Anthony Albanese is a name that people all throughout Australia have only recently gotten familiar with in recent days and weeks.
The 56-year-old Grayndler MP in Sydney’s west could be the next Labor Party leader and, eventually, Prime Minister.
Following what some would consider a startling turn of events during the recent federal election, the minister revealed his desire to run for Labor leadership only this week.
His personal life, including his marriage to Carmel Tebbutt, is unknown to the general public.
Albanese issued a brief statement in January 2019 announcing his separation from his former wife.
“I am deeply saddened that my relationship of over 30 years with Carmel Tebbutt has ended in separation,” he wrote.
Anthony and Carmel met in the late 1980s and were once considered a power couple as they progressed through the levels of federal and state politics side by side.
Ms Tebbutt joined the NSW Government in 1999 as the Minister for Juvenile Justice, later becoming Minister for Health, Education and Training, Community Services, and Climate Change and the Environment.
From 2008 until 2011, she served as NSW’s Deputy Premier.