Much like the Roman Senate in 180 AD, Prime Minister Anthony Albanese has been saved by Russel Crowe this week.

The PM dropped a knee last night – after completely forgetting to buy flowers for the missus on Valentines Day.

Albo is set marry for the second time after proposing to his girlfriend Jodie Haydon, three years after their first date at the Marrickville dive bar ‘Lazy Bones’ in 2021.

The couple had met a year earlier in 2020, and had been DMing on and off throughout the early stages of the pandemic, before the bachelor finally grew a set and asked her to join him for some full strength IPA and a bit of live music on the tiles.

Albanese, 60, revealed on social media that Haydon said yes after his Valentine’s Day proposal, a move that female voters would describe as ‘romantic’ and male voters would describe as ‘clever’.

The PM and Haydon are both supporters of the Rabbitohs, one of their connecting factors when they first met.

And it will the Rabbitohs that symbolise their future together, after Albanese was forced to use his honorary 2014 Grand Final ring as a makeshift engagement band – after completely forgetting to organise a big bunch of natives from Jodie’s favourite florist in Petersham.

While last night’s proposal appears like a rushed antonement for his forgetfullness, it has been reported Albanese had previously confided his close friends, former boxer Jeff Fenech and frontman of The Whitlams, Tim Freedman, that he was ready to get a dusty knee.

As a staunch Bunnies fan, Jodie is believed to have found the proposal particularly romantic because of the sentimental value that Albanese holds for the ceremonial jewellery that celebrates the South Sydney Rabbitohs first premiership in 43 years.

In fact, the gesture was so romantic that she completely forgot about all of the empty vases around the Lodge.

The Betoota Advocate has reached out to the Rabbitohs co-owner Russel Crowe for comment.

“He’s a cunning bastard” chuckled Crowe.

“Only players, coaching staff and owners got one of those rings. Except for three blokes. Andrew Denton. Mikey Robbins and Albo – I’m glad he’s made use of it”

“I said no more favours after I voiced that 2022 election ad for Labor. But it seems I’ve saved his arse again”


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