Jacqui Lambie makes a very honest confession about her love life
Tasmanian Senator Jacqui Lambie has revealed her love life is in dire straits.
The outspoken politician, 50, admitted she had been ‘single for so long’ on the Today show on Friday while discussing a viral report about a Chinese woman who got stuck at her blind date for a week during an instant lockout.
The woman at the center of the story reportedly said her date was ‘as dumb as a model’ but acknowledged he cooked for her and did household chores – prompting Ms Lambie to describe him like the perfect man.
The mother-of-two, who has been single for 18 years, made the admission during a current affairs segment with reporter Van Badham and newsreader Alex Cullen.
Tasmania Senator Jacqui Lambie has revealed her love life is in dire straits
“He cooks and cleans for her. [The woman’s verdict] it’s a bit hard, isn’t it? Cullen asked.
‘Oh my God. He cooks and cleans, he barely talks – kick him! Hit it on me! Lambie said.
Cullen then asked Lambie what his “perfect blind date” would be.
She replied: ‘Well, I can’t have a normal date, so maybe I need a blind date. That’s what I need. They always scare me, man.
“That’s why I’ve been single for so long.”
The outspoken politician, 50, admitted she had been ‘single for so long’ on the Today show on Friday while discussing a viral report about a Chinese woman who got stuck at her blind date for a week during an instant lockout. Pictured with Today host Alex Cullen (centre) and reporter Van Badham (right)
Lambie has often spoken about her single status and once told Sunday Night that she had “turned off” the romantic side of her life after being single for so long.
She described her ideal man as “a good Australian guy who can handle himself” and indicated that she would be willing to date a “tradie with calluses on his hands”.
When Australian politics was rocked by sex scandals in 2018, the former soldier joked on KIIS FM that she was probably the only politician not to be sexually active.
The woman at the center of the story reportedly said her date was ‘as dumb as a model’ but admitted he cooked for her and did household chores, prompting Ms Lambie to describe him as the perfect man.
“I’m so annoyed I must be the only one who can’t mess things up, go ahead,” she said.
In 2014, she memorably said that her “perfect man” didn’t even “need to talk”, but “must have a lot of money and they must have a bundle between their legs”.
She later apologized for the comments.
It comes after a Chinese woman revealed she was stuck in her blind date’s house for a week after the city was plunged into a Covid-19 lockdown.
Requirements: In 2014, Lambie memorably said that her “perfect man” doesn’t even “need to talk”, but “must have a lot of money and they have to have a bundle between their legs”.
The woman, identified by her surname Wang, was dining at her blind date’s house when parts of China’s central city of Zhengzhou were abruptly placed on lockdown last Wednesday.
Posting a video on Chinese social media platform WeChat last week, it seemed love hadn’t blossomed between the two, as Wang described him as “dumb as a wooden dummy.” according to local media.
Wang told Shanghai-based newspaper The Paper that she traveled to Zhengzhou for a week-long trip to meet potential suitors when the city was thrown into a Covid-19 lockdown.
She said, “Right after I arrived in Zhengzhou, there was an epidemic and its community was quarantined and I couldn’t leave.”
A woman (pictured), identified by surname Wang, said she had been stuck with a blind date for a week after parts of the Chinese city of Zhengzhou were placed under lockdown the week last
Wang said her family introduced her to “ten games” and the fifth blind date wanted to “show off her cooking skills,” so invited her to his home for dinner, where they were immersed in unexpectedly in isolation.
Since then, Wang has shared videos documenting her daily life locked down with her date, who cooked her meals, which she called “mediocre”.
According to clips released by local media, his blind date, whose identity is not known, also did chores and worked on her laptop as she sleeps during lockdown.
It appears romance is not on the table for the couple, as Wang said she was looking for a more talkative partner, describing him as “dumb as a wooden dummy.”
“Besides him being as mute as a wooden dummy, everything else (about him) is pretty good,” she told The Paper.
“Although his food is mediocre, he is always ready to cook, which I think is great.”
Posting a video on Chinese social media platform WeChat last week, it looked like the love hadn’t blossomed, as Wang described his date as “dumb as a wooden dummy.”
Her short videos quickly went viral on Chinese social media sites, but Wang said their growing popularity prompted her to delete the videos “for now”.
“Friends called him and I think it definitely affected his life, so I took them down for now,” she said in a video posted on Tuesday and widely reposted to local Chinese media.
“Thank you all for your attention… I hope the epidemic will end soon and my single sisters will also find a relationship soon.”
It’s still unclear if she’s still stuck in her date’s house.
Over 100 Covids cases have been reported in Zhengzhou since last week, as China battles to contain several local outbreaks of the Delta and Omicron variants.
Several cities in the central province of Henan, located near Xi’an, have tightened virus checks in response to hundreds of new infections since late December.
The provincial capital Zhengzhou imposed a partial lockdown, which saw schools closed and non-essential businesses closed.
Large-scale testing campaigns have also been rolled out to test the city’s nearly 13 million residents for any “silent” Covid-19 carriers.
Henan reported 87 new local cases on Wednesday, and it’s unclear how many of them are Omicron cases.
Chinese authorities are on high alert for Covid outbreaks in major cities, as the Beijing Winter Olympics are just weeks away.
There are now a total of 20 million people confined to their homes in China after the cities of Anyang and Yuzhou joined Xi’an’s 13 million under quarantine and banned from leaving their homes even to buy food.
Zhengzhou imposed a partial lockdown, which saw schools closed and large-scale testing campaigns rolled out to test nearly 13 million residents for any ‘silent’ Covid-19 carriers
Authorities are wary of major Covid outbreaks ahead of the Winter Olympics, which Beijing will host in February. Pictured: Volunteers spray disinfectant in Zhengzhou on January 11
The emergence of the fast-spreading Omicron variant is another test of China’s zero Covid strategy, with authorities already battling multiple outbreaks.
The lockdowns are the most extensive since the shutdown of Wuhan and most of the rest of Hubei province in early 2020 at the start of the pandemic.
While the total number of reported cases in China is far lower than other virus hotspots such as the United States and Europe, the impact of Omicron is causing widespread concern.
Prior to the last cluster, China had reported only a handful of Omicron cases, all linked to imported infections.
Authorities are particularly wary of major outbreaks ahead of the Winter Olympics, which Beijing will host from Feb. 4-20.
A Beijing Olympics official responsible for disease control, Huang Chun, said organizers were counting on the cooperation of athletes and officials to prevent an outbreak that could affect participation.
“If mass cluster transmission occurs, it will definitely impact the Games and the schedule,” Huang said.
“The worst-case scenario, if it occurs, is beyond human control, so we leave our options open.”
The global event will coincide with the busy Lunar New Year holiday, during which millions of people travel across the country.