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Sunrise: host Natalie Barr beams alongside her teenage sons in The Australian Women’s Weekly 

Sunrise host Natalie Barr, 53, proudly beams alongside her rarely seen teenage sons, Lachlan, 19, and Hunter, 16, in a stunning photo shoot for The Australian Women’s Weekly

Sunrise host Natalie Barr has kept her teenage sons mostly out of the spotlight.

But in this month’s issue of The Australian Women’s Weekly, the 53-year-old proudly beams alongside her rarely seen boys, Lachlan, 19, and Hunter, 16.

In one photo, she poses on the porch of her home alongside Hunter who has his around her shoulders while Lachlan smiles beside them.

Proud mother: Sunrise host Natalie Barr, 53, beamed alongside her rarely seen teenage sons, Lachlan, 19 (left), and Hunter, 16 (right), in a photo shoot for this month’s issue of The Australian Women’s Weekly

Another picture shows mother and sons beaming during a sunny stroll on a peaceful beach.

Natalie appeared to be in her element as she enjoyed bonding with her boys during the photo shoot.

The magazine story is the first time Natalie’s sons have been publicly pictured with her.

Relaxed: Another picture showed the trio beaming during a sunny stroll on a peaceful beach. Natalie appeared to be in her element as she enjoyed bonding with her boys during the photo shoot

Relaxed: Another picture showed the trio beaming during a sunny stroll on a peaceful beach. Natalie appeared to be in her element as she enjoyed bonding with her boys during the photo shoot

In the wide-ranging chat, Natalie opened up about her life away from breakfast television and revealed why her family always ‘comes first’. 

‘I may have this amazing career, but Andrew and the boys come first,’ she said, referring to her husband, film editor Andrew Thompson.

She added that working in breakfast TV allows her to juggle motherhood and her career because she can be a ‘full-time mum for the rest of the day’ once her shift ends. 

Making it work: Natalie and her film editor husband Andrew have been married since 1995. She was working for Seven when she welcomed both her children

Making it work: Natalie and her film editor husband Andrew have been married since 1995. She was working for Seven when she welcomed both her children

Stepping up: Natalie was promoted to Sunrise co-anchor alongside David 'Kochie' Koch in March, following the departure of Samantha Armytage

Stepping up: Natalie was promoted to Sunrise co-anchor alongside David ‘Kochie’ Koch in March, following the departure of Samantha Armytage

‘I could be with them and watch them grow up every day. In that way, it was magical,’ the former newsreader-turned-anchor said.

She also said that as her sons grow up, her only wish is for them to have a good life and to be ‘happy and healthy’.

Natalie and Andrew have been married since 1995, and she was working for Seven when she welcomed both her children.

Natalie was promoted to Sunrise co-anchor alongside David ‘Kochie’ Koch in March, following the departure of Samantha Armytage. 

Read more in this month's issue of The Australia Women's Weekly

Read more in this month’s issue of The Australia Women’s Weekly

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