Australian chef Justine Schofield underwent two terrible breakups before finding love again in Brent Staker, a former professional footballer and an assistant coach for the AFLW Brisbane Lions’ football team.

Here's a breakdown of her relationship history and boyfriend details. 

Schofield's Past Relationships

During an interview with Gary Mehigan's A Plate to Call Home podcast in August 2020, Schofield opened about her personal life. The television personality shared that she had endured two terrible break-ups amid the filming of the famous cooking show Everyday Gourmet.

Her personal life was on the rocks twice in ten years, and those trails devastated her; so much so, she once walked off the set, halting her program.

While the celebrity chef didn't spill the beans on the identity of her ex-boyfriends, it was apparent that one of them was Matt Doran. 


A post shared by Matt Doran (@mattdoran22)

Schofield and Doran started dating after they met at a Channel 10 function in 2014. For two years, they maintained a long-distance relationship, with Schofield making visible efforts to go to the U.S. to be with her partner. 

But in June 2017, they called it quit on pretty bad terms. Schofield unfollowed the former Seven News presenter on all her social media platforms and deleted his pictures. 

Recalling her relationships, Schofield shared that her hectic schedule affected her love life. In her own words, 

I've had two terrible break-ups throughout the ten years, and it all comes down to not being around because I'm always on the road.

Contrary to her past, Schofield has admittedly found balance in her work and personal life. In the podcast, she claimed to be in a 'loving relationship' with her new partner Brent Staker. 

Doran has also moved on and is engaged to executive producer of Weekend Today, Kendall Bora.

She Is Dating Brent Staker

Schofield is dating Staker since early 2020. The retired footballer posted their first picture together on his Instagram on March 14, 2020. They had bicycled to a farmer's market in Brisbane.


A post shared by Brent Staker (@brentstaker_)

The pair has been going strong since then. The Everyday Gourmet host has already met her partner's family and has also been to his team's game.

In April 2021, she attended AFLW Brisbane Lions’ game at Adelaide Oval sports ground and posted a picture after the game, congratulating her boyfriend and his team for winning the match.

Then on Staker's birthday on May 23, 2021, she Instagrammed a picture with him and referred to him as her love.

Besides being a professional football coach, Brent is a national sales executive at LRFsport, a custom clothing store for sportswear. He played for Australian Football League for 13 years and retired in August 2015.

Looking at their blooming chemistry, it won't be a surprise if the pair married one another soon. 

Had Cooking Passion from a Young Age

Born on October 29, 1985, Schofield grew up in Sydney, Australia, with her younger brother Lawrence.

She was passionate about cooking from a young age, especially since her mother and grandmother excelled in classic French cuisine.

The Sydney native spent her weekends in the kitchen, cooking with her mother and delving into cookbooks.

Following her interest, the 35-year-old graduated in hotel management and competed in the first season of MasterChef Australia. She started hosting her cooking show, Everyday Gourmet, in 2011.