Jackie 'O' Henderson drops major dating bombshell live on-air

The radio host shared some surprising news about her dating life.

Jackie ‘O’ Henderson has revealed that she’s officially ready to start dating again, almost five years after she announced her split from her husband Lee Henderson.

The 48-year-old radio star shared the news on The Kyle & Jackie O Show on Wednesday morning, telling her co-host Kyle Sandilands that she had signed up for the dating app Hinge.

Jackie ‘O’ Henderson in a pink dress.
Jackie ‘O’ Henderson has announced she’s signed up for the dating app Hinge. Photo: Instagram/jackieo_official

“I just thought, hey, I’m going to do it because why not?” she said. “I can’t go out all the time, I don’t want to do that. This is just easier [to meet men].

“I just want to have some fun, I want to go out on a date here and there, you know?”

When Kyle tried to take her phone to get more information about the “three or four” men she’s been messaging, Jackie said he wasn’t allowed.

“You’re going to scare everybody away,” she told him. “You’ll have a go and then everyone will be like, ‘Well I’m not going to like her because then I’ll get talked about on the air.”


The former Masked Singer judge then explained that she is “not necessarily on [Hinge] for a long-term relationship or anything like that”.

“I’m not like, ‘Oh my god I must find the one’, no,” she said. “I just want to have a little bit of fun and go on dates.

“That doesn’t mean I want Tinder hook-ups either. I’ll just go out on a date and see what happens.”

Jackie added that she prefers to date men aged between 35 and 55, and she won’t “go down on a guy” on a first date.

Jackie ‘O’ Henderson speaking on her radio show.
Jackie said she joined Hinge ‘to have a little bit of fun and go on dates’. Photo: Instagram/kyleandjackieo

Jackie announced in 2018 that she and her photographer husband Lee Henderson had split after 18 years together, including 15 years of marriage. The couple share a daughter named Catalina, nicknamed Kitty, who is now 12.

She was previously married to her former radio co-host Phil O’Neil for four years before their divorce in 1999.

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