MAFS: Jake Edwards moves to the Gold Coast with girlfriend Sophie Guidolin

EXCLUSIVE: Married At First Sight’s Jake Edwards is relocating to the Gold Coast to live with his girlfriend Sophie Guidolin – after getting her name tattooed on his body

Married At First Sight star Jake Edwards recently announced he got his new girlfriend Sophie Guidolin’s name tattooed across his stomach.

And on Saturday, the Melbourne-based charity CEO, 33, revealed his plans to permanently relocate to the Gold Coast to live with the mother of four, 32.

‘I’ve just some things to tie up in Melbourne and in the next few months, I’ll be becoming a resident for sure,’ he told Daily Mail Australia. 

Happy in love! Married At First Sight groom Jake Edwards, 33, (left) has revealed plans to permanently relocate to the Gold Coast to be with his girlfriend Sophie Guidolin (right)

Jake and Sophie confirmed their romance when they were spotted holidaying in Noosa while his doomed ‘marriage’ to Beck Zemek was still unravelling on TV.

‘I’m very happy at the moment, I couldn’t have asked for a better result in terms of my love life,’ Jake said of his new relationship.

‘Sophie has been my rock, she’s been my strength, and has been there for me, and vice versa, ever since we met,’ he added.

Smitten: 'I've just some things to tie up in Melbourne and in the next few months, I'll be becoming a resident for sure,' he told Daily Mail Australia on Saturday

Smitten: ‘I’ve just some things to tie up in Melbourne and in the next few months, I’ll be becoming a resident for sure,’ he told Daily Mail Australia on Saturday

Speaking of his whirlwind romance, Jake continued: ‘It’s been an incredible journey so far, and we look forward to a future together, and moving forward that’s what we are both focusing on right now.

‘We just want to continue our lives together and focus on work.’

It comes just weeks after Jake shared new details about his whirlwind romance with the personal trainer and nutritionist. 

Smitten: 'It's been an incredible journey so far, and we look forward to a future together, and moving forward that's what we are both focusing on right now,' he gushed

Smitten: ‘It’s been an incredible journey so far, and we look forward to a future together, and moving forward that’s what we are both focusing on right now,’ he gushed 

Speaking on her podcast Flourish & Fulfilled last month, Sophie told listeners Jake had surprised her by getting her name tattooed on his body.

‘My favourite birthday gift was a tattoo on Jake of my name, which is across him, which is really beautiful,’ she said.

‘For me, it wasn’t an issue at all,’ Jake said of getting Sophie’s name inked.

Lasting love: Speaking on her podcast Flourish & Fulfilled last month, Sophie told listeners the charity CEO had surprised her by getting her name tattooed on his body. Pictured in April

Lasting love: Speaking on her podcast Flourish & Fulfilled last month, Sophie told listeners the charity CEO had surprised her by getting her name tattooed on his body. Pictured in April

‘I’ve always said I’ll never get a woman’s name tattooed on me,’ he added, before revealing Sophie was soon able to change that.

Jake and Sophie confirmed their romance when they were spotted enjoying a romantic Noosa getaway while MAFS was still airing on Nine.

At the time, Sophie also confirmed she was in a new relationship by sharing a photo of herself cuddling a man whose upper-arm tattoos matched Jake’s.  

Forever! Jake went on to tell listeners that while they may have not been together for long, he knows she's ' the one'

Forever! Jake went on to tell listeners that while they may have not been together for long, he knows she’s ‘ the one’

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Desperate search for two young girls, 9 and 13, who disappeared on the Gold Coast

Desperate search for two young girls, 9 and 13, who disappeared after leaving a Gold Coast home together almost 24 hours ago

  • Both girls were last seen on the Gold Coast around 2pm on Friday afternoon
  • Disappearance is out of character, with police having concerns for their welfare
  • Girls aged just 13 and 9 – one Pacific Islander in appearance, other is Caucasian

Police have launched a desperate search for two young girls missing since they left a home together yesterday.

The girls, 13 and 9, were last seen leaving a house in Nerang on the Gold Coast around 2pm on Friday.

Police hold grave concerns for the welfare of both minors as the behaviour is said to be out of character. 

The girls, 13 and 9, (pictured) were last seen leaving a house in Nerang on the Gold Coast around 2pm on Friday 

The 13-year-old teenage girl is of Pacific Islander appearance, about 155cm tall with dark brown hair and brown eyes. 

She was last seen wearing a white and blue tie-dye shirt and was also carrying a grey bag.

