Jeff Hugill’s ex-wife Sarah Hills is smiling again after a tumultuous few years after a high-profile cocaine scandal threw her life into chaos.
Sarah is reportedly enjoying a new romance with Sydney insurance broker Dion Guest, four years after her split from the former swimming champion.
According to the Daily Telegraph, Guest has moved to Tasmania, where Sarah lives with her two daughters, Gigi and Mila, and the pair are now living together.
Jeff Hugill’s ex-wife Sarah Hills is now enjoying a romance with Sydney insurance broker Dion Guest. She appears on his Instagram avatar with her two daughters
The two leave sweet comments on their Instagram photos, and Sarah appears in Guest’s Instagram avatar with her two girls.
The mother-of-two has battled a string of controversies over the years after she and her ex-husband made headlines in 2014 when they were found in a Royal Randwick flat with a small amount of cocaine.
In May 2018, Sarah was accused of stealing a pair of leather trousers worth $2,500 from a boutique in Byron Bay.
In August of that year, a magistrate found that Sarah had a mental illness and suffered from “adjustment disorder, depression, eating disorder and substance abuse”.
Jeff and Sarah split four years ago after a high-profile cocaine scandal
They also acknowledged the socialite’s remorse and dropped the charge on mental grounds.
Sarah’s lawyer previously said in a statement that she had been treated for issues related to anxiety and depression.
Earlier this year, Jeff discussed how the couple’s marriage fell apart after he and his ex-wife were charged with cocaine possession in 2014 by SAS Australia earlier this year.
He broke down when he revealed the terrible impact that fateful night had on his family.
“We were pulled aside by the police and searched. And basically in the blink of an eye, our lives turned upside down,” he said during an interview with the show’s directing team.
“I carried a lot of shame and a lot of guilt for putting my family through this process. And that brought me to a point where I had to make the call to leave my family.
Geoff and Sarah were at Royal Randwick Racecourse on April 26, 2014 (pictured) when they were caught on CCTV entering a disabled toilet together. The Huegills were guests at the Australian Turf Club’s $400,000 Champagne Stakes, which is sponsored by Moet & Chandon
Jeff and Sarah married in 2011 and split in 2018. The couple share two daughters, Mila, nine, and Gigi, seven.
“I definitely regret it. My biggest would be not being present every day in my children’s lives because of our separation in our marriage,” he continued.
“It was a big eye-opener because, as you know, your life is taken away in the blink of an eye,” Jeff added after breaking down.
“When I retired from the sport for the second time, the only thing I cared about was my family. The only thing I’ve lived for since swimming is just being a father,” he continued, fighting back tears.
The police noticed that the couple stayed in the toilets for some time. When the Huegills reappeared and returned to the Moet & Chandon personal box, the police questioned them and at about 5:45 p.m. they allegedly seized a small bag of cocaine. Pictured in court in 2014
“It’s something I loved and wanted to be. It hurts me to be in a position where I can’t live with my girls every day. The last time I had them was 18 months ago.
“I basically lost my family and everything changed in the blink of an eye.”
The athlete admitted that after the collapse of the marriage he had periods of depression, but now he hopes to redeem himself.
“I’ve had moments where I’ve sat there and thought there would be an easier way out. But I’m very proud of the fact that I managed to get out of some pretty dark times,” he said.
“If there’s ever a message I want to share with my kids, it’s to make them understand and realize that life isn’t going to be easy. The most important thing is how we get up and kick the dust. ‘
Geoff was at Royal Randwick Racecourse on 26 April 2014 with his wife when they were caught on CCTV entering a disabled toilet together.
The Hugills were guests at the Australian Turf Club’s $400,000 Champagne Stakes, which is sponsored by Moet & Chandon.
The police noticed that the couple stayed in the toilets for some time. When the Huegills reappeared and returned to the Moet & Chandon personal box, the police questioned them and at about 5:45 p.m. they allegedly seized a small bag of cocaine.
A group of police officers then carried out a detailed search of the area with a sniffer dog.
“Police are patrolling Randwick Racecourse as part of their normal duties,” a NSW Police spokesman told MailOnline.
Jeff and Hills apologized to their two daughters after pleading guilty to possession of cocaine. “The two most important people we want to apologize to are our two beautiful daughters,” Hugill said
“They were directed to an apartment in the grandstand by security where a 35-year-old man and a 30-year-old woman were allegedly found with a small amount of white powder believed to be cocaine.”
The Daily Telegraph reported that Jeff was escorted by police from the Moet & Chandon lounge.
Jeff and Sarah apologized to their two daughters after pleading guilty to possession of cocaine.
Both were handed six-month non-conviction good behavior bonds at Waverley Local Court in May 2014 after being caught with the drug at Sydney’s Randwick Racecourse.
At the time, he said they were relieved the incident had been resolved and apologized outside court to his daughters.
“The two most important people we want to apologize to are our two beautiful daughters,” Jeff said.
In October of last year, Jeff “quietly” welcomed a baby boy to a woman known only as Roxy.
Geoff (pictured) discussed how his marriage fell apart at SAS Australia