Lauren Phillips CONFIRMS new romance following rumours she’s dating Samantha Armytage’s millionaire jet tycoon ex Paul O’Brien
Love was certainly in the air this weekend.
Following news of Pia Miller’s engagement to multi-millionaire agent Patrick Whitesell, fellow celebrity Lauren Phillips has also shared some exciting news of her own.
The Weekend Today weather presenter, who is rumoured to be dating millionaire jet tycoon Paul O’Brien, appeared to confirm she’s found romance by posting a very telling comment referring to a mystery man on Sunday.
Congratulations! Weekend Today weather presenter Lauren Phillips, 39, appeared to confirms she’s found romance on Sunday after sharing a very telling comment on Instagram
Commenting on Pia’s engagement announcement post, the 39-year-old wrote: ‘He literally woke me up to tell me. Nearly killed him until he told me why. Best news ever…. we’re beyond thrilled for you both.’
Pia proceeded to suggest she’s already aware of Lauren’s new man, commenting: ‘He said. ‘I just wanna wake her up!!!”
Lauren replied: ‘He did. And that’s a bold move when I’m having a nap. It was worth it!’
Two reasons to celebrate! Lauren hinted she’s found love as she congratulated her friend Pia Miller’s (left) on her engagement to multi-millionaire agent Patrick Whitesell (right)
Mystery man: Commenting on Pia’s engagement announcement post, Pia wrote: ‘He literally woke me up to tell me. Nearly killed him until he told me why. Best news ever…. we’re beyond thrilled for you both’
Could it be? While Lauren failed to mention her new beau by name, it has previously been reported that the presenter has been dating Samantha Armytage’s rumoured ex, millionaire jet tycoon Paul O’Brien (pictured)
While Lauren failed to mention her new beau by name, it has previously been reported that the presenter has been dating Samantha Armytage’s rumoured ex Paul O’Brien.
Paul runs high-end charter group AVMIN and boasts celebrity clients, including Matt Damon, his wife Luciana Barroso, and Chris Hemsworth and his wife Elsa Pataky.
Lauren is said to have began dating Paul while she was living in Melbourne earlier this year, according to the Sydney Morning Herald.
Celebrity clients: Paul runs high-end charter group AVMIN and boasts celebrity clients including Chris Hemsworth and his wife Elsa Pataky (both pictured)
Moving on: Lauren reportedly began dating Paul while she was living in Melbourne earlier this year
However, when Victoria’s strict coronavirus lockdown took hold in July, Lauren quickly relocated to Byron Bay.
There, she reportedly moved in with Paul while continuing to work as Weekend Today’s weather presenter.
‘Close friends say Phillips has never been happier since making the sea change from Melbourne to Byron Bay, avoiding Victoria’s strict lockdown to live with her new partner,’ the publication alleged.
Former flame: Lauren married Lachlan Spark (right) in 2017 after six years of dating. They announced their split in 2018, after just one year of marriage
Meanwhile, Lauren is said to be enjoying getting to know Paul’s celebrity client-turned-friends, including Elsa Pataky, Chris Hemsworth and his personal trainer Luke Zocchi.
Lauren confirmed her split from her estranged media producer husband Lachlan Spark in December 2018.
The couple had married in 2017 after six years of dating.
No bad blood: Lauren insisted there was no affair or ‘other woman’ behind the split from her husband of one year. Pictured in 2017
She later insisted there was no ‘scandal’ surrounding their break-up, adding that she and Lachlan were ‘still on great terms’.
Meanwhile, Paul reportedly began dating ex-girlfriend Samantha Armytage in November 2017.
The couple were first spotted publicly in March 2018 on a dog walking date in Sydney, and seen again in September while having breakfast in Melbourne.
According to Now To Love, the couple then ‘took a break’ in January 2019, before briefly reconciling and then splitting once again in April 2019.
Opening the ex-files: Meanwhile, Paul reportedly began dating ex-girlfriend Samantha Armytage (pictured) in November 2017