They looked like the perfect power couple. The entrepreneurial daughter of a former prime minister and millionaire investment banker.
But sadly, after 13 years, 36-year-old Jessica Rudd and Albert Tse are said to have separated.
Ms Rudd – the daughter of former Prime Minister Kevin Rudd – and Mr Tse have separated amicably in recent weeks, close friends have told the Sydney Morning Herald.
The couple met in 2000, when Ms Rudd was just a teenager and Tse was 21 and volunteering for her father, who was then an MP.
They married seven years later and moved abroad to London and Beijing to work before moving to Australia in 2014.
Former PM Kevin Rudd’s daughter has split from husband after 13 years of marriage
They have two children, one eight and five years old.
Just five months ago, the couple splurged on a $ 1.56 million one-bedroom apartment in Barangaroo, in Sydney’s CBD.
They were thought to be dividing their time between Sydney and Brisbane.
âIt’s pretty sad, but that’s what happens when you’re busy people,â the source said.
Mrs. Rudd and Tse share two children. Pictured with their first daughter JosÃ©phine in 2012
In 2015, Ms Rudd wrote an open letter in which she spoke about her heartbreaking miscarriage after giving birth to her first daughter, as well as her experience with postpartum depression.
At the time, the then 31-year-old author said losing a child “steals the joy of pregnancy and replaces it with terror”.
Ms. Rudd is a skilled lawyer and author, but works primarily as an entrepreneur and businesswoman.
She sits on the board of an online store she started, Jessica’s Suitcase, which sells eCargo, as well as the Australian Agricultural Company, one of the country’s largest beef producers.
Meanwhile, Tse is a former Macquarie executive who founded a private equity fund, valued at over $ 200 million in 2017, Mama mia reported.
Daily Mail Australia has contacted the couple and Mr Rudd for comment.
Pictured: The couple and their eldest child, Josephine, along with then Prime Minister Kevin Rudd at a Labor campaign launch in 2013