Triple M host Jess Eva laughs with a friend outside her Sydney home after fallout with co-host


Jess Eva was all smiles when she was spotted outside her Sydney home on Thursday, despite reports of a falling out with her radio co-host, Lawrence ‘Moonman’ Mooney.

The 37-year-old was spotted laughing hysterically as she stood on the footpath talking to a friend through her car window.

Standing out on the street barefoot, Jess donned a pair of skinny jeans, which she paired with a long-sleeve floral-print blouse worn over a black top. 

Putting on a happy face: Jess Eva was all smiles when she was spotted outside her Sydney home on Thursday, despite reports of a falling out with her radio co-host, Lawrence 'Moonman' Mooney

Putting on a happy face: Jess Eva was all smiles when she was spotted outside her Sydney home on Thursday, despite reports of a falling out with her radio co-host, Lawrence ‘Moonman’ Mooney

The Block alum’s long blonde hair was dishevelled in a loose ponytail, and she appeared makeup-free.

Jess pulled a series of animated faces as she chatted with her friend, and at one stage, tossed her head back and laughed with abandon.

She momentarily stepped away from the car to take a phone call, turning her back on the vehicle as she stood facing a garden. 

Laughing it off: The 37-year-old was spotted laughing hysterically as she stood on the footpath talking to a friend through her car window

Laughing it off: The 37-year-old was spotted laughing hysterically as she stood on the footpath talking to a friend through her car window

Prints charming: Standing out on the street barefoot, Jess donned a pair of skinny jeans, which she paired with a long-sleeve floral-print blouse worn over a black top

Going for that tousled look: The Block alum's long blonde hair was dishevelled in a loose ponytail, and she appeared makeup-free

Prints charming: Standing out on the street barefoot, Jess donned a pair of skinny jeans, which she paired with a long-sleeve floral-print blouse worn over a black top

The sighting comes just a day after it was reported that Mooney, 56, had vanished from the airwaves after falling out with his Moonman In The Morning co-host amid mounting pressure over low ratings, insiders say.

Well-placed sources told Daily Mail Australia on Wednesday the Sydney-based comedian is set to lose his $2million contract ‘imminently’ – a week after he was mysteriously pulled from the air.

Mooney has apparently caused issues at the station in recent months, after clashing with several staff members, most notably co-host Jess. 

Tense: The sighting comes just a day after it was reported that Lawrence 'Moonman' Mooney (centre) had vanished from the airwaves after falling out with his Moonman In The Morning co-host amid mounting pressure over low ratings. Pictured with Jess and Chris Page (left)

Tense: The sighting comes just a day after it was reported that Lawrence ‘Moonman’ Mooney (centre) had vanished from the airwaves after falling out with his Moonman In The Morning co-host amid mounting pressure over low ratings. Pictured with Jess and Chris Page (left)

Fired? Well-placed sources told Daily Mail Australia on Wednesday that Mooney is set to lose his $2million contract 'imminently' - a week after he was mysteriously pulled from the air

Fired? Well-placed sources told Daily Mail Australia on Wednesday that Mooney is set to lose his $2million contract ‘imminently’ – a week after he was mysteriously pulled from the air

Jess, who joined Moonman In The Morning three years ago, has not publicly commented on why her co-host hasn’t been on air for a week.  

Network executives are also struggling to justify Mooney’s rumoured $2million paycheck given the program’s meagre ratings.

He was hired to host the show in January 2019 on a $750,000 salary, which was boosted to between $1.5million and $2million for 2020 and 2021, sources say.

No love lost: Mooney has apparently caused issues at the station in recent months, after clashing with several staff members, most notably co-host Jess

Seeing the funny side: Jess pulled a series of animated faces as she chatted with her friend, and at one stage, tossed her head back and laughed with abandon

No love lost: Mooney has apparently caused issues at the station in recent months, after clashing with several staff members, most notably co-host Jess

Keeping quiet: Jess, who joined Moonman In The Morning three years ago, has not publicly commented on why her co-host hasn't been on air for a week

Keeping quiet: Jess, who joined Moonman In The Morning three years ago, has not publicly commented on why her co-host hasn’t been on air for a week

His contract expires in 2022.

Since its launch, Moonman In The Morning has struggled to contend with other FM breakfast shows, earning a 4.6 per cent market share in the latest radio survey.   

