Francesca Packer’s boyfriend Robert Bates showed off his toned torso last week when he went for a dip at Bondi Beach.
The wellness CEO, 43, was dripping with salt water as he returned to sand in a pair of low-slung board shorts.
The entrepreneur dried off his dark locks and drove off in his billionaire heiress girlfriend’s hot pink $363K Mercedes G Wagon.
Back in March, it was reported Francesca was still dating the controversial businessman despite claims they split.
The pair confirmed their romance last December after they were spotted sharing a kiss and cuddling on the deck of a luxury yacht in Sydney Harbour.
Robert Bates, the controversial boyfriend of billionaire heiress Francesca Packer, showed off his toned torso last Tuesday when he went for a dip at Bondi Beach
Francesca ‘fell head over heels’ for the divorced father and even ‘confided to friends her desire to start a family’ with him.
However, The Daily Telegraph reported they had split in February – around the same time claims emerged he had been chased by wealthy investors for $15million.
But just a week later, the same publication reported they were still together, and Francesca had swept Robert away to her swanky Darlinghurst apartment at The Horizon after he failed to pay rent at his Bondi Beach penthouse over Christmas.
The wellness CEO, 43, was dripping with salt water as he returned to sand in a pair of low-slung board shorts
Robert is the CEO of wellness brands Aurum+ and Aquamamma and the founder of 7 Trinity Biotech.
Aurum+ claims to be a ‘a clinically-proven solution which treats and prevents mental health conditions such as stress, anxiety and depression’, while Aquamamma is a ‘healthy hydration solution’ for pregnant and breastfeeding women.
Robert’s business acumen has been celebrated in the pages of the Australian Financial Review’s annual list of successful young businesspeople – but he once came under heavy criticism from his own investors and customers.
The entrepreneur dried off his dark locks and drove off in his mega wealthy girlfriend’s hot pink $363K Mercedes G Wagon
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Back in March, Robert and Francesca, 28, (left) made headlines after it was reported she was still dating the controversial businessman despite claims they split
According to the AFR, Robert was being chased by a series of ‘high net worth’ investors who wanted their money back, his businesses’ websites mysteriously disappeared and customers were in uproar on his social media pages.
Robert – who dressed as a cowboy at Francesca’s Barbie-themed birthday bash last year – reportedly received a total of about $15million from at least 15 different Australian investors for Aurum+ since 2016.
But the shares in his companies were either registered to Robert himself, or to other businesses he controls, rather than those who have plunged their money into his enterprises, the Australian Financial Review reported earlier this year.
The investors were demanding refunds that range from $50,000 to $2million, and it is unclear if he has since paid them back.
Francesca ‘fell head over heels’ for the divorced father and even ‘confided to friends her desire to start a family’ with him