Celeb in 5: Sunday's best entertainment and gossip news.


1. After one year of marriage, TV presenter Lauren Phillips confirms she’s split with her husband.

After a lush wedding and fairy tale reception, Channel 9 presenter and Mazda ambassador Lauren Phillips has confirmed her split with her husband of one year, Lachlan Sparks.

The pair said ‘I do’ in Flinders, Victoria, with a wedding reception that included a purpose-built, seven and a half-metre high glass marquee and the event was attended by celebrities like Chris and Bec Judd, AFL couple Emma and Tom Hawkins, comedian Tommy Little, and Weekend TODAY Host Tom Steinfort.


Now a representative for Phillips has confirmed the couple’s separation to the Herald Sun, after it was reported that the presenter had stopped wearing her wedding and engagement rings.

Fans also noticed that Spark and Phillips had stopped appearing on social media together since their holiday at the Maldives in April of this year, despite this the Herald Sun reported that the couple had denounced any rumours of a breakup in July of this year, claiming they were “definitely still married and still in love’’.

Phillips and Sparks met in 2012 and got engaged on Perth’s Rottnest Island in January, 2016.

2. Laura Byrne on the strange foods she’s been craving since becoming pregnant.

After sharing their beautiful baby news yesterday, loved-up Bachie couple, Matty J and Laura Byrne have shared more details of their pregnancy thus far.

Speaking to The Daily Telegraph, the 32-year-old jewellery designer. who is currently 15 weeks pregnant, spoke about her pregnancy symptoms to date, which included morning sickness (which has only just calmed down) and a few unexpected pregnancy cravings.

“Nectarines, Maggi and Fantastic Noodles, that is what I lived off for the first few weeks, and lime cordial,” she said.

“It is weird, it really does change the things you want to eat.”


The couple announced their pregnancy on Instagram yesterday, and gave a rough due date of June 2019.

However, when it comes to finding out the sex of their child, they’ve decided to wait it out, despite Matty’s objections.

“I am very impatient but people we have spoken to say that when they haven’t found out before it makes it even more special,” said Laura.

3. Jackie O’s ex-husband Lee Henderson has been spotted with a new woman.

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Jackie O, Lee Henderson and their daughter. Image: Instagram.

In October this year, Jackie O announced her split from husband Lee Henderson.

She told the Daily Telegraph they had done so “amicably, sharing many incredible memories and remaining best friends”.

“Our focus for this next chapter is, of course, our wonderful daughter and continuing to provide her love and happiness, together,” she added about her seven-year-old daughter, Kitty.

Two months on, her 40-something photographer ex Lee has been spotted with someone new.

According to the Sydney Morning Herald, Lee was spotted with a brunette with tattoos in Camp Cove this morning.


It was reportedly clear the couple were more than friends.

The sighting follows rumours last month Jackie O and her occasional co-host Beau, who is also married, are “more than just friends”. She has strongly denied the allegations, calling them “disgusting”.

4. A month since The Bachelorette finale aired, Bill Goldsmith shares how he feels about Ali Oetjen.

It's been a month since The Bachelorette left our screens, which we know because we've had nothing to do on Wednesday and Thursday nights.

But what we do have now is a whole pile of ex-contestant Instagram profiles to stalk.

One being that of Bill Goldsmith - who was a frontrunner for Ali's heart before he basically proposed to his ex-girlfriend in front of her during home visits.

Well, in a question and answer session on his Instagram story this weekend, Bill has shared exactly how he feels about Ali now.

The plumber wrote: "I have no overpowering feeling towards Ali".

Which is, well, good, because she's in a ~very legitimate~, serious relationship with "Heath enthusiast" Taite.

Bill was also asked about why he chose to apply for the show, to which he said "the timing was right".


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Bill (whose name was once actually David) will star in next year's season of Bachelor in Paradise where it's believed he - SPOILERS - finds love with Alex Nation.

The two were recently spotted getting their pash on in a Melbourne park, suggesting their partnership has lived on past Fiji.

5. What we know about the rumours that Bride & Prejudice's Jess and Seyat have already split.

They’re the couple who endured one of the toughest journeys in the lead up to their wedding day on Channel 7’s Bride & Prejudice, and now, many fans believe Jess and Seyat have already split.

The newlyweds’ greatest obstacle was none other than Seyat’s mother Fatima, who made no secret of the fact that she was not a fan of Jess, even calling her son’s bride-to-be a “whore” to the camera.



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But the nuptials went ahead last month, much to Fatima's dismay. Dismay she went to no effort to hide on the day.

However, it looks like Fatima may have gotten her wish after all, with Jess telling New Idea that she's no longer living with her husband and his family.

To get the rest of the details into their very, very rocky relationship, you can read our earlier post here.