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Sam Burgess and glamorous blonde Jade Spooner enjoy a double date with his brother Luke in Byron Bay

NRL star Sam Burgess reportedly finalised his divorce with ex-wife Phoebe just before Christmas.

And the footballer looked to be ringing in the new year with a glamorous blonde by his side this week.

Sam, 32, and health entrepreneur Jade Spooner, 28, appeared to enjoy a double date with his brother Luke and his partner Tori May in Byron Bay on Sunday.

All smiles: NRL star Sam Burgess (left) and glamorous blonde Jade Spooner (rigth) enjoyed a day out in Byron Bay with his brother Luke and his partner Tori May on Saturday – just weeks after his divorce was finalised with ex-wife Phoebe Burgess

The English South Sydney Rabbitohs legend appeared in high spirits as a newly-single man on holiday.

Dressed casually in a beige T-shirt and navy shorts, Sam was seen arriving at a cafe for lunch in the coastal town with Jade. 

Jade, a leading Sydney nutritionist, has long been friends with the Burgess’, and was recently spotted spruiking the former NRL star’s family clothing label. 

New year, new you? The English South Sydney Rabbitohs legend appeared in high spirits as a newly-single man on holiday. Pictured left to right: Luke Burgess, Jade Spooner, Sam Burgess and Tori May

New year, new you? The English South Sydney Rabbitohs legend appeared in high spirits as a newly-single man on holiday. Pictured left to right: Luke Burgess, Jade Spooner, Sam Burgess and Tori May

Keeping it casual: Looking relaxed in a beige T-shirt and navy shorts, Sam was seen arriving at a cafe for lunch in the coastal town with Jade by his side

Keeping it casual: Looking relaxed in a beige T-shirt and navy shorts, Sam was seen arriving at a cafe for lunch in the coastal town with Jade by his side

Jade appeared to be engrossed in conversation with Sam’s brother Luke’s partner Tori as they made their way to the venue.

The women were dressed similarly, both choosing to showcase their sculptured pins and toned arms in white linen shorts and singlets. 

Sam and Luke sat opposite the ladies as they enjoyed a bite to eat, but Sam often directed his gaze towards Jade.

At one point, Sam appeared to show something amusing on his mobile device’s screen to the group as they lent in for a closer look.

Grabbing a bite to eat: Jade, a leading Sydney nutritionist, has long been friends with the Burgess', and was recently spotted spruiking the former NRL star's family clothing label

Grabbing a bite to eat: Jade, a leading Sydney nutritionist, has long been friends with the Burgess’, and was recently spotted spruiking the former NRL star’s family clothing label

Distracted? Sam and Luke sat opposite the ladies as they enjoyed a bite to eat, but Sam often directed his gaze towards Jade

Distracted? Sam and Luke sat opposite the ladies as they enjoyed a bite to eat, but Sam often directed his gaze towards Jade

What's happening there? At one point, Sam appeared to show something amusing on his mobile device's screen to the group as they lent in for a closer look

What’s happening there? At one point, Sam appeared to show something amusing on his mobile device’s screen to the group as they lent in for a closer look

That's nice! In mid-December, roughly a week before Sam's divorce was finalised, Jade shared a cosy photo with the hunk wishing him a happy birthday

That’s nice! In mid-December, roughly a week before Sam’s divorce was finalised, Jade shared a cosy photo with the hunk wishing him a happy birthday

That looks cosy: The embattled footy star celebrated his 32nd  birthday just days before his divorce was finaslised with leading Sydney nutritionist Jade

That looks cosy: The embattled footy star celebrated his 32nd  birthday just days before his divorce was finaslised with leading Sydney nutritionist Jade

In mid-December, roughly a week before Sam’s divorce was finalised, Jade shared a cosy photo with the hunk wishing him a happy birthday.

‘Happy Birthday to this one of a kind,’ she wrote alongside the snap of the pair together.

Sam split from his wife and the mother of his two children in late 2019 and is now defending charges of assaulting and intimidating her father Mitchell Hooke.

Jade, the founder of science-based healthy eating program Equalution, showed off her slim figure for the casual outing.

The influencer told Daily Mail Australia in 2019 that she lost a whopping 20kg and dropped two dress sizes after overhauling her diet and founding the science-based nutrition program Equalution with her best friend in 2015.

