Luke Hepworth denies he’s dating former foreign minister Julie Bishop

Julie Bishop ‘moves on with hunky entrepreneur’ just a few months after split from long-time partner David Panton – who ‘broke up with her on a dinner date’

Rumours are swirling former foreign minister Julie Bishop is dating again, months after her long-time partner broke up with her.

The glamorous former politician has been in the company of Sydney entrepreneur Luke Hepworth and have recently attended several events together, including last month’s Perth Telethon.

Hepworth fuelled speculation after posting several photos of the pair together on Instagram.

However he’ strongly denied he and Bishop are an item.

Luke Hepworth (right) has denied rumours of a romance with newly-single Julie Bishop (right)

‘We are working on a charity project for the Children’s Cancer Institute. We are definitely not dating, mate,’ Hepworth told the Daily Telegraph.

‘I am not in a relationship.’

‘No mate, she is just a good friend of mine and a wonderful human, so we have been to a couple of charity events.’

But Hepworth did confirm he’s known Bishop for several years after they first met at a Gold Charity dinner.

Bishop’s eight-year romance with property developer David Panton ended over dinner in Sydney in August – just a week after the couple visited London together and dined with Prince Charles. 

The couple went to dinner in Sydney’s CBD where Mr Panton told a shocked Bishopthe relationship had run its course 

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