The younger girl is Caucasian, about 140cm tall with dark brown hair and green eyes. 

She was wearing a pink shirt and shorts at the time of her disappearance. 

Police are appealing for the girls – or anyone who has seen them – to contact police immediately.

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Controversial YouTube star Luke Erwin slammed online for targeting homeless man in cruel prank video

Desperate YouTuber sparks backlash after filming himself pretending to sneeze on a homeless man as part of a cruel prank to get cheap laughs

  • Social media personality Luke Erwin has been slammed for cruel prank video  
  • YouTuber pretended to sneeze on a homeless man using a spray bottle
  • Footage has since been taken down from social media after sparking outrage 

A controversial YouTube star has been blasted online for targeting a homeless man in a cruel sneezing prank.

Gold Coast social media personality Luke Erwin, who boasts 378,000 followers on YouTube, was forced to remove his latest video after it sparked backlash online.

In the since-deleted video, Erwin is seen walking towards a shirtless man armed with a green spray bottle. 

As Erwin gets closer, he sprays the man across his bare back while pretending to sneeze on him. 

In a since-deleted video the internet personality is seen walking towards a homeless man armed with a green spray bottle

When the man turns around, the prankster continues the gag by clutching at his nose, hiding the spray bottle with his other hand. 

While the homeless man appeared unaware of the nature of the prank, viewers were quick to accuse Erwin of being ‘tone-deaf’ and exploiting a vulnerable person for cheap laughs. 

‘Imagine sitting around with your group of friends thinking how you need new content and thinking of this bright idea to go out into the public and pick on the less fortunate,’ one person wrote. according to 7 News.

‘You have just proven that you have a complete lack of empathy towards other human beings.’ 

When the man turns around, the prankster continues the gag by clutching at his nose, hiding the spray bottle with his other hand

When the man turns around, the prankster continues the gag by clutching at his nose, hiding the spray bottle with his other hand

The video has been taken down from social media along with the personality’s Instagram account. 

Erwin’s latest prank is part of a string of controversial videos he has uploaded to social media, many of them featuring bikini-clad models.  

In 2019, the social media personality along with his older brother Joel, filmed himself using an airhorn to frighten unsuspecting pedestrians in Sydney. 

In 2019, the social media personality along with his older brother Joel, recorded himself using airhorns to frighten unsuspecting pedestrians in Sydney

In 2019, the social media personality along with his older brother Joel, recorded himself using airhorns to frighten unsuspecting pedestrians in Sydney

The pair were charged with assault over the incident after one of their victims went to the police complaining of a damaged eardrum.

‘If the guy’s ear’s hurt, yeah I do (regret it),’ Luke told 7 NEWS at the time. 

‘I guess people might find it offensive but at the end of the day, we’re just trying to have a laugh,’ Joel said. 

The victim’s lawyer Paul McGirr disagreed.  

In January the controversial prankster sparked chaos at at an 'Invasion Day' rally after he handed out cases of free beer to Brisbane attendees

In January the controversial prankster sparked chaos at at an ‘Invasion Day’ rally after he handed out cases of free beer to Brisbane attendees

‘(They) may think it’s only mucking around, unfortunately for them the test is on the alleged victim and how they feel as a result of that prank,’ he said. 

The controversial duo were also charged after one of the brothers allegedly touched a woman with a hand-held feather duster at Sydney’s Darling Harbour in 2019. 

In the same week, the brothers filmed themselves walking beside a woman in Sydney’s CBD before spraying water on her face and neck, police alleged. 

The pair were charged with assault occasioning actual bodily harm in company and common assault. 

In January, the controversial prankster sparked chaos at at an ‘Invasion Day’ rally after handing out cases of free beer to Brisbane attendees. 

He also enjoyed a short romance with Love Island star Vanessa Sierra, who is now dating tennis star Bernard Tomic.  

Daily Mail Australia has contacted Erwin for further comment. 

Luke Erwin's latest prank is part of a string of controversial videos the jokester has uploaded to social media, many of them featuring bikini-clad models

Luke Erwin’s latest prank is part of a string of controversial videos the jokester has uploaded to social media, many of them featuring bikini-clad models

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Grant Hackett sells his Gold Coast beachside villa for more than $2.6million

Olympic swimmer Grant Hackett sells his Gold Coast beachside villa for more than $2.6million after just five days on the market

He’s regarded as one of the fastest distance swimmers in history.

And Grant Hackett was equally speedy when it came to selling his beachside villa on the Gold Coast this week.

