Cody Simpson and Emma McKeon looked glamorous when they stepped out on the red carpet for the first time as a couple.
Cody Simpson stepped out on the red carpet with his new girlfriend Emma McKeon last weekend as the couple attended the premiere of Baz Luhrmann’s Elvis Queensland biopic.
Simpson, the swimmer-turned-pop star who counts Miley Cyrus among his ex-girlfriends, wore a black tee and blue suit with brown suede boots, while McKeon was decked out in an oversized blazer and white crop top.
The happy couple smiled and posed for the cameras at the glamorous event as they showed off their new relationship in public.
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Simpson and McKeon were in the headlines recently, following last month’s Australian Swimming Championships. They qualified for the Australian Commonwealth Games team and will head to Birmingham later this year, while McKeon will also be in action at the June World Championships in Budapest.
Simpson, who returned to swimming just 18 months ago after 10 years out of the pool after a successful career in show business, shared footage of the sweet moment being told he would be representing Australia at the Commonwealth Games for the first time.
The 25-year-old was sitting next to McKeon in the stands in Adelaide last month when he received a text message informing him of his selection, and he was visibly moved as McKeon hugged him in a warm hug.
Simpson qualified for the Dolphins squad after finishing third in the final of the Men’s 100m Butterfly at the National Trials.
“I’m through the roof to be honest. I held my breath all day, all week. It’s such a relief to finally have that confirmation and go,” Simpson told Amazon Prime Video at the time.
“When I got the text I was sitting there in my chair and I just slumped and started hugging everyone I saw.
“It hasn’t hit me yet to be honest. It may not feel real until I’m on the blocks in England. I am lost for words.
“I’ve made so many great new friends already and I look forward to the new experiences to come. Hopefully this is the first of a few.”
The pool’s gold girl at last year’s Tokyo Olympics, McKeon was romantically linked with fellow swimmer Kyle Chalmers in September, sparking groundless rumors that the 2016 Rio gold medalist would decide to compete in the 100-meter butterfly in Budapest. swim to keep Simpson out of the World Championships. team.
Chalmers labeled those rumors “pathetic” when asked about the situation on the radio last month.
“It is very pathetic. It’s the biggest joke I’ve ever heard to be honest,” Chalmers told 2Day FM’s Hughesy, Ed & Erin†
“I started with butterflies. I’ve wanted to be a butterfly all my career, but my body just won’t let me.
“For me, just butterfly swimming is so special and something I’m so proud of… to be able to go back to the event I grew up loving and do is the motivation I need.
“Unfortunately, I’m the one who has to stand up and apologize and be portrayed as the bad guy when everything I’ve done has been given everything to my sport and everything to my country over the past eight years. been on the Australian swim team.”