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Real Housewives of Melbourne’s Jackie Gillies reveals the reason why she is quitting the show

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Real Housewives of Melbourne star Jackie Gillies has announced she is quitting the show to focus on starting a family with her musician husband Ben.

The reality TV star, 39, told Stellar that she was confident in her decision to put a pause on the show and to grow their family in their hometown of Newcastle in NSW.

She revealed to the publication that she is on her fourth round of IVF and that she kept her treatments under wraps because she felt she’d be judged. 

'Keeping it hidden meant I also wasn't being honest': In this week's Stellar magazine, Jackie Gillies (pictured) revealed  the reason she is quitting Real Housewives of Melbourne is to focus on starting a family with her musician husband Ben

'Keeping it hidden meant I also wasn't being honest': In this week's Stellar magazine, Jackie Gillies (pictured) revealed  the reason she is quitting Real Housewives of Melbourne is to focus on starting a family with her musician husband Ben

‘Keeping it hidden meant I also wasn’t being honest’: In this week’s Stellar magazine, Jackie Gillies (pictured) revealed  the reason she is quitting Real Housewives of Melbourne is to focus on starting a family with her musician husband Ben

‘Keeping it hidden meant I also wasn’t being honest to who I am. And since I’ve started telling people, everyone has been so supportive,’ the ever-positive personality said.

She also said that her time in the South African jungle on Channel 10’s I’m A Celebrity back in 2018 helped her realise she wanted to be a mother.  

The medium added that while her physic abilities do not show her everything that will happen in life, she knew motherhood was for her.

Parenthood: Supporting her along the way is her husband Silverchair drummer Ben Gillies (left) who told the publication he was surprised at how IVF works, calling it an assistance to the natural process

Parenthood: Supporting her along the way is her husband Silverchair drummer Ben Gillies (left) who told the publication he was surprised at how IVF works, calling it an assistance to the natural process

Parenthood: Supporting her along the way is her husband Silverchair drummer Ben Gillies (left) who told the publication he was surprised at how IVF works, calling it an assistance to the natural process 

‘Do I know I’m definitely going to have children? From the depths of my heart, yes. But what I haven’t been prepared for is the way it was going to come.’  

Supporting her along the way is her husband Silverchair drummer Ben Gillies who told the publication he was surprised at how IVF works, calling it an assistance to the natural process. 

Jackie said that while she and Ben don’t have a time or financial limit, they know that they have other options – surrogacy or adoption – if she is unable to carry her child.

Other options: Jackie said that while she and Ben don't have a time or financial limit, they know that they have other options - surrogacy or adoption - if she is unable to carry her child

Other options: Jackie said that while she and Ben don't have a time or financial limit, they know that they have other options - surrogacy or adoption - if she is unable to carry her child

Other options: Jackie said that while she and Ben don’t have a time or financial limit, they know that they have other options – surrogacy or adoption – if she is unable to carry her child

The brunette beauty, who inspired by comedian Amy Schumer and her IVF story, explained that she is speaking up about her journey to help other women not feel burdened by it.

‘The biggest thing I’ve learnt… is to never hide things. When you talk, it’s like you become lighter. And please don’t feel like you’re not good enough. Because you are enough. It’s OK. It’s not your fault,’ she said.

The Croation-born beauty has starred on every season of Arena’s Real Housewives of Melbourne since 2014. 

Read more: In this week's Stellar magazine

Read more: In this week's Stellar magazine

Read more: In this week’s Stellar magazine 

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Married At First Sight’s Steve Burley hints that he’s split from Mishel Meshes

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They’re one of the Married At First Sight couples who got off to a rough start due to a cheating bombshell.

It it appears that the ‘marriage’ between Steve Burley, 52, and Mishel Meshes 48, may have hit the skids. 

On Friday, the British-born businessman responded coldly to a romantic Valentine’s Day tribute from his ‘wife’.

Over already? Married At First Sight's Steve Burley (left) hinted that he has split from 'wife' Mishel Meshes (right) as he responded coldly to her romantic Valentine's Day tribute on Friday

Over already? Married At First Sight's Steve Burley (left) hinted that he has split from 'wife' Mishel Meshes (right) as he responded coldly to her romantic Valentine's Day tribute on Friday

Over already? Married At First Sight’s Steve Burley (left) hinted that he has split from ‘wife’ Mishel Meshes (right) as he responded coldly to her romantic Valentine’s Day tribute on Friday

Mishel shared a photo of the couple embracing one another to Instagram alongside a message to her TV husband.

‘Happy Valentines Day darling,’ she captioned the post. 

Steve, who was previously engaged to MasterChef winner Diana Chan, responded to his wife’s romantic tribute bluntly, writing: ‘Back at ya X.’

