Billionaire James Packer puts his troubled past behind him as he shares a cheeky kiss with a bikini-clad model while partying on his $250million superyacht with film director and best friend Brett Ratner
Billionaire James Packer and Hollywood director Brett Ratner enjoyed the company of two scantily-clad women on Thursday.
The pair, who are close friends and former business partners, couldn’t wipe the smiles from their faces as they spent a day in the sun on Packer’s $250million superyacht in the Mediterranean Sea off the coast of Capri, Italy.
The 54-year-old son of media mogul Kerry Packer kissed the cheek of one of the mystery models as he enthusiastically greeted her on board.
Billionaire James Packer, 54, (left) and American film director Brett Ratner, 53, (right) were seen in the company of two scantily-clad women on Thursday while relaxing on Packer’s $250million superyacht in the Mediterranean Sea off the coast of Capri, Italy
The stunning woman looked overjoyed as she spent the afternoon dancing around on deck in a loose white shirt over a colourful G-string bikini.
The other woman donned a black bathing suit, which she partially covered with a leopard print top.
Meanwhile, James wore a dark blue shirt paired with black shorts and sunglasses, and Brett, 53, was spotted in a grey T-shirt.
James was all smiles as he mingled with the two beauties and a male friend
The 54-year-old son of media mogul Kerry Packer kissed the cheek of one of the ladies as he greeted her on board
Packer leaned in to give the blonde beauty a friendly kiss hello while holding her hand
The media mogul and the mystery woman appeared to hit it off as they laughed and chatted
The mystery woman leaned in for a friendly peck on the cheek as they got to know each other
The scantily-clad blonde looked like she was having the time of her life on board the luxury superyacht.
She spent most of her time prancing around and dancing, and at one point spritzed herself with a bottle.
Her long hair came down to her waist and her perfectly toned physique gave the impression that she could be a swimsuit model.
She couldn’t have looked any happier to meet Packer, grinning from ear to ear as he kissed her cheek to greet her.
The mystery woman looked bubbly and happy as she danced around and sunbathed while wearing a loose white shirt over a colourful bikini
At one point, the blonde beauty stopped to spritz herself with a bottle
It comes after James seems to have put a series of health issues behind him.
In the last few months, he has lost 33kg (72lbs or 5.2st) and has also ditched the psychiatric medication that for so long altered his mood.
Packer told The Weekend Australian in June he was ready to start the ‘third act’ of his life, including a planned return to his home city of Sydney.
The glamorous woman proved she wasn’t shy by donning G-string bikini bottoms
The scantily-clad stunner looked like she was having the time of her life on board the luxury superyacht
She beamed as her luscious long hair tumbled past her shoulders
The other woman donned a black bathing suit, which she partially covered with a leopard print top
Her friend appeared to be taking photos of the stunner on her iPhone
‘I’m roughly 130kg now and want to be back to 100kg by the end of 2022,’ he said from his home in Mexico.
‘I want to swim with my kids at Bondi when we’re all in Sydney together next year and be 100kg.’
Packer revealed he’d quit the antidepressants and antipsychotic drugs he was taking, and was now looking to ‘rehabilitate’ his reputation in Australia.
Brett, 53, enjoyed an icy drink on the deck as he chatted to Packer and some other pals
The Australian media mogul was deep in conversation with Hollywood producer Ratner
Ratner couldn’t stop smiling as the four friends enjoyed their lavish afternoon at sea
‘I am very much looking forward to seeing Crown Sydney… it hasn’t been appropriate for me to be in Australia for the last few years,’ he said.
In a subsequent interview with The Sydney Morning Herald, Packer said he had lost a total of 33kg and counting by quitting alcohol, following a strict diet and exercise regimen, and limiting his daily calorie intake.
He told the newspaper his life was ‘pretty good right now’, adding: ‘My mental health is the best it’s ever been.’
Packer happily chatted away to another friend on the deck of the luxury yacht
The stunning model grinned as she chatted to the Australian billionaire
Packer walked away while the mystery model was engrossed in her iPhone
Packer sold Crown to private investment company Blackstone for $8.9billion in a deal that was finalised in June, pocketing $3.3billion in the process.
The sale marked the end of a major chapter in his life which at times was mired by controversy amid inquiries into the company and allegations of money laundering.
Despite the investigations, the father of three credited his casinos in Melbourne, Perth and Sydney with changing the cities ‘for the better’.
Packer’s $250million superyacht is pictured