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Eight months after announcing her divorce, MasterChef's Melissa Leong confirms she's found love again

The MasterChef judge is besotted!

By Chanelle Mansour
MasterChef judge Melissa Leong has seemingly confirmed that she is in a new relationship, by sharing a dedicated and adoring tribute to a special man in her life.
In celebration of Father's Day this past weekend, Melissa paid tribute to father-of-three Rob Mason, who looks to have won over the food critic's heart.
"Gratuitous hot dad post, a day late," Melissa penned on Instagram.
Meet Melissa's new boyfriend, Rob Mason. Instagram
"Creator of world class cosmetics and the brains behind @morrismotley, brilliant father to a legendary babe squad and the best part of my day, nothing but love @therobmason 🖤."
In the post, Melissa uploaded a stunning black-and-white photo of Rob, and fans and friends were immediately taken by the handsome barber who sports an array of striking tattoos, a beard and long hair.
"What a babe," 2020 MasterChef winner Emelia Jackson said.
"How good is love. Happy for you babetown," one user wrote, before another added: "Love hearing you happy."
More comments followed suit, with everyone clearly happy and supportive of Melissa and Rob together.
The MasterChef judge is happier than ever. Getty
It comes after the 38-year-old sparked dating rumours over the weekend, where Melissa shared several Instagram Stories about Rob.
One of the posts included a photo of herself preparing breakfast with Rob's daughters, where she captioned it: "Breakfast tacos for the squad."
She then uploaded a photo of Rob on Father's Day, and wrote: "Hottest dad. Cutest babes."
Rob also shared a candid shot of Melissa to his own Instagram a few days ago, where she commented that it was "just the beginning."
Rob shared this picture of Mel, presumably with one of his children, on Father's Day. Instagram
The MasterChef star announced her separation from husband Joe Jones last year in December, almost four years after they tied the knot in California.
She shared the news of their split via Instagram in December, writing that the "time had come" for the pair to part ways.
"It has brought us such happiness to walk together, but the time has come for Joe and I to part ways and walk on, apart," she captioned a black-and-white snap of the two on their wedding day.
"We ask for your kindness and consideration for our privacy, we will not be making any further comment as our private lives have, and will always remain exactly that. We wish you peace at the end of such a challenging year for all."
This story was originally published on our sister site, New Idea.
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