The show peaked at a 6.9 per cent market share when it debuted in 2019 after taking over The Grill Team, which ended its nine-year run with a 5.4 per cent share at the end of 2018.

Taking care of business: Network executives are also struggling to justify Mooney's rumoured $2million paycheck given the program's meagre ratings

Taking care of business: Network executives are also struggling to justify Mooney’s rumoured $2million paycheck given the program’s meagre ratings

Calling it: She momentarily stepped away from the car to take a phone call, turning her back on the vehicle as she stood facing a garden

Calling it: She momentarily stepped away from the car to take a phone call, turning her back on the vehicle as she stood facing a garden

Moonman In The Morning never reached the heights of its predecessor, which routinely pulled in shares over seven per cent in its heyday.  

The Grill Team was hosted by former rugby league player Matty Johns, who quit the station in November 2018 to concentrate on his television career.

In contrast, KIIS 106.5’s market leader The Kyle & Jackie O Show soared in the latest ratings with a 10.7 per cent share.

Missing: Listeners were left puzzled over Mooney's absence from his regular 104.9 Triple M Sydney slot over the past week

Missing: Listeners were left puzzled over Mooney’s absence from his regular 104.9 Triple M Sydney slot over the past week

Listeners were left puzzled over Mooney’s absence from his regular 104.9 Triple M Sydney slot over the past week. 

The radio station has provided no information as to why he hasn’t been on the air, with a Southern Cross Austereo spokesperson simply telling Daily Mail Australia on Wednesday: ‘Lawrence Mooney is currently off air.’

Last week, it was announced that retired NRL player Mark Geyer would be joining the breakfast team in 2022.

Mediocre: The show peaked at a 6.9 per cent market share when it debuted in 2019 after taking over The Grill Team, which ended its nine-year run with a 5.4 per cent share at the end of 2018

Falling short: Moonman In The Morning never reached the heights of its predecessor, which routinely pulled in shares over seven per cent in its heyday

Mediocre: The show peaked at a 6.9 per cent market share when it debuted in 2019 after taking over The Grill Team, which ended its nine-year run with a 5.4 per cent share at the end of 2018

Keeping up: Since its launch, Moonman In The Morning has struggled to contend with other FM breakfast shows, earning a 4.6 per cent market share in the latest radio survey

Keeping up: Since its launch, Moonman In The Morning has struggled to contend with other FM breakfast shows, earning a 4.6 per cent market share in the latest radio survey

Mooney has co-hosted Moonman In The Morning since 2019 alongside Chris Page and Jess.

That same year, he won an Australian Commercial Radio Award (ACRA) for Best Entertainment Presenter.

In June, Mooney was caught flouting Covid restrictions after travelling from Sydney to Byron Bay for a holiday.

New colleague: Last week, it was announced that retired NRL player Mark Geyer would be joining the breakfast team in 2022

New colleague: Last week, it was announced that retired NRL player Mark Geyer would be joining the breakfast team in 2022

Busted: In June, Mooney was caught flouting Covid restrictions after travelling from Sydney to Byron Bay for a holiday

Busted: In June, Mooney was caught flouting Covid restrictions after travelling from Sydney to Byron Bay for a holiday

Flouting the rules: He lives in the Southern Highlands and works in Sydney's CBD, and did not self-isolate for 14 days after arriving in Byron

Flouting the rules: He lives in the Southern Highlands and works in Sydney’s CBD, and did not self-isolate for 14 days after arriving in Byron

He lives in the Southern Highlands and works in Sydney’s CBD, and did not self-isolate for 14 days after arriving in Byron.

Mooney, who was fined $1,000 for his breach, made a public apology on air, saying: ‘I’d like to apologise to the Triple M family for acting like king c**k of c**k island.’

He said he took ‘full responsibility’ for his actions, before criticising himself for acting like ‘the rules didn’t apply’ to him. 

Saying sorry: Mooney, who was fined $1,000 for his breach, made a public apology on air, saying: 'I'd like to apologise to the Triple M family for acting like king c**k of c**k island'

Saying sorry: Mooney, who was fined $1,000 for his breach, made a public apology on air, saying: ‘I’d like to apologise to the Triple M family for acting like king c**k of c**k island’

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