"This question has come up quite a lot," the tradie began. "Vanessa who? I don't watch Love Island so I'm not too sure who they're talking about. Who is Vanessa?"
If you also have short term memory loss, Vanessa is the brunette businesswoman who Rhyce posted several loved up selfies with last year, only to split months later.
Following their whirlwind romance, Vanessa filed for an intervention order— which is similar to an apprehended violence order (AVO)— banning Rhyce from contacting her again. Less than a month after taking legal action, the 24-year-old discussed the reported abuse on Instagram, sharing a photo of herself with what appeared to be a black eye.
I thought you'd never heard of her?!?
"7 days of isolation and I’m back to myself again. Those closest to me already know what happened. This was taken the day I left and it does not even hint the extent of what I went through."
Vanessa continued: "Domestic violence isn’t a f****ing joke, so here is (literally) a taste of your own medicine. On a completely separate note, @rhyce_power how is Thailand?"
Five days in and Vanessa's still got the guys fighting for her. It's not hard to see why 💛#TeamVanessa #LoveIslandAU
While Rhyce may have forgotten who Vanessa is, Jessika Power certainly hasn't.
Last week, after the enemies bashed each other on Instagram, Jessika said she's hoping to travel to Fiji, enter the villa, and settle their beef on the set of Love Island.
"She slagged me off on social media and when the promo for Love Island came out, I thought, 'oh no, that's why the social-climbing has been happening,'" Jess told KISS FM's The Kyle and Jackie O Show. "She said a lot of things about me so why not just say it on air?"
✨ happy hump day guys! A little word of advice from me today would be to remember that the only person you should ever be in competition with is yourself! Do better and be better 😘✨ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @maxim_aus @rockybatchelor @huxleyschoolofmakeup @driftwoodsocial.gc 👙 @maryhollandlingerie
Apparently, Jess has always disliked Vanessa, however, her hatred for the rising star reached new heights when she discovered she also made a move on Jess's ex-boyfriend, Dan Webb.
"She dated my brother and then she went to Dan and one of my other ex-boyfriends," an angry Jess continued. "They were only together for a few months but then she went to my ex Stephen. I was confused and shocked."
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