The Olympian, 40, offloaded his Mermaid Beach property in just five days, reports Realestate.com.au

Record breaker: Grant Hackett, 40, [pictured with wife Sharlene Fletcher] sold his Gold Coast beachfront villa in just five days, well ahead of the May 30 auction date

The home sold for $2.625million well ahead of it scheduled May 30 auction

Grant told fans on Instagram on Tuesday he was selling the home to accommodate his ‘growing family’ with new wife Sharlene Fletcher. 

The athlete had purchased the home for $1.5millon in 2014 via his company, Hackett Group.

The palatial villa, which is just a stone’s throw away from Mermaid Beach, features three bedrooms and two bathrooms.

Palatial: The Olympic athlete purchased the $1.5 million villa back in 2014 before selling it for $2.625 million this week

Palatial: The Olympic athlete purchased the $1.5 million villa back in 2014 before selling it for $2.625 million this week

Upon entry into the abode, the home opens to the a reception room with a study nook hidden around a corner.

It also features a powder room and a lift to all the upper floors, behind a stair case.

On the first floor are the two bedrooms, with a common bathroom, and master bedroom an ensuite and balcony with views out to the beach.

Bright: On the first floor are the two bedrooms, with a common bathroom, and master bedroom an ensuite and balcony with views out to the beach

Bright: On the first floor are the two bedrooms, with a common bathroom, and master bedroom an ensuite and balcony with views out to the beach

Modern: The next level is the kitchen that is kitted out with top of the range appliances and sleek white cabinetry

Modern: The next level is the kitchen that is kitted out with top of the range appliances and sleek white cabinetry 

The next level is the kitchen – kitted out with top of the range appliances and sleek white cabinetry – combined with a spacious living and dining room.

In addition to be the central indoor family space, it also contains the laundry room and another powder room. 

The third and upper most floor is the rooftop features a barbecue area, as well as views out to the affluent suburb and the Pacific Ocean – perfect for outdoor entertainment.

What view: The second floor is also combined with a spacious living that looks out to the nearby Mermaid Beach

What view: The second floor is also combined with a spacious living that looks out to the nearby Mermaid Beach

Lovely interiors: The open plan living and dining room is the central indoor family space

Lovely interiors: The open plan living and dining room is the central indoor family space

The sale of the stunning abode comes after Grant and partner Sharlene surprised their Instagram followers by marrying in a secret ceremony in Melbourne on Sunday, December 20.

Grant and Sharlene announced their engagement in October 2019.  

The couple welcomed their baby boy Edward Anthony Hackett in January 2020. 

View from the top! The third and upper most floor is the rooftop features a barbecue area, as well as views out to the affluent suburb and the Pacific Ocean - perfect for outdoor entertainment

View from the top! The third and upper most floor is the rooftop features a barbecue area, as well as views out to the affluent suburb and the Pacific Ocean – perfect for outdoor entertainment 

Grant and Sharlene announced their engagement in October 2019. 

In July 2019, Grant announced he and his then-girlfriend were expecting a baby, in an interview with The Sunday Telegraph.

‘I felt I was going to hit 40 and I wanted another opportunity as a dad,’ the gold medallist said.

Wedding: The sale of the stunning abode comes after Grant and partner Sharlene surprised their Instagram followers by marrying in a secret ceremony in Melbourne on Sunday, December 20

 Wedding: The sale of the stunning abode comes after Grant and partner Sharlene surprised their Instagram followers by marrying in a secret ceremony in Melbourne on Sunday, December 20

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Olympic swimmer Giaan Rooney puts her stunning waterfront mansion on the Gold Coast up for auction

Champion Australian swimmer Giaan Rooney is selling her stunning Gold Coast pad. 

The 38-year-old and her husband Sam Levett completely renovated the waterfront home, but are now eyeing off a move to the country. 

While there is no price guide for the upcoming May 15 auction, Giaan first bought the pad six years ago for $860,000, according to The Gold Coast Bulletin.

Going under the hammer: Olympic swimmer Giaan Rooney has put her stunning waterfront mansion on the Gold Coast up for auction – after buying a macadamia farm in NSW

The two-storey home features spectacular waterfront views, an ultra-modern pool, and has four bedrooms, two bathrooms and a two-car garage.  

The home, which is being presented by sales and marketing consultant Ronnie Jackson of Ray White Mermaid Beach, is perfect for outdoor entertaining and has a gorgeous back deck overlooking the water. 

