The shock news comes after his split from Julie Bishop, which he announced in a statement which read: “I will be focusing on life in Manly and Melbourne for the foreseeable future.
“I wish Julie all the best in her brilliant ongoing career.”
Bishop did not respond to the statement.
The couple’s split came as a shock to many, as it came just a week after they visited London together and dined with Prince Charles.
And it seems Julie isn’t too keen on discussing it, as she looked uncomfortable when the Today show hosts rushed to ask her about it during an interview. tuesday.
The deputy leader of the Liberal Party appeared on the breakfast show to discuss her role as an ambassador to Perth-based mining services company Mineral Resources Limited.
However, things got understandably frosty when Karl Stefanovic and Allison Langdon’s interview opened with questions about his love life.
“First we just wanted to check in and see how you’re doing because, listen, it’s hard going through a breakup, especially when it’s public,” Allison asked Julie to kick off the interview.
Clearly trying to steer the awkward conversation in a different direction, the 66-year-old replied bluntly, “I’m fine, but I wonder how you two are doing?”
Sensing the palpable tension in the air, Karl quickly chimed in, saying, “I don’t want to think about it too much, it’s a Monday morning. As long as you are well.
“I’m fine. Now that’s settled, let’s get to the video,” Julie replied before directing the conversation to her promotional video in which she starred alongside Hollywood stars Kate Walsh and Hugh Jackman.
It is believed that Julie and David started dating around 2014 when they were first seen together in public.