Courting attention! Australian icons Ian Thorpe and Natalie Imbruglia share a laugh as they take in the tennis together at the Australian Open
They’re two of the country’s most iconic celebrities.
So it was no surprise that Ian Thorpe and Natalie Imbruglia threatened to steal the spotlight as they took in a game of tennis at the Australian Open in Melbourne on Friday night.
The Olympic legend, 36, and the Grammy nominee, 43, courted attention as they sat side-by-side to watch Rafael Nadal take on Alex De Minaur inside Rod Laver Arena.
Stealing the spotlight! Australian icons Ian Thorpe and Natalie Imbruglia shared a laugh on Friday night as they took in the tennis together in Melbourne
It appeared as if the old friends had much to catch up on as they chatted away before the match commenced.
Despite excelling in different fields, Ian and Natalie have much in common, both reaching the heights of fame in the late 1990s and early 2000s.
Natalie is best known for her 1997 hit single Torn, which became an number one smash right across the world.
Nice to see you! It appeared as if the old friends had much to catch up on as they chatted away before the match commenced
Ian, meanwhile, became one of Australia’s most iconic sportsman after scooping up three gold medals at the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney.
Nearly two decades on, the swimmer is still one of the country’s most popular personalities, and manages to maintain both his youthful looks and style.
Sitting courtside on Friday, a fresh-faced Ian cut a casual figure in a navy T-shirt and skinny jeans.
Noughties but nice! Despite excelling in different fields, Ian and Natalie share much in common, as they both reached the heights of fame in the late 1990s and early 2000s
Natalie also looked youthful, opting to beat the heat in a pale blue dress.
The singing sensation also sported messy-shoulder length locks – the result of a trip to the hairdresser the previous day.
Taking to Instagram on Thursday, the London-based star shared a selfie of her new ‘do, before writing: ‘Thank you @joescandizzo for my cut and colour!! Fresh as a daisy!’
‘Fresh as a daisy’: Natalie showing off her stunning new hairdo in an Instagram selfie on Thursday