In a statement obtained by Daily Mail Australia this week, Giaan said that the house was her family’s ‘dream home,’ but hinted it was time for a change. 

Gorgeous: The two-storey home features spectacular waterfront views, an ultra-modern pool, and has four bedrooms, two bathrooms and a two-car garage

Gorgeous: The two-storey home features spectacular waterfront views, an ultra-modern pool, and has four bedrooms, two bathrooms and a two-car garage

New beginnings: In a statement obtained by Daily Mail Australia this week, Giaan said that the house was her family's 'dream home,' but hinted it was time for a change

New beginnings: In a statement obtained by Daily Mail Australia this week, Giaan said that the house was her family’s ‘dream home,’ but hinted it was time for a change

An entertainer's delight: The home, which is being presented by sales and marketing consultant Ronnie Jackson of Ray White Mermaid Beach, is perfect for outdoor entertaining and has a gorgeous back deck overlooking the water

An entertainer’s delight: The home, which is being presented by sales and marketing consultant Ronnie Jackson of Ray White Mermaid Beach, is perfect for outdoor entertaining and has a gorgeous back deck overlooking the water

Proud owner: While there is no price guide for the upcoming May 15 auction, Giaan first bought the pad six years ago for $860,000, according to The Gold Coast Bulletin

Proud owner: While there is no price guide for the upcoming May 15 auction, Giaan first bought the pad six years ago for $860,000, according to The Gold Coast Bulletin

‘[It was] a process that we both loved and were heavily involved in – from meticulously planning the floor plan and outdoor spaces, to going over every minute detail until we achieved a hard wearing yet “homely” home that catered to every member of the family,’ Giaan said. 

‘We had no intentions of leaving, but we now have the opportunity to give our kids the rural lifestyle my husband, Sam, grew up with.’

Giaan added that the waterfront view is second to none.

‘The sunrises over the water are spectacular and the lights of the high rises at night mean the view is ever present,’ Giaan said. 

'We had no intentions of leaving, but we now have the opportunity to give our kids the rural lifestyle my husband, Sam, grew up with,' she said in a statement.

‘We had no intentions of leaving, but we now have the opportunity to give our kids the rural lifestyle my husband, Sam, grew up with,’ she said in a statement. 

‘We have loved opening the house up and hosting some great parties with that real, indoor/outdoor flow that the Gold Coast is renowned for. We are sad to leave, but know that the new owners of this home will love living here as much as we have.’

In December, Giaan announced on Instagram that she and husband Sam, who she married in 2011, bought a macadamia farm in Northern NSW. 

‘Are we nuts?!? Absolutely,’ Giaan wrote in her post at the time. 

‘So in a year that has been so horrific for so many, we have been well and truly blessed… This year has forced us to reassess, prioritise and appreciate what we have like never before and I am so truly grateful for my health, my family and for where I live.’ 

It remains unclear if Giaan and Sam will permanently relocate to the farm with their family. 

Going rural! In December, Giaan announced on Instagram that she and husband Sam, who she married in 2011, bought a macadamia farm in Northern NSW (pictured)

Going rural! In December, Giaan announced on Instagram that she and husband Sam, who she married in 2011, bought a macadamia farm in Northern NSW (pictured)

Aussie gold medallist Sally Pearson sells her renovated pad on the Gold Coast for $950,000

Aussie gold medallist Sally Pearson makes a tidy $240,000 profit as she sells her renovated pad on the Gold Coast for $950,000

Olympic hurdler Sally Pearson and husband Kieran have sold their newly-renovated Gold Coast mansion for $950,000. 

According to The Gold Coast Bulletin, the new parents made a tidy profit on the pad, which is located in Southport, after originally buying it for $710,000 in 2019. 

The single-storey home sold at auction and features four bedrooms, two bathrooms and a two-car garage. 

Gone! Aussie gold medallist Sally Pearson and her husband Kieran have made a tidy $240,000 profit as they sell their renovated pad on the Gold Coast for $950,000

It also offers owners that extra bit of space with a detached office or studio space. 

Inside are wooden floorboards, a grey stone kitchen and a modern grey and white bathroom.

Outside, the backyard area is kept in immaculate condition, with a large grassy area, perfect for families and pets. 

Familiar face: Sally is one of Australia's greatest athletes. The champion 100-metre hurdler retired back in August 2019 due to injury

Familiar face: Sally is one of Australia’s greatest athletes. The champion 100-metre hurdler retired back in August 2019 due to injury

‘The level of detail in this renovation throughout the home was definitely the thing that got them the premium price,’ real estate agent Mark Saveall told the publication. 

