Big in Italy! Megan Gale reveals she will be teaching her two young children to speak Italian after she became an overnight celebrity in the Mediterranean nation
She spent many years modelling in Italy where she became a household name.
And on Friday, Australian stunner Megan Gale revealed she is teaching her two young children how to speak Italian.
The 43-year-old was asked by a fan on her Instagram Story on Friday, if she spoke Italian to son River, four, and daughter, Rosie, one.
'With River yes a little bit,' she replied and added, 'Rosie is still a bit young but I will try and teach her too.'
Megan now enjoys a quieter life in Melbourne where she is based with her partner, AFL star Shaun Thompson and their two children.
The Perth-born stunner's modelling career kicked off in Italy started when she cast in a commercial for local phone network Omnitel in 1999, which was a hit with Italians - making her an overnight celebrity.
She split time between Australia and Italy, but eventually relocated Italy where she was booking more jobs, including shoots with publications such as Vogue Italia, GQ and Maxim.
Earlier in the question and answer session, another fan asked her if she enjoyed her experience in Italy.
'Yes it was amazing. It overwhelmed me at times... to be come famous to 60 million people overnight is a shock to the system of a 22 year-old girl far away from home,' she said.
Megan said she was 'forever grateful for the experience' of learning the culture, the language and the Italian way of life.
'One of the best experience of my life and I miss it a lot. But so happy to be back and settled in Oz,' she added.
Megan later landed a TV presenting role with travel program Getaway from 2005 to 2006 and became a swimwear designer, launching her label Isola in 2010.
Megan also host Project Runway Australia in 2011 and became a judge on Australia's Next Top Model in 2016.
'The best gift is each other': Megan Gale opens up about spending quality time with her fiancé Shaun Hampson over the holidays
They are proud and devoted parents to son River, four, and one-year-old daughter Rosie.
But Megan Gale, 43, and her fiancé Shaun Hampson, 30, enjoyed some well-deserved time off parental duties on Thursday night as they celebrated their relationship.
Taking to Instagram on Friday, the model posted a photo of the pair out for dinner and opened up about how important it is for the couple to spend quality time together.
'The last few years @shampson and I haven’t gifted each other presents for Christmas but we've gifted presence,' Megan captioned the loved-up picture.
She continued: 'As in each other's. We really don't have a want or a need for items off each other all the time and the best thing we can think of is to thoroughly enjoy each other's company.
'After a hectic Christmas/New Year period and being in full Mum and Dad mode, it was nice to have the night off, to just be Megan and Shaun and leave our beautiful babies with our amazing mums for the night. And ooh the sleep in was goooood!'
During an Instagram Q&A session with fans last month, the mum-of-two was candid as she discussed motherhood.
While responding to a fan who asked about the possibility of having more children in the future, the model hinted they haven't ruled out welcoming a new addition.
Megan responded: 'I love being pregnant, giving birth and having kids/being a mum.
'We are happy and blessed with two kids but never say never.'
When asking how she manages to juggle a 'hectic work life' with having two small children, Megan responded: 'Ha... with great difficulty.'
The beauty then thanked both of her children's grandmothers for pitching in, and revealed that her luxury of often being able to work from home is an added bonus.
Megan also revealed that she regularly checks in with herself to make sure her kids are her first priority - and that often means completely switching off from the world.
'I'll do what is an absolute priority but I'll often shut the laptop and leave my phone in another room and go play with my kids and give them my 100 per cent full attention,' she wrote.
'They recharge me, keep me present and remind me of what's important.'
New year, new hair! Megan Gale debuts darker locks in a makeup free selfie... after revealing her four-year-old son prefers her face 'au naturel'
She's one of Australia's most recognisable beauties, known for her luscious brunette locks.
And in the new year, Megan Gale has opted for a change, opting for a darker shade and a new haircut.
The 43-year-old took to Instagram on Saturday to show off the new cut, which featured more layers and a deeper brown tone than her previously highlighted look.
She captioned the snap, 'Fresh hair. Darker. Layers', along with an emoji in the shape of a pair of scissors.
Megan added that celebrity hairstylist Marie Uva was behind the new look, which she'd had done at Uva Salon in Prahran, Victoria.
The mother-of-two also appeared to be largely makeup-free in the selfie, and she has explained her son prefers her that way.
The model told Daily Mail Australia recently that River, four, doesn't like her wearing the old war paint.
'My son is actually always a fan of me with no makeup and not too dressed up. He likes me au naturel, which is a lovely quality he has,' she said.
'It would be a bit of a shame if I got all dolled up and he said, "Oh mummy, now you're pretty."'
'I like the fact that he likes me without makeup and I’ll encourage him to take that stance when he's older as well,' the brunette beauty added.
The bikini designer and her partner Shaun Hampson share River, and Rosie, one.
The Perth-born beauty and her partner recently told fans they won't be having any more children.
|'I was locked out of my account!' Megan Gale returns to Instagram after notable absence as she expresses relief for keeping her 416,000 fans
She's the Amazonian beauty whose signature runway walk has her toted as one of Australia's top supermodels.
But it appears not even Australian A-lister Megan Gale can stop herself from Instagram locking her out of her own account.
Taking to her Instagram on Friday, the gorgeous 43-year-old looked fresh faced as she 'checked in' with her 416,000 followers after weeks of unexplained silence.
'I haven't been on Instagram for a really long time now, because basically I was locked out of my account,' she laughs in the video.
