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Jock Zonfrillo’s Wife Lauren Fried

Lauren Fried Biography – Lauren Fried Wiki

Lauren Fried is the founder and managing director of Pulse Collective, an award-winning marketing and communications agency in Australia. She is also a regular panellist on ABC’s Gruen, where she delivers straight shooting and valuable insights on marketing and consumerism to a wide audience.

Lauren is the co-owner of Restaurant Orana, the Good Food Guide’s 2019 Australian Restaurant of the Year and Gourmet Traveller’s 2018 Australian Restaurant of the Year. She is also the co-owner of Zonfrillo Consulting, an Indigenous hospitality consulting and advisory firm.

An industry commentator on business, brands and advertising, Lauren features on Channel 7 News and The Project and in many national publications including The Financial Review, The Australian, The Huffington Post, Boss Magazine and My Business Magazine

She is on a range of Boards and Advisory Boards across a variety of industries including food, wine, tourism, retail, not-for-profit, HR and entrepreneurship, according to Lauren Fried’s biography on Platinum Speakers website.

Lauren has gained many accolades over the years, including the prestigious NSW Telstra Young Business Woman of the Year Award. She was once named as one of Australia’s 50 influential women entrepreneurs.

Lauren Fried Age

Lauren Fried’s age is unclear. Her husband Jock Zonfrillo was born Barry Zonfrillo in Glasgow, Scotland, on August 4, 1976. He died on 30 April 2023 at the age of 46.

Jock Zonfrillo Wife Lauren Fried

Lauren Fried is the wife of MasterChef Australia judge and celebrity chef Jock Zonfrillo. The former Adelaide restaurateur first connected with Lauren on Twitter in 2014, going on to marry on New Year’s Day, 2017.

In his memoir, Last Shot, Jock recalled meeting a woman at an event in Sydney, who it turns out had told Lauren about him, prompting her follow request on the social media platform.

He wrote: “Lauren got a message from her friend with a picture of me and a sales pitch: ‘Loz, I’ve found the perfect guy for you. He’s European, he’s got an accent, he’s a chef. He’s everything you want in a man. He’s even a champagne ambassador!’

“The mutual friend was meant to introduce us when Lauren got back to Sydney, but it never happened.

“Then one night Lauren was going through her phone deleting old photos, and it threw up the photo her friend had taken.

“She followed me on Twitter.

“I followed her back because I recognised her from Gruen, which I liked, so I thought she’d probably do some interesting stuff on Twitter and then … nothing.”

Eventually, they chatted via the platform, and he asked her out for dinner, for which he flew from Adelaide to Sydney.

Of their first date, he said their connection was instant, and he ended up “spilling his guts” to her.

“Shortly before meeting Loz, following a string of disastrous short-term relationships in Adelaide, after which I realised I was actually a fairly sh*t partner to women, I’d finally put myself in therapy to try and sort myself out.

“So that night in The Rocks, I found myself spilling my guts, just telling her everything I didn’t want her to find out later on: the drugs, the failed marriages, my daughters Ava and Sofia, from previous marriages.

“I basically dumped six months of concentrated relationship on her in a couple of hours.”

Despite being perhaps “too intense” on night one, the pair were an instant match, with Jock writing in his memoir: “How that love-at-first-sight thing works, I don‘t know. I didn’t believe in the concept until it happened, but there was no denying it.”

Posting a sweet message to his wife on their anniversary last year, Jock penned on Instagram: “Every time I look at this picture of our wedding day I remember just how lucky I am to have found you,” he penned.

“From the second you tipped your hat and flashed that smile at me when we first met I knew that my world shifted, nothing would be the same again, that this moment was simply just meant to be,” he continued.

He added: “I just can’t imagine a life without you & I’m so grateful to share a life with such an epic woman, leader, business women & mamma. I’m a better man, a prouder father and I hope a better husband.”

In a recent interview with Australian Women’s Weekly, he similarly revealed he was “lost” before Lauren, who he affectionately called “Loz”.

Lauren Fried Family

Lauren Fried and Jock Zonfrillo have two children, Alfie and Isla. The proud dad regularly shared family snaps on social media. His mother’s family is from Dalmellington, Ayreshire in Scotland. His father’s family is from Scauri, Italy.

Lauren Fried Net Worth

Lauren Fried’s net worth is estimated to be $2 million. An experienced keynote speaker and panelist, Lauren fee range from $5001 to $10000.

Lauren Fried Nationality

Lauren Fried is of Australian nationality.