Lachie Neale won the 2020 Brownlow Medal but it was his wife Julie who stole the show 

Lachie Neale’s wife Julie Neale was left in tears when he dedicated his 2020 Brownlow Medal win to her on Sunday night. 

But while Lachie, 27, was victorious on the night, all eyes were on his glamorous, 30-year-old wife of two years. 

The hair stylist and the Brisbane Lions player met when he was just a teenager, but it was not love at first fight. 

All eyes: Lachie Neale's (left) wife Julie Neale (right) was left in tears when he dedicated his 2020 Brownlow Medal win to her on Sunday night. But while Lachie, 27, was victorious on the night, all eyes were on his glamorous, 30-year-old wife of two years

All eyes: Lachie Neale’s (left) wife Julie Neale (right) was left in tears when he dedicated his 2020 Brownlow Medal win to her on Sunday night. But while Lachie, 27, was victorious on the night, all eyes were on his glamorous, 30-year-old wife of two years 

Lachie told Perth Now that his teammate Matthew Pavlich tried to introduce the pair, but was rebuffed by Julie, who was a tad older – around 21, at the time. 

‘The first time I met Jules I was 18 and I asked Pav to introduce me to her,’ the footballer explained. 

‘He came back and said, “She’s not interested in an 18-year-old Harry Styles lookin’ kid.”‘

Long road: The hair stylist and the Brisbane Lions player met when he was just a teenager, but it was not love at first sight

Long road: The hair stylist and the Brisbane Lions player met when he was just a teenager, but it was not love at first sight 

Not quite! Lachie told Perth Now that his teammate Matthew Pavlich tried to introduce the pair, but was rebuffed by Julie, who was a tad older - around 21, at the time

Not quite! Lachie told Perth Now that his teammate Matthew Pavlich tried to introduce the pair, but was rebuffed by Julie, who was a tad older – around 21, at the time

A little older and wiser, the pair reconnected six years later and fell madly in love, becoming engaged three years later. 

In June 2018, Lachie proposed during a romantic dinner at Little Lefroy’s in South Fremantle, Perth. 

He gave his betrothed a custom-made diamond ring from Scagnetti Fine Jewellery in Cottesloe. 

Oops! 'The first time I met Jules I was 18 and I asked Pav to introduce me to her. He came back and said, "She's not interested in an 18-year-old Harry Styles lookin' kid,"' Lachie explained. Lachie is pictured right in 2013 at around age 19

Oops! ‘The first time I met Jules I was 18 and I asked Pav to introduce me to her. He came back and said, “She’s not interested in an 18-year-old Harry Styles lookin’ kid,”‘ Lachie explained. Lachie is pictured right in 2013 at around age 19

It worked: A little older and wiser, the pair reconnected six years later and fell madly in love, becoming engaged three years later. Pictured in 2019

It worked: A little older and wiser, the pair reconnected six years later and fell madly in love, becoming engaged three years later. Pictured in 2019

Julie eagerly shared photos from the night of the engagement, and the ring, on her Instagram account. 

She wrote:  ‘How bloody lucky am I. @lachieneale you are one in a million. Cannot wait to marry you x’. 

The footballer meanwhile told his own Instagram fans at the time that he was, ‘one very happy, lucky guy.’ 

Romantic! In June 2018, Lachie proposed during a romantic dinner at Little Lefroy's in South Fremantle, Perth (pictured)

Romantic! In June 2018, Lachie proposed during a romantic dinner at Little Lefroy’s in South Fremantle, Perth (pictured) 

Lovely: He gave his betrothed a custom-made diamond ring (pictured) from Scagnetti Fine Jewellery in Cottesloe. Julie wrote on Instagram: 'How bloody lucky am I. Lachie you are one in a million. Cannot wait to marry you x'

Lovely: He gave his betrothed a custom-made diamond ring (pictured) from Scagnetti Fine Jewellery in Cottesloe. Julie wrote on Instagram: ‘How bloody lucky am I. Lachie you are one in a million. Cannot wait to marry you x’

The couple were married in November, 2018, in Perth, before making a move to Brisbane – where Julie was based – together. 

Lachie switched teams from Fremantle to the Lions after seven seasons in order to settle down in Brisbane with Julie shortly after they wed. 

He explained at the time that a move to Brisbane had been difficult for Julie, who had built a hairdressing business ‘from scratch’ and had to give it up to build a relationship across the country with him. 

Good days: The footballer meanwhile told his own Instagram fans at the time that he was, 'one very happy, lucky guy.' Pictured in 2017

Good days: The footballer meanwhile told his own Instagram fans at the time that he was, ‘one very happy, lucky guy.’ Pictured in 2017

Big day: The couple were married in November, 2018, in Perth, before making a move to Brisbane - where Julie was based - together

Big day: The couple were married in November, 2018, in Perth, before making a move to Brisbane – where Julie was based – together

‘She’s sort of left everything behind. She’s still there at the moment and she owns a business and she’s still got that,’ he told The Age in 2018. 

Julie currently works at Mikki Auld Hairdressing in West End, Brisbane, where the staff call her the ‘beauty queen’. 

Her bio on the store’s website reads: ‘She’s our beauty queen, girl next door, classy AF yet so down to earth, angel babe. 