Sally is one of Australia’s greatest athletes. 

The champion 100-metre hurdler retired back in August 2019 due to injury. 

Spacious: The single-storey home sold at auction and features four bedrooms, two bathrooms and a two-car garage

Spacious: The single-storey home sold at auction and features four bedrooms, two bathrooms and a two-car garage

At the time, she told The Sunday Mail that she has cried over her decision to retire and would be seeing a psychologist to deal with the heartbreak.

The former Olympian said she was still trying to work out where her other talents may lie.  

‘Even now it’s done and out in the open, I don’t know if I feel any better for it. I feel maybe some sense of relief but still I feel like I’ve got a long way to go before I feel comfortable with what I’m doing,’ she said. 

New addition: In July last year, she and high school sweetheart Kieran welcomed their first child together, a daughter named Rudy Elizabeth

New addition: In July last year, she and high school sweetheart Kieran welcomed their first child together, a daughter named Rudy Elizabeth

She said she was keen to help Queensland secure the 2032 Olympics, and would be interested in working as a television commentator.

In July last year, she and high school sweetheart Kieran welcomed their first child together, a daughter named Rudy Elizabeth. 

The Queensland hurdler announced her pregnancy on social media just five months after retiring from athletics. 

‘To start the next chapter of our lives with such joy and love is more than we could’ve ever hoped for,’ an Instagram post from Sally read at the time. 

New chapter: The Queensland hurdler announced her pregnancy on social media just five months after retiring from athletics

New chapter: The Queensland hurdler announced her pregnancy on social media just five months after retiring from athletics

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How a family trip to SeaWorld and a seemingly harmless souvenir ended in tragedy

How a fun day at SeaWorld turned into a tragedy for a Gold Coast family FOUR days after visiting the theme park – as Deklan, 6, fights for his life after becoming entangled in a seemingly harmless souvenir from the trip

  • Six-year-old Deklan Babington-MacDonald received the toy at SeaWorld 
  • The family visited the park a few days before the accident at home with the toy 
  • Deklan became entangled in part of the toy and his heart stopped for an hour
  • The boy remained on life support for a number of days before he was let go 

In making a visit to SeaWorld, six-year-old Deklan Babington-MacDonald was doing what thousands of Gold Coast locals do every weekend, little knowing that a souvenir of his trip would prematurely end his life. 

While the Gold Coast is famous as the home of Australia’s biggest theme parks, SeaWorld is the most popular with locals because it’s conveniently located on The Spit not far from Surfer’s Paradise. 

The six-year-old was playing with the toy at home on ANZAC Day when the accident occurred 

SeaWorld is a popular theme park for locals on the Gold Coast because of its close location

SeaWorld is a popular theme park for locals on the Gold Coast because of its close location

DreamWorld and MovieWorld, by comparison, are located at Coomera on the northern Gold Coast and require bigger planning for a ‘day trip’. When the kids are crawling up the walls, SeaWorld is the easy option for a couple of hours of entertainment out of the house. 

Dolphins, penguins, polar bears, seals and sting rays never fail to entertain young children. 

Deklan likely reached into the open touch pool at ever-popular Ray Reef, where visitors can pat the backs of sting-rays as they glide around the pool.

Deklan's mother Lauren (right) had kept a bedside vigil beside her son since last Sunday

Deklan’s mother Lauren (right) had kept a bedside vigil beside her son since last Sunday

Deklan was known as a high-spirited kid who had just started Term 2 of Year 1 at school

Deklan was known as a high-spirited kid who had just started Term 2 of Year 1 at school

The toy was similar to this one pictured

The toy was similar to this one pictured

He would have pressed his face to glass at Tropical Reef Lagoon to see the large, fearsome sharks swim past his nose. And watched the antics of polar bears Hudson, Nelson and juvenile bear Mishka at Polar Bear Shores.

Perhaps it was while visiting the Penguin Encounter, an indoor exhibit where you can watch cheeky King and Gentoo penguins from above, or while they swim through an underwater viewing window, that Deklan got the idea to ask for the penguin toy involved in his horrific accident a few short days later.

Like any theme park, merchandise is part of the day. Visitors can only exit the park through a large gift shop full of plushie penguins and polar bears, t-shirts, mugs and key-rings.

