Exploring Australia’s Messiest High Society Breakups: From Cheating Scandals to Violent Street Fights, MCoBeauty Boss Shelley Sullivan is the Latest Socialite to Split from Her Husband

Exploring Australia’s Messiest High Society Breakups: From Cheating Scandals to Violent Street Fights, MCoBeauty Boss Shelley Sullivan is the Latest Socialite to Split from Her Husband

MCoBeauty founder Shelley Sullivan’s messy split from her husband Anthony has rocked the Sydney social set in recent weeks. 

The pair ended their relationship about three weeks ago after an argument saw Anthony, an accountant, leave the country and Shelley move into a five-star hotel in Double Bay.  

But Shelley and Anthony are just one in a long line of society couples who have endured a very public and brutal bust-up.

A shocking affair ended two marriages in 2021 and another cheating scandal spilled out into a Noosa park, caught on camera by an onlooker. 

Another couple went to court and one footy star had his Instagram hacked by a disgruntled ex.

MCoBeauty founder Shelley Sullivan, 50, (right) rocked high-society in recent weeks following her sudden and messy split from husband Anthony (left)

MCoBeauty founder Shelley Sullivan, 50, (right) rocked high-society in recent weeks following her sudden and messy split from husband Anthony (left)

Shelley and Anthony Sullivan

Shelley’s recent split from Anthony follows wild and false rumours there was ‘another woman’ involved. 

The former model, 50, and her accountant husband of seven years parted ways about three weeks ago. 

Reports have wrongly insinuated that Kristin Fisher, a Double Bay business owner and mum-of-two, was involved in the split, which she says is ‘unequivocally false’. 

The ‘eyebrow queen’, 39, recently slammed rumours she was the ‘other woman’ behind power couple Shelley and Anthony’s shock marriage split. 

‘This is absolutely not true,’ she told Daily Mail Australia on Tuesday.

‘I am so sick of being the clickbait in all of these stories and having to defend myself over something that I’ve got nothing, and I mean NOTHING, to do with.

‘The truth is I’ve only been with one person of late,’ she added.

With the pair ending things after an explosive argument saw the model's accountant husband leave the country, rumours have run wild in the media, but Shelley and Anthony aren't the only couple from the high-end socialite circles to separate in a very public and brutal bust-up

With the pair ending things after an explosive argument saw the model’s accountant husband leave the country, rumours have run wild in the media, but Shelley and Anthony aren’t the only couple from the high-end socialite circles to separate in a very public and brutal bust-up

Kristin’s comments came one day after Shelley was seen being comforted by her mum Kerrie in Sydney’s financial district, where her multi-million dollar business is based.

The pair looked visibly distressed as they shared a tender moment in the midst of her marriage breakdown.

Shelley told Daily Mail Australia she would not be commenting on the marriage break-up.

However, a close friend of her said: ‘Shelley is absolutely shattered by the split. Anthony was her rock, she’s devastated – her marriage was everything to her.

‘She has an amazing network that has just put their arms around her at this time.’

Shelley and Anthony had known each other for years and were friends before starting to date, and then tied the knot in a lavish ceremony in Point Piper in 2016.

The pair have since moved out of their $11,000-a-week heritage-listed rental mansion Leura in Bellevue Hill.

Hollie Nasser shocked Sydney's well-heeled social clique in late 2021 after her affair with investment banker Charlie Aitken, husband of her 'best friend Ellie', was made public leading to a spectacular breakdown of two marriages. Pictured (L) are Christopher and Hollie Nasser, and (R) Ellie and Charlie Aitken

Hollie Nasser shocked Sydney’s well-heeled social clique in late 2021 after her affair with investment banker Charlie Aitken, husband of her ‘best friend Ellie’, was made public leading to a spectacular breakdown of two marriages. Pictured (L) are Christopher and Hollie Nasser, and (R) Ellie and Charlie Aitken

Hollie and Christopher Nasser/Ellie and Charlie Aitken

Hollie Nasser shocked Sydney’s well-heeled social clique in late 2021 after her affair with investment banker Charlie Aitken, husband of her ‘best friend’ Ellie Aitken, was made public leading to a spectacular breakdown of two marriages.

Complicating things further was the fact Charlie, 50, was in business with Hollie’s investor husband, Chris Nasser, with the pair both selling their positions in Aitken Investment Management.

At the time, Ellie, 43, also stepped down as an executive from the company during the same weekend.

Meanwhile, affairs in the Nasser household took a shocking turn when Hollie took out an Apprehended Domestic Violence Order against husband Chris, a matter which appeared before the courts several times before it was dropped. 

Complicating things further was the fact Charlie was in business with Hollie's investor husband, Chris Nasser (right), with the pair both selling their positions in Aitken Investment Management

Complicating things further was the fact Charlie was in business with Hollie’s investor husband, Chris Nasser (right), with the pair both selling their positions in Aitken Investment Management

Hollie’s car was also vandalised in the interim with someone scratching the word ‘sl*t’ on one of the doors of her vehicle. 

