They’ve been married for decades and have a family of five children now – but Aussie stars Rob Sitch and Jane Kennedy prefer to keep their relationship very private.
The former The Late Show comedians, who starred alongside each other in the acclaimed 90s comedy Frontline, have been a couple for a long time now – but they keep their relationship so under wraps, some fans probably still have no idea that Frontline rivals Mike Moore and Brooke Vandenberg are a real-life couple.
But Sitch, 61, and Kennedy, 59, made a rare public appearance at an event together on Saturday night in Melbourne. The couple stepped out for the opening night of Bloom at the Arts Centre, a new musical written by their Working Dog colleague Tom Gleisner, host of Ten’s Have You Been Paying Attention? and co-writer of iconic Australian films like The Castle and The Dish.
Since their 90s period as comedy co-stars, Sitch and Kennedy have both moved into different areas: Sitch writes, directs and stars in the hit ABC political comedy series Utopia, while Kennedy released several cookbooks and moved into radio.
But she shocked listeners when she quit her radio career in 2021, tearfully telling co-host Mick Molloy that she needed to put her family first and be there for the couple’s five children.
“This is what’s going on. In 2020 with lockdown and Covid, I had four teenagers doing homeschooling. That’s pretty full-on to be honest,” she said.
“This year I have two university kids, I’ve got a VCE/HSC student, I’ve got two years 9s, all living at home, and I thought I could juggle everything.
“Unfortunately these pesky five teenagers are going to have to come first. That is what’s happened. I’m sorry everyone, I’ve loved it.
“It’s bloody overwhelming and I want to do the right thing by your kids.”