Bizarre moment Kevin Rudd plays cupid by urging a young fan’s friend to date her because she is a ‘serious shelia’ as she and a mortified mate laugh hysterically – and Bachelorette Abbie Chatfield is VERY jealous
- Kevin Rudd was caught playing cupid during a night out in Brisbane on Friday
- Former PM called bar-goer a ‘serious sheila’ in misguided message to her mate
- The video has since gone viral on TikTok and has received over 400,000 views
- Politician encouraged Queenslanders to ‘come say hi’ if they saw him in public
Kevin Rudd has caused a social media frenzy by encouraging a young fan’s friend to date her because he believes she is a ‘serious sheila’.
The former Australian prime minister was caught playing cupid during a night out in Brisbane on Friday, much to the amusement of two female bar-goers.
‘You should make this woman your girlfriend,’ the former Labor leader urges the mystery man as he looks directly into the camera.
Kevin Rudd has been caught on camera encouraging a young woman’s crush to date her because he believes she is a ‘serious sheila’ on a night out in Queensland on Friday
The former Australian Prime Minister was caught playing cupid during a night out in Queensland on Friday (pictured with his wife Therese Rein)
The two women break out into peals of laughter as the 64-year-old continues to make a case for the young woman.
‘Because she’s a serious sheila and I think she would be great for your future. So don’t f**k around,’ he encourages.
Amy Short uploaded the video to TikTok on Saturday with the joking caption: ‘Wise words from AUS ex-prime minister xoxoxo you should make me your girlfriend.’
Kevin Rudd reposted the footage on his own TikTok account and encouraged other young people to approach him if they saw him in public.
‘If you ever spot me out and about in Queensland, come say hi like Amy did. Hope it helps,’ the former Australian leader wrote.
The former PM urged Cory (left) not to ‘f*** around’ because Ms Short (right) was a ‘serious Sheila’ however the Brisbane woman has since explained the pair are just friends
‘You should make this woman your girlfriend,’ the former Labor leader urges the mystery man as he looks directly into the camera
Ms Short uploaded another video on Sunday to give viewers some context to the now-viral video, which has since racked up more than 400,000 views.
She told Daily Mail Australia she was enjoying a drink at a waterside bar in Brisbane when she found out the former PM was just metres away.
The 21-year-old said she originally asked Mr Rudd to film a video saying hello to her friend Cory who she explained was ‘obsessed’ with the former PM.
The politician asked Ms Short if Cory was her boyfriend to which she told him no and started filming their interaction.
‘So he was basically pitching me as a potential girlfriend to one of my mates that just loves Kevin Rudd,’ she said.
‘He was the last person I expected to see there!’
Ms Short said the video started ‘blowing up’ overnight with amused social media users expressing their love for the former PM in the comments.
‘I AM SO JEALOUS’, former Bachelorette star Abbie Chatfield commented.
The 21-year-old said she had originally asked Mr Rudd (pictured) to film a video saying hello to her friend Cory who she explained was ‘obsessed’ with the former PM
‘Only relationships blessed by Kevin07 are real relationships,’ another user joked.
‘If my next relationship doesn’t have Kevin’s blessing, I don’t want it,’ a third said.
Kevin Rudd served as Australia’s 26th prime minister from December 2007 to June 2010 and then again from June to September in 2013.
Mr Rudd lives on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast with his wife Therese Rein who he shares three children with.