Media personality Yumi Stynes, and her husband Martin Bendeler, welcomed their first child together at the end of May and have named their daughter Mercy. Yumi has two daughters named Anouk and Dee Dee from a former relationship with musician Ben Ely, and these are Mercy’s big sisters.
Yumi has worked in the media since 2000, beginning as a television presenter on Channel V Australia after winning her job as part of Channel V Reporter Search. She was a regular co-host on Channel Ten’s morning show, The Circle, has presented a number of television specials, and appeared as a panellist on shows such as Spicks and Specks, and Can of Worms. Last year she co-hosted the Tropfest short film festival presentation on SBS. Yumi has also worked as a radio host, and last year she was part of an all-female team on Mix 106.5 FM’s breakfast program. She regularly contributes to newspapers and magazines, often on film, music and lifestyle. Yumi has been featured as a celebrity mum on the blog.
Martin is originally from England, and is the director of the Bonobo Conservation Initiative Australia. He and Yumi were married in 2012, and last year they renewed their vows on radio.
(Photo from news.com.au)