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Samantha Jade calls off her wedding to fiancé Pat Handlin due to Covid

Singer Samantha Jade calls off her wedding to fiancé Pat Handlin after he was stood down as Sony Music’s head of A&R

Pop star Samantha Jade has called off her wedding to former Sony Music Australia executive Pat Handlin because of the unpredictable Covid situation.

The 34-year-old singer, known for her hits New Boy, Bounce and Sweet Talk, already had to cancel her nuptials twice last year due to the pandemic.

She told Perth Now on Thursday she had all but given up on plans for a wedding in 2021, as millions of Aussies head into lockdown amid a surge in Delta variant cases.

Postponed again: Pop star Samantha Jade (left) has called off her wedding to former Sony Music Australia executive Pat Handlin (right) because of the unpredictable Covid situation

Samantha, who got engaged to Pat in January 2019, said the couple were going to start planning a few months ago’ with a view to getting married ‘really fast’.

But then Perth, where her side of the family lives, entered a snap lockdown in April and she has now ‘completely put on hold’ plans to wed amid the Delta strain crisis.

‘I was like, “You know what? Let’s not bother.” I can’t not have my family at my wedding. We are going to put it on hold to see what is going on with Covid,’ she said.

Not again! The 34-year-old singer, known for her hits New Boy, Bounce and Sweet Talk, already had to cancel her nuptials twice last year due to the pandemic

Not again! The 34-year-old singer, known for her hits New Boy, Bounce and Sweet Talk, already had to cancel her nuptials twice last year due to the pandemic

‘It’s not worth it, first of all it’s extremely expensive and it’s so heartbreaking to have to put it on hold all the time.

‘I don’t want to also get all excited and you know have to cancel it, so right now it’s just on hold until the world gets itself together I guess.’

Pat was one of two Sony Music Australia executives to be stood down last month following the abrupt departure of his father and long-serving CEO Denis Handlin.

Cursed nuptials: She told Perth Now on Thursday she had all but given up on plans for a wedding in 2021, Smillions of Aussies head into lockdown amid a surge in Delta variant cases

Cursed nuptials: Samantha told Perth Now on Thursday she had all but given up on plans for a wedding in 2021, as millions of Aussies head into lockdown amid a surge in Delta variant cases

He had joined the company in 2006 as an intern before rising up the ranks to vice president of artists and repertoire.

Pat was placed on indefinite leave on June 22, along with the senior vice president of human resources Mark Stebnicki.

Denis Handlin had resigned on June 21 after the company launched an investigation into its other workers over allegations of bullying and harassment.

Exit: Pat was one of two Sony Music Australia executives to be stood down last month following the abrupt departure of his father and long-serving CEO Denis Handlin

Exit: Pat was one of two Sony Music Australia executives to be stood down last month following the abrupt departure of his father and long-serving CEO Denis Handlin

Handlin Snr was one of the most powerful and influential figures in the music industry, helping stars like Delta Goodrem and Jessica Mauboy achieve global fame.

Sony Music is investigating claims of bullying and harassment in its Australian office with the HR probe being led from the company’s U.S. headquarters.

Daily Mail Australia is not suggesting Handlin Snr, his son Pat or Mr Stebnicki are involved in any of the allegations.

Samantha announced her engagement to Pat in January 2019, after they reportedly started dating around mid-2017. 

HR probe: Denis Handlin had resigned on June 21 after the company launched an investigation into its other workers over allegations of bullying and harassment

HR probe: Denis Handlin had resigned on June 21 after the company launched an investigation into its other workers over allegations of bullying and harassment

Influential: Handlin Snr was one of the most powerful and influential figures in the music industry, helping stars like Delta Goodrem and Jessica Mauboy (right) achieve global fame

Influential: Handlin Snr was one of the most powerful and influential figures in the music industry, helping stars like Delta Goodrem and Jessica Mauboy (right) achieve global fame

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