Melissa Leong debuts new beau after split from husband
Image: Melissa Leong / Instagram
The 39-year-old food writer turned TV personality took to Instagram to gush over new boyfriend, Melbourne hair-care entrepreneur Rob Mason.
Leong said Mason was the “best part of her day”, posting a photo of the father-of-three, who founded the hair-care brand Morries Motley.
“Gratuitous hot dad post, a day late” Melissa wrote, in reference to Father’s Day on Sunday.
“Creator of world class cosmetics and the brains behind @morriesmotley, brilliant father to a legendary babe squad and the best part of my day, nothing but love”.
The couple appeared in a photo together posted on Leong’s Instagram story on the weekend, as they FaceTime chatted with friends for a lockdown double date.View this post on Instagram
Last weekend Mason shared a photo of Leong for the first time showing her cooking in the kitchen, shared with the caption: “Twas Phenomenal”.
The two have not previously commented on their relationship. This comes after Leong’s shock split from her bar owner husband, Joe Jones, in December last year.
“It has brought us such happiness to walk together, but the time has come for Joe and I to part ways and walk on, apart” she said at the time. They were married in February 2017 after five months of dating.
It would appear Leong met Mason recently, telling the Sydney Morning Herald in June she was “single and ready to mingle".
Melissa fronted Channel 10’s MasterChef for the first time in 2020, alongside new judges Jock Zonfrillio and Andy Allen. The trio replaced original judges George Calombaris, Matt Preseton and Gary Mehigan who departed the show in 2019 after contraction negotiations broke down.