Imogen Anthony has broken her silence about her split with Kyle Sandilands in an emotional video.
The blonde bombshell said the pair ‘still love each other’ and hinted that ‘family and health issues’ were behind their break-up, but said a reconciliation could be on the cards.
‘We have a lot to deal with separately,’ she said. ‘It’s probably been one of the hardest years of our lives, separately.
‘We still love each other and it’s very sad’ Imogen Anthony has broken her silence on her split with Kyle Sandilands and has hinted that ‘family and health issues’ were behind the breakup
‘I’ve got so much family stuff, and there’s so much health stuff involved between us.
‘We just kind of want to… get each other, get ourselves into the best form of ourselves we can be, without kind of just p**ing in each other’s pockets.
‘We still love each other very much, we speak every day. We still see each other, we deal with things with each other.”
It was previously reported that Imogen was ‘blindsided’ when Kyle Sandilands announced their split live on his KIIS FM radio show on Tuesday.
While Imogen remains behind closed doors, her 48-year-old ex-boyfriend was spotted out for lunch with his friend, convicted drug dealer Simon Main.
Kyle was also joined by his manager, Bruno Bouchet, as they visited a restaurant in Sydney on Friday afternoon.
Over in Robertson, Imogen’s father, who works for Kyle as a caretaker, and her friend, Nima Syeh, were seen leaving the farm to buy groceries from a local bakery.
Hideaway: She has retreated to this 150-acre property in Robertson (pictured), where she is being supported by friends and family
Support: Neighbours in the small town are believed to be running errands for Imogen while she hides out in the estate (pictured) following her relationship breakdown
A helping hand: Imogen’s father, who works for Kyle as a caretaker, and her friend, Nima Syeh (pictured), were also seen leaving the farm to buy groceries from a local bakery
The two men left the rural hideout in a $220,000 Range Rover SVR and were out for approximately 15 minutes before returning with supplies.
Neighbours in the small town are believed to be running errands for Imogen while she hides out in the estate following her relationship breakdown.
Daily Mail Australia understands she was ‘blindsided’ when Kyle announced their split on air earlier this week, even though their romance had been over for months.
Moving on: Meanwhile, Kyle (pictured) went for lunch with his friend, convicted drug dealer Simon Main, and manager, Bruno Bouchet, in Sydney on Friday
Shock split: Sandilands had been in a relationship with the model for the past eight years, but confirmed their split on Tuesday morning
Daily Mail Australia understands she was ‘blindsided’ when Kyle announced their split on air earlier this week, even though their romance had been over for months
A source told Daily Mail Australia that Imogen, who was partying in LA with friends when Kyle made the announcement, had ‘no idea’ that the news would be revealed on national radio.
‘She’s embarrassed by how it’s played out,’ said the insider.
Just three days before Kyle broke the news, she had hinted on Instagram that she and Kyle were still dating, telling a follower that he was unable to join her in America because of his work schedule.
Kyle’s management declined to comment when contacted by Daily Mail Australia.
Shock: The 28-year-old socialite, who was in Los Angeles when Kyle made the announcement, had ‘no idea’ that the news would be revealed on-air. (Pictured: Imogen arriving at Sydney Airport on Wednesday)
‘We haven’t been living with each other for quite a few months now’: Kyle announced his split with Imogen on-air during his KIIS FM radio show on Tuesday
Imogen brushed off questions about her break-up when she flew back into Sydney on Wednesday.
She made no mention of her ex and instead told photographers she’d had an ‘amazing flight’.
Earlier that day, Kyle’s co-host, Jackie ‘O’ Henderson, had spoken to Daily Mail Australia outside her home in Bondi and insisted her colleague was doing ‘fine’.
Breakup blues? On Thursday, Imogen shared a video of herself sunbathing topless on Kyle’s farm while singing along to emo band Yellowcard’s 2003 hit Ocean’s Avenue
Jackie added that she had ‘no idea’ why Kyle had been absent from their KIIS FM radio show that morning, saying: ‘I don’t even know why he wasn’t in today.’
She also refused to provide details about Kyle and Imogen’s split, saying he wished to deal with the matter privately, but assured fans he was ‘okay’.
On Tuesday, Kyle told listeners his relationship with Imogen had just ‘run its course’ and they were no longer living together.
Homecoming: It comes after Imogen flew back into Sydney on Wednesday, after spending the weekend partying in Los Angeles amid her split from Kyle
He’s okay! Also on Wednesday, Kyle’s co-host, Jackie O, spoke to Daily Mail Australia outside her home in Bondi and insisted her colleague was ‘okay’ and doing ‘fine’
‘A lot of people have been hitting us up on social media, a few phone calls, some media inquiries about my relationship status,’ Kyle said.
‘We [Imogen and I] haven’t been living with each other for quite a few months now. Unfortunately it’s just run its course.’