'Happy Valentines Day darling': Mishel shared a photo of the couple embracing one another to Instagram alongside a message to her TV husband

'Happy Valentines Day darling': Mishel shared a photo of the couple embracing one another to Instagram alongside a message to her TV husband

‘Happy Valentines Day darling’: Mishel shared a photo of the couple embracing one another to Instagram alongside a message to her TV husband

Trouble in paradise? Steve responded to his wife's romantic tribute bluntly, writing: 'Back at ya'

Trouble in paradise? Steve responded to his wife's romantic tribute bluntly, writing: 'Back at ya'

Trouble in paradise? Steve responded to his wife’s romantic tribute bluntly, writing: ‘Back at ya’

Steve and Mishel’s relationship got off to a rough start when the bride discovered Steve had cheated on a previous partner. 

His distraught ‘wife’ stormed out of the reception after her daughter Eva told her about his past infidelity. 

Steve had told the 18-year-old daughter about his past, rather than telling the Brisbane-based teacher he’d just married. 

Drama: Steve and Mishel's relationship got off to a rough start when his bride discovered he had cheated on a previous partner

Drama: Steve and Mishel's relationship got off to a rough start when his bride discovered he had cheated on a previous partner

Drama: Steve and Mishel’s relationship got off to a rough start when his bride discovered he had cheated on a previous partner

‘What I did 17 years ago made me a lowlife and I’ve lived with it since,’ he explained to his wife.

Steve added: ‘It was a big, big, big, massive mistake. You’re my bride and to see you upset, upsets me.’

‘It’s a real trigger for me,’ Mishel, who has been cheated on by seven out of her eight previous partners, explained.

‘I swear to god, I won’t be cheating on you,’ Steve replied.

'It's a real trigger for me': His distraught 'wife' stormed out of the reception after her daughter Eva told her about his past infidelity

'It's a real trigger for me': His distraught 'wife' stormed out of the reception after her daughter Eva told her about his past infidelity

‘It’s a real trigger for me’: His distraught ‘wife’ stormed out of the reception after her daughter Eva told her about his past infidelity

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Rachael Finch shows off bikini body to plug fitness brand

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She’s the former Miss Universe known for her dedicated diet and exercise regimen.

And Rachael Finch was her own best advert, as she plugged her brand’s six-week body challenge in an Instagram post on Friday.

The 31-year-old showed off her washboard stomach and trim pins in a purple bikini as she posed on a yacht in a picturesque location.

Her best advert! Rachael Finch, 31, (pictured) showed off her incredible bikini body in a purple bikini, as she plugged her brand's six-week body challenge in an Instagram post on Friday

Her best advert! Rachael Finch, 31, (pictured) showed off her incredible bikini body in a purple bikini, as she plugged her brand's six-week body challenge in an Instagram post on Friday

Her best advert! Rachael Finch, 31, (pictured) showed off her incredible bikini body in a purple bikini, as she plugged her brand’s six-week body challenge in an Instagram post on Friday

Her wet brunette locks were slicked back, and she beamed at the camera after a quick dip in the ocean. 

‘It’s here angels! NEW YOU @body_byfinch six-week challenge just announced!’ Rachael began her lengthy caption. 

‘Designed for you to dive deeper into your mind and body and unleash a brand new potential,’ she added.

It comes after Rachael revealed her day on a plate in an interview with Daily Mail Australia’s FEMAIL.

How does she do it? It comes after Rachael revealed her day on a plate in an interview with Daily Mail Australia's FEMAIL

How does she do it? It comes after Rachael revealed her day on a plate in an interview with Daily Mail Australia's FEMAIL

How does she do it? It comes after Rachael revealed her day on a plate in an interview with Daily Mail Australia’s FEMAIL 

The mother-of-two enjoys a smoothie for breakfast, consisting of almond milk, avocado, frozen banana, spinach, a scoop of Kissed Earth Replenish Protein in vanilla or chocolate and nut butter.

‘I also can’t go without my collagen coffee. It’s a black coffee with a scoop of collagen powder, medicinal mushrooms and maca powder blended,’ she said.

For lunch Rachael has been putting together a ‘macro bowl’ which includes eggs, grilled broccoli, kale, brown rice, tomato slices and some avocado on the side.

Dinner is grilled fish and steamed vegetables with roasted baby chat potatoes, with an aim to balance the protein, carbohydrates and fats in her meals.

