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Why Buddy Franklin's rumoured move to Queensland could DESTROY wife Jesinta's influencing career


Buddy Franklin’s rumoured move to Queensland for his footy career could have huge consequences for his model wife Jesinta.

According to top Sydney agents, the WAG, 30, and AFL star, 35, may end up being ‘frequent flyers’ to Melbourne and Sydney if Jesinta hopes to maintain her career as a social media influencer. 

‘The influencer world is centred around Sydney,’ one insider told the Daily Telegraph.

Buddy Franklin's rumoured move to Queensland for his footy career could have huge consequences for his model wife Jesinta. The couple are pictured at the Tiffany & Co perfume launch in Sydney in 2017

Buddy Franklin’s rumoured move to Queensland for his footy career could have huge consequences for his model wife Jesinta. The couple are pictured at the Tiffany & Co perfume launch in Sydney in 2017

‘You have to be committed to flying to Sydney and attending events. Maybe Jesinta will be.’

With more than 370,000 followers on Instagram, Jesinta currently works as a brand ambassador and influencer.

She often attends events in Sydney, and just last month she was the star attraction at a swanky event for beauty brand Lancôme in the city.

Before that, she swanned around Sydney’s Pitt Street Mall at a promotional event for streaming service Binge. 

If she has to relocate to Queensland to support Buddy, the former beauty pageant princess may miss out on various paid promotional gigs and lucrative public appearances.

Being based in Queensland will take Jesinta away from Sydney, where all of the major work for social media influencers like herself is

Being based in Queensland will take Jesinta away from Sydney, where all of the major work for social media influencers like herself is 

The pair are reportedly planning to sell their luxury home in Sydney‘s eastern suburbs and relocate to the Gold Coast

The rumours come amid reports Buddy is looking to either leave the Sydney Swans for a new club or retire from footy altogether, after he was asked to take a 50 per cent pay cut in 2023. 

Jesinta, who hails from the Gold Coast, has also recently expressed her desire for the couple to live closer to family.

Jesinta often attends events in Sydney, and just last month she was the star attraction at a swanky event for beauty brand Lancôme in the city. Pictured

Jesinta often attends events in Sydney, and just last month she was the star attraction at a swanky event for beauty brand Lancôme in the city. Pictured

Rumours of the pair’s move to the sunshine state were published in The Daily Telegraph last week. 

The publication contacted real estate Paul Biller from Biller Property agency, who listed the couple’s previous home in the affluent suburb of Rose Bay in 2020.

He sold their semi-detached property in an off-market deal for $3.8million and denied reports that the couple’s home was publicly listed. 

'The influencer world is centred around Sydney,' one insider said. 'You have to be committed to flying to Sydney and attending events'

‘The influencer world is centred around Sydney,’ one insider said. ‘You have to be committed to flying to Sydney and attending events’ 

The Franklins, who share two children together, currently live in a luxury ground-floor apartment located nearby, which they also bought off-market.

Jesinta sparked rumours of the move after she spoke to Body+Soul in May about her husband’s football career and the family’s future plans. 

‘I think there’s still a lot of good football left in him, but it’s our dream, whether that’s in five years or 10 years or whenever, to be able to live closer to one of the grandparents and have quality time with them,’ the model said. 

The pair are reportedly planning to sell their luxury home in Sydney 's eastern suburbs and relocate to the Gold Coast

The pair are reportedly planning to sell their luxury home in Sydney ‘s eastern suburbs and relocate to the Gold Coast  

Jesinta, who grew up on the Gold Coast, has previously said she often tries to visit the city as much as possible to spend time with her family.

Speculation has since gained traction after reports emerged that Buddy was weighing up moving to a third AFL club or retiring after Sydney offered him less than half the money he is currently on.  

The former premiership Hawk had signed a blockbuster nine-year, $10million deal in 2013 to join Sydney, but the Herald Sun alleged that the Swans are currently only offering their star forward approximately $500,000 for 2023. 

It’s believed Buddy is seeking a contract worth between $700,000 to $800,000 for next season, which is still a significant pay cut from his previous earnings.

The rumours come amid reports Buddy is looking to either leave the Sydney Swans for a new club or retire from footy altogether, after he was asked to take a 50 per cent pay cut in 2023

The rumours come amid reports Buddy is looking to either leave the Sydney Swans for a new club or retire from footy altogether, after he was asked to take a 50 per cent pay cut in 2023 



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