Has Andrew O’Keefe reunited with his estranged wife Eleanor? The Chase host wears ‘wedding ring’

The Chase Australia host Andrew O’Keefe fuelled speculation he had reunited with his estranged wife Eleanor after he was spotted wearing what appeared to be a wedding ring.

Eagle-eyed viewers couldn’t resist noting the significant piece of jewellery on the TV personality’s left hand as he hosted a recent episode of the game show – which returned to screens late last month following a lengthy break. 

The sighting came as a surprise as the 48-year-old is said to be in a relationship with an unidentified woman following the 2017 demise of his marriage to Eleanor – with who he shares three children, Barnaby, 15, Rory, 12, and Olivia, eight.  

Back on? The Chase Australia host Andrew O’Keefe [pictured] fuelled speculation he had reunited with his estranged wife Eleanor after he was spotted wearing what appeared to be a wedding ring

While many thought the episode was an old re-run, a representative for The Chase confirmed to The Daily Telegraph that it was shot recently, and the jewellery was merely a ‘dress ring.’ 

A representative for Andrew also established that he is close to finalising his divorce from Eleanor, and remains in a loving relationship with his new girlfriend.  

In October last year, the star admitted in an interview with Sunrise that life felt ‘meaningless’ after he separated from wife Eleanor in late 2017. 

‘Everyone hits a part of their life where they really question what it’s all about and who they really are and what they have done for the last four or five years and whether it means anything,’ he said.

Ex-wife: The sighting came as a surprise as the 48-year-old is said to be in a relationship with an unidentified woman following the 2017 demise of his marriage to Eleanor [Pictured in happier times in 2008]

Ex-wife: The sighting came as a surprise as the 48-year-old is said to be in a relationship with an unidentified woman following the 2017 demise of his marriage to Eleanor [Pictured in happier times in 2008] 

No big deal: While many thought the episode was an old re-run, a representative for The Chase Australia confirmed to The Daily Telegraph that it was shot recently, and the jewellery was merely a 'dress ring' [Andrew pictured March 2019]

No big deal: While many thought the episode was an old re-run, a representative for The Chase Australia confirmed to The Daily Telegraph that it was shot recently, and the jewellery was merely a ‘dress ring’ [Andrew pictured March 2019]

‘And I think, when I split up with my wife, that was my time, and the thing I always believed in most of all was the power of love and combining with someone to make something special, and when I lost that, I thought it was all meaningless. 

He added: ‘In life, we have several choices on how to deal with things, and some people work their way through their pain, or turn to alcohol or drugs or eating. 

‘And I feel very lucky that in this country, we have these institutions and the expertise to be able to deal with those things and get on top of it.’

Moving on: A representative for Andrew also established that he is close to finalising his divorce from Eleanor, and remains in a loving relationship with his new girlfriend [The exes pictured at the Logie Awards in 2009]

Moving on: A representative for Andrew also established that he is close to finalising his divorce from Eleanor, and remains in a loving relationship with his new girlfriend [The exes pictured at the Logie Awards in 2009] 

Things are now back on track for Andrew as he returned behind the lectern to host The Chase Australia last month.  

In the new episodes, social distancing measures are now in place, with contestants now spaced out behind the panel.

The show recently took a break while Andrew took care of some personal issues. The break was later extended due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Filming of The Chase has stopped a number of times before. In November, Channel Seven gave Andrew time off to accommodate his touring schedule.

'Questioning what life is about': In October last year, the star admitted that life felt 'meaningless' after he separated from wife Eleanor in late 2017

‘Questioning what life is about’: In October last year, the star admitted that life felt ‘meaningless’ after he separated from wife Eleanor in late 2017

In April, the network gave Andrew time off to work on himself, with his manager saying the last year had left him ’emotionally exhausted.’

He later told The Herald Sun that this eight-week break had allowed him to focus on his personal health.

‘We all use different methods to escape from the most uncomfortable parts of our existence and I certainly was not using the most healthy ones,’ he said.

‘I mean sleep would have been handy… The diet could have been better, fluids that had no decimal points in them would have been good.’

He continued: ‘I just could not see that I had the time or the strength to change that without removing myself entirely from the world for a bit.’

TV personality" Things are now back on track for Andrew as he returned behind the lectern to host The Chase Australia last month

TV personality” Things are now back on track for Andrew as he returned behind the lectern to host The Chase Australia last month

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