondered, referring to a photo of her wearing the same black dress she wore on the expedition.
Kate and John were last seen together in January in Byron Bay, New South Wales, during a PDA-filled vacation.
Kate and John are said to have slept at an Airbnb and spent the majority of their time lounging in their private mineral salt pool and eating at some of Byron Bay’s best eateries.
While nothing is known about John, newly discovered court documents reveal that he has had a small run-in with the police.
According to court documents, John was charged with careless driving in March 2015 but was not found guilty.
John started the security solutions business VIREOSS in September 2019.
He runs the company from the small town of Seymour, an hour and a half from Melbourne.
Meanwhile, Kate has kept a quiet profile since her divorce from Stuart Webb, a retired NRL player, after ten years of marriage.
While the exact date of Kate and Stuart’s split is unknown, she hasn’t worn her wedding ring in over a year and moved out of their marital home in Randwick, Sydney, in late 2019.
Following an incident at the residence, authorities issued an interim AVO on Kate’s behalf against the former rugby league player.
Stuart’s five-time drunk driving history was revealed in a police fact sheet in December 2019, as he faced court for blowing 0.083 after he was stopped by highway patrol officers in the city’s east in March of that year.
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