John Laws drives his convertible Rolls-Royce with the top down through Sydney

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John Laws enjoyed an open-top drive through Sydney in his $500,000 convertible Rolls-Royce on Wednesday.

The 86-year-old radio announcer was joined by his longtime personal assistant Jodee Borgo, who sat in the front passenger seat.

John appeared focused on the road as he navigated the traffic in his luxurious blue vehicle.

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In the driver's seat: John Laws enjoyed an open-top drive through Sydney in his convertible Rolls-Royce on Wednesday

In the driver’s seat: John Laws enjoyed an open-top drive through Sydney in his convertible Rolls-Royce on Wednesday

The renowned talkback radio host wore a white shirt, with a black, orange and white check scarf, and donned tortoiseshell sunglasses.

Meanwhile, Jodee – who’s worked for the star for around 25 years – wore her brunette hair loose, and accessorised with sunglasses and a pop of red lipstick.  

John sadly lost his wife Caroline in February 2020 at age 82 after a four-year battle with ovarian cancer.

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Keeping company: The 86-year-old radio announcer was joined by his longtime personal assistant Jodee Borgo, who sat in the front passenger seat

Keeping company: The 86-year-old radio announcer was joined by his longtime personal assistant Jodee Borgo, who sat in the front passenger seat

Watching the road: John appeared focused on the road as he navigated the traffic in his luxurious blue vehicle

Watching the road: John appeared focused on the road as he navigated the traffic in his luxurious blue vehicle

He’d affectionately nicknamed his wife of 44 years ‘The Princess’, and was left devastated by her death.

‘It is with a heavy heart, we announce this morning the sad passing of Caroline Laws – beloved wife of legendary Australian broadcaster John Laws,’ the John Laws Show announced on Twitter at the time. 

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They added: ‘Vale Caroline Laws – you will be forever loved by all.’ 

Check mate: The renowned talkback radio host wore a white shirt, with a black, orange and white check scarf, and donned tortoiseshell sunglasses

Check mate: The renowned talkback radio host wore a white shirt, with a black, orange and white check scarf, and donned tortoiseshell sunglasses

Heartbreak: John sadly lost his wife Caroline in February 2020 at age 82 after a four-year battle with ovarian cancer. Pictured together at a gala in Sydney in October 2005

Heartbreak: John sadly lost his wife Caroline in February 2020 at age 82 after a four-year battle with ovarian cancer. Pictured together at a gala in Sydney in October 2005

Speaking about his wife’s death, John simply said: ‘I am lost.’ 

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The couple had met as teenagers during a dance in 1951, and both said it had been love at first sight.

‘I thought he was a frightfully romantic figure,’ Caroline told 60 Minutes in 1992. 

Glamorous: Meanwhile, Jodee - who's worked for the star for around 25 years - wore her brunette hair loose, and accessorised with sunglasses and a pop of red lipstick

Glamorous: Meanwhile, Jodee – who’s worked for the star for around 25 years – wore her brunette hair loose, and accessorised with sunglasses and a pop of red lipstick

Loss: He'd affectionately nicknamed his wife of 44 years 'The Princess', and was left devastated by her death

Loss: He’d affectionately nicknamed his wife of 44 years ‘The Princess’, and was left devastated by her death

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‘I remember coming home to my mother and saying, “I think I’m in love,”‘ added John.

He later said of their first meeting: ‘She just stopped walking… and said to me… “I think we love each other.” Just like that. And we did.’  

Despite this, their lives led them both down separate paths, with Caroline later moving to London to pursue dance.

'It is with a heavy heart, we announce this morning the sad passing of Caroline Laws - beloved wife of legendary Australian broadcaster John Laws,' the John Laws Show announced on Twitter at the time

‘It is with a heavy heart, we announce this morning the sad passing of Caroline Laws – beloved wife of legendary Australian broadcaster John Laws,’ the John Laws Show announced on Twitter at the time

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Fate: The couple had met as teenagers during a dance in 1951, and both said it had been love at first sight

Fate: The couple had met as teenagers during a dance in 1951, and both said it had been love at first sight

Meanwhile, John relocated to the bush to work as a jackaroo, before later carving out a lucrative career in radio.

They both went on to marry other people and start families, before a chance encounter at Sydney’s Luna Park 20 years later.

Speaking to 60 Minutes, John recalled how Caroline had called out to him while they were in the ‘Tunnel of Love’ attraction.  

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'I remember coming home to my mother and saying, "I think I'm in love,"' John told 60 Minutes of meeting his late wife as a teenager

‘I remember coming home to my mother and saying, “I think I’m in love,”‘ John told 60 Minutes of meeting his late wife as a teenager

'She just stopped walking¿ and said to me¿ "I think we love each other." Just like that. And we did,' he previously said of his late wife

‘She just stopped walking… and said to me… “I think we love each other.” Just like that. And we did,’ he previously said of his late wife

‘I heard this voice. And I thought, that’s it. And it was just a matter of time before we’d spend the rest of our lives together,’ he recounted. 

They were married in a 10-minute ceremony in Sydney’s Woollahra in 1976, and had nine children between them.

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Last month, it was reported by The Sydney Morning Herald that John had sent one of his wife’s diamond rings to New York City to be sold.

Reunited: They both went on to marry other people and start families, before a chance encounter at Sydney's Luna Park 20 years later

Reunited: They both went on to marry other people and start families, before a chance encounter at Sydney’s Luna Park 20 years later

The respected media personality had bought the ring for his wife during a trip to Hong Kong in 2005.

The 17.25 carat ring was believed to be one of the biggest in Australia, and is estimated to be worth around $750,000.

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Friends told the publication that John wanted the ring to be worn, but felt like it was a constant reminder of his loss.  

Longtime love: They were married in a 10-minute ceremony in Sydney's Woollahra in 1976, and had nine children between them

Longtime love: They were married in a 10-minute ceremony in Sydney’s Woollahra in 1976, and had nine children between them

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