They were forced apart for several weeks earlier this year due to Covid lockdowns wreaking havoc on the AFL season.
So it’s no wonder Lance ‘Buddy’ Franklin, 34, is spending his off-season enjoying quality time with wife Jesinta, 29, and their two children, daughter Tullulah, one, and son Rocky, six months.
On Tuesday, the couple were spotted taking their children to a leafy park near their home in Sydney’s Rose Bay.
Family outing: AFL star Lance ‘Buddy’ Franklin, 34, spent quality time with his wife Jesinta, 29, and their two children in Sydney’s Rose Bay on Tuesday
Model Jesinta wore a stylish yet practical ensemble comprising a Burberry trench coat worth $3,200, grey trackpants and a pair of black and white Adidas sneakers.
The brunette accessorised with a pair of large sunglasses and covered her face with a leopard-print mask.
Rocky was strapped to his mother’s chest in a houndstooth baby carrier by Artipoppe worth $1,000.
Fun: The couple took their daughter Tullulah, one, and son Rocky, six months, to a playground
The youngster appeared to be sound asleep, and was shielded form the breeze by Sydney Swans beanie.
Buddy also had his hands full as he pushed a colourfully-clad Tullulah in her stroller while sipping from a take-away coffee cup.
The athlete covered up in a dark hoodie, shorts, sneakers, sunglasses.
Expensive taste! Model Jesinta wore a stylish yet practical ensemble for the occasion, opting or a Burberry trench coat worth around $3,200, grey track-pants and a pair of black-and-white Adidas sneakers
Shaded: The brunette wore a pair of large sunglasses and covered her face behind a leopard-print mask
He completed his look with a bright yellow beanie.
Last month, the Franklins enjoyed an emotional reunion in Victoria after being separated by border closures.
On August 5, Jesinta and her children jetted into Victoria to finally spend time with Buddy, after his team was relocated while she was stuck in two-week quarantine on the Gold Coast.
Precious cargo! Rocky was meanwhile strapped to his mother’s chest in a houndstooth print baby carrier by Artipoppe worth $1,000
Multitasking mother! Jesinta was seen chatting on the phone as she made her way to the playground
After arriving to Melbourne, Jesinta shared a photo to Instagram of Buddy holding his daughter Tullulah’s hand – confirming that their reunion had finally taken place.
‘We finally made it,’ she captioned the sweet photo, adding a love heart emoji.
Jesinta told The Herald Sun earlier in the day she and her family were about to hop on a flight to Melbourne, where the Swans were expected to stay all season following Queensland’s Covid-19 outbreak.
‘It’s day by day and the whole thing has changed so many times, but we’re hoping to get out,’ she said.
‘It’s been tough but it’s just the reality of the world we’re living in at the moment. Not only me and what all the other Swans and GWS players’ partners have to do, but thousands of Australians,’ she added.
Hold my hand: The doting parents were also seen holding Tullulah’s hands as they walked together down the footpath
Doting daddy! Buddy dressed down in a black hoodie, matching trousers and sneakers, and clutched a take-away coffee cup in his spare hand
Reunited again: On August 5, Jesinta and her children jetted into Victoria to finally spend time with Buddy, after his team was relocated while she was stuck in two-week quarantine on the Gold Coast. Jestina documented the moment on Instagram by sharing this heartwarming photo