Sam Burgess and blonde Jade Spooner enjoy a double date in Byron Bay

Sam Burgess and glamorous blonde Jade Spooner enjoy a double date with his brother Luke and his partner Tori May in Byron Bay – weeks after his divorce was finalised

  • Retired NRL star Sam Burgess has been spotted in Byron Bay with health entrepreneur Jade Spooner
  • The sighting comes after she posted a photo on social media of the pair to celebrate Sam’s 32nd birthday 
  • The South Sydney Rabbitohs legend split from his ex-wife Phoebe in late 2019 and they reportedly finalised their divorce a few weeks ago

Retired rugby league star Sam Burgess reportedly finalised his divorce from ex-wife Phoebe just before Christmas.

And the 32-year-old showed no sign of heartbreak on Sunday as he spent time in Byron Bay with glamorous blonde Jade Spooner.

He joined the health entrepreneur, 28, on what appeared to be a double date with his older brother, Luke, and his partner, Tori May.

All smiles: Sam Burgess showed no sign of heartbreak on Sunday as he spent time in Byron Bay with glamorous blonde Jade Spooner. The retired NRL star reportedly finalised his divorce from ex-wife Phoebe just before Christmas

The English-born South Sydney Rabbitohs legend appeared in high spirits as he chatted to his female companion.

Dressed casually in a beige T-shirt and navy shorts, Sam was seen arriving with Jade at a café, where they were joined by Luke and Tori.

Jade, who is a nutritionist based in Sydney, has been friends with the Burgesses for a while, and recently spruiked the brothers’ clothing label on Instagram.

New year, new you: The English-born South Sydney Rabbitohs legend appeared in high spirits. Pictured left to right: Luke Burgess, Jade Spooner, Sam Burgess and Tori May

Keeping it casual: Dressed casually in a beige T-shirt and navy shorts, Sam was seen arriving with Jade at a café, where they were joined by Luke and Tori

Jade appeared deep in conversation with Tori as they made their way to the venue.

The women were dressed similarly, both choosing to showcase their sculptured pins and toned arms in white linen shorts and singlets.

The brothers sat opposite the ladies as they enjoyed a bite to eat, with Sam often directing his gaze towards Jade.

At one point, Sam appeared to show the group something amusing on his phone.

Close: Jade, who is a nutritionist based in Sydney, has been friends with the Burgesses for a while, and recently spruiked the brothers’ clothing label on Instagram 

Distracted? The brothers sat opposite the ladies as they enjoyed a bite to eat, with Sam often directing his gaze towards Jade

What’s so funny? Sam appeared to show the group something amusing on his phone

How thoughtful! In mid-December, Jade shared a cosy photo with Sam on Instagram and wished him a happy birthday

Friendship: The embattled footy star celebrated his 32nd birthday with Jade

In mid-December, Jade shared a cosy photo with Sam on Instagram and wished him a happy birthday.

‘Happy Birthday to this one of a kind,’ she captioned the snap.

Sam split from Phoebe Burgess, his ex-wife and the mother of his two children, in late 2019 and is now defending charges of assaulting and intimidating her father, Mitchell Hooke. 

Looking all white: Jade, the founder of science-based healthy eating program Equalution, showed off her slim figure in a breezy outfit

Stunner: Jade and Tori were dressed similarly, both choosing to showcase their sculptured pins and toned arms in white linen shorts and singlets

Incredible journey: Jade told Daily Mail Australia in 2019 that she’d lost a whopping 20kg and dropped two dress sizes after overhauling her diet and founding the science-based nutrition program Equalution with her best friend in 2015

‘Wrapping up the best weekend with my favourite people’: Jade shared a photo with Tori May as the trip to Byron came to a close

Jade told Daily Mail Australia in 2019 that she’d lost a whopping 20kg and dropped two dress sizes after overhauling her diet and founding the science-based nutrition program Equalution with her best friend in 2015. 

Jade has previously been pictured alongside Sam’s mother, Julie Burgess, and socialite Tori May, who is in a relationship with Sam’s older brother, Luke.

In late December, Jade posed for an elevator selfie wearing a cap from the 4B activewear brand launched in 2020 by the four Burgess brothers: Sam, Luke and twins Thomas and George. 

Showing her support: In late December, Jade posed for a selfie wearing a cap from the 4B activewear brand launched in 2020 by the four Burgess brothers: Sam, Luke, Tom and George

Family ties: Jade (right) is friends with Sam’s mother, Julie Burgess (second from right), and socialite Tori May (centre), who is in a relationship with Sam’s older brother, Luke

The post followed Phoebe giving evidence in court against her ex-husband in November.

Sam is fighting claims he threatened her father at the Hooke family home in the NSW Southern Highlands shortly after their split.

Phoebe, a 31-year-old social media influencer, also admitted leaking a damning 50-page police statement she made about her ex-husband to a newspaper, which published allegations against him of domestic violence and drug misuse.

At the start of her evidence, Phoebe was asked to clarify the status of her relationship with Sam. ‘I’m his ex-wife,’ she told Moss Vale Local Court.

Under cross-examination she was questioned about whether she was still Phoebe Burgess or had reverted to calling herself Phoebe Hooke.

‘As long as my children are Burgess, I will always be Burgess,’ she said.

Former couple: The South Sydney Rabbitohs legend split from his ex-wife Phoebe (right) in 2019 after first separating in late 2018

Drama: Mitchell Hooke (pictured with his daughter Phoebe) claims his former son-in-law stood over him in a menacing manner, called him a ‘piece of s**t’ and said ‘I’m going to get you’ during a confrontation at the Hooke family home on October 19, 2019

Phoebe’s Instagram account still features loved-up pictures of the now-warring couple, including shots of their wedding at the Hooke family estate, Daffodil Downs. 

The Burgesses, who married in December 2015 and separated in October 2019, have two children: daughter Poppy, who turns four this month, and son Billy, two. 

Sam has pleaded not guilty to intimidation and common assault arising from the alleged incident at the Hooke home on October 19, 2019.

Mr Hooke claims his former son-in-law stood over him in a menacing manner, called him a ‘piece of s**t’ and said ‘I’m going to get you’. 

He says he feared being hit by the footballer.

Sam claims it was Mr Hooke who threatened him by saying: ‘I’m going to destroy you if it’s the last thing I do. I’m going to destroy you and your career.’ 

In happier times: This picture of the former couple is still on Phoebe’s Instagram account. The Burgesses married in December 2015 and separated in October 2019

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