Moves: Lachie switched teams from Fremantle to the Lions after seven seasons in order to settle down in Brisbane with Julie shortly after they wed

Moves: Lachie switched teams from Fremantle to the Lions after seven seasons in order to settle down in Brisbane with Julie shortly after they wed

All for love: He explained at the time that a move to Brisbane had been difficult for Julie, who had built a hairdressing business 'from scratch' and had to give it up to build a relationship across the country with him

All for love: He explained at the time that a move to Brisbane had been difficult for Julie, who had built a hairdressing business ‘from scratch’ and had to give it up to build a relationship across the country with him

Moves: 'She's sort of left everything behind. She's still there at the moment and she owns a business and she's still got that,' he told The Age in 2018. Julie is pictured on the porch of the couple's Brisbane home

Moves: ‘She’s sort of left everything behind. She’s still there at the moment and she owns a business and she’s still got that,’ he told The Age in 2018. Julie is pictured on the porch of the couple’s Brisbane home 

‘With a love for lived in colour and balayage, she’s the best in the biz when it comes to blonde and seamless colour. 

‘Jules also shares our love for ’70’s style fringes and effortless, waterfall waves. She’s a big fan of almond croissants and is a self-confessed Francophile, oui!’

The couple frequently pose together in loved-up images on Instagram, appearing to share a blissful lifestyle at their Brisbane home. 

At work: Julie currently works at Mikki Auld Hairdressing in West End, Brisbane, where the staff call her the 'beauty queen'. Pictured at her salon

At work: Julie currently works at Mikki Auld Hairdressing in West End, Brisbane, where the staff call her the ‘beauty queen’. Pictured at her salon 

Her bio on the store's website reads: 'She's our beauty queen, girl next door, classy AF yet so down to earth, angel babe. 'Jules also shares our love for 70's style fringes and effortless, waterfall waves. She's a big fan of almond croissants and is a self-confessed Francophile, oui!'

Her bio on the store’s website reads: ‘She’s our beauty queen, girl next door, classy AF yet so down to earth, angel babe. ‘Jules also shares our love for 70’s style fringes and effortless, waterfall waves. She’s a big fan of almond croissants and is a self-confessed Francophile, oui!’

Happy together: The couple frequently pose together in loved-up images on Instagram, appearing to share a blissful lifestyle at their Brisbane home. Julie captioned one recent relaxed photo of the pair: 'Hit the husband jackpot. You are incredible'

Happy together: The couple frequently pose together in loved-up images on Instagram, appearing to share a blissful lifestyle at their Brisbane home. Julie captioned one recent relaxed photo of the pair: ‘Hit the husband jackpot. You are incredible’

Julie captioned one recent relaxed photo of the pair: ‘Hit the husband jackpot. You are incredible’.  

On Sunday night, the blonde beauty swiped away tears as her husband paid tribute to her while accepting his Brownlow Medal win, revealing she sold her successful beauty salon in Perth to follow him to Brisbane for his football career.   

‘I want to thank my wife Jules, she’s an amazing human being,’ he said. ‘She always puts me ahead of herself when she shouldn’t have to. 

Moved: On Sunday night, the blonde beauty swiped away tears as her husband paid tribute to her while accepting his Brownlow Medal win, revealing she sold her successful beauty salon in Perth to follow him to Brisbane for his football career

Moved: On Sunday night, the blonde beauty swiped away tears as her husband paid tribute to her while accepting his Brownlow Medal win, revealing she sold her successful beauty salon in Perth to follow him to Brisbane for his football career

Love: 'I want to thank my wife Jules, she's an amazing human being,' he said. 'She always puts me ahead of herself when she shouldn't have to. She's the most selfless person I know and my biggest support, so thank you very much Jules. I love you' he said as she wept

Love: ‘I want to thank my wife Jules, she’s an amazing human being,’ he said. ‘She always puts me ahead of herself when she shouldn’t have to. She’s the most selfless person I know and my biggest support, so thank you very much Jules. I love you’ he said as she wept

‘She’s the most selfless person I know and my biggest support, so thank you very much Jules. I love you.’

Julie also had all eyes on her thanks to her stunning gown – a racy sheer frock with a hip-high split and glittering embellishments throughout. 

Underneath, she wore a pair of nude underwear which showcased her slim pins to their full extent.   

Cute: The fun-loving couple posed for a series of sweet photos after the win

Cute: The fun-loving couple posed for a series of sweet photos after the win

Smooch: Julie planted sweet kisses on Lachie's cheek as he showed off his medal

Smooch: Julie planted sweet kisses on Lachie’s cheek as he showed off his medal

Wow! Julie also had all eyes on her thanks to her stunning gown - a racy sheer frock with a hip-high split and glittering embellishments throughout

Wow! Julie also had all eyes on her thanks to her stunning gown – a racy sheer frock with a hip-high split and glittering embellishments throughout

She carried a silver clutch, wore clear heels, and opted for a soft pink makeup palette, her blonde hair down in waves. 

Lachie looked smart in a navy blue suit with a white shirt and patterned tie. 

The fun-loving couple posed for a series of sweet photos after the win, with Julie planting sweet kisses on Lachie’s cheek as he showed off his medal. 

Before the ceremony, Julie also shared an Instagram image in which she was wearing her Brownlow gown, explaining that this year, due to COVID, she was getting ready at home.  

Knows her way around a dress: Before the ceremony, Julie also shared an Instagram image in which she was wearing her Brownlow gown, explaining that this year, due to COVID, she was getting ready at home

Knows her way around a dress: Before the ceremony, Julie also shared an Instagram image in which she was wearing her Brownlow gown, explaining that this year, due to COVID, she was getting ready at home

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