Looking all white: Jade, the founder of science-based healthy eating program Equalution, showed off her slim figure for the casual outing

Looking all white: Jade, the founder of science-based healthy eating program Equalution, showed off her slim figure for the casual outing

Stunner: Jade and Tori were dressed similarly, both choosing to showcase their sculptured pins and toned arms in white linen shorts and singlets

Stunner: Jade and Tori were dressed similarly, both choosing to showcase their sculptured pins and toned arms in white linen shorts and singlets

Incredible journey: The influencer told Daily Mail Australia in 2019 that she lost a whopping 20kg and dropped two dress sizes after overhauling her diet and founding the science-based nutrition program Equalution with her best friend in 2015

Incredible journey: The influencer told Daily Mail Australia in 2019 that she lost a whopping 20kg and dropped two dress sizes after overhauling her diet and founding the science-based nutrition program Equalution with her best friend in 2015

Jade has previously been pictured alongside Burgess’ mother Julie and socialite Tori May – who is in a relationship with Sam’s older brother Luke.   

In late December, Jade posed for an elevator selfie wearing a 4B label cap from the activewear brand launched in 2020 by the four Burgess siblings – Sam, older brother Luke and younger twin brothers, Thomas and George.

Jade looked casual in the picture – which was reshared by the brand on Instagram with the caption: ‘Now that’s exactly how it’s done! Yeh girl’. 

Showing her support: Jade recently spruiked the former NRL star's family clothing label 4B        while posing for an elevator selfie - which was reshared by the brand with fire emojis

Showing her support: Jade recently spruiked the former NRL star’s family clothing label 4B        while posing for an elevator selfie – which was reshared by the brand with fire emojis

Family ties: Jade (right) is friends with Burgess' mother Julie (second from right) and socialite Tori May (centre) - who is in a relationship with Sam's brother Luke

Family ties: Jade (right) is friends with Burgess’ mother Julie (second from right) and socialite Tori May (centre) – who is in a relationship with Sam’s brother Luke

The post followed Phoebe giving evidence in court against her estranged husband in November.

Sam Burgess is fighting claims he threatened her father at the Hooke family home in the New South Wales Southern Highlands shortly after their split.

Phoebe – a 31-year-old social media influencer – also admitted leaking a damning 50-page police statement she made about Burgess to a newspaper which published allegations against him of domestic violence and drug misuse.  

At the start of her evidence Phoebe was asked to clarify the status of her relationship with Sam. ‘I’m his ex-wife,’ she told Moss Vale Local Court.

Under cross-examination she was questioned about whether she was still Phoebe Burgess or had reverted to calling herself Phoebe Hooke.

‘As long as my children are Burgess I will always be Burgess,’ she said.

Over: The South Sydney Rabbitohs legend split from his wife Phoebe (pictured, together) in 2019 after first separating in late 2018

Over: The South Sydney Rabbitohs legend split from his wife Phoebe (pictured, together) in 2019 after first separating in late 2018

Drama: Mitchell Hooke, pictured with daughter Phoebe, claims Burgess stood over him in a menacing manner, called him a 'piece of s***' and said 'I'm going to get you' during a confrontation at the Hooke family home. He says he feared being hit by the footballer

Drama: Mitchell Hooke, pictured with daughter Phoebe, claims Burgess stood over him in a menacing manner, called him a ‘piece of s***’ and said ‘I’m going to get you’ during a confrontation at the Hooke family home. He says he feared being hit by the footballer

Phoebe’s Instagram account still features loved-up pictures of the now warring couple, including shots of their wedding at the Hooke family estate, Daffodil Downs. 

The Burgesses, who married in December 2015 and separated in October 2019, have two children: Poppy, who turns four later this month, and Billy, two. 

Burgess has pleaded not guilty to intimidation and common assault arising from the alleged incident at the Hooke home on October 19, 2019.

Mr Hooke claims Burgess stood over him in a menacing manner, called him a ‘piece of s***’ and said ‘I’m going to get you’. 

He says he feared being hit by the footballer.

Burgess claims it was Mr Hooke who threatened him by saying: ‘I’m going to destroy you if it’s the last thing I do. I’m going to destroy you and your career.’ 

In happier times: This picture of the former couple is still on Phoebe Burgess' Instagram account. The Burgesses married in December 2015 and separated in October 2019

In happier times: This picture of the former couple is still on Phoebe Burgess’ Instagram account. The Burgesses married in December 2015 and separated in October 2019

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