Better call a realtor! Francesca ­Packer Barham 'abandons move to Melbourne after split from boyfriend Kelli Holland despite already buying a flat in his home town'

Francesca Packer Barnham has reportedly abandoned plans to move to Melbourne following the rumoured breakup of her six-month romance with Kelli Holland.

The niece of media and casino mogul James Packer had planned to follow her property developer beau south, according to family sources speaking to the Daily Telegraph.

But despite having bought a flat ahead of her relocation, and the promise of a job at uncle James’ Crown Casino, the plan is now allegedly off since the couple's reported split in March.

Staying home: Francesca Packer Barnham has reportedly abandoned plans to move to Melbourne following the rumoured breakup of her six-month romance with Kelli Holland (left)

Staying home: Francesca Packer Barnham has reportedly abandoned plans to move to Melbourne following the rumoured breakup of her six-month romance with Kelli Holland (left)

The newspaper quoted the family source as saying Francesca’s mother Gretel was happy her daughter would be staying put, and hoped it would now be easier to pry her away from PR queen Roxy Jacenko.

‘Gretel is not delighted Francesca has retained Roxy,’ the source said. ‘She is quietly hoping Chessie might reconsider her attachment to Roxy and probably feels she may have more influence in steering Chessie’s attachments if she is closer to home.’

However, Roxy told Daily Mail Australia when contacted about the story: 'It appears that Daily Telegraph’s Annette Sharp is quite ill informed. Ms Packer Barham’s Melbourne property is still very much in the works and a relationship has no bearing on her general plans.'

'Regarding my work with Ms Packer Barham, we enjoy a lovely working relationship and have done for some 12 months and any malicious gossip is just that and not something I will buy into nor entertain furthermore,' the publicist added.  

Plans abandoned: Despite having bought a flat ahead of her relocation, and the promise of a job at uncle James’ Crown Casino, the plan is now off since the couple split in March

Plans abandoned: Despite having bought a flat ahead of her relocation, and the promise of a job at uncle James’ Crown Casino, the plan is now off since the couple split in March

Adventure: Kelli has not appeared in Francesca's Instagram account for weeks

Adventure: Kelli has not appeared in Francesca's Instagram account for weeks

Friends of the 21-year-old allegedly revealed last month that she had split from Kelli, 24, on the back end of a jaunt to Britain and the U.S. together, which they apparently arrived home separately from.

A representative for the socialite declined to comment when contacted by Daily Mail Australia at the time.

The pair then attended the Cochella music festival in April separately with their own posse of close friends, and have not been seen on each other’s social media for month.

About seven weeks before rumours of the breakup broke, Kelli gushed over his girlfriend after returning to Australia from two months of jet-setting.

Split: Friends of the 21-year-old allegedly revealed last month that she had split from Kelli, 24, on the back end of a jaunt to Britain and the U.S. together, which they apparently arrived home separately from

Split: Friends of the 21-year-old allegedly revealed last month that she had split from Kelli, 24, on the back end of a jaunt to Britain and the U.S. together, which they apparently arrived home separately from

'Home from 2 months abroad with this one!' he said alongside a photograph of the pair.

The duo appeared to remain on good terms, with Francesca wishing Kelli a day of fun at the Melbourne Grand Prix in late March.

They revealed their romance at her 21st birthday party in November. She had previously been dating rocker Joshua Mullane.

Relieved: A family source said Francesca’s mother Gretel (right) was happy her daughter would be staying put, and hoped it would now be easier to pry her away from PR queen Roxy Jacenko

Relieved: A family source said Francesca’s mother Gretel (right) was happy her daughter would be staying put, and hoped it would now be easier to pry her away from PR queen Roxy Jacenko


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