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Mel McLaughlin Biography

Updated On 19 Oct, 2023 Published On 31 May, 2021
Mel McLaughlin

Facts of Mel McLaughlin

Date of Birth :
Age : 44 years old
Family Name : McLaughlin
Birth Country : Australia
Birth Sign : Virgo
Height : 5 Feet 9 Inch

Relationship short Statistics of Mel McLaughlin

What is Mel McLaughlin marital status ? ( married,single, in relation or divorce): Relationship
How many children does Mel McLaughlin have ? (name): 0 Children
Is Mel McLaughlin having any relationship affair ?: Yes2 affair
Is Mel McLaughlin Lesbian ? No

Melanie McLaughlin is a Seven Network sports presenter. She is also best known for appearing as an anchor on various sports events such as the Big Bash League, Indian Super League, Olympics, and World Cup.

Melanie McLaughlin - Divorced With Former Husband Luke Panic! Who's Her Current Partner?

Sports anchor Melanie McLaughlin indeed has endured a rollercoaster ride with relationships, unlike her blissful career. McLaughlin has been married and divorced and in a couple of relationships in her life.

The prominent Australian sports presenter was previously married to Luke Panic with whom she exchanged the wedding vows in 2012. Her ex-husband Luke is an audio engineer and musician.

Things, however, went wrong between the husband and wife. No wonder, only after two years, the couple got divorced. The reason for the split is still unknown; maybe extra affairs are the cause. They likely did not share any children from their married life. 

A picture of Mel McLaughlin with her nephew. SOURCE: Mel McLaughlin Instagram

Previously, Melanie also reportedly had a love affair with Australian footballer Mark John Bosnich. The two were rumored to have started dating in 2009 but didn't stay together for a long time and finally broke up.

Currently, McLaughlin's partner is retired English football player and coach Ashley Westwood. The duo met for the first time in India while her partner Ashley was managing the Malaysian Football Team in 2015 and hosting the tournament.

Anchor Mel McLaughlin and her partner, Ashley Westwood.  SOURCE: Daily Telegraph

In 2016, Ashley announced to the public confirming her relationship with Westwood. However, there are no further updates, as Mel hasn't shared any information regarding her partner or her love life.

Melanie McLaughlin's Controversy With Chris Gayle

During a live game at the Big Bash League in 2016, Melanie McLaughlin was interviewing the WestIndies Cricketer Chris Gayle. However, things took a wrong turn when Chris asked Melanie out for a drink date and flirted by saying, "Don't blush, baby," which created a huge controversy.

Watch the video of Melanie McLaughlin's controversial interview with Chris Gayle in 2016 below.

At the time, Chris was playing for the team Melbourne Renegade. The Melbourne Renegade fined him $100,000 for his unprofessional behavior. Later Gayle apologized to Melanie which she accepted.

Career & Net Worth of Melanie McLaughlin

Melanie McLaughlin started her career as a sports presenter with Fox News in 2006. In 2013, Ten Network hired her as a host for the coverage of the Big Bash League, the 2014 Winter Olympics, the 2014 Common Wealth Games, and other events. 

Mel McLaughlin is a Seven News sports presenter. SOURCE: Mel McLaughlin Instagram

Currently, Melanin is serving as a news reporter for Sunrise News and Sunday Morning News. Besides that, McLaughlin also did the network's live coverage of the 2018 Winter Olympics, commonwealth Games 2018, & the 2017 Ruby League World Cup.

Talking about her net worth, Melanin McLaughlin has already accumulated more than $1 million. Melanin gathered such a huge bank balance from various TV networks, including Ten Network and Seven Network, and from her anchoring career of more than 15 years. Melanin receives over $50,000 annually for her contribution as a sports presenter and reporter from Seven Network.

Quick facts about Melanin Mc Laughlin

Mel McLaughlin working as a sports presenter for the Indian Super League.  SOURCE: Mel McLaughlin Instagram
  • Melanin graduated from Sydney University with a degree in Science.
  • Her sister Tara McLaughlin sadly passed away in 2015 due to lung cancer.
  • Melanin has 50k followers on Instagram and 102.6k followers on Twitter.
  • On Seven Network, she worked alongside Bruce McAveney, Kylie Gillies,Lindsay Czarniak.
  • The 5 feet 9 inches tall sports presenter is 41 years old as of the writing of this article in May 2021.

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Mel McLaughlin Affairs

  1. First Affair with John Bosnich

    Previously, Melanie McLaughlin had a love affair with Australian footballer Mark John Bosnich in 2009 before marrying Luke Panic.

  2. Second Affair with Ashley Westwood

    Mel McLaughlin shares a loving relationship with a football player Ashley Westwood since 2016 after her divorce with ex-husband.

Mel McLaughlin Married

Marriage with Luke Panic

Melanie McLaughlin tied the knot with Luke Panic in 2012. However, things didn't go well, and only after two years, the couple got divorced.

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