AFL star Bailey Smith confirmed his romance with new girlfriend Gemma Hawkins last month when they were spotted holding hands on a romantic walk.
And the couple proved they were going strong when they attended the Western Bulldogs’ Best and Fairest party together in Melbourne on Wednesday night.
The 21-year-old hunk and his new partner didn’t appear to walk the red carpet or pose for photos at the event, which was held at Crown.
AFL star Bailey Smith (pictured last year with Mitch Wallis) and his new girlfriend Gemma Dawkins enjoyed a rare public outing together at the Western Bulldogs’ Best and Fairest night in Melbourne on Wednesday
However, Gemma was seen hanging out with several fellow WAGs, posing for candid photos in a strapless black dress.
The brunette was seen mingling with many other ladies as well as Bailey’s teammates.
In one photo, shared by Jason Johannisen’s pregnant partner Logan Shine, she posed alongside Jack Macrae’s partner Lou MacLeod; Laine Kelly, partner of Laith Vandermeer; Elle Neofytou, partner of Ed Richards; and Penelope Bruce, wife of Josh Bruce.
It was a rare outing for Bailey and Gemma, as neither of them had attended the 2022 Brownlow Medal the week before.
The couple keep their relationship relatively private and were only seen publicly together for the first time last month.
Bailey and Gemma, who first sparked romance rumors in May, looked loved up when they were spotted holding hands in Melbourne over a weekend in August.
The 21-year-old hunk and his new partner didn’t appear to walk the red carpet or pose for photos at the event, but Gemma was seen hanging out with several other WAGs. Pictured (lr): Logan Shine, Lou MacLeod, Laine Kelly, Elle Neofytou, Penelope Bruce and Gemma Dawkins
He later shut down mentions of his girlfriend during an appearance for the launch of Kings Domain 3-in-1 Body Conditioning Shampoo in Melbourne.
“I’m not going to talk about it,” he told a reporter earlier this month.
‘I love it. She’s the best, but we’ll leave her out of it all.
Bailey confirmed he was in a relationship with Dawkins during an interview in May.
He said his girlfriend’s father had seen him in shirtless adverts for fashion brand Cotton On, which are currently plastered on billboards across the country.
Bailey recently shut down a reporter for mentioning his girlfriend: “I’m not going to talk about it. I love it. She’s the best, but we’ll leave her out of it’
Smith confirmed he was in a relationship with Dawkins (pictured) during an interview in May
‘It’s funny. My girlfriend’s dad walks by everyday,’ Smith revealed.
“It’s hilarious… It’s interesting but I don’t pay too much attention to it.
‘I try not to. I just focus on my football, because that’s what comes first, and all these other awards with Cotton On and [energy drink] Monster comes after that.
“As long as I keep trying to perform and work hard during the week, all of this other fruit and exciting things happen.”
Meanwhile, at Wednesday’s Charles Sutton Medal event, Western Bulldogs star Tom Liberatore left the crowd in stitches with one of the shortest and best speeches in history. of the AFL.
He said his girlfriend’s father had seen him in shirtless adverts for fashion brand Cotton On, which are currently pasted on billboards across the country (pictured)
The midfielder, 30, took to the stage after receiving the 2022 John Schultz Community Award.
He sounded confused as he asked which of the two microphones he should speak into for his big moment.
“That mic? Or this microphone? Both?’ he asked, holding one of the microphones as the guests in their seats began to laugh.
The handheld microphone was then removed from Libba who began her speech.
“I’m a man of few words,” he told the audience, before simply asking, “Any questions?”
The crowd erupted as he smiled jokingly.
Libba became the first player to win the John Schultz Community Award multiple times, having first received the honor in 2019.