More merchandise shops and smaller stalls are scattered throughout the property. The toy believed to have been involved in Deklan’s terrible accident – a penguin with a harness attached to a metre-long lead pole – is often seen hanging from a mobile stand outside the smaller ‘pop-up’ merch stalls near the big attractions such as the polar bears. 

It’s a common sight to see children ‘walking’ their stuffed penguin or polar bear on the pole through SeaWorld’s vast car park as they leave for the day.

Details of how Deklan managed to use the toy in a way which ended his short life remain unclear but the boy’s cousin Lea Williams said the family expected there would be a coronial inquiry into the accident.

Deklan shows off his Easter bonnet wearing his Willian Duncan State School uniform

Deklan shows off his Easter bonnet wearing his Willian Duncan State School uniform

Gold Coast police told Daily Mail Australia there were no suspicious circumstances in their initial investigation of the accident, having been called to Deklan’s home last Sunday.

A fundraising campaign set up to support Deklan’s mother Lauren had raised close to $12,500 on Friday afternoon. Donations can be made here

Daily Mail Australia first alerted SeaWorld to the role of its toy in Deklan’s accident, prompting a statement on Thursday which said the theme park was ‘distressed’ by the boy’s tragic accident and announcing the toy would be withdrawn from sale for the time being. 

‘We need to understand the circumstances around what has occurred and will be fully cooperating with any investigation,’ the statement read. 

‘We will also be reaching out to Deklan’s family to offer support. We will not be making any further comment until all the facts are known.’

The principal of Deklan’s school, William Duncan State School, would not comment when approached by Daily Mail Australia but all students have been offered access to counselling.

‘As a school community, we will rally together and support each other, while respecting the family’s privacy during this most challenging of times,’ wrote Principal Regan Gant in a letter to parents. 

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Singer Cody Simpson dresses-up as iconic singer Elvis Presley for Ali’s party

Singer Cody Simpson dresses-up as iconic singer Elvis Presley alongside his model girlfriend Marloes Stevens for his sister Alli’s birthday party

Cody Simpson recently relocated back to the Gold Coast so he can focus on his Olympic swimming bid. 

And on Saturday, Cody took time out from training to celebrate his sister Alli’ s belated 23rd birthday party. 

Cody, 24, dressed as famed rock ‘n’ roll king Elvis Presley for the disco themed party, as new girlfriend Marloes Stevens was dressed as a 70s model.

Playful: Singer Cody Simpson dressed-up as iconic singer Elvis Presley alongside his model girlfriend Marloes Stevens for his sister Alli’s birthday party on Saturday on the Gold Coast 

The pop star wore a white jumpsuit that hugged his muscular body, and paired it with a red scarf. 

He also wore a pair of silver-rimmed aviators and a gold belt to the outfit to nail the Elvis look. 

Cody also added an assortment of rings and a wig.

Marloes wore a glamorous, glittering silver dress with a pair of black knee-high boots and a pair of gold-rimmed aviators. 

The king is back in the building: The pop star wore a white jumpsuit that hugged his muscular body with him pairing it with a red scarf. Marloes was seen in a glittering dress

The king is back in the building: The pop star wore a white jumpsuit that hugged his muscular body with him pairing it with a red scarf. Marloes was seen in a glittering dress

Cody later showcased his moves as Elvis while in the jumpsuit.  

The theme for the party was ‘Disco’. and the crowd certainly looking the part.

Alli had margarita and pink gin spritz on the menu. She also had a number of grazing boards and pink cupcakes to celebrate the occasion.   

Oh my: At one point, Marloes was seen licking Cody's face. The theme for the party appeared to be 'Back In Time' with the crowd certainly looking the party

Oh my: At one point, Marloes was seen licking Cody’s face. The theme for the party appeared to be ‘Back In Time’ with the crowd certainly looking the party 

Family affair: Cody and Marloes were seen with the girl of the hour Alli, alongside a number of their other friends and relatives

Family affair: Cody and Marloes were seen with the girl of the hour Alli, alongside a number of their other friends and relatives 

Cody and Marloes have been fixtures around the Gold Coast with the Dutch model seen supporting him at sporting events.  

Prior to flying into Gold Coast, Cody and Marloes, who have been dating since December 2020, did 14 days of mandatory quarantine in Howard Springs, Darwin.

Earlier this year, Cody revealed to The New York Times what inspired him to jump back into the pool and compete in the 2024 Paris Olympics.

He explained he decided he still had a shot in the pool after seeing American swimmer Caeleb Dressel – who is five months his junior – beat a record set by Michael Phelps in 2019.  

