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Kerri-Anne Kennerley steps out in Sydney after her mother's death at 99


Showbusiness veteran Kerri-Anne Kennerley has made her first public appearance since burying her mother, Grace, last week.

The 67-year-old was surrounded by supportive friends on Tuesday as she attended an event hosted by Meat and Livestock Australia at Sydney’s Pier One hotel.

The Logie Hall of Famer wore a red turtleneck sweater with floral embellishments by Dolce & Gabbana, which she teamed with a sequin skirt. 

Moving forward: Kerri-Anne Kennerley has made her first public appearance since burying her mother, Grace, last week. She was surrounded by supportive friends on Tuesday as she attended an event hosted by Meat and Livestock Australia at Sydney's Pier One hotel

Moving forward: Kerri-Anne Kennerley has made her first public appearance since burying her mother, Grace, last week. She was surrounded by supportive friends on Tuesday as she attended an event hosted by Meat and Livestock Australia at Sydney’s Pier One hotel

The former Studio 10 host accessorised with a black and gold handbag, and completed her outfit with nude Mary Jane heels.

She styled her blonde locks in loose waves that cascaded down her shoulders.

The Australian talk show queen opted for a radiant makeup look with bright red lipstick and pink-blushed cheeks.

Kerri-Anne was joined at the event by Jessica Rowe, also formerly of Studio 10, who stunned in a flowing green dress with polka dots. 

Beaming: The Logie Hall of Famer wore a red turtleneck sweater with floral embellishments by Dolce & Gabbana, which she teamed with a sequin skirt. Pictured with Jessica Rowe (right)

Beaming: The Logie Hall of Famer wore a red turtleneck sweater with floral embellishments by Dolce & Gabbana, which she teamed with a sequin skirt. Pictured with Jessica Rowe (right)

Catching up: Kerri-Anne was also seen enjoying a lively conversation with entertainment reporter Richard Reid, with whom she is good friends

Catching up: Kerri-Anne was also seen enjoying a lively conversation with entertainment reporter Richard Reid, with whom she is good friends

She was also seen enjoying a lively conversation with entertainment reporter Richard Reid, with whom she is good friends.

The American gossip guru teamed a purple velvet blazer with a paisley button-down shirt, a Gucci belt and jeans.

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Elsewhere, the media doyenne had a laugh with singer-songwriter Mitch Tambo, who opted for a sporty look in an Ellesse tracksuit. 

Cheerful: Elsewhere, the media doyenne had a laugh with singer-songwriter Mitch Tambo, who opted for a sporty look in an Ellesse tracksuit

Cheerful: Elsewhere, the media doyenne had a laugh with singer-songwriter Mitch Tambo, who opted for a sporty look in an Ellesse tracksuit

Paying close attention: Kerri-Anne also smiled as she listened to a chef discuss the Australian meat and livestock industry

Paying close attention: Kerri-Anne also smiled as she listened to a chef discuss the Australian meat and livestock industry

Kerri-Anne also smiled as she listened to a chef discuss the Australian meat and livestock industry.

Later on, she helped Jessica announce the winners of a raffle.

Kerri-Anne then helped herself to some local produce with her fellow guests.

Prizes: Later on, she helped Jessica announce the winners of a raffle

Prizes: Later on, she helped Jessica announce the winners of a raffle

Let's eat! Kerri-Anne then helped herself to some local produce with her fellow guests

Let’s eat! Kerri-Anne then helped herself to some local produce with her fellow guests 

The event was also attended by model Tahlia Giumelli.

The fiancée of Rabbitohs player Tom Burgess looked chic and polished in a neutral-toned blazer with black skinny jeans and boots.

Nine presenter Shelly Horton made an appearance too, as did entertainment reporter Jo Casamento.

Sophisticated: The event was also attended by model Tahlia Giumelli, who is the fiancée of Rabbitohs player Tom Burgess

Sophisticated: The event was also attended by model Tahlia Giumelli, who is the fiancée of Rabbitohs player Tom Burgess

Gal pals: Nine presenter Shelly Horton (left) made an appearance too, as did entertainment reporter Jo Casamento (right)

Gal pals: Nine presenter Shelly Horton (left) made an appearance too, as did entertainment reporter Jo Casamento (right)

The event marked Kerri-Anne’s first public appearance since her mother’s funeral last week.

At the time, she shared a photo of her mother’s coffin on Instagram, and wrote: ‘Farewell to the most beautiful mother in the world.’

Grace died on May 25 at the age of 99. She was just months away from her milestone 100th birthday. 

Emotional farewell: The event marked Kerri-Anne's first public appearance since her mother Grace's funeral last week

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Emotional farewell: The event marked Kerri-Anne’s first public appearance since her mother Grace’s funeral last week

Rest in peace: Grace died on May 25 at the age of 99. She was just months away from her milestone 100th birthday

Rest in peace: Grace died on May 25 at the age of 99. She was just months away from her milestone 100th birthday

‘This morning we lost our beautiful dancing queen, always elegant and graceful,’ Kerri-Anne said in a statement announcing her mother’s passing.

‘She is now up there dancing with dad and John. We will always love you, mum.’

This was in reference to her late husband, John Kennerley, who died in 2019. 

Another loss: Kerri-Anne's husband, John Kennerley, died in 2019

Another loss: Kerri-Anne’s husband, John Kennerley, died in 2019 



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