Sydney nightclub identity John Ibrahim supports his glamorous girlfriend Sarah Budge at her mother’s funeral – after her trial for possessing a Glock was delayed so she could care for her
- John Ibrahim supported long-term girlfriend Sarah Budge at her mum’s funeral
- Ms Budge’s mum, Leone, died last Friday morning after terminal illness diagnosis
- Mourners gathered outside the chapel to watch service after the room filled up
Sydney nightclub identity John Ibrahim accompanied his model girlfriend Sarah Budge to the funeral of her mother on Friday morning.
The couple were seen embracing family and friends outside the Magnolia Chapel at Macquarie Park Cemetery, in Sydney’s north-west, before the funeral of Leone, who died after a battle with cancer last week.
Ms Budge, 29, had her trial for gun possession moved in February so she could care for mother Leone, who was in palliative care at the time.
NSW District Court Judge Helen Syme ruled in February there was ‘no way’ a fair trial could be held in those circumstances.
‘The position of her mother puts her in a position where she is required to assist her mother in her last days,’ the judge said.
‘She is not in a position to properly instruct her counsel in this trial. I accept that.’
Sarah Budge, 29, and John Ibrahim, 48, said their final goodbyes to Ms Budge’s mother on Friday morning
The model was seen speaking with friends and family outside the chapel at Macquarie Park
Ibrahim was seen embracing a funeral attendee after arriving
Sarah Budge (back centre) with her late mother Leone (front centre), partner John Ibrahim (left) and her brother Jack Budge (right)
In an emotional social media post, Budge said her mother ‘brought so much warmth and brightness to everyone around her’
Leone Budge (right) died early last Friday morning after being diagnosed with a terminal illness
Her mother died early last Friday, and Ms Budge shared a moving tribute to her on social media.
‘She was an incredibly special person that brought so much warmth and brightness to everyone around her,’ she wrote alongside a selection of family photographs.
‘So strong, she never complained as she fought a very tough battle. She loved her family, friends and our fur babies (maybe a little more than people as we often joke).
‘We are so glad that we got to be by your side and spend as much time as we could with you, but we are all in shock [at] how fast it went.
‘We were with mum overnight.
‘Mum always said kindness, loyalty and honesty are the most Important things which she showed on a daily basis to everyone in life and I hope Jack and I exude those qualities and a little bit of you.’
Budge was charged with gun possession after police allegedly uncovered an unauthorised Glock 26 pistol in her bedroom during raids in August 2017.
John Ibrahim is not linked to the charge.
Leone Budge ‘loved her family, friends and our fur babies’, Sarah wrote after her mother’s death
The long-term couple were seen standing alongside one another at the funeral in Macquarie Park Cemetery
The service had a large turnout, with mourners seen gathering outside the Magnolia chapel
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