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New Idea Issue 7, 2021

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New Idea has been Australia's most loved weekly magazine for women for more than 110 years, reaching over 2 million readers each week. Every issue of New Idea is full of fascinating features, the latest celebrity news, practical and delicious recipes and interesting real-life stories, as well as up-to-the-minute fashion, health and beauty advice. Now you can have this iconic Aussie magazine delivered straight to your mobile device in digital form – whenever you want it and wherever you are.

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2 min.
wally lewis the king finds his new queen

Rugby league legend Wally ‘The King’ Lewis announced last week that he’d quietly split from his devoted wife, Jacqui, after 36 years of marriage. A statement released by Wally’s employer, Nine, explained the pair had separated last year. It also confirmed that the sports presenter, 61, was in a new relationship with a woman who was later identified to be volunteer worker and writer, Lynda Adams. Now, a close friend of the family tells New Idea that the Lewis’ marriage had its fair share of problems. According to the well-placed insider, who agreed to speak out on the condition of anonymity, Wally and Jacqui remained silent on their marital issues in accordance with the December 2020 release of Wally’s book, My Life. The commemorative autobiography was sold as being a “collaboration with the Lewis…

1 min.
grant’s afterparty meltdown

She had two unsuccessful stints on The Bachelor and Bachelor in Paradise, but now, Abbie Chatfield can finally call herself a winner after stealing the I’m A Celebrity...Get Me Out Of Here! crown from hot favourite Grant Denyer. As Abbie celebrated her huge win at the show’s official afterparty in Sydney on January 31, Grant was snapped looking seriously miserable at the star-studded event. “Grant is furious,” a source tells New Idea. “He really thought he had it in the bag – everyone did! As a former Gold Logie winner, he did not expect to lose out to a reality star.” Meanwhile, Dr Chris Brown’s model girlfriend, Brooke Meredith, appeared rather glum as she watched her boyfriend throw back champagnes at the party, prompting whispers that there could be trouble…

1 min.
‘we’re closer than ever’

Olivia Newton-John and her daughter, Chloe Lattanzi, make no secret of the fact that their relationship hasn’t always been smooth sailing. “We have gone through all the mother-daughter stuff that everyone goes through,” Olivia, 72, recently admitted. But despite the past, Olivia reveals the bond she now has with her 35-year-old daughter is tighter than ever. “Chloe is an adult and our relationship has evolved. We have a wonderful time together,” confirms Olivia. “One of the greatest gifts of the pandemic has been being able to spend time with Chloe because neither of us has been able to go anywhere or do anything!” The Aussie songstress lives on her ranch in California, while Chloe is usually based in Portland, Oregon. Meanwhile, Chloe is happy just to see her mother thriving, despite her ongoing battle with breast…

2 min.
caught kissing on set

Much has been made of Jennifer Aniston and Brad Pitt’s clandestine reconciliation in recent times – and now it’s been revealed that the pair are inseparable, even while at work. Hollywood insiders have confirmed that the reunited duo are filming projects on neighbouring sound stages on the same lot at Sony Studios in California. In fact, they’re so close that Brad, 57, is regularly spied hanging out in Jen’s trailer. Brad is shooting the action thriller Bullet Train while Jen, who turns 52 on February 11, is putting the finishing touches on the second season of her TV series Morning Wars. “Sony is a huge place with 18 sound stages – so there’s ample room for executives to put a pair of exes at opposite ends of the block if they requested,” a…

2 min.
hewitt family chaos tug-of-war over cruz!

There’s no denying Bec and Lleyton Hewitt have raised three exceptionally talented children. But with their tennis prodigy son, Cruz, fast becoming a star in his own right, the couple have been tasked with making a tough decision about his future. While Bec is nothing short of proud of 12-year-old Cruz, New Idea hears the star has become increasingly emotional about the thought of losing her middle child to the demanding world of competitive tennis. “Bec knew this day would come, but it seems it has come around much more rapidly than she ever anticipated,” shares an insider. In recent months, Lleyton, 39, has become determined to have his mini-me become Australia’s number one – superseding Aussie sensation, 21-year-old Alex de Minaur, who Cruz calls his “big brother of tennis”. “Like all mums, Bec…

1 min.
mia & ava ‘we’ve got big plans!’

It’s not just Cruz who is set to take the Hewitt name to new heights! According to a source, Bec has big plans for her two daughters, Mia and Ava. “She’s not one to push, but Bec secretly hopes Mia will fall into acting ... at the very least she wants her to give it a shot!” shares the source. “Bec has very fond memories of her days on Home and Away.” And apparently, Mia isn’t ruling out a career in modelling or fashion, either! Meanwhile, the couple’s youngest daughter, Ava, is fast becoming an expert on the dance floor. “She’s destined for a career on the stage,” says the insider. “Bec knows she could have a professional dancer or even a theatre star on her hands – it’s very exciting!”…