‘He’s 28 and single by the way’: Julie Bishop plays matchmaker with her nephew in a cheeky online post – and he’s been inundated with offers
- Australia’s former foreign minister and Liberal deputy has taken on a new role
- Julie Bishop played match maker as she advertised her nephew on Instagram
- She told her followers that he is ’28 and single’ in a new festive season post
Australia’s former foreign minister and deputy Liberal leader has taken on a new role as matchmaker as she attempts to find her nephew a suitor over Christmas.
Julie Bishop took to Instagram to advertise her 28-year-old nephew’s relationship status.
She shared a photo of herself alongside her niece Isabel and nephew Rupert as they celebrate the festive season in Adelaide.
Ms Bishop signed off the post by telling her 50,000 followers Rupert is ’28 and single, btw (by the way)’.
Julie Bishop took to Instagram to advertise her 28-year-old nephew’s (centre) relationship status
Ms Bishop signed off the post by telling her 50,000 followers Rupert is ’28 and single, btw’
She received hundreds of responses on the photo, many of which commended her or volunteered themselves as Rupert’s next partner.
‘I’ll have him @juliebishopmp,’ one user wrote.
‘I thought I loved this woman just for her politics but now she’s sharing her hot nephew on Instagram.’
Another said: ‘Who needs Tinder when you have a famous aunt Merry Christmas.’
‘Julie Bishop just won the internet.’
Isabel got in on the act, too, telling Ms Bishop’s followers Rupert had been ‘inundated’ with requests to follow his private social media accounts since the post.
Ms Bishop is in a relationship with ex pharmacist David Panton (right). The two were first seen together at Melbourne Cup Day in 2014
‘She has been killing herself laughing since she posted this! Julia Isa-matchmaker Bishop,’ Isabel added, in response to one of the other messages.
One of Ms Bishop’s followers thought Rupert would be a perfect match for one of her relatives.
‘Dearest @oskarlima, @juliebishopmp is thinking about @oskdreams best interests like I think of yours,’ she started by writing.
‘You might both be the same age, be comfortable with and interested in the law (definitely not a prerequisite!), be impressively intelligent, kind, interesting, wise beyond your years and, did I mention, GORGEOUS?! I think one of you should absolutely message the other.’
‘Maybe @oskdreams should introduce himself first because @oskarlima is traditional with matters of the heart? Oh, and did I mention, you both have Insta names which commence with ‘osk’?’
‘And hopefully you both live in Perth?! If so, you’re WELCOME!!! See, already so much in common — I don’t need to oversell the idea. You’ll learn in life that some things in life are simply too good not to be followed up on — especially at Christmas xo.’
Australia’s former foreign minister and deputy Liberal leader has taken on a new role as match maker as she attempts to find her nephew a suitor over Christmas