Radio shock jock Kyle Sandilands reacted exactly how you’d expect him to after hearing news his friend Gladys Berejiklian had found love again.
Berejiklian is dating high-profile barrister Arthur Moses, who represented her during a corruption inquiry into her former boyfriend and disgraced MP Daryl Maguire.
Sandilands, 50, was delighted to learn the notoriously private NSW Premier, also 50, was ‘rooting’ again following her split from Maguire, whom she’d dated for five years.
‘That means rooting!’ Radio shock jock Kyle Sandilands (pictured) reacted exactly how you’d expect him to after hearing news his friend Gladys Berejiklian had found love again
He was particularly amused by how Berejiklian’s spokesperson chose to describe the premier’s new relationship with divorced father-of-one Moses.
The representative told media outlets the pair had ‘begun spending private time together’ but declined to comment further.
‘That means rooting, right?! They’re rooting!’ Sandilands said excitedly.
‘Her boo’: Berejiklian is dating high-profile barrister Arthur Moses, who represented her during a corruption inquiry into her former boyfriend and disgraced MP Daryl Maguire. The politician’s sister Mary (right) revealed their relationship in this Instagram post in Friday
He added that he wasn’t surprised Berejiklian fell for her lawyer, as Moses had been a pillar of strength for her during last year’s ICAC inquiry.
‘She was screwed over by the [George] Costanza guy [Maguire] that went out showboating, and then the hero shows up,’ he said.
Sandilands’ co-host Jackie ‘O’ Henderson then revealed another reason why Moses would have been particularly attractive to Berejiklian.
‘Private time’: Sandilands (left, with Jackie ‘O’ Henderson) was particularly amused by how Berejiklian’s spokesperson chose to describe the premier’s new relationship with Moses
‘He’s a lawyer, Kyle, which means he can never talk about her. It’s the perfect boyfriend. He can’t talk about her publicly ever because she was a client,’ she said.
‘And he came in to save her from this dastardly character that she was dating before.’
Sandilands, who is one of Berejiklian’s staunchest defenders in the media, then gave Moses the tick of approval, saying: ‘This guy looks alright.’
He approves! Sandilands, who is one of Berejiklian’s staunchest defenders in the media, then gave Moses (pictured) the tick of approval, saying: ‘This guy looks alright’
He also noted how balding Maguire must be seething with jealousy because Moses has such a healthy head of hair.
‘That Costanza guy must be absolutely livid that this guy’s got the most beautiful hair you’ve ever seen,’ he said.
Earlier this month, Sandilands had asked Berejiklian about her love life on The Kyle and Jackie O Show, seemingly unware she was already in a new relationship.
‘Have you taken a lover?’ Earlier this month, Sandilands had asked Berejiklian about her love life on The Kyle and Jackie O Show, seemingly unware she was already in a new relationship
After discussing vaccine hesitancy, Victoria’s response to the Covid pandemic and the NSW paramedics strike, he couldn’t resist asking the strait-laced premier if she’d ‘taken another lover’ recently.
‘By the way, have you taken another lover yet? What’s happening in that department?’ Sandilands said.
Ms Berejiklian bristled at the question and replied: ‘Oh, please…’
She then asked Henderson: ‘Is he always like this with all the guests, or just with me?’
‘Can we just move on to matters of state now?’ she added. ‘We only have a third of the nation living in New South Wales.’
Ms Berejiklian, who has a reputation for being ‘married to the job’, went public with Moses on Friday, after her sister Mary Berejiklian shared a photo to Instagram of the pair looking cosy and gazing into each other’s eyes.
‘After work Friday feels with these two. Glad and her boo,’ she captioned the shot.
Moses represented Berejiklian when she faced the Independent Commission Against Corruption last year.
During the inquiry the premier revealed she’d been dating the disgraced Mr Maguire, an MP for Wagga Wagga, for five years.
The bombshell confession not only shocked the public but also floored her own parliamentary colleagues.
One longtime colleague went as far as describing Mr Maguire as ‘the last bloke you’d think she’d have a relationship with’.
Not even the premier’s family or closest friends had any idea about the five-year relationship, which was carried out behind closed doors until shortly before the inquiry began.
While some feared her five-year entanglement with the shamed ex-MP would derail her political career, Berejiklian emerged from the scandal relatively unscathed.
Indeed, many women felt sorry for her and argued she shouldn’t have been held accountable for the misdeeds of her ex-partner.