THE LOVE STORY OF IMOGEN AND KYLE
2011: Imogen and Kyle meet at the radio star’s 40th birthday party and begin dating
2013: Kyle says he ‘could never be with anyone else’ if something happened to Imogen
2014: The couple attend the ARIAs together, where Kyle says their 20-year age gap ‘means nothing to him’
2015: Kyle gifts Imogen a Harley-Davidson motorcycle for Christmas
2016: Imogen reveals she and Kyle discuss marriage ‘all the time’ and hints at a possible engagement
2017: Kyle and Imogen move into a $5,000-a-week rented home in Mosman
2018: Kyle spends $3million on a property in Robertson, NSW, where the couple operate a hobby farm
August, 2019: Imogen and Kyle move into an $8million mansion in Hunters Hill, on Sydney’s lower north shore
November, 2019: Kyle confirms the couple have split after ‘living separately for months’
After the announcement, Kyle’s manager, Bruno, said the radio star ‘won’t be making any further comment outside of what was said on [air] this morning.’
Later on Tuesday, Kyle refused to answer questions when approached by reporters outside his $7.7million home in Sydney’s Hunters Hill.
He seemed frustrated by the media presence and made it clear he did not want to discuss the split.
On Monday, Imogen seemed oblivious to Kyle’s impending split announcement when she shared several videos to Instagram which showed her partying with friends, including rapper Brooke Candy, at The Regent Theater in LA.
Kyle and Imogen began dating in 2011 after meeting at the radio star’s 40th birthday party.
The couple’s relationship seemed nontraditional but harmonious, with Imogen often out partying while Kyle, who rarely drinks, preferred to stay at home.
The eight-year romance had lifted Imogen out of obscurity and into the headlines, as the pair travelled the world and joined forces to campaign for animal rights causes.
The couple spent years bonding over a love of animals and music festivals, regularly jetting to the U.S. for Burning Man and Coachella.
Their annual Halloween party also became a must-attend for Sydney’s celebrities before it was cancelled this year, presumably because of the break-up.
Big weekend? On Monday, Imogen shared several videos to Instagram which showed her partying with friends, including American rapper Brooke Candy, at The Regent Theater in LA
Furthermore, their sex life was regularly discussed on The Kyle and Jackie O Show – sometimes in graphic detail – and Imogen would often share raunchy photos of the pair to Instagram.
Kyle’s already-high profile skyrocketed during his relationship with Imogen. In 2019, he was given his own television show, Trial by Kyle, and re-signed with KIIS FM until 2024 for $8million a year.
Meanwhile, Imogen’s modelling career benefited from her association with Kyle, as she landed several Maxim covers and fashion campaigns.
While many expected the pair wouldn’t last due to their 20-year age gap, they always downplayed whatever arguments they had.
What went wrong? Months before their split, Imogen revealed the couple had been discussing marriage and children
Soulmates: Two years after meeting Imogen, Kyle said he ‘could never be with anyone else’
Nightclub owner John Ibrahim, who has been friends with Kyle for years, once recalled the couple’s first ever fight during an appearance on KIIS FM in 2017.
While living across the road, he saw Imogen leap onto Kyle’s car ‘like a cat’ in order to stop him leaving their home after an argument.
‘I hear the garage door opening and I see Kyle reversing his big a** Bentley out the driveway,’ he said.
‘All of a sudden you see Imogen jump on the bonnet, like you would a cat, with Ugg boots on and a singlet. Imogen was screaming, “Where you going, you fat C-word?”‘
He added: ‘She stood up on the bonnet with her arms folded, and you see him drive back into the driveway the garage door comes closing down. I almost died!
‘I rang [Kyle], and I couldn’t talk I was laughing so hard. And he said, “Don’t tell me you saw that?” He said, “She weighs 45 kilos but I’m petrified of her!”‘
Get a room! Their sex life was regularly discussed on The Kyle and Jackie O – sometimes in graphic detail – and Imogen would often share raunchy photos of the pair to Instagram
Before their break-up, they had been living together in a mansion in Hunters Hill, Sydney, but a neighbour told Daily Mail Australia on Tuesday they had ‘barely seen’ Imogen in recent months.
In early 2018, they bought a $3million hobby farm in Robertson, in the NSW Southern Highlands, as they tried to escape the limelight.
Despite their wild public personas, both insisted their relationship was based on quiet nights on the couch.
‘Social media has a perception of showing you what you want to see. But for us there is a lot of sitting around doing f**king nothing,’ Imogen said last year.
‘We have quiet nights all the time… that’s all we do is quiet nights, like sitting in front of Netflix where we have shows we watch constantly.’
In the spotlight: Meanwhile, Imogen’s modelling career benefited from her association with Kyle, as she landed several Maxim covers and fashion campaigns
Kyle recently told Daily Mail Australia that the secret to his long-term relationship with Imogen was spending as many nights with her as possible.
‘We like to be at the same property,’ he said. ‘We don’t like to spend too much time apart from each other.
‘If I’m having a big week where I’m coming home and going to bed and sleeping five hours and then getting up and going to work again she might go down and ride horses with some of her girlfriends for a couple of days.’
‘We like to try and stay in the same area the whole time,’ he added.
During their relationship, Kyle and Imogen would spend several months of the year living in Beverly Hills, where he owns a $5million mansion.
Months before their split, Imogen revealed the couple had been discussing marriage and children.
Around this time, she also praised their ‘odd kind of love’ on Instagram, writing: ‘You got that odd kinda love that I like. Eight years, still counting and they are still trying to rock this b***h. Come on! Get it together, people.’
‘We don’t like to spend too much time apart from each other’: Kyle recently told Daily Mail Australia that the secret to his long-term relationship with Imogen was spending together