Sticking together: Prior to flying into Gold Coast, Cody and Marloes, who have been dating since December 2020, did 14 days of mandatory quarantine in Howard Springs, Darwin

Sticking together: Prior to flying into Gold Coast, Cody and Marloes, who have been dating since December 2020, did 14 days of mandatory quarantine in Howard Springs, Darwin

‘I stopped drinking that night and started finding pools the next day,’ Cody, who hails from the Gold Coast, said.

Despite having an incredibly successful music career that saw him discovered on YouTube and signed by an American record label in 2010 at the age of 13, his childhood Olympic dreams were bigger.

‘I love the music industry very much, and I’ll continue to be a musician long into my life, but it’s not as pure of a pursuit as sport, which just comes straight down to the clock,’ he told The New York Times.

Making it happen: Despite having an incredibly successful music career that saw him discovered on YouTube and signed by an American record label in 2010 at the age of 13, Cody said: 'it's not as pure of a pursuit as sport, which just comes straight down to the clock'

Making it happen: Despite having an incredibly successful music career that saw him discovered on YouTube and signed by an American record label in 2010 at the age of 13, Cody said: ‘it’s not as pure of a pursuit as sport, which just comes straight down to the clock’ 

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Olympic swimmer Grant Hackett lists his stunning $1.5millon villa on the Gold Coast

Sweeping beach views and its own LIFT: Olympic swimmer Grant Hackett lists his stunning $1.5millon beachside villa on the Gold Coast for auction

Olympic swimmer Grant Hackett has put his stunning beachside villa on the Gold Coast up for auction.

The 40-year-old purchased the $1.5millon back in 2014 under his company, Hackett Group, and is set to go under the hammer on May 30, realestate.com.au reported on Friday.

The palatial home, which looks out to and is just steps from Mermaid Beach, features three bedrooms and two bathrooms.

Moves: Under the hammer! Olympic swimmer Grant Hackett (pictured) has put his stunning beachside villa on the Gold Coast up for auction

Palatial: The 40-year-old purchased the $1.5millon back in 2014 under his company, Hackett Group, and is set to go under the hammer on May 30

Palatial: The 40-year-old purchased the $1.5millon back in 2014 under his company, Hackett Group, and is set to go under the hammer on May 30 

Upon entry into the abode, the home opens to the a reception room with a study nook hidden around a corner.

It also features a powder room and a lift to all the upper floors, behind a stair case.

On the first floor are the two bedrooms, with a common bathroom, and master bedroom an ensuite and balcony with views out to the beach.

Bright: On the first floor are the two bedrooms, with a common bathroom, and master bedroom an ensuite and balcony with views out to the beach

Bright: On the first floor are the two bedrooms, with a common bathroom, and master bedroom an ensuite and balcony with views out to the beach

Modern: The next level is the kitchen that is kitted out with top of the range appliances and sleek white cabinetry

Modern: The next level is the kitchen that is kitted out with top of the range appliances and sleek white cabinetry 

The next level is the kitchen – kitted out with top of the range appliances and sleek white cabinetry – combined with a spacious living and dining room.

In addition to be the central indoor family space, it also contains the laundry room and another powder room. 

The third and upper most floor is the rooftop features a barbecue area, as well as views out to the affluent suburb and the Pacific Ocean – perfect for outdoor entertainment.

What view: The second floor is also combined with a spacious living that looks out to the nearby Mermaid Beach

What view: The second floor is also combined with a spacious living that looks out to the nearby Mermaid Beach

Lovely interiors: The open plan living and dining room is the central indoor family space

Lovely interiors: The open plan living and dining room is the central indoor family space

The sale of the stunning abode comes Grant and partner Sharlene Fletcher surprised their Instagram followers by marrying in a secret ceremony in Melbourne on Sunday, December 20.

Grant and Sharlene announced their engagement in October 2019.  

The couple welcomed their baby boy Edward Anthony Hackett in January 2020. 

View from the top! The third and upper most floor is the rooftop features a barbecue area, as well as views out to the affluent suburb and the Pacific Ocean - perfect for outdoor entertainment

View from the top! The third and upper most floor is the rooftop features a barbecue area, as well as views out to the affluent suburb and the Pacific Ocean – perfect for outdoor entertainment 

Grant and Sharlene announced their engagement in October 2019. 

In July 2019, Grant announced he and his then-girlfriend were expecting a baby, in an interview with The Sunday Telegraph.

