Inside the complicated love life of Channel Seven’s Olympics host Abbey Gelmi… after splitting with her Sky News presenter husband of one year Ben Way before confirming romance with AFL star Kane Lambert
Abbey Gelmi recently confirmed her romance with AFL star Kane Lambert.
But before finding love with the professional footy player, she was married to Sky News Racing presenter Ben Way.
The Channel Seven Olympics host tied the knot with Ben in 2019, before quietly splitting in 2019.
Romance: Abbey Gelmi recently confirmed her romance with AFL star Kane Lambert. But before finding love with the footy player, she was married to Sky News presenter Ben Way
Ben popped the question during a romantic beachside proposal in North Bondi in 2018, after the couple had been dating for three and a half years.
At the time, Abbey uploaded a series of images of the proposal to Instagram.
‘A thousand times yes,’ Abbey captioned the romantic images.
Speaking to WHO magazine days after the proposal, Abbey reflected on the couple’s love story, saying it was the long drives to the Sky News studio before she moved to Seven that cemented their relationship.
New romance: Abbey and AFL star Kane have been dating for a while following months of speculation
‘He was the anchor and I was the one rolling his autocue,’ she told the publication.
‘He is easily the best thing that’s come out of my involvement in any sports media, so it’s nice.’
The former couple split quietly last year with very little media attention.
Former flame: Her budding new romance comes after the breakdown of her marriage to Sky Racing presenter Ben. Abbey and Ben married in late 2019 after three years together and split last year
Meanwhile, Abbey confirmed her romance with AFL star Kane after months of speculation.
The sports presenter, 31, told the Herald Sun on Friday: ‘Kane’s really good.’
She also revealed why she and the 29-year-old footy pro made a perfect couple, saying: ‘He’s pretty shy and I’m not, so we’re a good match.’
Happier times: Ben popped the question during a romantic beachside proposal in North Bondi in 2018
Elsewhere, Abbey – who is the granddaughter of middle distance runner Herb Elliott – also spoke about her excitement about presenting the upcoming Tokyo Olympics for the network.
‘Olympics is like a mecca to me and something that’s always been important to my family,’ she said.
The brunette beauty is part of Seven’s Olympic hosting squad with Hamish McLachlan, Johanna Griggs, Matt Shirvington, Edwina Bartholomew, Mel McLaughlin and Sonia Kruger.
New love: The sports presenter, 31, told the Herald Sun on Friday: ‘Kane’s really good’
The pair have so far kept their relationship low-key with no photos on social media as of yet.
Abbey and Kane reportedly attended Sam Mac’s book launch in Melbourne together back in May.
They were said to have been introduced by Love Island star Tayla Damir, who now engaged to Kane’s Richmond teammate Nathan Broad.
Connections: They were said to have been introduced by Love Island star Tayla Damir (left), who now engaged to Kane’s Richmond teammate Nathan Broad