Jackie ‘O’ Henderson was spotted enjoying a coffee with Beau Ryan on Wednesday after the radio star slammed ‘disgusting’ rumours she had ‘found comfort’ in her married colleague following the collapse of her marriage.
It seems the coworkers are not letting the speculation get them down, with the pair hanging out together on the balcony of KIIS FM studios in Sydney.
Newly single Jackie and Beau were expressionless as they sat at a wooden table that had coffee cups and cigarette packets on its surface.
Just friends! Jackie ‘O’ Henderson and Beau Ryan were spotted enjoying a coffee together on the balcony of KIIS FM studios on Wednesday, after the blonde beauty blasted ‘disgusting’ rumours she ‘found comfort’ in her colleague following the collapse of her marriage
They were joined in the alfresco area of the KIIS FM headquarters by several of their colleagues from the network, including the Kyle & Jackie O show’s departing producer, Bruno Bouchet.
The sighting comes just one day after Jackie blasted several magazines for suggesting she ‘found comfort in the arms’ of Beau after she split from her husband of 15 years and the father of her daughter Kitty, Lee Henderson.
Slamming New Idea and Woman’s Day on her radio show on Tuesday, Jackie blasted the allegations, describing them as ‘disgusting’.
Taking a break: Newly single Jackie was seen holding a cigarette as the pair took a break
Getting their caffeine hit: Coffee cups, ash trays and a cigarette packet could be seen on the table’s surface
Just friends: The sighting comes just one day after Jackie blasted several magazines for suggesting she ‘found comfort’ in the arms of Beau after her marriage breakdown
Earlier this week, Woman’s Day claimed Jackie’s close friendship with Beau caused friction within her marriage to Lee.
‘I completely understand why Lee was jealous. Jackie gushes about Beau all the time, and they laugh a lot together,’ a ‘source’ allegedly told the magazine.
‘And he’s been raving about Jackie to anyone who will listen.’
Rival magazine New Idea also got in on the action, claiming that Jackie sought ‘comfort in the arms’ of Beau, and that the former NRL player made her laugh ‘like no one else’.
Jackie was irate at the accusations and didn’t hold back with her fury during the KIIS FM segment.
Not holding back: On the Kyle & Jackie O show on Tuesday, Jackie described reports in New Idea and Woman’s Day as ‘disgusting’
Rumours: Earlier this week, Woman’s Day claimed Jackie ‘gushes about Beau all the time’ while rival New Idea reported the blonde had sought ‘comfort in the arms’ of her colleague
‘It is completely false’: Jackie was furious at the claims and vented her frustration on-air
‘It is completely false and those types of allegations are really hurtful to both families involved in this,’ Jackie fumed.
‘I would have welcomed a phone call from either magazine for my side of the story but of course there was no phone call made, they just ran with those allegations.’
Beau, who regularly fills in for Jackie’s co-host Kyle Sandilands, is married to Kara Ryan, and the couple share two children: Remi, five, and Jesse, one,
Team bonding: Beau and Jackie were joined in the balcony area at KIIS FM headquarters by several of their colleagues from the radio network
Meanwhile, The Sydney Morning Herald’s Private Sydney also reported on Saturday that the pair has ‘noticeable on-air chemistry,’ and Jackie has been ‘leaning on’ Beau for support amid her split.
A spokesperson for ARN told Daily Mail Australia the same day that any speculation that Jackie and Beau’s relationship is anything but ‘professional’ is completely false.
‘Beau is a regular guest on KIIS 1065 with Kyle and Jackie and is a great contributor to the show,’ the statement read.
‘Confirming that their relationship is strictly professional and any speculation otherwise is completely fabricated and categorically untrue.’
Back to work: Jackie, Beau and the others were photographed heading back inside
Shutting down claims: A spokesperson told Daily Mail Australia that Jackie and Beau’s relationship ‘is strictly professional and any speculation otherwise is completely fabricated and categorically untrue.’
Jackie announced her split from Lee on October 26, and it was revealed they had been separated for some time.
The radio star told Daily Mail Australia that the pair will ‘remain best friends’ and that their ‘focus’ going forward is on their daughter Kitty, seven.
‘After 18 years together, we have made the decision to separate. We do so amicably, sharing many incredible memories and remaining best friends,’ she said.
‘Our focus for this next chapter is of course our wonderful daughter and continuing to provide her love and happiness, together.’
The former couple were married for 15 years, but together for 18.
Jackie and Lee married in 2003, after meeting at a bar when Lee was backpacking around Australia.
Sad split: Lee and Jackie were married for 15 years, but their break-up was announced last month