Emily Seebohm's fresh heartbreak after second high-profile split

Sam Goodwin
·Sports Editor
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Emily Seebohm and David Lutteral, pictured here during their year-long relationship.
Emily Seebohm and David Lutteral have reportedly split after a year together. Image: Getty/Instagram

Aussie swimmer Emily Seebohm and popular radio host David “Luttsy” Lutteral have reportedly split after a year-long relationship.

According to the Courier Mail, Seebohm, 28, and Lutteral, 44, have gone their separate ways "after their differing lifestyles reportedly put their relationship under strain."

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The high-profile Queensland couple reportedly split last month after a year together.

Seebohm and Lutteral had been well-known on the Brisbane social scene and attended a Brisbane Racing Club event at Eagle Farm together in December.

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It's the second high-profile split for Seebohm, who started dating Lutteral in 2019 after breaking up with fellow swimmer Mitch Larkin.

Seebohm had recently joked about getting married to Lutteral, who works for Nova FM in Brisbane, in a cheeky social media post.

“She’s suggesting it’s my move, my move would obviously be to propose,” Lutteral said while on air.

“It’s nice to know that’s where her head’s at.”

Seebohm spent two months in Budapest last year for the International Swimming League, with the break-up reportedly occurring when she returned to Australia.

The two-time Olympic gold medallist has since deleted photos of Lutteral from her Instagram page.

Emily Seebohm and Mitch Larkin, pictured here in 2018.
Emily Seebohm previously dated fellow Aussie swimmer Mitch Larkin. (Photo by Bradley Kanaris/Getty Images)

Second high-profile split for Emily Seebohm

The 28-year-old Seebohm, who represented Australia at the 2008, 2012 and 2016 Olympics, split with fellow swimmer Larkin in 2018.

“You made this harder than it had to be but you made me stronger then I’ll ever be! ” she posted on Instagram at the time.

The world champion backstroker also recently opened up about a two-year battle with an eating disorder.

Seebohm described enduring a cycle of binge eating and purging, before vowing to ‘give my body the love it deserves’ starting in 2021.

“For over 2 years I’ve been dealing with an Eating disorder,” Seebohm wrote on social media in January.

“I’ve binged, purged and taken laxatives. I’ve counted calories, skipped meals and constantly weighted myself. I’ve been embarrassed to be in my togs.

“I have judged my body every time I have been in front of a mirror.

“I’ve been told that the only way I can swim faster is by losing weight and I have believed it.

“This year I’m going to be braver for myself. To give my body the love it deserves and to start I needed to be honest to everyone including myself.

“I’m not asking for anything but hoping that I can help someone who could be feeling the same.”

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Seebohm received an outpouring of support, including from fellow Australian swimmer Brittany Elmslie.

“It sure isn’t easy. Always here, always proud,” Elmslie wrote.

Additional reporting by Chris Young

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