‘It was the lovely attention I needed’: Dating columnist Jana Hocking speaks out about her fling with Sam Burgess – after ‘hooking up’ with the former NRL star during a wild night out
Jana Hocking has spoken out about on her fling with former NRL star Sam Burgess.
The pair were spotted partying together, just hours after his appearance in court on Friday night.
In a column penned for News.com.au, the dating columnist, 36, said she found Sam ‘delightful’ after the pair ‘hooked up’ during the wild night on the town.
‘It was the lovely attention I needed’: Dating columnist Jana Hocking [pictured] has spoken out about her fling with Sam Burgess – after ‘hooking up’ with the former NRL player
‘I found him delightful and for one brief moment it was the lovely attention I needed,’ she wrote.
Jana went on to say she initially felt humiliated and went into ‘deep denial’ when she was contacted by media outlets about her night out.
But she said she ‘had the biggest sigh of relief when I popped open the laptop and discovered the pictures actually weren’t that bad.’
She added: ‘And I quietly tapped myself a little on the back for flirting with a bloke who, according to these pictures, is pretty darn va va voom!’
‘I tapped my self on the back’: In a column penned for News.com.au, the dating columnist, 36, said she found Sam ‘delightful’ after the pair ‘hooked up’ during a wild night on the town
Jana and Sam were reportedly spotted kissing at a bar in Sydney on Friday night, just hours after Sam’s appearance at Moss Vale court.
According to Confidential, the perennially single radio personality spent the evening flirting up a storm with the South Sydney Rabbitohs great, after they crossed paths at a venue in Potts Point, Sydney.
Despite spending the day in court facing off with his former father-in-law Mitchell Hooke over text messages that exposed his nasty split from ex-wife Phoebe, Sam reportedly looked carefree and merry as he chatted intently with the glamazon.
Locking lips: Jana (left) and Sam (right) were spotted kissing at a bar in Sydney on Friday night, just hours after Sam’s appearance at Moss Vale court
According to onlookers, things quickly escalated when their flirty conversation turned into a brazen make-out session.
‘They started out just chatting but by the time they left they were all over each other. And then they just got up and left together,’ a source alleged.
Jana, who works as a producer at Triple M as well as a dating columnist, previously dated NRL bad boy Todd Carney back in 2011.
Steamy: According to onlookers, things quickly escalated when their flirty conversation turned into a brazen make-out session
Meanwhile, Sam is newly divorced, having legally ended his marriage to ex-wife Phoebe just before Christmas.
Sam and Phoebe Burgess separated in September 2019, and reached a financial settlement months before legally divorcing.
Hours before meeting Jana at the bar, Sam was battling it out with Phoebe’s father Mitchell Hooke at Moss Vale court.
The footy star was accused of intimidating Mr Hooke during a confrontation at the Hooke family home in the Southern Highlands, following his split from Phoebe.
Phoebe and Sam are parents to two children: Billy, two, and Poppy, three.
Court battle: Hours before meeting Jana at the bar, Sam was battling it out with his ex-wife Phoebe’s (right) father Mitchell Hooke (left) at Moss Vale court