Aussie Home Loans founder John Symond and his wife call it quits after eight years of marriage

Aussie Home Loans founder John Symond, and his wife Amber McDonald are parting ways after eight years of marriage.

The real estate mogul, 76, and his wife, 52, started dating in 2011 before tying the knot in 2016.

In a joint statement to the Daily Telegraph on Saturday, they said: ‘We enter this new chapter of our lives with a deep, mutual respect and friendship for each other.’

‘We are united in our love and commitment to our family.’

John and Amber, longstanding advocates for charitable causes in Sydney, both have two children from prior marriages. 

Aussie Home Loans creator John Symond, and his wife Amber McDonald are parting ways after eight years of marriage

Amber’s children are from her union with Patrick Keating, the son of former Prime Minister Paul Keating.

While John has two children with his ex-wife Kerrie Fox: son Stephen and a daughter named Deborah.

Deborah owns fashion retailer Mode Sportif and is married to Ned O’Neil, a prominent property developer and co-owner of Addenbrooke.

Insiders say the couple have drifted apart and are now embarking on new phases of their lives.

John constructed an iconic residence in Point Piper, where he has resided for the past 17 years.

Together with Amber, they have hosted numerous charity and corporate functions at this location and also tied the knot at the property.

The real estate mogul, 76, and his wife, 52, released a joint statement to the Daily Telegraph on Saturday. 'We enter this new chapter of our lives with a deep, mutual respect and friendship for each other,' they said

The real estate mogul, 76, and his wife, 52, released a joint statement to the Daily Telegraph on Saturday. ‘We enter this new chapter of our lives with a deep, mutual respect and friendship for each other,’ they said

In 2016, the couple wed in a lavish ceremony featuring a select smattering of Sydney luminaries, with hotelier Justin Hemmes among those spotted at the celebration.

Photographs taken at the reception showed guests being chauffeured in private golf carts, while others went with something slightly more traditional and arrived on foot.

Celebrity chef Matt Moran prepared a feast for the guests.

John made his fortune in finance, growing his empire for a boutique business in the 1980s to one of the biggest home loan companies in Australia.

John made his fortune in finance, growing his empire for a boutique business in the 1980s to one of the biggest home loan companies in Australia

John made his fortune in finance, growing his empire for a boutique business in the 1980s to one of the biggest home loan companies in Australia 

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