Denise Drysdale moves in with Jessica Rowe, her husband and children ‘rent free’ in the Sydney mansion

They are longtime friends and colleagues, and now Denise Drysdale and Jessica Rowe can also call themselves housemates.

Denise, 75, has moved in with Jessica, after the 53-year-old invited her to stay ‘free of charge’ at the Sydney mansion she shares with her newsreader husband Peter Overton and their two teenage daughters, reports claim.

According to Woman’s Day magazine, Jessica has ‘invited Denise to stay at her place whenever she’s in Sydney to film Studio 10, after she relocated to the Gold Coast’.

Denise, who previously expressed her desire to live a ‘nomadic’ lifestylesold her property property in Merimbula, New South Wales in 2015 for $870,000 and moved to Queensland so she could be close to her family.

The publication says Denise has been earning her keep at Jessica’s $11 million Vaucluse property by cooking meals for the family and keeping everyone entertained.

Denise Drysdale, 75, has been living 'free of charge' with Jessica Rowe, 53, (left) her husband Peter Overton, and their two teenage daughters, reports claim

Denise Drysdale, 75, has been living ‘free of charge’ with Jessica Rowe, 53, (left) her husband Peter Overton, and their two teenage daughters, reports claim

‘Anyone who knows Denise knows she hates wasting money, and they really are the best of mates, so it makes sense,’ a source told the publication.

Jessica often documents her escapades with Denise whenever she comes to town, having previously uploaded photos of the pair cooking, doing housework and sharing a laugh together in the living room.

Jessica, who quit Studio 10 to become a full-time housewife in 2018, has also shared photos of herself dropping Denise at Channel 10 studios for work.

According to Woman's Day magazine, Jessica has 'invited Denise to stay at her place whenever she's in Sydney to film Studio 10, after she relocated to the Gold Coast'.  Pictured: Jessica with husband Peter Overton

According to Woman’s Day magazine, Jessica has ‘invited Denise to stay at her place whenever she’s in Sydney to film Studio 10, after she relocated to the Gold Coast’. Pictured: Jessica with husband Peter Overton

The publication says Denise has been earning her keep at Jessica's $11 million Vaucluse property by cooking meals for the family and keeping everyone entertained.

The publication says Denise has been earning her keep at Jessica’s $11 million Vaucluse property by cooking meals for the family and keeping everyone entertained.

Denise has previously spoken about her dreams of living a possession-free lifestyle, telling A Current Affair in 2014: ‘I’m getting older and I looked around at this stuff that I’ve got and I thought, ‘This is ridiculous, I ‘I’ll get rid of it so I can be free and easy like the wind.”

At the time of the interview, Denise had put her Merimbula property on the market despite not having another house to move into.

The Gold Logie winner said it was ‘exciting’ not knowing where she would live next, and revealed she’d only been keeping a few sheets, underwear and pajamas once she was done with the sale.

'Anyone who knows Denise knows she hates wasting money, and they really are the best of mates, so it makes sense,' a source told the publication

‘Anyone who knows Denise knows she hates wasting money, and they really are the best of mates, so it makes sense,’ a source told the publication

Unfortunately, her dream of living a breezy lifestyle came crashing down in recent years after she suffered a series of health issues including a knee replacement, detached retina, fractured shoulder, blood clot in the leg and a staph infection.

In September 2021 she was also diagnosed with a rare and painful facial condition called trigeminal neuralgia (TN).

Denise went public with the condition ringing a segment on Studio Ten.

Denise has previously spoken about her dreams of living a possession-free lifestyle, telling A Current Affair in 2014: 'I'm getting older and I looked around at this stuff that I've got and I thought, 'This is ridiculous, I 'I'll get rid of it so I can be free and easy like the wind'

Denise has previously spoken about her dreams of living a possession-free lifestyle, telling A Current Affair in 2014: ‘I’m getting older and I looked around at this stuff that I’ve got and I thought, ‘This is ridiculous, I ‘I’ll get rid of it so I can be free and easy like the wind’

Showbiz reporter and Denise’s good friend Craig Bennett broke the news on the show.

‘Why you’ve not seen her on the show for a little bit is because of this reason: last week [Denise] was taken to hospital after suffering ‘unspeakable agony’,’ he said.

Craig recalled how Denise had told him the pain was the equivalent of ‘being struck by a lightning bolt’ or touched with ‘a white hot poker’.

Unfortunately, her dream of living a breezy lifestyle came crashing down in recent years after she suffered a series of health issues including a knee replacement, detached retina, blood clot in the leg and a staph infection

Unfortunately, her dream of living a breezy lifestyle came crashing down in recent years after she suffered a series of health issues including a knee replacement, detached retina, blood clot in the leg and a staph infection

In August the following year Denise announced that she was finally on the mend after months of agony.

‘It’s great to be laughing again. I haven’t really laughed over a year – my life had become a nightmare of agonizing pain and fear,’ she told Now To Love.

Denise admitted she was plunged into a deep depression due to the debilitating condition.

‘I feared the crippling pain was going to be my life. That I couldn’t go out, couldn’t have fun with friends, couldn’t smile, couldn’t cuddle my grandkids or go to work.’

In September 2021 she was also diagnosed with a rare and painful facial condition called trigeminal neuralgia (TN)

In September 2021 she was also diagnosed with a rare and painful facial condition called trigeminal neuralgia (TN)

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