The TV journalist announced her shock departure from Channel Nine’s Today show on Monday after being a prominent personality on the breakfast panel for more than a decade.
And husband Peter FitzSimons happily announced his wife Lisa Wilkinson, 57, was enjoying her first day free from hosting responsibilities this week.
The 56-year-old told photographers outside their Sydney home on Tuesday: ‘She’s having the best sleep in she’s had in 10 years!’
‘She’s having the best sleep in she’s had in 10 years’: Lisa Wilkinsons’ husband Peter FitzSimons says his wife is enjoying her first day away from the panel after sensationally quitting the Today show
Peter gleamed a huge smile as he gestured with ten fingers, the amount of years Lisa had been getting up before dawn to appear on the Today show.
Lisa made the announcement via Twitter on Monday night, revealing her decade of service on the Today show had come to an abrupt end.
‘That’s my missus. Got a new job in 45 minutes!’ Lisa’s husband of 25 years tweeted soon after.
Her 19-year-old daughter Billi FitzSimons also took to Instagram to comically write: ‘I can’t wait to see you at the breakfast table tomorrow morning.’
She also paid tribute to her parent: ‘Thank you, Mum, for paving the way for the next generation and every generation to come. You are a leader and an inspiration for so many tonight.’
An official statement from the Nine Network said it was ‘unable to meet the expectations’ of Lisa, after it was alleged she demanded equal pay with co-host Karl Stefanovic.
‘I have some sad news. I’m sad to say that today was my last day on the Today show,’ she wrote in her shock announcement on Monday.
The mother-of-three also revealed she was ‘absolutely thrilled’ to be jumping ship to rivals Network Ten.
Her decision to abruptly depart the Nine Network came less than two weeks after she renewed wedding vowels with her former rugby union star husband.
She will co-host The Project with Carrie Bickmore, Waleed Aly and Peter Helliar from January 2018.
Lisa appears to have been temporarily replaced by Deborah Knight in the interim of an official and more permanent replacement.
Georgia Gardner and Chris Bath are both hotly tipped to take over the Today co-host hot seat.