Following the very messy breakdown of the Nasser and Aitken marriages, Charlie and Hollie announced they were in a relationship, rocking high society yet again.

‘I can confirm I am separated from Ellie Aitken and am in a relationship with Hollie Nasser. My sole focus is my children and I’ll make no further comment,’ the investment banker said at the time.

The society darling and Charlie spent several months in a ‘love bubble’ before the relationship ended when they were unable to cope with the public scrutiny.

The pair’s short-lived romance came to a halt in May 2022, with Hollie confirming the news in a statement to The Sunday Telegraph.

In a bizarre move, Ellie and Charlie (both pictured) appeared to rekindle their relationship as it was revealed in December last year they were living together in their matrimonial Vaucluse home once more

In a bizarre move, Ellie and Charlie (both pictured) appeared to rekindle their relationship as it was revealed in December last year they were living together in their matrimonial Vaucluse home once more  

‘With regards to my private life; my focus is my daughters, I have chosen not to be in a relationship. Chris has always been a loving and devoted father,’ she said.

‘We are working together to co-parent our children. The past nine months have been very difficult and I have expressed my apologies to my family and others involved.’

In a bizarre move, Ellie and Charlie appeared to rekindle their relationship as it was revealed in December last year they were living together in their matrimonial Vaucluse home once more.

Some insiders close to the couple revealed Ellie and Charlie had reunited, while others believed the tumultuous pair are so unpredictable they may be living together without actually dating, reported Sunday Confidential at the time.

Hollie and Chris as well as Ellie and Charlie each share two children from their respective marriages.

Jade Yarbrough, 31, (right) and Michael Clarke, 43, (left) shot into the limelight after their infamous public bust-up on January 10 last year when she accused the cricketer of sleeping with his ex Pip Edwards

Jade Yarbrough, 31, (right) and Michael Clarke, 43, (left) shot into the limelight after their infamous public bust-up on January 10 last year when she accused the cricketer of sleeping with his ex Pip Edwards 

Jade Yarbrough and Michael Clarke featuring Pip Edwards

Jade Yarbrough and Michael Clarke made national headlines after their infamous public bust-up on January 10, 2022 when she accused the cricketer of sleeping with his ex Pip Edwards.

Extraordinary footage emerged of a heated exchange between the pair while they were on holiday in Noosa, with the video being filmed and later sold to The Daily Telegraph for a reported $10,000. 

In the shocking video, Jade, 31, accused Michael, 43, of cheating on her with his ex, fashion designer Pip, 44, on December 17, 2022.

All hell broke loose after Michael, Today show host Karl Stefanovic and his wife Jasmine, the sister of Jade, were having dinner at a beachside restaurant in Noosa with accountant Anthony Bell.

The video began with Jade screaming at Michael before she slapped him in the face and pushed him away after the cricketer insisted he didn’t cheat on her.

He then swore on his daughter Kelsey Lee’s life he did not cheat on her but Jade refused to believe his desperate protests and claimed she spoke to Pip.

‘You’re f**king lying to me. You are a piece of s**t. I just spoke to her. What is wrong with you?’ she said.  

Extraordinary footage emerged of a heated exchange between the pair while they were on holiday in Noosa. In the shocking video, Jade accused Michael of cheating on her with his ex, fashion designer Pip, 44, (right) on December 17, 2022

Extraordinary footage emerged of a heated exchange between the pair while they were on holiday in Noosa. In the shocking video, Jade accused Michael of cheating on her with his ex, fashion designer Pip, 44, (right) on December 17, 2022

A remorseful Michael later took full responsibility for what happened, though did not confirm or deny if the cheating allegations were true.

‘I’m absolutely gutted I’ve put people I hold in the highest regard in this position. My actions in the lead-up to this altercation were nothing short of shameful and regrettable,’ he told The Daily Telegraph.

‘I am shattered that because of my actions I’ve drawn women of class and integrity, and my mates, into this situation.’

Jade and Michael went on to have a very tumultuous on-again-off-again relationship for several months before it was confirmed they were done for good in April last year. 

Pip and Michael had a whirlwind relationship in 2020 before they quietly split less than a year later in February 2021.

Sources close to the ex lovers said they remained good friends after their ‘amicable’ split, and they later sparked reconciliation rumours in April that same year when they spent a sun-soaked day on the water together after dining at a lavish restaurant.

However, not long after they were seen unfollowing each other on Instagram, leading to beliefs their friendship had ended before he started dating Jade. 

