“It’s early days but they are smitten,” confirms a friend. “They have a lot in common – training, healthy lifestyles, both single parents – and [they] just really enjoy each other’s company.”
News of Steve’s romance comes as Michelle was last week handed a three-month driving ban and a $750 fine after pleading guilty to mid-range drink-driving while her child was in the car on Australia Day. She will also have to drive with an alcohol interlock for one year.
And while Michelle was holding out hope for a reconciliation with Steve – who split with his ex, Froso shortly before confirming his relationship with Michelle – it looks like the fitness star is smitten with his new lady.
Spending Valentine’s Day with Steve, Harika was “giddy with excitement and glowing”, looking forward to their hot date at her place, according to New Idea.
“She was really tired the morning after,” laughs the friend. “She didn’t give away too many details, but it seemed things went as expected.”
It would also seem Harika was far from surprised the famous fitness duo had split.
“Someone brought it up at the gym; they had read about it and she joked that it was ‘scandalous’, with a knowing smile,” says the friend.
Meanwhile, friends of Michelle’s say she’s not going to be happy when she sees the social media snaps of Steve and Harika cosying up.
“Michelle wants nothing more than to get back together and has always been so paranoid that he would meet someone on one of his work trips. It now appears all of Michelle’s worst fears have come true."