Australian football is one of the widely popular contact sports in Australia. Played between two teams of eighteen, the sport shares several similarities with Rugby. It takes guts and talent to succeed in a sport where tackles are flying every other second. Dermott Brereton is one of those who made the sport their own. Armed with an aggressive style of play, Brereton dominated the field. This earned him the title of one of the best players to have ever played the game. The man is a legend in Aussie Football and with 464 goals and five premiership appearances, it is safe to say his title is justified. His other facet of life, what is best known to the man himself, Brereton has seen a fair share of relationships but is yet to get married after the divorce from his ex-wife. We can reveal he is currently dating a girlfriend. This article will bring everything to know about this football star including the current lady in his life.
Dermott Hugh Brereton was born on the 19th of August 1964. While Brereton was born and raised in Australia, his parents Dermott Joseph Brereton and Jean Nancy Austin, are of Irish descent. The family later migrated to Australia and has been there ever since. Dermott had a troubled childhood as his father who was a heroin addict took his own life. He was raised alongside his two brothers David and Paul. The three brothers were not the best of friends and Dermott later revealed that he rarely talks to David and Paul committed suicide.
A career as a player:
Dermott Brereton enjoyed huge success during his time as a player. He began his career with the Hawthorn Football Club and debuted against North Melbourne in the 1982 finals series. A big-game performer, Dermott played his part in premierships in 1983, 1986, 1988, 1989, and 1991. Even though he was nicknamed “The Kid” at the start of his career, he grew in the frame as the years rolled by. Renowned for his strong offensive abilities, Brereton won Hawthorn’s Best and Fairest award in 1985 and was also the team’s leading goalkicker in the same year. He was later awarded the All-Australian status in 1985.
Playing at a cost:
Brereton’s aggressive style came at a cost for him. He would often end games with broken ribs, and hands, and by the end of 1992, he was diagnosed with crippling chronic hip pain. Even though he retired a year later, he made a comeback with Sydney Swans in 1994. The stint proved unfavorable for him and he moved on to Collingwood. This was his final club where he played for 15 games before retiring for good.
A legend of the game, Brereton wasted no time in moving on with his life. He began his TV career starting with a six-year stint on a morning show hosted by veteran television performer, Ernie Sigley. He provided match commentary on several shows including “The AFL Footy Show,” “The Age, and The Game.” Brereton is currently involved with Foxtel and has been with the channel ever since 2012.
Dermott Brereton has an estimated net worth of $10 million.
A working dad:
For the longest time, Brereton was a married man. Even though details about his wife have been hidden from the media, it is well known that the man has two children, a son named Devlin and a daughter named Keely. Bretton revealed that even though his wife has custody of their kids and he gets to spend time with them.
Breakups and moving on:
After his divorce from his wife, Brereton went through a couple of failed relationships. He briefly dated actress Nicky Whelan. Then he dated Stephine in 2014 however the relationship once again could not reach the point of marriage. The pair is recently dating an Australian model Julie May. Julie shares a divorce in common and is a mother from her previous relationship.
Brereton and May had been in a relationship for some time, and on February 9, 2019, she shared that they went on a jungle safari at Kruger National Park Satara Camp in South Africa through an Instagram post. Since the pair has gone on many adventures including a vacation in Greece.
Even though the pair have been together for over three years, Brereton and May are yet to take a leap into marriage.