'Which was a tad concerning,' Megan confessed.
'Quite often I do self-imposed little detoxes from social media, but this wasn't self-imposed, this was just me getting locked out of my account.'
While admitting she wasn't concerned at first, she reveals she gradually became more worried when the problem wasn't resolved by Instagram as quickly as hoped.
'I thought, "is this it? Is my account gone? Are all my followers gone?",' she added.
The former Australia's Next Top Model host then says she finally got the problem resolved and assures her legions of fans that she's now firmly back online.
'Not that you've missed anything particularly riveting or fascinating from me, but I am back and I do have some exciting things coming up very soon, so watch this space,' she says before ending the video.
Although perhaps not riveting to her, fans were delighted to know that she had purchased a $3.12 million home in Melbourne with ex-AFL star fiancé Shaun Hampson in early March after house hunting for almost two years.
The stunning Glen Iris property features four bedrooms, two bathrooms, and a large fully fitted study or office.
The former host of Project Runway Australia's new digs also boasts a private hedged garden with solar heated pool and gym.
Megan and Shaun share two children; one-year-old daughter Rosie May Dee and four-year-old son River.
Megan did not divulge any further into why she was blocked from Instagram, but assured fans she was now back online and ready to answer all of her messages.
'If I haven't got back to you it's not because I'm slack, it's because I haven't been able to,' she said.
|Making them green with envy! Megan Gale looks effortlessly chic in a striking jacket and white jumpsuit at Mother's Day charity lunch in Melbourne
She's the Australian supermodel who spent her career storming runways across the globe.
But Megan Gale, 43, proved she doesn't need the catwalk to turn heads when she arrived at the St Kilda Mums Mother's Day Lunch in Melbourne on Friday.
Clad in a green duster jacket and white culotte jumpsuit, the glamorous mother-of-two looked effortlessly chic as she made her way to the inner-city event.
Megan enhanced her look with a Gucci handbag in tan leather, chandelier earrings and a pair of perspex-frame sunglasses.
While the statuesque stunner stands at a lofty 1.8 metres, Megan chose to add even more height to her frame with a pair of patent leather pumps.
Her look was completed with a gold chain-link bracelet, several gold rings and her weighty engagement sparkler from fiancé Shaun Hampson, 31.
Megan has been engaged to the hunky AFL star since he popped the question in July 2017, but has since made it clear she's in no hurry to tie the knot.
The Australia's Next Top Model judge, who has been in a long-term relationship with Shaun for almost nine years, told The Daily Telegraph on Sunday: 'I am not that big wedding girl (who is all about) where is my dress and where is my moment.'
The model went on to reveal she 'almost' wants to delay the couple's wedding to a time when their one-year-old daughter Rosie is 'old enough to remember it.'
The pair welcomed Rosie in September 2017, and eight months later announced that they weren't going to have any more children.
Megan and Shaun also share a four-year-old son River.
Before starting a relationship with Shaun, Megan famously dated radio personality Andy Lee.
'I want the same last name': Megan Gale, 43, speaks of being 'united' with fiancé Shaun Hampson, 31, but admits she is in 'no rush' and hasn't 'planned a thing' for their wedding
Megan Gale Exclusive: Love, lies and my new life
The refreshingly honest model mum talks to WHO about growing up, slowing down and why she’s in no rush to tie the knot.
She’s shimmied her way down catwalks across the globe, starred in blockbuster movies and has conquered the small screen as host of Project Runway Australia.
But Megan Gale is also a working mum who’s not immune to an internal tug of war. “We are living in a time when there is more demanded of us and we fold to that,” Gale, 43, tells WHO.
“We’re trying to do it all, have it all, and be it all. Especially women, because we think we have to be these boss women and be able to juggle it all, to be mums, be career women, have the husband, and the social life. It’s great and aspirational, but you’ve got to be mindful that you’re not doing it at the cost of your health.”
The Perth-born beauty welcomed her first child, son River, 5, with former-AFL player Shaun Hampson, 31, in 2014. The pair had a daughter, Rosie May Dee, 2, three years later. However, while she was feeling the euphoric high around giving birth to her first child, she was also enduring epic lows.
A mere month before River was born, Shaun’s father passed away, and then 14 weeks later Gale’s father followed.
“When you lose a parent it really hits home hard,” she says, sadly.
“It really makes you stop and think how important health and time is – cherishing the time you’ve got left. I don’t know what’s worse, watching someone deteriorate slowly, or having someone ripped away from you without warning. While it was horrible watching my dad battle cancer, I made sure I got to spend as much time with him as possible.
At least my dad got to hold River, whereas Shaun’s dad never got to meet him.
“Another blessing I have though is that both my kids have my dad’s eyes, which I also have, so I see a lot of my dad in them. I can look at my son and see my dad – it’s wild! It’s kind of like he’s still here, that he’s still living on.”
Mulling over life’s big questions – the intersection of life and death, the passing of time – one thing is very clear: Gale is far from just a pretty face.
Articulate, highly intelligent and driven, she’s blessed with beauty and brains. Unfair? Yes.
But she’s quick to point out that her life is far from easy and that she doesn’t always have it together.
“I definitely don’t want to give the impression I’m always Zen and centred and have it sorted,” she says, frankly.
The debut product range from Megan’s Mindful Life, Mindful Life Child, is available now.
For her full interview, be sure to pick up the brand new issue of WHO.