Julie Bishop has ended her eight-year long romance with David Panton.
The spilt comes only a week after the couple visited London together, where they dined with Prince Charles.
The former foreign minister first stepped out publicly with the property developer in 2014, with the pair pictured at countless events including the 2018 wedding of Karl Stefanovic and Jasmine Yarbrough.
The couple recently went to dinner in Sydney’s CBD where Mr Panton apparently said the relationship had run its course.
Mr Panton, 61, met Ms Bishop, 65, while she was in the midst of her political career, serving as Australia’s Minister of Foreign Affairs. The pair maintained a long-distance relationship for years.
Mr Panton, originally from Melbourne, previously ran a vineyard with his ex-wife and owned a pharmacy business before moving into the property development industry when he moved to Sydney in 2014, meeting Ms Bishop around this time.
In 2019, Ms Bishop went public about how she fell for the property developer and their bond over their love of health and fitness.
Mr Panton was often by her side as she travelled the world as the foreign minister, and the relationship remained strong despite being separated during Covid lockdown.
“I’m going to be focused on living in Manly and Melbourne for the foreseeable future,” Mr Panton said.
“I wish Julie all the best in her ongoing stellar career.”
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