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Richard Wilkins, 69, breaks silence on his new romance with much younger make-up artist Mia Hawkswell, 47, for the first time: ‘I’m happy’


Richard Wilkins, 69, has broken his silence about his new relationship with make-up artist girlfriend Mia Hawkswell, 47, after they were photographed holding hands.

The veteran TV reporter told Daily Mail Australia on Thursday that things were blissful between the pair.

‘Life is good. I am happy. Things are good,” he said when touched on his new romance.

Wilkins, who is usually quiet about his private life, he added: «It’s a little weird when people stick their heads out of the bushes, but that’s okay.»

Daily Mail Australia broke the news of their relationship last week after the Channel 9 star was seen holding hands with Mia at his pal Annika Martyn’s birthday party.

Richard Wilkins has broken his silence on his new relationship with make-up artist girlfriend Mia Hawkswell after they were photographed holding hands last week.

Daily Mail Australia broke the news of their relationship last week after the Channel 9 star was seen holding hands with Mia at her pal Annika Martyn's birthday party.

Daily Mail Australia broke the news of their relationship last week after the Channel 9 star was seen holding hands with Mia at her pal Annika Martyn’s birthday party.

In a video Annika shared on Instagram, Richard was seen exiting the boat hand in hand with a stunned Mia.

Mia also shared a cryptic post on her Instagram stories on Friday, showing off her clinking glasses with a man, to whom she wrote: ‘All you need is love.’

And it seems things are getting serious between the pair as the pair were spotted doing housework earlier this week.

Richard was holding hands with Mia when they left Woolworths in Mosman laden down with paper bags on Tuesday.

'Life is good.  I am happy.  Things are good,” he said when touched on his new romance.  Pictured with his son Christian Wilkins

‘Life is good. I am happy. Things are good,” he said when touched on his new romance. Pictured with his son Christian Wilkins

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A source told Daily Mail Australia that they have been dating for six weeks and have so far kept the budding romance on the down low.

They first met earlier this year and have been spending a lot of time together in recent days.

Mia is said to have recently split from her long-term partner, while Richard split from his long-term girlfriend Nicola Dale in January.

Additionally, Mia shared a cryptic post on her Instagram stories on Friday, showing off her clinking glasses with a man, to whom she wrote,

Additionally, Mia shared a cryptic post on her Instagram stories on Friday, showing off her clinking glasses with a man, to whom she wrote, «All you need is love.»

Richard previously dated Nicola Dale (both pictured) for four years before reports of their split were confirmed in January

Richard previously dated Nicola Dale (both pictured) for four years before reports of their split were confirmed in January

According to her website, Mia runs classes known as The Over 40s Club, offering make-up and beauty advice for older women.

She has worked with big names including Pamela Anderson, Thirty Seconds to Mars, Florence Welch, Jimmy and Jane Barnes, the Black Eyed Peas and Dean Lewis.

She also has a popular TikTok account where she offers makeup tips for mature skin.

Richard previously dated Nicola Dale for four years before reports of their split were confirmed in January.

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