Lean: The mother-of-two enjoys an almond milk smoothie for breakfast, collagen coffee, a 'macro bowl' for lunch and grilled fish and steamed vegetables for dinner

Lean: The mother-of-two enjoys an almond milk smoothie for breakfast, collagen coffee, a 'macro bowl' for lunch and grilled fish and steamed vegetables for dinner

Lean: The mother-of-two enjoys an almond milk smoothie for breakfast, collagen coffee, a ‘macro bowl’ for lunch and grilled fish and steamed vegetables for dinner 

Active: Rachael complements her diet with an exercise regimen incorporating strength training and cardio

Active: Rachael complements her diet with an exercise regimen incorporating strength training and cardio

Active: Rachael complements her diet with an exercise regimen incorporating strength training and cardio 

Rachael complements her diet with an exercise regimen incorporating strength training and cardio.

‘If I do strength training on a Monday, the following day I’ll do a body move session – moving my body by engaging in a swim session, walking or dancing. I like to alternate pending on how I feel,’ she told FEMAIL.

Rachael’s favourite time to exercise is in the morning for 30 to 60 minutes when she has the most energy, rather than at night when she has to ‘rev up her adrenal system’ and ‘shoot her cortisol through the roof’.

‘I don’t want to spark up my nervous system when I am starting to wind down,’ she explained. 

Early riser: Rachael's favourite time to exercise is in the morning for 30 to 60 minutes when she has the most energy, rather than at night when she has to 'rev up her adrenal system'

Early riser: Rachael's favourite time to exercise is in the morning for 30 to 60 minutes when she has the most energy, rather than at night when she has to 'rev up her adrenal system'

Early riser: Rachael’s favourite time to exercise is in the morning for 30 to 60 minutes when she has the most energy, rather than at night when she has to ‘rev up her adrenal system’

 

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Luann de Lesseps cuts an elegant figure in a white tuxedo at the Tom of Finland Foundation benefit

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She was shown guzzling a vodka drink in the trailer for the upcoming twelfth season of The Real Housewives Of New York earlier this week.

But Luann de Lesseps looked somewhat more muted on Friday as she attended the Tom of Finland Foundations Art Benefit in Los Angeles.

The 54-year-old reality star was joined by her daughter Victoria de Lesseps as they celebrated the organization, which aims to preserve and protect erotic art.

Unified front: Luann de Lesseps attended the Tom of Finland Foundation's Art Benefit on Friday in Los Angeles with her daughter Victoria de Lesseps (2nd R)

Unified front: Luann de Lesseps attended the Tom of Finland Foundation's Art Benefit on Friday in Los Angeles with her daughter Victoria de Lesseps (2nd R)

Unified front: Luann de Lesseps attended the Tom of Finland Foundation’s Art Benefit on Friday in Los Angeles with her daughter Victoria de Lesseps (2nd R)

Luann looked sleek and elegant in a low-cut white tuxedo with black lapels.

She dressed down her look with a pair of black sneakers, and she added some flair to her look with a pair of large gold hoop earrings. 

The cabaret singer was supporting her daughter Victoria de Lesseps, who put on a sultry display with a sheer black shirt over a black bustier, which she paired with matching pants.

The artist, who’s work includes many erotic components, wore her dark tresses in messy curls and covered up with a rippling sheer green cloak. 

Suited up: Luann looked sleek and elegant in a low-cut white tuxedo with black lapels. She dressed down her look with a pair of black sneakers. Ugly Betty actor Mark Indelicato (R) stood out in a pea green suit and a tie-dye shirt underneath

Suited up: Luann looked sleek and elegant in a low-cut white tuxedo with black lapels. She dressed down her look with a pair of black sneakers. Ugly Betty actor Mark Indelicato (R) stood out in a pea green suit and a tie-dye shirt underneath

Suited up: Luann looked sleek and elegant in a low-cut white tuxedo with black lapels. She dressed down her look with a pair of black sneakers. Ugly Betty actor Mark Indelicato (R) stood out in a pea green suit and a tie-dye shirt underneath

Seeing green: The cabaret singer was supporting her daughter Victoria de Lesseps (R), who put on a sultry display with a sheer black shirt over a black bustier and a green cloak. Artist Nicole Nadeau (2nd R) shimmered in a dress comprised of oil slick¿like stripes and gold shoes

Seeing green: The cabaret singer was supporting her daughter Victoria de Lesseps (R), who put on a sultry display with a sheer black shirt over a black bustier and a green cloak. Artist Nicole Nadeau (2nd R) shimmered in a dress comprised of oil slick¿like stripes and gold shoes

Seeing green: The cabaret singer was supporting her daughter Victoria de Lesseps (R), who put on a sultry display with a sheer black shirt over a black bustier and a green cloak. Artist Nicole Nadeau (2nd R) shimmered in a dress comprised of oil slick–like stripes and gold shoes

Woman in red: Luann posed with independent art curator Brooke Wise as they arrived at the benefit. She looked fierce in a lustrous red python print suit with thick gold buttons

Woman in red: Luann posed with independent art curator Brooke Wise as they arrived at the benefit. She looked fierce in a lustrous red python print suit with thick gold buttons

Woman in red: Luann posed with independent art curator Brooke Wise as they arrived at the benefit. She looked fierce in a lustrous red python print suit with thick gold buttons

Artist Nicole Nadeau shimmered in a dress comprised of oil slick–like stripes and gold shoes.

