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EXCLUSIVE: Samantha Jade’s close bond with Guy and Jules Sebastian

"They're just great people!"
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He may have been her mentor back when she starred on The X Factor, but Samantha Jade’s relationship with Guy Sebastian goes back further than her reality TV days.

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In an exclusive chat, the 33-year-old singer reveals that she’s tight with not just Guy but also his wife Jules and knew the singer well before he coached her on the fourth season of the reality singing show.

“I’ve known Guy for a really long time,” Samantha tells WHO.

“I think we met when I was 16 working in Sweden. I knew him through the industry and then I remember I met Jules and we just completely glued. She’s wonderful, they’re just great people!”

“They’re from Adelaide, I’m from Perth. Guy’s Anglo-Indian, I’m Anglo-Indian. Jules is Scottish, my mum was Scottish. There’s so many connections.”

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“They’re just great people!” (Credit: Instagram)

The Bounce hitmaker adds that having friends who are in the music industry has its perks.

“It’s a fickle industry and you’ve got to be very cautious. I feel very blessed with them, it’s like we’ve known each other since we were kids.”

Now that she’s become something of a mentor to emerging talent, Samantha’s advice to them is to nurture those important relationships.

“The people that are there now supporting you, before you make it, those are the people you need to hang on to. Because you definitely know they have no agenda. I think it’s really, really important to stay close to those people and for those people to be the advice that you take on.”

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Samantha first met Guy when she was 16-years-old and working in Sweden. (Credit: Instagram)
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The singer says she and Guy’s wife Jules “completely glued.” (Credit: Instagram)

Samantha recently returned to her hometown of Perth after months of strict border closures due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The singer shared a photo with her family in early March to celebrate.

“I’m home. It’s been over a year since I have seen my family and I am so happy to be home with my favourite people… my dad and brothers!” 

Ever the loyal friend, Jules Sebastian was one of the first to comment, remarking: “So happy for you all. How are you all that good looking?!”
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Samantha recently went back to her hometown of Perth to be reunited with family. (Credit: Instagram)

In exciting personal news, Samantha is also ready to tie the knot with her partner, Pat Handlin, the son of Sony Music Australia’s CEO, Denis Handlin.

The couple, who also share fur baby Banksy the dog, were forced to postpone their wedding due to COVID-19 and previously told WHO that things started shutting down just when they were getting excited.

“It was really upsetting but it’s just one of those things,” Samantha said back in November.

“We were supposed to get married in October and haven’t looked at rescheduling while Western Australia remained shut.”

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