Model Gemma Ward granted AVO against partner

 

Australian supermodel Gemma Ward has been granted a two-year apprehended violence order against her partner of more than eight years.

The Byron Bay-based model was granted the AVO on January 27 against her long-time partner David Bong Bong Letts.

The order, granted at Ballina Local Court by Magistrate Karen Stafford, prohibits Letts from assaulting or threatening, stalking and harassing or intimidating the model.

Gemma Ward has been granted an AVO against her long-time partner David Letts. Photographer: Adam Yip
Gemma Ward has been granted an AVO against her long-time partner David Letts. Photographer: Adam Yip

It also prevents the 35-year-old from intentionally or recklessly destroying property belonging to Ward.

The model shares three young children with Letts and welcomed their youngest, a baby girl, in June last year. She also has a son, aged four and a girl, aged eight.

Ward rose to prominence when she made her debut at Australian Fashion Week aged just 15 before becoming the youngest model to appear on the cover of American Vogue.

Australian model Gemma Ward in Vogue Australia.
Australian model Gemma Ward in Vogue Australia.

Ward will appear on the cover of Vogue Australia when it is released on March 27 and on Tuesday posted an image of the cover, saying "I've been so excited to share my pink hair for Vogue Australia with you all! Here it is!"

Days after the domestic violence order was issued, Ward took to Instagram to share an image of herself at a cafe with the caption "date night wearing aje."

The Perth-born model has appeared in catwalk campaigns for some of the world's biggest high-fashion brands including Dolce & Gabbana, Balenciaga, Hermes and Prada.

Ward has been living with Letts in a property in Suffolk Park, near Byron Bay, which they purchased for $1.6 million more than five years ago.

Originally published as Model Gemma Ward granted AVO against partner

Australian model Gemma Ward appears on the cover of the latest March issue of Vogue Australia
Australian model Gemma Ward appears on the cover of the latest March issue of Vogue Australia