Sam Burgess arrives at Byron Bay beach with model Jessica Vander

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Sam Burgess finalized his divorce from ex-wife Phoebe just before Christmas.

And it looks like the retired rugby league star, 32, is embracing single life as he continues his vacation in Byron Bay.

The Rabbitoh legend and father of two was spotted enjoying a date at the beach with stunning model Jessica Vander on Tuesday.

Beach date: Rabbitoh legend and father of two Sam Burgess was spotted enjoying a beach date with stunning model Jessica Vander in Byron Bay on Tuesday

The English-born sportsman wore bright blue swim shorts as he relaxed on the sand with his partner.

He also donned a beige hat and sunglasses to protect himself from the summer sun.

Jessica, who is also a writer and body positivity activist, flaunted her curves in a skimpy blue bikini as she went for a swim.

Soaking up the sun: The English-born sportsman wore bright blue swim shorts as he relaxed on the sand with his partner

Soaking up the sun: The English-born sportsman wore bright blue swim shorts as he relaxed on the sand with his partner

Sam and Jessica’s beach date comes just days after spending time in the coastal town with glamorous blonde Jade Spooner.

He joined the health entrepreneur, 28, on Sunday in what appeared to be a double date with his older brother, Luke, and his partner, Tori May.

Sydney-based nutritionist Jade has been friends with the Burgesses for some time and recently started the brothers 4B clothing brand on Instagram.

Details: She accessorized her swimsuit with a pair of silver earrings

Details: She accessorized her swimsuit with a pair of silver earrings

Have fun in the sun!  Sam wore a beige hat and sunglasses to protect himself from the summer sun

Have fun in the sun! Sam wore a beige hat and sunglasses to protect himself from the summer sun

Sam separated from his ex-wife Phoebe Burgess at the end of 2019 and they legally divorced last month just before Christmas.

He is now defending charges of assault and intimidation by his father, Mitchell Hooke, at the Hooke family’s home in the Southern Highlands shortly after their separation.

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Phoebe, a 31-year-old social media influencer, admitted to leaking a damning 50-page police statement she made about her ex-husband to a newspaper, which published allegations against him of domestic violence and substance addiction.

Vacation: Sam and Jessica's beach trip comes just days after spending time in the coastal town with glamorous blonde Jade Spooner

Vacation: Sam and Jessica’s beach trip comes just days after spending time in the coastal town with glamorous blonde Jade Spooner

Date: He joined health entrepreneur Jade, 28, on Sunday on what appeared to be a double date with his older brother, Luke, and partner, Tori May

Date: He joined health entrepreneur Jade, 28, on Sunday on what appeared to be a double date with his older brother, Luke, and partner, Tori May

At the start of her testimony in the local court in Moss Vale, Phoebe was asked to clarify the status of her relationship with Sam. “I’m his ex-wife,” she says.

In cross-examination, she was asked if she was still Phoebe Burgess or if she had reverted to Phoebe Hooke.

“As long as my children are Burgess, I will always be Burgess,” she said.

The Burgesses, who tied the knot in December 2015 and separated in October 2019, have two children: daughter Poppy, who turns four this month, and son Billy, two.

Sam has pleaded not guilty to intimidation and common assault arising from the alleged incident at Hooke’s home on October 19, 2019.

Mr Hooke claims his former son-in-law stood over him threateningly, called him a ‘piece of shit’ and said ‘I’ll catch you’.

He says he was worried about being hit by the footballer.

Sam claims it was Mr. Hooke who threatened him, saying, ‘I’m going to destroy you if that’s the last thing I do. I will destroy you and your career.

Children: The Burgesses, who married in December 2015 and separated in October 2019, have two children: daughter Poppy, who turns four this month, and son Billy, two.

Children: The Burgesses, who married in December 2015 and separated in October 2019, have two children: daughter Poppy, who turns four this month, and son Billy, two.

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