Andrew O’Keefe is on a break from hosting The Chase in order to ‘come to terms with his marriage breakdown among a range of other issues’.
The 47-year-old quietly separated from his wife Eleanor in late 2017, and later went on a partying spree that resulted in some rather embarrassing headlines.
But it seems the Channel Seven star is ready to settle down after a few ’emotionally exhausting’ months, as he was spotted enjoying a leisurely stroll in Bondi Beach, Sydney with his rumoured new girlfriend last Monday.
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Time to settle down? Andrew O’Keefe (left) is spotted arm in arm with a new woman(right) following his marriage breakdown and wild partying past
Andrew walked arm in arm towards the beach with the unidentified brunette, who appeared to be in her thirties or forties.
The veteran presenter couldn’t wipe the smile off his face, and looked happier and healthier than he has done in recent months.
Wearing a grey jumper and striped boardshorts, Andrew completed his casual look with a pair of colourful sneakers.
All smiles! Andrew walked arm-in-arm with the raven-haired woman towards the beach with a large grin on his face
Look of love? It’s unclear if Andrew and the mystery woman are in romantic relationship
Over: Andrew, 47, quietly separated from his wife Eleanor in late 2017. Pictured with his estranged wife Eleanor in 2014
Beach body! The woman was clearly fit, as she showed off her trim pins in skintight black leggings and slender waist in a fitted white singlet
Work it! Going barefoot for the outing, the mystery woman was seen running and doing yoga moved on the soft sand
Andrew’s female companion looked fit and fabulous in black leggings and a fitted white singlet that highlighted her slender frame.
Going barefoot for the outing, she was later seen running and performing yoga poses on the sand.
Daily Mail Australia has contacted Andrew’s manager, Mark Klemens, for comment.
Bright star: Wearing a grey jumper and striped board shorts, Andrew hit the pavement in a pair of colourful sneakers
Time for a swim? Andrew is known to take a dip at Bondi in colourful Speedos
Who is she? Daily Mail Australia has contacted Andrew’s manager Mark Klemens for comment
In April, Andrew’s manager Mark said Andrew took a break from filming The Chase to recover from a tough 12 months that left him ’emotionally exhausted’.
In September 2018, Woman’s Day published images of the then newly-separated TV personality kissing a brunette during a night out in Tasmania.
The magazine reported that the video was filmed during a period when Andrew was ‘partying for 48 hours’.
‘I am not the only person who has gone out and had a big night and done things that in the light of day looks little silly,’ Andrew said of the incident.
In the headlines: In September 2018, Andrew O’Keefe, 46, was filmed kissing a mystery brunette woman during a night out in Hobart following his marriage breakdown
In addition to the breakdown of his marriage in late 2017, Andrew made headlines in March this year after he lashed out at a photographer while leaving court.
Andrew was quick to deny he’d hit the photographer.
‘Mate, if a photographer chooses to get in the way of my folder, that’s the photographer’s fault,’ he told AAP.
The media personality was in court after being pulled over driving a green 1968 MGB Mark II convertible in Vaucluse, Sydney on September 03, 2018.
Asked if the vehicle was registered, Andrew said it was in his estranged wife Eleanor’s name. The registration had expired one month earlier.
Andrew, who once worked as an intellectual property lawyer, pleaded guilty in court but explained that he did not know the vehicle was unregistered.
Denied: In March 2019, Andrew allegedly struck a news photographer with a folder full of documents when leaving Downing Centre Local Court after driving unregistered
His day in court: Andrew, who once worked as an intellectual property lawyer, pleaded guilty in court but explained that he did not know the vehicle was unregistered
Andrew is currently the host of the Australian version of The Chase, and formerly worked on Deal or No Deal.
Andrew will reportedly return to work in the first week of June, after taking a leave of absence over ’emotional exhaustion’ in April.
The Chase airs weeknights from 5pm on Channel Seven
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