Carrie Bickmore spotted for the first time since her split from long-term partner Chris Walker


Carrie Bickmore has emerged for the first time since announcing her split from partner Chris Walker.

The former star of The Project appeared sombre as she visited her good friend Fifi Box in Melbourne on Saturday, taking her young daughter Adelaide along.

Carrie, 42, was dressed down in activewear, sporting black leggings and a spray jacket by activewear label The Upside.

Carrie Bickmore (pictured) has emerged for the first time since announcing her split from partner Chris Walker

The TV personality added a pair of black sneakers to the ensemble matched with socks in the same tone.

She appeared visibly tense and had on minimal makeup while hiding her famous face behind sunglasses.

Carrie went without her wedding ring, wearing thin decorative gold bands on her other fingers instead.

The television star wore her blonde hair down around her face and showed the strain of her recent split while exiting her car and heading towards the house.

The former star of The Project appeared sombre as she visited her good friend Fifi Box in Melbourne on Saturday

The former star of The Project appeared sombre as she visited her good friend Fifi Box in Melbourne on Saturday

Carrie, 42, was dressed down in activewear. She went without her wedding ring, wearing thin decorative gold bands on her other fingers instead

Carrie, 42, was dressed down in activewear. She went without her wedding ring, wearing thin decorative gold bands on her other fingers instead

She was sporting black leggings and a sports jacket by activewear label The Upside

She was sporting black leggings and a sports jacket by activewear label The Upside

The TV personality added a pair of black sneakers to the ensemble matched with socks in the same tone

The TV personality added a pair of black sneakers to the ensemble matched with socks in the same tone

Carrie revealed on Tuesday that she and Chris were separating, ending their 11-year relationship.

She announced the couple’s shock split via Instagram, leaving fans scratching their head about how it all went wrong.

They were once the golden couple of Australian media – one a Logie winning TV host and the other a hotshot producer. 

She appeared visibly tense and had on minimal makeup as she walked down the driveway

She appeared visibly tense and had on minimal makeup as she walked down the driveway

Carrie was hiding her famous face behind large designer sunglasses

Carrie was hiding her famous face behind large designer sunglasses

The television star wore her blonde hair down around her face

The television star wore her blonde hair down around her face

She showed the strain of her recent split while exiting her car and heading towards the house

She showed the strain of her recent split while exiting her car and heading towards the house

Yet behind closed doors, there appeared to be tell-tale signs their relationship was in trouble.

In April last year, Carrie and Chris temporarily relocated to the UK for three-month sabbatical with their children Ollie, 15, Evie, seven, and Adelaide, four.

While Carrie described the trip as a ‘family adventure’ at the time, it could well have been a last-ditch attempt to revive her relationship.

Carrie revealed on Tuesday that she and Chris were separating, ending their 11-year relationship

Carrie revealed on Tuesday that she and Chris were separating, ending their 11-year relationship

Carrie and Chris were once the golden couple of Australian media - one a Logie winning TV host and the other a hot-shot producer

Carrie and Chris were once the golden couple of Australian media – one a Logie winning TV host and the other a hot-shot producer

The star's wrists were limp as she walked towards her car

The star’s wrists were limp as she walked towards her car 

Couples who are on the brink of separation are often encouraged by experts to embark on a final holiday together as a means of rekindling the romance. 

However, while some relationships benefit from the escapism, others dwindle more quickly, partly because the closeness and romance of a holiday may feel forced. 

Announcing her trip on The Project at the time, Carrie explained: ‘Chris and I and the kids are heading off on a family adventure together.’ 

