Sam Burgess hits the beach in Byron Bay with model Jessica Vander

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Sam Burgess hits the beach in Byron Bay with model Jessica Vander

Sam Burgess reportedly finalised his divorce from his ex-wife Phoebe Burgess just before Christmas.And it seems the retired rugby league star, 32,

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Sam Burgess reportedly finalised his divorce from his ex-wife Phoebe Burgess just before Christmas.

And it seems the retired rugby league star, 32, is embracing the single life as he continues his holiday in Byron Bay.

The Rabbitohs legend and father of two was spotted enjoying a beach date with glamorous model Jessica Vander on Tuesday.

Beach date: Sam Burgess enjoyed a beach date with model Jessica Vander in Byron bay on Tuesday just days after he was spotted having lunch with health entrepreneur Jade Spooner

Beach date: Sam Burgess enjoyed a beach date with model Jessica Vander in Byron bay on Tuesday just days after he was spotted having lunch with health entrepreneur Jade Spooner

The English-born sportsman wore bright blue boardshorts as he relaxed on the sand with his female companion.

He also wore a beige hat and sunglasses to protect himself from the summer sun.

Jessica, who is also a writer and presenter, flaunted her incredible curves in a skimpy blue bikini as she went for a swim.

Soaking up the sun! The English-born South Sydney Rabbitohs star wore blue shorts as he relaxed with his female companion on the sand

Soaking up the sun! The English-born South Sydney Rabbitohs star wore blue shorts as he relaxed with his female companion on the sand

Flaunt it! Jessica showed off her incredible curves in a skimpy blue bikini as she went for a swim

Flaunt it! Jessica showed off her incredible curves in a skimpy blue bikini as she went for a swim

Sam and Jessica’s beach outing comes just days after he spent time in the beachside town with glamorous blonde Jade Spooner.

He joined the health entrepreneur, 28, on Sunday on what appeared to be a double date with his older brother, Luke, and his partner, Tori May.

Jade, who is a nutritionist based in Sydney, has been friends with the Burgesses for a while, and recently spruiked the brothers’ clothing label on Instagram.

All smiles: She accessorised her swimsuit with a pair of sliver earrings as she walked along the shore line

All smiles: She accessorised her swimsuit with a pair of sliver earrings as she walked along the shore line

Fun in the sun! Sam wore a beige hat and sunglasses to protect himself from the summer sun

Fun in the sun! Sam wore a beige hat and sunglasses to protect himself from the summer sun

Sam separated from his ex-wife Phoebe Burgess in late 2019, and they reportedly legally divorced last month just before Christmas.

He is now defending charges of assaulting and intimidating her father, Mitchell Hooke, at the Hooke family home in the Southern Highlands shortly after their split.

Phoebe, a 31-year-old social media influencer, has admitted leaking a damning 50-page police statement she made about her ex-husband to a newspaper, which published allegations against him of domestic violence and drug misuse. 

Holiday: Sam and Jessica's beach outing comes just three days after the NRL star spent time in Byron Bay with glamorous blonde Jade Spooner

Holiday: Sam and Jessica’s beach outing comes just three days after the NRL star spent time in Byron Bay with glamorous blonde Jade Spooner

Date: He joined the health entrepreneur on what appeared to be a double date with his older brother, Luke, and his partner, Tori May

Date: He joined the health entrepreneur on what appeared to be a double date with his older brother, Luke, and his partner, Tori May

At the start of her evidence at Moss Vale Local Court, Phoebe was asked to clarify the status of her relationship with Sam. ‘I’m his ex-wife,’ she said.

Under cross-examination she was questioned about whether she was still Phoebe Burgess or had reverted to calling herself Phoebe Hooke.

‘As long as my children are Burgess, I will always be Burgess,’ she said.

The Burgesses, who married in December 2015 and separated in October 2019, have two children: daughter Poppy, who turns four this month, and son Billy, two.

History: Sam split from ex-wife Phoebe Burgess in late 2019, and reportedly legally divorced last month, just before Christmas

History: Sam split from ex-wife Phoebe Burgess in late 2019, and reportedly legally divorced last month, just before Christmas

Sam has pleaded not guilty to intimidation and common assault arising from the alleged incident at the Hooke home on October 19, 2019.

Mr Hooke claims his former son-in-law stood over him in a menacing manner, called him a ‘piece of s**t’ and said ‘I’m going to get you’. 

He says he feared being hit by the footballer.

Sam claims it was Mr Hooke who threatened him by saying: ‘I’m going to destroy you if it’s the last thing I do. I’m going to destroy you and your career.’ 

Children: The Burgesses, who married in December 2015 and separated in October 2019, have two children: daughter Poppy, who turns four this month, and son Billy, two

Children: The Burgesses, who married in December 2015 and separated in October 2019, have two children: daughter Poppy, who turns four this month, and son Billy, two

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