Chris Badenoch and Julie Jenkins On A Media Rehabilitation Campaign
In this week’s New Idea, there was a three page spread on the romance between last year’s Masterchef Australia’s contestant’s Chris Badenoch and Julia Jenkins.
Both must be clearing the decks to address the more salacious issues prior to going on media drives for their new projects.
For Julia it is the premiere of her new show on 7TWO on Friday nights at 7pm commencing the 21 May. And for Chris it is new cookbook which will be out later in the year.
In the article Chris Badenoch confirms that he was cast as the bad boy of the series.
He said “…Every time I smiled or was seen laughing or mucking around the producers cut that out because they needed me to be a villain. I didn’t cry or wobble or become flustered so my confidence got mistaken for arrogance which is not the case.”
The article then goes on to address his private life which imploded while he was on the show.
His image wasn’t helped when news of his relationship with Julia was followed by claims from other girls that they’d enjoyed a romance with him when he was reportedly in a long-term relationship with another woman.
Chris fumes as he recalls that time: ‘People said they were my girlfriend when they never were, never had been and never would be. When Julia and I got together we were both single and even though she trusted me, we both found it frustrating.’
So why did he not come out and dispel the rumours? ‘I was advised not to get involved and my friends knew the truth and were supportive so I left it to people to make up their own opinion,’
Julie says ‘I could understand someone claiming they were Brad Pitt’s love child and, no offence to Chris, but he had just come off a reality TV show and some people obviously wanted their 15 minutes of fame. It wasn’t true and I completely trust him.’
Clearly I must be living in some parallel universe I personally have evidence of two possibly three women. Now who is the women who was never nor going to be his girlfriend. I am confused.
1. Homaxi who was presented as his long term girlfriend in NW I presume must not be the “non-girlfriend”. Also in an email to me she described Chris as her partner. So we can tick her off the list.
2. The other person he could be referring to could be Gemma Pritchard who also had a long term relationship with him. She also spoke to New Idea last year about their relationship. Now Chris had been with her the night of his elimination, given her a masterchef apron, and there were 100’s of text messages from him to her. In fact New Idea in their article indicated they had seen them. Was this the girl that Julia was implying was seeking their 15 minutes of fame?
3. Or is it the not so mysterious third person, who has stated they had an affair with him.
I don’t know but it appears Chris Badenoch is rewriting history.