The estranged-wife of popular Today show weatherman Steve Jacobs is dating an ex-Canadian commando soldier she met in Vanuatu.
Steve and Rosie Jacobs’ split was announced over the weekend, nine years after they married and just months after ‘making a decision for the family’ to move overseas.
Friends of the pair told Daily Mail Australia Rosie that is dating Dylan Nash, who until last month worked on the Pacific Island where it is understood the pair met.
On Nash’s Instagram account he boasts about fighting the Taliban in Afghanistan, before taking up a management role with the Australian-owned Vanuatu business.
Rosie Jacobs (left), the ex-wife of much loved Today show weatherman Steve (right), has been regularly seen alongside a former Canadian commando soldier ever since their separation
Rosie is now dating Dylan Nash (pictured), who she met while he was working with a Port Vila-based company, having previously fought the Taliban in Afghanistan
Mr Nash is understood to have finished working for the company last month, and since then appears to have been travelling, according to his social media accounts.
A Port Vila-based resident, where the Jacobs’ have lived since mid-2017, said Rosie, 39, has ‘become friendly with Mr Nash in the months since she split from Steve, 51’.
‘Things were on the rocks for a while and Steve and Rosie finally split late last year,’ the friend said.
‘Rosie and Dylan were introduced through mutual friends towards the end of the year and struck up a friendship.
‘They’ve been dating for a few months and he has been rock solid support for her ever since the split.
‘He’s an exceptional human being and they’re understandably taking things slow, but Rosie is over the moon.’
When asked about her friendship with Mr Nash on Monday, Rosie declined to comment.
The Jacobs’, who share two young girls, have not posted photos online together for a number of months and no longer follow one another on Instagram.
Rosie and Steve’s move to the Pacific Island nation came in a bid to increase the time spent with their two young daughters.
But the two have continued to regularly travel overseas, with Steve working in a part-time role with Weekend Today and Rosie for Channel 7 program Sydney Weekender.
A source told Daily Mail Australia that Rosie (pictured) 39, has been dating Mr Nash in the months since she split from Steve, 51
After doing a tour of Afghanistan with the Royal Marine Commandos, Mr Nash (pictured) went on to work as a private security contractor in Afghanistan and North Africa
On one Instagram photo he wrote: ‘Throwing back to my second tour to Afghanistan in 2008… the picture was taken shortly after a contact with the Taliban’
On his Instagram account, Nash details a tour of Afghanistan with Canadian Royal Marine Commandos, and said he then went on to work as a private security contractor in Afghanistan and North Africa.
On one Instagram photo he wrote: ‘Throwing back to my second tour to Afghanistan in 2008… the picture was taken shortly after a contact with the Taliban’.
Leaving his full-time role with the Today show after 12 years, Steve continued on in a position with Weekend Today since moving to Port Vila.
At the time, he tearfully told his long-time friend Karl Stefanovic the move was what he and his family needed.
At the time of leaving his role with the Today Show after 12 years, Steve tearfully told his long-time friend Karl Stefanovic the move was what he and his family (pictured) needed
The pair welcomed their first daughter Isabella in 2011 and their second Francesca in April 2013
‘For the past 12 years, I haven’t been able to wake up once with my wife, haven’t been able to get the kids to daycare,’ Steve said.
The pair met on Today in 2007, where Steve was a star weatherman and Rosie one of the breakfast show’s producers.
In 2010, after Steve finalised his divorce to wife of two decades Alison, he and Rosie tied the knot in Bali.
The pair welcomed their first daughter Isabella in 2011 and their second Francesca in April 2013.
Steve has put the couple’s family home up for sale, which further fueled speculation about the breakup.
The Coogee home, located in Sydney’s eastern suburbs, is listed for sale with a price guide of $4million to $4.4million, RealEstate.com.au reports.
The pair met on Today in 2007, where Steve (right) was a star weatherman and Rosie (left) one of the breakfast show’s producers
The couple purchased the four-bedroom Coogee home in 2011 for $2.55million and had been renting it out since moving to Vanuatu.
Featuring a modern design, the home has ocean views, a main bedroom with an ensuite, and a studio room above the garage.
Ballard Property Group Double Bay has listed the property for auction on April 7.
Daily Mail Australia has contacted Steve for comment, and also Mr Nash.