From Idol To ARIA: The Guy Sebastian Story

Here’s everything you’ve ever wanted to know about Guy Sebastian.

Guy Sebastian has come a long way since taking home the very first Australian Idol crown way back in 2003! Today, he has a multi-award-winning career, as well as a stint as a coach on The Voice Australia. Let’s take a look at where he is today, as well as the latest news and facts about his personal and professional life throughout the years.

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Is Guy Sebastian Alive?

Yes! Guy Sebastian is very much alive. In fact, he just celebrated his song ‘Choir’ reaching its sixth week on the charts. That said, Guy is no stranger to death – in fact, ‘Choir’ is his way of mourning the loss of his friend, musician Luke Liang.

How Old Is Guy Sebastian?

Guy Sebastian’s birthday is October 26, 1981, making him 37 years of age.

Where Was Guy Sebastian Born?

He was born in Klang, Selangor, Malaysia, where he spent his early life. He moved to Australia in 1988 when he was six years old.

How Tall Is Guy Sebastian?

Guy’s height is 175 centimetres, or 5 feet and 9 inches tall.

What Nationality Is Guy Sebastian?

Although Guy was originally born in Malaysia, he got his Australian citizenship when he migrated here along with his family.

What Religion Is Guy Sebastian?

Guy Sebastian used to be very prominently Christian, a fact that the media covered extensively after his 2003 Australian Idol win. However, he has since come out against the ignorance and hate spread by certain faith groups. 

In a 2012 interview with the Herald Sun, he said, Because what I was told in regards to so many things was so wrong. I’ve gone from a place where I was told there was one way and only one way, to being more in a place where I don’t think anyone has the right to say what they believe is more important or more significant.

Where Does Guy Sebastian Live?

Guy lives in Maroubra, Sydney, with his wife Jules Sebastian. They recently completed renovations on their $AUD 3.1-million home.

What Is Guy Sebastian’s Net Worth?

The singer-songwriter is worth an estimated $USD 10-million ($AUD 14.8-million), according to CelebrityNetWorth.

Who Are Guy Sebastian’s Parents?

Guy’s dad is Ivan, a geologist, and his mum is Nellie, a beauty therapist. They met in India while Ivan was still a geology student, and soon after got married. In 1988, Ivan was sent to Melbourne for work and took the whole family with him.

Does Guy Sebastian Have Any Siblings?

Yes! Guy has a younger brother Chris, who is also a singer. He also has another younger brother, Jeremy, a pro boxer, and an older brother, Ollie. 

Is Guy Sebastian Married?

Yes! Guy is married to Jules Sebastian (nee Egan). They met when they were both 12 years old, and sang together at a wedding. They’ve been boyfriend and girlfriend since their teens!


When Did Guy Sebastian Get Married?

Guy and Jules were married on May 17, 2008.

Has Guy Sebastian Been Divorced?

No, Guy has never been divorced.

Does Guy Sebastian Have Kids?

Guy and Jules have two children together, their sons Hudson and Archer.

What Awards Has Guy Sebastian Won?

Besides winning the very first Australian Idol, Guy has also won 4 ARIA Music Awards, 6 ARIA No. 1 Chart Awards, 2 APRA Awards, 2 Australian MTV Awards, and 6 Kids’ Choice Awards, among many others. He’s won a total of 48 awards throughout his career and garnered 133 nominations.

Guy Sebastien at the 27th Annual ARIA Awards
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Who Is Guy Sebastian’s Manager?

Guy Sebastian’s agent was Titus Day and his firm 6 Degrees Management until 2017

What Books Has Guy Sebastian Written?

Guy hasn’t written any books, though Lisa B. Bermingham published his official biography in 2004, entitled Guy Sebastian: Angels Brought Me Here – the Official Biography.

What Was Guy Sebastian’s First Song?

His first single was ‘Angels Brought Me Here’, which was created for Australian Idol to be sung by the two finalists. Both Guy and fellow Idol finalist Shannon Noll recorded the song, but only Guy’s version was released.

What Are Guy Sebastian’s Most Well-Known Songs?

Guy is known for a lot more than just ‘Angels Brought Me Here.’ Some of his most famous singles include ‘Before I Go’ and ‘Like A Drum.’

‘Choir’ is another one of his most famous songs nowadays, and has actually broken Guy’s personal record for staying on top of the charts. He’s also known for his collaborations including ‘Battle Scars’ featuring Lupe Fiasco, and ‘Out with My Baby,’ which was produced and co-written by Robin Thicke.

How Many Albums Does Guy Sebastian Have?

Guy has eight albums, most recently Conscious in 2017. He also has a compilation album, Twenty Ten, and a live album, The Memphis Tour, which also got a live concert DVD.

Has Guy Sebastian Ever Been On Ellen?

No, Guy hasn’t appeared on The Ellen DeGeneres Show.

Has Guy Sebastian Ever Been Arrested?

In 2011, Guy was arrested in Los Angeles after recovering his car from an impound, which he’d previously reported stolen. He was arrested at a car wash by LAPD, who quickly released him after he proved ownership of the vehicle.

What Are Guy Sebastian’s Best Fashion Moments?

Guy isn’t particularly well-known for his fashion sense, but last year in Sydney, he was spotted in some uniquely dapper clothes reminiscent of Jay Gatsby.

And of course, he looked great in his wedding photos!

Guy Sebastian And Jules Egan saying their vows at their wedding
(Credit: Getty)

What Is Guy Sebastian’s Most Popular Hairstyle?

Guy is most famous for the afro-style haircut that he sported in Australian Idol, which he kept until sometime in 2007.

Guy Sebastian rocking an afro hairstyle at the 2005 MTV Australian Video Music Awards
(Credit: Getty)

In 2013, he debuted a new retro-inspired undercut.

Does Guy Sebastian Have Any Tattoos?

Yes! In fact, Guy’s arms are heavily tattooed.

In 2011, he tweeted about his new tattoo inspired by Martin Luther King’s speech about freedom.

Has Guy Sebastian Had Plastic Surgery?

No, Guy hasn’t had any kind of plastic surgery; no nose job or eye work.

Has Guy Sebastian Ever Posed Nude Or Topless?

No, Guy hasn’t posed nude for any publication. He also doesn’t have any naked photos out there, which means that his windowless fortress of a home is doing its job – after all, he likes to walk around the house naked.

How Much Weight Has Guy Sebastian Lost?

In 2017, Guy Sebastian went on an 8-week journey of transformation with Men’s Health Australia’s Chief Brabon and Emilie Brabon-Hames. While it’s not clear how much weight he lost, the results were astonishing, with Guy now sporting a six-pack and rippling biceps.

What Is Guy Sebastian’s Diet?

Guy followed a ketogenic diet to achieve his weight loss goals in 8 weeks.

Is Guy Sebastian On Instagram?

Yes! Guy’s Instagram handle is, quite simply @guysebastian. He’s got 380,000 followers and posts pretty regularly.

Is Guy Sebastian On Twitter?

Yes! Just like his Instagram account, Guy Sebastian’s Twitter handle is @guysebastian.


Guy has undergone a lot of changes since we first saw him in 2003; from his religious beliefs, to his body, and even his hair. His career has been one success after another, and as one of Australia’s most talented voices. we hope that the future holds nothing but success for him!

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