The controversial couple break up on air this week, and according to Izzy, 28, her 27-year-old ex-boyfriend has moved to Tasmania to escape the drama. He is reportedly in a new relationship. The model opens up about the difficult decision to end the engagement and how things went from bad to worse very quickly.
What went wrong, Izzy?
There was a lot of stuff that was going on behind the scenes with Simon that I wasn’t privy to and I felt like I was fighting so hard for this relationship and it became apparent that I was the only one fighting for it. I looked at him and I was like, “You’re not even here.” I was fighting with the people I love most for him.
Did it have anything to do with the non-monogamy?
I think a lot of people will say it happened because this whole non-monogamous thing and it seeming like something that I didn’t want to do, but that’s not what happened. That’s still how I model my relationships now – it’s something I totally believe in. Our relationship broke down because of a lack of communication and dishonesty. That was going to happen whether I was in a non-monogamous relationship or not.
My relationship was going to fail no matter what with Simon because he is untrustworthy. That’s why it collapsed.
How did you actually come to the decision to end it?
I got to a point where I wanted out and I didn’t know what to do, because I didn’t want to drag this person on national television. I wanted to quietly slip away from the relationship but I was between a rock and a hard place, and ultimately what happened is my worst nightmare. It’s not how I wanted it to go down at all.
I just couldn’t do it. I harp on all the time about honesty and in the end I wasn’t being honest to myself.
So what happened?
It got really ugly. But it is what it is.
Are you still broken up?
We’re absolutely not in contact.
I completely cut him out of my life. We’re not talking and it’s not a road I would ever entertain going back down.
This first appeared on New Idea.