No Valentine? No problem for these stars

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Publish Date
Tuesday, 14 February 2017, 11:25PM
Ceri McVinnie, Winston Peters and Brodie Kane. Photos / Instagram
Ceri McVinnie, Winston Peters and Brodie Kane. Photos / Instagram

In need of a palate cleanser after yesterday's barrage of cute/heartfelt/nauseating (delete as appropriate) Valentine's Day messages proclaimed loudly and proudly by smug couples everywhere?

Then look no further.

While you spend today stocking up on the Valentine's Day chocolates that are now on sale and enjoying buying blooms at non-exorbitant prices again, we've rounded up the stars who had little time for any Valentine's Day schmaltz this year.

Teuila Blakely

Actress Teuila Blakely is too busy working hard and playing hard to be worrying about Valentine's Day.

She posted a joke to her Instagram page early on in the day, proclaiming: "My boyfriend is like a trampoline... I don't have a trampoline."

"Happy Galentines Day to those of us without trampolines," she added.

Blakely, who started work as the new network voice for TV3 this week, recently livened up proceedings at the NRL Nines' Single Zone, and remains one of Spy's favourite single women about town.


A post shared by Teuila Blakely (@teuilablakely) on Feb 9, 2017 at 12:47am PST


Brodie Kane

Another one of Spy's favourite single ladies, Breakfast sports presenter Brodie Kane, was equally not bothered by a lack of Valentine's Day cards this year.

Instead, she was celebrating landing what turned out to be the hottest Valentine's Day ticket going – a beautiful bouquet of fried chicken from a certain fast food restaurant chain. (Anecdotal evidence suggests these fried chicken bouquets brought forth the biggest emotions of the day. We've never seen such wide smiles from the celebs lucky enough to receive one.)

Kane told Woman's Day last month that she had been single "for 30 years", but it wasn't something she worried about.

"My priorities right now are nailing my job, spending time with my family and my amazing friends and basically just enjoying life," she told the magazine.



Winston Peters

This may come as a shock to some, but New Zealand First party leader Winston Peters is not a fan of Valentine's Day.

Appearing on The AM Show yesterday morning, he was unimpressed when host Duncan Garner asked if he had bought a Valentine's Day gift for his partner.

"I don't believe in American-type, commercial clap-trap," he said, bluntly.

"We've finally got something in common," quipped Garner.


Turns out NZ First leader and Northland MP Winston Peters isn't a romantic! #valentinesday #theamshownz

A post shared by The AM Show (@theamshownz) on Feb 13, 2017 at 8:15pm PST


Naz Khanjani

She may have famously looked for love on The Bachelor NZ last year, but romance is taking a backseat for Nazanin Khanjani in 2017.

The former Bachelorette posted one of her many workout shots to Instagram last night, with a simple "Happy Valentine’s Day, Team" alongside it.

Also a recent drawcard at the NRL Nines Single Zone, Khanjani is too busy kicking ass at the gym to worry about flowers or cards, especially with her first bodybuilding competition drawing ever closer.

"A year ago I was looking for love," she recently told Spy.

"[But] 2017 is all about perfecting me - I come first, not being in a relationship. And the satisfaction and results I get from hard work at the gym is fantastic, the self-discipline involved and hard work are as good for the mind as they are for my body."


Happy Valentines Day Team ❤ @peter_at_photoshoot📸 @fitwearofficial

A post shared by Nazanin (NAZ) Khanjani (@nazzfitness) on Feb 14, 2017 at 12:32am PST


Ceri McVinnie

Khanjani's former Bachelorette colleague Ceri McVinnie hasn't shelved her search for love this year, however.

Definitely ready to mingle, McVinnie hit a Valentine's Day singles party last night and used a balloon to send a subtle message to her Instagram followers.



Steve Broad

Former NZ Idol and X Factor contestant Steve Broad visited an Invercargill pet shop to get pun-tastic for Valentine's Day.

Posing with a few of the store's birds on Instagram, he joked that he was busy "pulling chicks".

It must have made a refreshing change after being forced to watch Fifty Shades Darker with his mother last week.


When your new work mates force you to review the new 50 Shades movie... with your Mum. #takemenowlord 🙏🏼

A post shared by Steve Broad (@stevebroad) on Feb 7, 2017 at 11:02pm PST


Julia Matthews

And finally, newly single health guru Julia Matthews spent her Valentine's Day working on her eyebrows, before posting an adorable photo to Instagram of her baby niece, Maxwell, declaring her to be her Valentine.

As far as Valentines go, a squishy, delicious baby is pretty hard to beat!


A post shared by Julia Matthews (@juls_matthews) on Feb 13, 2017 at 9:12pm PST