Julia Gillard has splashed out $700 for an A Reserve ticket at a Rihanna concert which included a VIP meet and greet before the concert.

The former Prime Minister is said to have been a fan of Rihanna’s music for many years, and the once in a lifetime ticket is understood to have been given to her by her long term partner, Tim Mathieson as a birthday gift.

“She’s loves Umbrella, Diamonds…even S&M,” Mr Mathieson confirmed to Broken News.  “She’s a huge fan and I wanted to get her something special for her birthday.”


As part of the “Ultimate Meet and Greet package”, Ms Gillard is believed to have also received laminated lanyard, access to priority queuing, a complimentary welcome beverage and a ‘selfie’ with the pop queen.

The giddy former PM, uploaded the photo (above) of the pair together to social media immediately.

Ms Gillard was later spotted jiving in the crowd and booing at any mention of Chris Brown during the performance.