Ugly Betty actor Mark Indelicato stood out in a pea green suit and a tie-dye shirt underneath.

Luann posed with independent art curator Brooke Wise as they arrived at the benefit.

She looked fierce in a lustrous red python print suit with thick gold buttons. 

Rocking out: Artist Sean Powell rocked a jacket covered in colored panels, along with a red cap and weathered jeans. Dani Miller, leader of the punk band Surfbort, stood out in a blue jumpsuit covered in decorative patches

Rocking out: Artist Sean Powell rocked a jacket covered in colored panels, along with a red cap and weathered jeans. Dani Miller, leader of the punk band Surfbort, stood out in a blue jumpsuit covered in decorative patches

Rocking out: Artist Sean Powell rocked a jacket covered in colored panels, along with a red cap and weathered jeans. Dani Miller, leader of the punk band Surfbort, stood out in a blue jumpsuit covered in decorative patches

Dapper: Josh Wyatt, CEO of NeueHouse, stuck with a low-key tie-free white shirt. Curator Jeffrey Deitch looked dapper in a double-breasted navy suit with wide pinstripes and round-frame glasses

Dapper: Josh Wyatt, CEO of NeueHouse, stuck with a low-key tie-free white shirt. Curator Jeffrey Deitch looked dapper in a double-breasted navy suit with wide pinstripes and round-frame glasses

Dapper: Josh Wyatt, CEO of NeueHouse, stuck with a low-key tie-free white shirt. Curator Jeffrey Deitch looked dapper in a double-breasted navy suit with wide pinstripes and round-frame glasses

Artist Sean Powell rocked a jacket covered in colored panels, along with a red cap and weathered jeans.

Dani Miller, leader of the punk band Surfbort, stood out in a blue jumpsuit covered in decorative patches.

Josh Wyatt, CEO of NeueHouse, a work space for artists and creators, stuck with a low-key tie-free white shirt.

Jeffrey Deitch, the former curator of the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), Los Angeles, looked dapper in a double-breasted navy suit with wide pinstripes and round-frame glasses.

Pioneer: Durk Dehner (standing) helped to found the Tom of Finland Foundation, which evolved from preserving the work of the artist known for his homoerotic drawings to preserving all erotic art

Pioneer: Durk Dehner (standing) helped to found the Tom of Finland Foundation, which evolved from preserving the work of the artist known for his homoerotic drawings to preserving all erotic art

Pioneer: Durk Dehner (standing) helped to found the Tom of Finland Foundation, which evolved from preserving the work of the artist known for his homoerotic drawings to preserving all erotic art

Common ground: Luann hobnobbed with artists at the benefit

Common ground: Luann hobnobbed with artists at the benefit

Common ground: Luann hobnobbed with artists at the benefit

The Tom of Finland Foundation was established by the eponymous artist, whose real name was Touko Laaksonen.

He was best known for homoerotic drawings of musclebound men, often in biker regalia.

The organization originally preserved his own artwork, but its mission eventually expanded to preserving all erotic artwork, and it lists promoting ‘more tolerant attitudes about sexuality’ as one of its main goals. 

Helping hand: The RHONY star was supporting her daughter Victoria, an artist

Helping hand: The RHONY star was supporting her daughter Victoria, an artist

Helping hand: The RHONY star was supporting her daughter Victoria, an artist

Risqué: Her work often features erotic components, a perfect fit for the foundation

Risqué: Her work often features erotic components, a perfect fit for the foundation

Risqué: Her work often features erotic components, a perfect fit for the foundation

Standing out: Victoria put on a show with her green outfit for photographers

Standing out: Victoria put on a show with her green outfit for photographers

Standing out: Victoria put on a show with her green outfit for photographers

The event featured live performances for attendees, along with a display of erotic art.

Victoria took the opportunity to put on a show as she whipped around her green cover, while her mother hobnobbed with artists.

Luann will return to Bravo for season 12 of RHONY on April 2.

The new season will be missing longtime cast member Bethenny Frankel, who was there from the beginning, though she sat out seasons four through six.

Fashion designer and Married to the Mob CEO Leah McSweeney will be joining the series in her place. 

Engaging: The event featured live performance art, as well as erotic paintings decorating the walls

Engaging: The event featured live performance art, as well as erotic paintings decorating the walls

Engaging: The event featured live performance art, as well as erotic paintings decorating the walls

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