Gladys Berejiklian's mystery red carpet companion is REVEALED - after her glitzy appearance at the Hamilton ...
By Nicole Douglas For Daily Mail Australia
Published: 00:43 BST, 28 March 2021 | Updated: 04:19 BST, 28 March 2021
Gladys Berejiklian was in high spirits as she arrived at the opening of Hamilton at Sydney's Lyric Theatre on Saturday night.
But many were left wondering who accompanied the New South Wales Premier to the show's highly anticipated launch, as she posed for photos alongside a mystery male companion on the star-studded red carpet.
The gentleman in question has since been revealed to be Andrew Parker, a group executive at Qantas Airlines and a director at Airlines for Australia and New Zealand.
Mystery, solved! Gladys Berejiklian appeared in high spirits as she stunned at the opening of Hamilton in Sydney on Saturday night. Her companion has since been revealed to be Andrew Parker, a group executive at Qantas Airlines
His impressive career has seen him work as a former print and TV journalist, a producer at The Australian and at Nine and at various media jobs in the US and the UK.
Andrew was also a press secretary and senior adviser to a number of political leaders and ministers in Australia, going on to work at Emirates Airline in Dubai before taking on his role at Qantas in 2013.
Daily Mail Australia are in no way suggesting that Andrew and the Premier are anything more than just friends, with the pair undoubtedly crossing paths numerous times due to Qantas' work with the government.
The duo also appear to have been pals for years, even attending a Celine Dion concert together back in 2018.
Megafans: And the duo appear to have been friends for years, even attending a Celine Dion concert together back in 2018 Pictured: Gladys (second right) and Andrew (far right) with two friends
Career: Andrew's impressive career has seen him work as a former print and TV journalist, as a producer at The Australian and at Nine as well as gigs in the US and the UK
Daily Mail Australia have contacted Gladys Berejiklian's office for further comment.
Andrew posted a picture alongside the NSW Premier shortly after the performance, writing: 'What a night, what a cast, what a city. Thanks @HamiltonMusical cast and @michaelcassel for putting on an antipodean triumph.'
Gladys, 50, turned heads on the red carpet in an edgy outfit consisting of a cropped jacket and purple velvet skirt.
To accessorise, she carried a black purse and wore a pair of booties on her feet with bows on them.
The politician was all smiles as she fronted the red carpet at the glamorous event, alongside Hamilton's producer Michael Cassel.
In a video posted on her Instagram Stories, Gladys can be seen telling a reporter: 'I'm so excited for Sydney and Australia.
All smiles: The politician was all smiles as she fronted the red carpet at the glamorous event, alongside Hamilton's producer Michael Cassel (right) and Andrew
Beaming: Gladys gave a cheeky wave to photographers as she posed up a storm at the glitzy event
'Michael Cassel has done an amazing job. I'm so proud of him and what we've been able to do during COVID, it's going to be an amazing production.'
Gladys recently opened up about her personal struggle through the Covid and bushfire crises, and revealed how she actually felt more loved after coming under scrutiny about her relationship with 'dodgy' Daryl Maguire.
In a recent interview with former Liberal minister Christopher Pyne on his podcast, 'Pyne Time', she revealed that she followed a simple creed in order to get through what Pyne described as a horror year.
She told Pyne that the Covid outbreak early last year was 'quite scary', but she lived by a simple creed of getting on with life by putting 'one foot in front of another' and pushing through the dark times to get to better days.
Speaking out: Gladys recently opened up about her personal struggle through the Covid and bushfire crises, and revealed how she actually felt more loved after coming under scrutiny about her relationship with 'dodgy' Daryl Maguire