Published On: Sun, May 9th, 2021

Former Daily Edition host Ryan Phelan dating sports manager Sarah Wade

Former Daily Edition host Ryan Phelan is dating sports manager Sarah Wade… after Channel 7 dropped the star amid domestic assault charges

Ryan Phelan has reportedly moved on from the turbulence of his 2020 love life. 

The former Daily Edition host, 45, is now dating sports manager Sarah Wade, reported the Sydney Morning Herald on Sunday.

According to the outlet, the couple were spotted together ‘looking loved up’ at The Star Championships race day at Randwick last month. 

A new start: Ryan Phelan, left, is now dating sports manager Sarah Wade, right, according to the Sydney Morning Herald

Wade is the owner of sports management company Swade Management. 

Daily Mail Australia have reached out to the alleged couple for comment. 

Phelan was sacked by the Seven Network in June last year after being charged with assault occasioning actual bodily harm and common assault.

The charges -which were subsequently dropped- followed an alleged assault against his then-fiancee, ballet teacher Chelsea Franklin.

New squeeze: Wade, right, is the owner of sports management company Swade Management. Seen here with Carolena Kostas, left, in 2019

New squeeze: Wade, right, is the owner of sports management company Swade Management. Seen here with Carolena Kostas, left, in 2019

Case of the ex: Phelan was sacked by the Seven Network in June last year after being charged with assault occasioning actual bodily harm and common assault against his then-fiancee, ballet teacher Chelsea Franklin [pictured]

Case of the ex: Phelan was sacked by the Seven Network in June last year after being charged with assault occasioning actual bodily harm and common assault against his then-fiancee, ballet teacher Chelsea Franklin [pictured]

Police alleged Mr Phelan had assaulted Ms Franklin at their Frenchs Forest house, on Sydney’s northern beaches, on June 20.

Ms Franklin said she was ‘shocked and scared’ after the alleged incident but never wanted police to lay charges.

‘The police said it was assault and then it snowballed from there… I said look, I didn’t want charges and they were like well, we are doing this for your protection,’ she told the Daily Telegraph in November.

Legal drama: Police alleged Mr Phelan had assaulted Ms Franklin at their Frenchs Forest house, on Sydney's northern beaches, on June 20. Seen arriving at court that month

Legal drama: Police alleged Mr Phelan had assaulted Ms Franklin at their Frenchs Forest house, on Sydney’s northern beaches, on June 20. Seen arriving at court that month

Phelan presented himself at Manly police station where officers charged him with assault occasioning actual bodily harm and common assault.

He ’emphatically denied’ the charges and pleaded not guilty.

Police prosecutors later dropped the charges in Manly Local Court in September. 

Former anchor: Phelan was sacked by the Seven Network in June last year after being charged with assault occasioning actual bodily harm and common assault

Former anchor: Phelan was sacked by the Seven Network in June last year after being charged with assault occasioning actual bodily harm and common assault

Following the court case, Phelan described how his ‘world imploded’ when he discovered his ex-fiancee had accused him of domestic violence.

‘That initial moment (of being accused of assault) and what followed, it’s been a daily battle with mental health and finding the strength to deal with these things because so much is just out of your control,’ he told 2GB previously.

‘Obviously when I learnt what had been alleged, I willingly spoke to police to give them the version of events.

‘I probably did so thinking that it would be cleared up then and there, but it didn’t transpire that way.’

He said that while he always knew he was going to be ‘on the right side of this’, it was still a drawn out and painful process.

Phelan added he felt relief when charges were finally dropped.

Past: Phelan was named Cleo's Bachelor of the Year back in 2005. Pictured here at the time

Past: Phelan was named Cleo’s Bachelor of the Year back in 2005. Pictured here at the time

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