Constantine Arvanitis was accused of being a sex addict by his ex Selina Holder (pictured) in a messy defamation hearing that finally came to an end in May 2022 after a year

The wild case of Selina and Constantine, 48, (pictured) saw the former lovers shoot to fame because of their split which was dubbed 'Australia's messiest break-up'

Constantine Arvanitis (right) was accused of being a sex addict by his ex Selina Holder (left) in a messy defamation hearing that finally came to an end in May 2022 after a year. The wild case of Selina and Constantine, 48, saw the former lovers shoot to fame because of their split which was dubbed ‘Australia’s messiest break-up’

Selina Holder and Constantine Arvanitis

Constantine Arvanitis was accused of being a sex addict by his ex Selina Holder in a messy defamation hearing that finally came to an end in May 2022 after a year. 

The wild case of Selina and Constantine, 48, saw the former lovers shoot to fame because of their split which was dubbed ‘Australia’s messiest break-up’. 

In 2021, Constantine took Selina to court in what became a highly publicised defamation case after she accused him of being a sex and drug addict.

At one point, according to court documents of the case, Selina went so far as to storm out during one of their appearances before a judge when she failed to hide her disgust for the IT tech guru. 

‘That’s a lie. You’re a pathological liar,’ she exclaimed from a position seated behind her barrister Barrie Goldsmith as Constantine underwent cross examination at the Country Court of Victoria. 

The incident followed a claim made by Constantine that Selina had embarked upon a mission to destroy his relationship with his latest partner Melanie Thornton – the sister of respected cancer surgeon Dr Chantel Thornton. 

In 2021, Constantine took Selina to court in what became a highly publicised defamation case after she accused him of being a sex and drug addict. Selina is pictured at a Melbourne court

In 2021, Constantine took Selina to court in what became a highly publicised defamation case after she accused him of being a sex and drug addict. Selina is pictured at a Melbourne court

The defamation case was brought on by Constantine in May 2021 over allegations Selina passed on documents to Melanie and her sister claiming he was, among other things, a violent sex addict. 

Two other women, Sydney woman Suzanne Stretton-Brown and Melbourne woman Michelle Langford, had been hit with similar legal action by Constantine before they offered a full apology. 

Constantine admitted he had been having unprotected sex with the two women while dating his current fiancée Melanie, but further claimed in the proceedings that Selina was responsible for an unsigned death threat sent to Melanie in 2019. 

The letter branded Melanie a ‘plastic w***e, s**t and b***h’ and read: ‘Die Barbie. We are going to get you.’

The court had previously heard ‘Barbie’ was a derogatory term Selina had used to describe Melanie, with Constantine claiming Selina was the ‘only person’ who ever used the word to describe Melanie.

The case came to an end in May 2022 when both Constantine and Selina asked for the proceedings to be dismissed and requested there be no cost orders made. 

Kalinda Salla, 25, (right) split with Brisbane Lions captain Dayne Zorko, 30, (left) in a very sudden and public breakup in 2018, with the former AFL WAG, 25, hacking his Instagram account

Kalinda Salla, 25, (right) split with Brisbane Lions captain Dayne Zorko, 30, (left) in a very sudden and public breakup in 2018, with the former AFL WAG, 25, hacking his Instagram account

Kalinda Salla and Dayne Zorko 

Kalinda Salla split with Brisbane Lions captain Dayne Zorko in a very sudden and public breakup in 2018, with the former AFL WAG, 25, hacking his Instagram account.

The couple had been together for five years and shared son Louis, who is now eight, when Kalinda posted a photo of the footy star, 30, asleep on the couch to his own Instagram Stories. 

The photo was captioned: ‘Thank goodness I know your pass code Dayne so I could see why you actually didn’t care about leaving me.’

Kalinda didn’t clarify what her comments about Dayne meant, but the pair separated in the wake of the messy social media blowout.

Speaking to Mummy Republic Podcast a year later, Kalinda lifted the lid on the sudden end of her long-term relationship and why she decided to share the photo to Instagram. 

‘It all happened at once. It was quite stressful but I managed to get through it,’ she said at the time. 

In the lead-up to their split, Kalinda said the couple ‘didn’t have the best relationship’. 

The couple had been together for five years and shared son Louis, who is now eight, when Kalinda posted a photo of the footy star asleep on the couch to his own Instagram Stories alongside a scathing message

The couple had been together for five years and shared son Louis, who is now eight, when Kalinda posted a photo of the footy star asleep on the couch to his own Instagram Stories alongside a scathing message

‘We just fought all the time, we weren’t in a happy space… it just wasn’t a happy house. Dayne and I had fallen out of love long before the breakup,’ she said. 

Despite ending on a sour note, the couple are able to effectively share the load to co-parent their son.  

‘There’s no friendship there, it’s more just hate. I don’t resent him, he’s just a person, he’s just my child’s father,’ she told the podcast. 

Despite the media storm her post made, Kalinda said she didn’t regret sharing the photo of Dayne on Instagram and was actually ‘quite proud’ of herself.  

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