Julie Bishop has reignited dating rumours with entrepreneur Luke Hepworth after she was pictured with her arms wrapped around him at the opening night of Capella Sydney, on Thursday.

The former foreign minister, 66, cuddled up close to the ‘adventure philanthropist’, looking stunning in her black floor-length gown complete with a sparkling diamond necklace.

She paired the divine dress with a satin clutch and black stilettos, her nails painted a bright red, creating a classic and elegant look.

The entrepreneur looked dashing in a suit and bow tie that complemented Bishop’s gown.

It’s the politician’s second red carpet appearance with Hepworth, with the pair first spotted at a Moёt & Chandon ball last December.

Bishop has denied that the pair are dating, and Hepworth has insisted that they are just friends.

Although they’ve both denied the dating rumours, they’ve attended multiple high-profile soirees including the Perth Telethon.

The rumours come after Bishop went through a painful split last year with her partner David Panton, who she was married to for eight years.

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This article first appeared on Over60.