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Tony Armstrong ‘hard launches’ girlfriend Rona Glynn-McDonald with candid Instagram photos

Nathan SchmidtNCA NewsWire
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Australian heart-throb Tony Armstrong has set social media ablaze in a surprise late night post debuting his new singer girlfriend.

The former Sydney Swan and Logie award winner revealed in an Instagram post that he was dating musician Rona Glynn-McDonald.

The photos, captioned “Been a nice time”, showed the pair together at a range of formal and informal events, as well as more intimate pics of them kissing.

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Ms Gylnn-McDonald, who performs under the name stage name Rona, is a Kaytetye musician and producer based in Melbourne.

She recently completed a residency with TripleJ and is set to perform a Boilerroom set at the Sugar Mountain Festival in January.

A vocal advocate of Aboriginal issues, she is also founding chief executive of Common Ground and director of charity First Nations Futures.

News of the pair’s new relationship quickly made waves online and within only 30 minutes had already garnered more than 5000 likes.

Tony Armstrong ‘has debuted his new singer girlfriend, Rona Gylnn-McDonald. Picture: Supplied
Camera IconThe reveal, done on Instagram, quickly made waves online. Supplied Credit: Supplied
Ms Gylnn-McDonald is a signer and producer, as well as an Aboriginal advocate. Picture: Supplied
Camera IconMs Gylnn-McDonald is a signer and producer, as well as an Aboriginal advocate. Supplied Credit: Supplied

A number of celebrities welcomed the news, including former ABC host Myf Warhurst and KIIS radio host Brittany Hockley.

Other users were also quick to support the new couple, with one user writing “Gets our Yes vote” in reference to October's referendum.

In recent years, Mr Armstrong has been a vocal advocate for First Nations people after a career with the AFL in Adelaide and Sydney.

In 2022 and 2023, the 34-year-old picked up a number of Logie awards, including the Bert Newtown Award for Most Popular Presenter.

In an interview with Stellar last year, Armstrong addressed one surprising rumour that’s sprung up about his personal life: No, he is not secretly married.

“If I had a secret wife I’d been hiding all this time, do you think I’d tell you?” he told Stellar, while also opening up about whether he’d consider getting hitched in the future.

“It’s got to be someone pretty special and I suppose I’ve got to be in a space where I can also give them what they need … I don’t want anything. The only, you know, money worries I’ve got are, ‘Can I service my mortgage and live a life I want to?’

“Everything other than that, I think, is superfluous. I’m just trying to remind myself to enjoy the ride and not buy into things when they’re going well. And not buy into it completely when they aren’t.”

Originally published as Tony Armstrong ‘hard launches’ girlfriend Rona Glynn-McDonald with candid Instagram photos

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