Media personality Rebecca Judd is following in the celebrity footsteps of actors Chris Hemsworth and Zac Efron and heading to Byron Bay.
The lifestyle blogger and mum-of-four announced the move to the Herald Sun during a lunch for Bird In Hand wines.
“We have no commitments in Melbourne (in 2021),” Judd reportedly said.
“It will be nice to have a bit of freedom next year.
“What COVID-19 has taught us is that we can do the majority of our work from anywhere.
“We have family all over and the ability to travel within Australia and still work while doing it.”
Judd – who spent Melbourne’s COVID lockdown with her former AFL star husband Chris and their four children at their Brighton mansion – has courted controversy with her outspoken views on Victoria’s reaction to the pandemic.
In September, she was slammed for calling the Victorian premier “Dictator Dan” in reference to his Stage Four lockdown extension.
“@the_little_cardboard_co perfect for Iso and upcoming school holidays as it seems Dictator Dan will be locking Victorians in our homes even longer,” she wrote in one social media post.
The post sparked debate with some furiously saying it flew in the face of public health advice.
“‘Dictator Dan?’ Ugh this makes me sick. I am a small business owner and I will say this again. I would rather lose all my money and my whole business than one human die,” one commenter wrote.
Judd isn’t the first celebrity to head to Byron to see out the pandemic.
She joins the likes of Chris Hemsworth and wife Elsa Pataky who have a home there.
“I’m finding it nice to not have my schedule mapped out for the next six or 12 months,” Thor actor Hemsworth said back in April about the forced stay at home.
“The last ten years have been so busy anyway!”
“It’s nice to just be home with the kids and the family laying low for a bit.”
Hollywood star Zac Efron also lay low amid the pandemic in the popular tourist town for several months – along with his reported Byron Bay-based girlfriend Vanessa Valladares.
Efron has since travelled to South Australia where he is filming his latest movie, Gold.
Despite rumours of a break-up the pair were reportedly reunited there early in December.