Kate Ritchie, 43, is 'single' after split from boyfriend John Bell, 25

Aussie star Kate Ritchie and her boyfriend, John Bell have reportedly called it quits after almost one year of dating.

The 43-year-old Home and Away icon and her 25-year-old businessman beau went public with their romance back in January 2021 when they were snapped on a holiday in NSW's Byron Bay.

A selfie of Kate Ritchie and her daughter, Mae. Photo: Instagram/kateritchieofficial.
Kate Ritchie and her daughter, Mae had a mother-daughter date visiting Santa at Sydney's Hyde Park. Photo: Instagram/kateritchieofficial.

But, according to a source, Kate is currently unattached and the pair haven't seen each other since their PDA-filled trip.

"Kate is single. Lockdown is to blame," the unnamed source told Daily Mail over the weekend.

While there's not much known about John Bell, he did launch his security solutions business VIREOSS back in 2019.

In snaps taken in Byron Bay, John was seen sporting two large tattoos, one read 'Aussie Pride' in bold copperplate lettering on his forearm, the other Italian Pride'.


A photo of Nova radio co-stars Tim Blackwell, Kate Ritchie and Joel Creasey posing at the seafront. Photo: Instagram/kateritchieofficial.
Kate celebrated the end of the year with her Nova radio co-stars Tim Blackwell and Joel Creasey at Icebergs. Photo: Instagram/kateritchieofficial.

He's also believed to be based in the regional Victorian town of Seymour, about 1.5 hours north of Melbourne.

Kate lives in Sydney with her six-year-old daughter, Mae who she shares with her ex-partner, former NRL player Stuart Webb.

Nova radio host Kate and Stuart married in September 2010 however Kate stopped wearing her wedding ring and moved out of their family home in Randwick at the end of 2019.

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25-year-old John is 17 years the Home and Away star's junior. Photo: Facebook/ John Bell

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