‘I felt I was going to hit 40 and I wanted another opportunity as a dad,’ the gold medallist said.

Wedding: The sale of the stunning abode comes Grant and partner Sharlene Fletcher (right) surprised their Instagram followers by marrying in a secret ceremony in Melbourne on Sunday, December 20

 Wedding: The sale of the stunning abode comes Grant and partner Sharlene Fletcher (right) surprised their Instagram followers by marrying in a secret ceremony in Melbourne on Sunday, December 20

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Colin Farrell and Viggo Mortensen fly under the radar as they step out on the Gold Coast

Colin Farrell and Viggo Mortensen fly under the radar as they step out on the Gold Coast – after jetting Down Under to film Ron Howard’s Thirteen Lives

They travelled to Queensland, Australia, last month to film Ron Howard’s new blockbuster Thirteen Lives.

And actors Colin Farrell, 44, and Viggo Mortensen, 62, were spotted on the Gold Coast on Monday as they stepped out for a leisurely stroll in-between filming.

The actors attempted to fly under the radar as they strolled down the footpath separately, with Viggo concealing his famous face behind sunglasses and a hat.

A-lister on the move! Colin Farrell, 44, stepped out for a leisurely stroll in-between filming Ron Howard’s upcoming film Thirteen Lives on the Gold Coast on Monday

He completed his look with a black jacket, blue T-shirt and jeans. 

Irish-born Colin, meanwhile, showed off his bulging biceps in a dark blue T-shirt and baggy black trackpants.  

He clutched a brown leather bag and a white envelope – perhaps containing a copy of his script.

Superstar sighting: Fellow Thirteen Lives star Viggo Mortensen, 62, also attempted to fly under the radar as he went for a walk

Superstar sighting: Fellow Thirteen Lives star Viggo Mortensen, 62, also attempted to fly under the radar as he went for a walk

Production on Thirteen Lives began in March, with the Gold Coast hinterland doubling for the film’s location of Thailand. 

The film will tell the story of the dramatic 2018 rescue of 12 young boys and their soccer coach after they ventured deep into a cave which later became flooded.

Production is expected to inject more than $96million into the local economy, and create jobs for 435 cast and crew members, as well as an additional 3,400 background actors. 

Based on a true story: Directed by Ron Howard (pictured), Thirteen Lives will tell the story of the dramatic 2018 rescue of 12 young boys and their soccer coach after they ventured deep into a cave which later became flooded

Based on a true story: Directed by Ron Howard (pictured), Thirteen Lives will tell the story of the dramatic 2018 rescue of 12 young boys and their soccer coach after they ventured deep into a cave which later became flooded

Tinseltown Down Under! Currently in production in Sydney is the new Thor film, starring Natalie Portman (right), Chris Hemsworth (left), Christian Bale, Matt Damon and Chris Pratt

Tinseltown Down Under! Currently in production in Sydney is the new Thor film, starring Natalie Portman (right), Chris Hemsworth (left), Christian Bale, Matt Damon and Chris Pratt 

It comes amid reports Oscar winner Jennifer Lawrence will travel to Australia soon to film the latest Fantastic Four movie, according to The Daily Telegraph.

The paper reports that the Marvel superhero film franchise is set to ‘bed down’ in Australia ‘for the foreseeable future’.

Australia has become its own Hollywood hub over the past year, with swarms of A-listers fleeing coronavirus-ravaged America to work on projects Down Under.  

A-list invasion! Julia Roberts is currently in Australia preparing to film a new political thriller in Sydney

A-list invasion! Julia Roberts is currently in Australia preparing to film a new political thriller in Sydney 

Currently in production in Sydney is the new Thor: Love and Thunder film, starring Natalie Portman, Chris Hemsworth, Christian Bale, Matt Damon and Chris Pratt.  

Julia Roberts and Sean Penn are meanwhile expected to film a new political thriller in Sydney, with Julia arriving earlier last month.

Zac Efron was also recently in South Australia to film the Stan original movie Gold and is currently filming his Netflix series Down To Earth in Australia.

Other stars in Australia include Melissa McCarthy, Isla Fisher and husband Sacha Baron Cohen, Rita Ora, Russell Crowe and Sam Worthington and wife Lara Bingle. 

Familiar face: Zac Efron was also recently in South Australia to film the Stan original movie Gold and is currently filming his Netflix series Down To Earth in Australia

Familiar face: Zac Efron was also recently in South Australia to film the Stan original movie Gold and is currently filming his Netflix series Down To Earth in Australia

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