Cooking up a romance! Inside MasterChef star Justine Schofield’s private relationship with retired AFL player Brent Staker
- The celebrity chef, 34, is quietly dating the 36-year-old former West Coast Eagles and Brisbane Lions star
- Brent introduced his girlfriend to his family in Broken Hill, NSW, last week
- Their relationship appears to be relatively new, as they were first pictured together on Instagram in March
- Justine rose to fame on season one of MasterChef in 2009 and has hosted Channel 10’s Everyday Gourmet for 10 seasons
She is one of MasterChef’s great success stories, and it seems Justine Schofield’s personal life is looking equally as bright these days.
The Everyday Gourmet host, 34, is understood to be enjoying a low-key romance with former AFL player Brent Staker.
The pair are believed to have started dating only recently, as they were first pictured together on Instagram on March 14.
Cooking up a romance! Former MasterChef star Justine Schofield is understood to be dating retired AFL player Brent Staker. They are pictured together in Broken Hill, NSW, last week
Brent, who played footy professionally for 13 years until his retirement in 2015, has even introduced his girlfriend to his family.
The former West Coast Eagles and Brisbane Lions star took Justine to visit his relatives in Broken Hill, NSW, early last week.
After this, the couple enjoyed a romantic holiday in Shoalhaven Heads, about two hours’ drive south of Sydney.
Early days! The pair are believed to have started dating only recently, as they were first pictured together on Instagram on March 14 (pictured)
Alone time: After Brent took Justine to visit his relatives in Broken Hill last week, the couple enjoyed a romantic holiday in Shoalhaven Heads. Justine shared this Instagram photo from the trip, but did not tag or mention her boyfriend
Celebrity chef Justine, who previously dated TV presenter Matt Doran from 2014 to 2017, is yet to comment on the relationship or share a photo of Brent to Instagram.
Brent, on the other hand, has uploaded several posts of the couple visiting farmers’ markets and exploring his ‘old stomping ground’ of Broken Hill.
Daily Mail Australia has contacted Justine Schofield via Channel 10’s publicity department for comment.
Heyday: Brent played for the West Coast Eagles and Brisbane Lions during his 13-year AFL career. Pictured on March 26, 2011 at the Gabba in Brisbane
Remember this? The former sportsman was a contestant on Australian Ninja Warrior last year
Bast from the past: Justine was a breakout star of MasterChef and later landed her own cooking show on Channel 10, Everyday Gourmet, which is now in its tenth season
Queen of the kitchen: Justine is shown here in a promotional image for Everyday Gourmet
During his AFL career, Brent was involved in a notorious on-field incident in 2008 when he was punched in the face by Sydney Swans full-forward Barry Hall.
Footage of the attack made headlines worldwide and Barry, who has also since retired from the game, was suspended for seven weeks.
Justine was a breakout star of MasterChef and later landed her own cooking show on Channel 10, Everyday Gourmet, which is now in its tenth season.
Former flames: Justine previously dated TV presenter Matt Doran (right) from 2014 to 2017