Carrie took her young daughter Adelaide along with her

Carrie took her young daughter Adelaide along with her 

They were visiting radio star Fifi (pictured with her daughter)

They were visiting radio star Fifi (pictured with her daughter) 

The media personality looked extremely slim in the activewear ensemble

The media personality looked extremely slim in the activewear ensemble 

Carrie noticeably had a lot of jewellery and accessories on, but her wedding ring was nowhere to be found

Carrie noticeably had a lot of jewellery and accessories on, but her wedding ring was nowhere to be found

‘We’ve been wanting to do it for a while but for lots of reasons the timing hasn’t been right, but we figure it’s never going to be the perfect time to go.

‘It’s something we really want to do before my son starts his final years at school so we’re doing term two in the UK. So I will be off for a couple of months.’

The radio star also said she’d been inspired by The Project panellist Kate Langbroek, who spent two years living in Bologna, Italy, with her husband and children.

Carrie clutched her iPhone in one hand as she made her way out of the house

Carrie clutched her iPhone in one hand as she made her way out of the house 

The blonde beauty placed a protective hand on Adelaide's shoulder

The blonde beauty placed a protective hand on Adelaide’s shoulder 

Carrie took a huge stride as she quickly made her way inside the house

Carrie took a huge stride as she quickly made her way inside the house 

Carrie returned to The Project in July with very little fanfare and largely kept mum about her trip. 

She joked she had come home with an English accent after living there for a few months and said she’d had a ‘great time’ – but little else. 

Carrie quit The Project after 13 years on the panel in November, telling fans she wanted to spend more time with her family. 

Carrie's pink nail polish was clearly visible as she held her hand limply out in front

Carrie’s pink nail polish was clearly visible as she held her hand limply out in front

Carrie quit The Project after 13 years on the panel in November, telling fans she wanted to spend more time with her family

Carrie quit The Project after 13 years on the panel in November, telling fans she wanted to spend more time with her family

Viewers were stumped as to why the blonde would give up such a lucrative gig, especially as she hadn’t announced her next career move. 

It’s possible that Carrie threw in the towel to make more time for her relationship or to heal and focus on family if the pair had split beforehand.

Chris had previously complained about his partner’s busy work schedule, telling The Herald Sun: ‘Carrie works so much as well (on The Project).’

Carrie (right) announced the couple's split in an Instagram post on Wednesday morning, saying the pair was focused on co-parenting their three children. The couple were in a relationship for 11 years

 It’s possible that Carrie threw in the towel to make more time for her relationship or to heal and focus on family if the pair had split beforehand. Pictured with Chris 

‘Particularly at the start of the week I find myself missing her and the kids quite a lot,’ he lamented. 

Carrie hinted at her private struggles in a farewell letter to The Project’s hair and makeup team after quitting the show in November. 

In a hand-written note to her glam squad, the mother of three thanked them for helping her get through some of the most challenging times in her professional life.

Bickmore sold her five-bedroom family home in Melbourne just days before announcing her extended leave in London last year. Pictured her children

 Bickmore sold her five-bedroom family home in Melbourne just days before announcing her extended leave in London last year. Pictured her children 

‘To my hair and makeup family. Crap, I am crying already,’ the letter began.

‘You have held my hand through some of the toughest days in my career. You hear it all, see it all and share it all with me and I can’t explain how much I am going to miss you all.’

‘There is an unspoken bond between us all and please never forget how special you all are,’ the mother of three added.

‘I know this is not goodbye, just goodbye for now. Love to you all, Carrie.’

It could be likely selling their marital home was another step towards the end of their relationship

It could be likely selling their marital home was another step towards the end of their relationship

Bickmore sold her five-bedroom family home in Melbourne just days before announcing her extended leave in London last year.

At the time, it was unclear where Carrie and her family planned to live once they return home from their sabbatical. 

Some fans speculated this was because she and her family were planning to buy a place to live in England.

However, it could be likely selling their marital home was another step towards the end of their relationship. 

Carrie announced the couple's split in an Instagram post on Wednesday morning, saying the pair was focused on co-parenting their three children

Carrie announced the couple’s split in an Instagram post on Wednesday morning, saying the pair was focused on co-parenting their three children

Carrie looking fitter than ever in recent photos of her at the beach in Byron Bay. 

