Former NRL star Alex McKinnon’s ex Teigan Power gives update after ‘hard launching’ new boyfriend

Social media star Teigan Power has given fans further insight into her new relationship after “hard launching” boyfriend Jake Nelson on Instagram.

The relationship reveal came two years after her shock split from former NRL star Alex McKinnon, with whom she has three children — Harriet, five, and twins Audrey and Violet, two.

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On December 14, Power shared pictures of the pair attending a Christmas lights display in the Hunter Valley region along with her children.

Now, the new couple appear to be enjoying a sun-drenched New Year along NSW’s Mid North Coast.

“Happy here with you,” Power wrote, posting pictures of the beach, loved-up selfies, sunbaking sessions and nighttime campfires, along with video of her holding a surfboard as she posed in a black bikini.

Followers loved the new post.

“I love this, so happy for you!” one fan wrote.

“You two,” said another.

“I have never seen you so happy,” a third wrote.

Teigan Power and her new boyfriend Jake Nelson. Credit: Instagram/Teigan Power
Teigan Power and Jake Nelson. Credit: Instagram/Teigan Power

Power and ex-husband Alex McKinnon secretly separated in January 2022, just a day after they shared a photo online celebrating the first birthday of their twin daughters.

“At this time, Alex and I are navigating this period of change together privately,” Power wrote at the time.

“We are, together, concentrating on protecting our family and children.

“We have the utmost respect for each other, and are both very grateful for the people, as well as all of the support, that we have in our lives.”

Alex McKinnon, Teigan Power and their children Harriet, Violet and Audrey. Credit: alexmmckinnon/Instagram

Followers of the couple were shocked by the news, as the pair had been through some incredibly tough times together.

McKinnon and Power had been high school sweethearts and were dating when, in 2014, the promising NRL player suffered a spinal cord injury during a game that left him a quadriplegic at 22.

Days later, he proposed to Power from his hospital bed, promising that he would rise from his wheelchair and stand up on their wedding day.

And, incredibly, he did.

Alex McKinnon stood up at his wedding. Credit: Instagram/Teigan Power

At the time the couple married in the Hunter Valley on October 8, 2017, McKinnon was only able to stand up for 15 minute intervals.

But somehow he managed to stand up for the entire 45-minute ceremony, including the exchanging of wedding vows and rings.

It was the longest he had been able to stand since the devastating accident three years before.

That feat of love and endurance struck a chord with romantics across Australia — so news that the pair were separating after five years of marriage came as a shock for many.

Now, two years on, Power appears to have found love again.

Teigan Power sleeps while Jake Nelson drives. Credit: Instagram/Teigan Power

“Just such a beautiful smile and soul. You deserve all the happiness and love ❤️,” one follower wrote beneath her most recent post.

“Teigan I don’t know you from a bar of soap, but OMG I’ve never seen you look so happy,” said another.

Added a third: “Wow, gorgeous ✨✨ How life moves … Wishing you a wonderful life.”

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