Comedian Meshel Laurie debuted a stunning new look over the weekend, with fans flocking to the comments section of a smiling Instagram snap to gush over her glowing appearance.
Looking sophisticated in all black and glamorous makeup, the 47-year-old media personality posed beside Australian True Crime podcast co-host Emily Webb after a live show in Melbourne.
In the caption, she wrote: “Great show last night in Ringwood. Emily and I will be talking True Crime again on September 10 at the Yarraville Club. Link for tix in my bio. As you can see, we are two ladies who are quite pleased to be dressed up and out of the house.”
Laurie rarely posts pictures of herself on social media, so it was the first time many fans had seen her since before Melbourne’s latest lockdown.
Understandably, the comments section was full of compliments.
“Meshel, you are looking incredible – love your whole look and you are absolutely glowing,” one fan wrote.
“First glance I thought you were Kate Hudson,” said another.
“You both look GORGEOUS,” one said.
“OMG YOU LOOK INCREDS!!!!!!!,” one more exclaimed.
Laurie made headlines last year after a bizarre Facebook stoush over blackface in which she claimed her account had been hacked.
The drama began when a comment supposedly made by Laurie surfaced in a tweet made by fellow comedian Nina Oyama, who accused Laurie of being a “Karen”, a common stereotype used to describe a racist white woman.
Oyama’s tweet read “so it looks like Meshel Laurie officially came out of the Karen Closet today,” sharing a post by a woman named Catherine Bouris who had screenshot an exchange on Facebook in which Laurie remarked that blackface has no cultural relevance in Australia.
Responding to the uproar, Laurie assured followers she was asleep when the comment was allegedly posted at 1am on Saturday morning.
“I didn’t write this comment. I don’t understand what’s happened, but I didn’t write it. I couldn’t see it on my Facebook page,” Laurie wrote.
Laurie then went on to apologise to the woman involved in the post, Alana Dowdell, who Laurie – or her hacker – tagged in the comment.
Earlier this year, Meshel left her role at Wollongong radio station.
She’s best known for a sprinkling of appearances on The Project over the years along with her sellout out comedy shows.
In 2015, Laurie began interview podcast Nitty Gritty Committee and in November 2016, in conjunction with author and journalist Emily Webb, she began producing and hosting the popular Australian True Crime Podcast.
The mum-of-two is married but lives apart from her husband Adrian Lewinski.
She opened up about her unusual arrangement in 2019, revealing it’s resulted in them both getting “more action” than ever before.
“Look we broke up, and then we kind of went aww you’re alright for a human, you know?” Laurie said.
While the pair had split up after growing apart, they had never divorced, with Laurie blaming it on the fact both are “very bad at admin”.
When they reconciled, they would have “date nights” once a week, which at the time was kept secret from their 11-year-old twins, Dali and Louis.
“We have a set appointment time where the children think I’m working and they think he’s at a friend’s house and we have a set appointment time every week,” she said.
“We definitely get more action now we live apart then the last couple of years we lived together, definitely.”
Originally published as Meshel Laurie’s stunning new look