The blonde looked absolutely sensational earlier this month as she splashed around  with her kids. 

Turning heads, she frolicked around in the high-cut one-piece looking anything but heartbroken. 

Her separation could have something do with her transformed new look as she, like many other women, could be coping with her heartbreak by focusing on her health and fitness. 

Walker became a stepdad to Carrie's son Oliver, 15, and the couple later had two daughters: Evie, born in 2015, and Adelaide, born in 2018. All pictured

The couple were in a relationship for 11 years. ‘It’s with immense sadness that Chris and I have decided to separate,’ she wrote

Chris made headlines in May last year when it was revealed he unknowingly stripped off at the end of a production meeting – which he attended remotely, while holidaying in Europe.

He wrongly thought he had left the conference when he took off his clothes in front of up to nine people, with the incident lasting between 40 seconds and two minutes.

Chris had dialled in while on sabbatical in the UK with Carrie and their three young children, with the naked faux pas occurring during a meeting following rehearsals and before the taping of The Weekly with Charlie Pickering.

'While this is a tough time, our focus is on parenting, loving and supporting our three children Ollie, Evie and Addie with everything that we've got. They are doing great, We won't be making any further comment' she wrote

 ‘While this is a tough time, our focus is on parenting, loving and supporting our three children Ollie, Evie and Addie with everything that we’ve got. They are doing great, We won’t be making any further comment’ she wrote 

Carrie was likely mortified by the incident, as Chris’ gaffe led to an avalanche of embarrassing headlines.

Following the incident, a staffer accused senior ABC managers of initially brushing off the gaffe as ‘hilarious’ and dismissing employees’ concerns. 

The ABC then reportedly offered counselling to staffers who witnessed the incident.

The staffer also accused the ABC of downplaying the gaffe because Walker’s production company Thinkative Television is behind some of the public broadcaster’s most popular shows, including The Weekly and Hard Quiz.

Carrie and Chris are pictured leaving for the UK for three-month sabbatical with Ollie, 15, Evie, seven, and Adelaide, four, in April

Carrie and Chris are pictured leaving for the UK for three-month sabbatical with Ollie, 15, Evie, seven, and Adelaide, four, in April 

In June, The Australian reported that Chris was ‘unlikely to face serious sanctions’ for the gaffe.  

Carrie announced the couple’s split in an Instagram post on Wednesday morning, saying the pair was focused on co-parenting their three children. The couple were in a relationship for 11 years.  

‘It’s with immense sadness that Chris and I have decided to separate,’ she wrote.

‘While this is a tough time, our focus is on parenting, loving and supporting our three children Ollie, Evie and Addie with everything that we’ve got.

‘They are doing great, We won’t be making any further comment.’

Carrie is pictured on The Project which she quit in November

Carrie is pictured on The Project which she quit in November

Carrie and Chris’ love story captured the hearts of Australians.

They met as colleagues on The Project – she was a presenter and he was a producer – and they began dating in late 2012, two years after she lost her husband Greg Lange, the father of her eldest child Ollie, to brain cancer.

Despite his terminal diagnosis, Carrie had married Langue in 2005 when she was just 25 years old.

After Langue died in 2010 at the age of 35, a widowed Carrie started the charity Bickmore’s Beanies for Brain Cancer in his memory.

Two years later and Carrie had found love again with Walker, who became a stepdad to Oliver, and with whom she later had two daughters: Evie, born in 2015, and Adelaide, born in 2018.

They met as colleagues on The Project - she was a presenter and he was a producer - and they began dating in late 2012, two years after she lost her husband Greg Lange, the father of her eldest child Ollie, to brain cancer

They met as colleagues on The Project – she was a presenter and he was a producer – and they began dating in late 2012, two years after she lost her husband Greg Lange, the father of her eldest child Ollie, to brain cancer 

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