Channel Nine sports presenter Danika Mason appeared downcast in her first sighting since news broke she had called off her engagement to Todd three weeks before their destination wedding.
In photos exclusively obtained by Daily Mail Australia, Mason’s engagement ring was noticeably absent while she appeared sombre dressed in all black and wearing a dark cap and sunglasses.
Meanwhile Mr Liubinskas’ ex – who he was in a relationship with for seven years before he started dating Mason – offered the rugby league broadcaster a message of support.
‘I can only hope that Danika hasn’t been blindsided like I was or going through something similar,’ the ex told Daily Mail Australia.
‘My heart goes out to her if she was.’
Danika Mason’s engagement ring was noticeably absent while she appeared downcast dressed in black and wearing a dark cap and sunglasses on Tuesday, less than 24 hours after news broke that she had called off her wedding to fiancé Todd Liubinskas
The sports broadcaster chatted animatedly on the phone as she walked the couple’s brown Labrador, Charlie
Mason paired a $90 The Upside tank top with leggings and a Fluidform Pilates cap as she took our her rubbish
Mason’s fiancé Todd Liubinskas (pictured) appeared glum as he waited in traffic on Tuesday
Mason, 30, returned to the couples Maroubra home on Tuesday morning after attending a gym class, hours after her break-up with fiancé Liubinskas made headlines.
She was pictured walking the estranged couple’s chocolate Labrador, Charlie, instead of attending a scheduled media event.
The sports broadcaster appeared forlorn as she declined to comment on why her wedding was cancelled at the last-minute.
Hours later she emerged to take the rubbish out, before walking her dog to nearby Maroubra beach.
On Tuesday evening, Mr Liubinskas was seen looking glum as he waited in traffic.
The couple had been engaged for two years after Liubinskas popped the question in July 2021
Liubinskas and Mason are seen celebrating his 40th birthday with friends about two weeks ago
Her public sighting comes as she was due to attend Accord Stadium for an event for Gravity Seltzer alongside sporting personalities Matt Poole and Cooper Chapman.
The TV personality called off her engagement three weeks out from her planned wedding.
Guests who had accepted invitations to the couple’s hunter valley wedding, including a number of high-profile media identities, were informed last week of its cancellation.
The news will have blindsided many, given the couple appeared arm-in-arm at an event less than two weeks ago.
Mason hid behind large dark sunglasses when she returned home on Tuesday after a gym class
The Channel 9 host wore her hair scarped back in a pony tail as she carried her car keys and a Frank Green water bottle in one hand
In recent weeks Mason and Liubinskas were all smiles as they holidayed at the snow in Thredbo, NSW and attended the launch of an electric car store.
Mason even threw her personal trainer boyfriend a 40th birthday party barely two weeks’ ago, which he hailed as an ‘epic surprise’.
But there was one telltale sign the broadcaster had called off the wedding – which eagle-eyed fans may have picked up if they watched Channel Nine’s coverage of the Broncos vs Warriors preliminary final over the weekend.
As Mason hosted the Sunday Footy Show from the sideline, her large diamond engagement ring was noticeably absent from her left hand.
Hours later Mason emerged to take the rubbish out, before walking her dog to nearby Maroubra beach
The couple are pictured with soccer legend Tim Cahill (middle) two weeks ago at an event to launch the new BYD electric car showroom in Alexandria, in Sydney’s south
Liubinskas works in the fitness industry as a personal trainer and strength and conditioning coach.
He previously worked for celebrity trainer Michelle Bridges 12 day body transformation.
Last week, he celebrated his 40th birthday at a surprise party at Eastern suburbs restaurant Bondi Hardware.
’40 feels good!’, he captioned an Instagram post of his birthday celebrations.
‘Thanks for the love! An epic surprise’, before tagging Mason.
It is unclear why the wedding has been called off.
While Mason ditched her rings over the weekend, she was seen sporting her massive rock just two weeks ago as the couple made public appearances in Sydney.
The personal trainer appeared lost in thought the day after his wedding’s cancellation hit the headlines
The couple recently enjoyed a holiday together at Thredbo, in NSW’s Snowy Mountains. There was no clue anything was amiss at the time
The pair were last seen together a fortnight ago at an event to launch the new BYD electric car and showroom in Alexandria, in Sydney’s inner south.
The couple, who got engaged in July 2021 were seen smiling and posing for photos together at the event for which Mason is a brand ambassador.
Mason has been a star on the rise at Channel 9, where she began her career as an intern in the newsroom in 2012.
She now hosts the Sunday Footy Show, is a sideline reporter on NRL matches and is part of the station’s Australian Open tennis coverage.