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Kyle Sandilands Stays Classy About His Ex-Wife

Kyle Sandilands needs to give tips to his Australia’s Got Talent stable mate Brian McFadden on how to talk about his ex-partners.

In the Sunday Telegraph Kyle’s former wife Tamara Jaber speaks out about the marriage saying her life with him was a misery.

In his response he only had nice things to say about the former reality TV popette even going as far as saying “She’s a very honest girl and if she says these kinds of things, then she really believes them,”.

Tamara who clearly who is also promoting her new tour had this to say in the article:

When she was married to King Kyle, she claims he wouldn’t let her use the home computer, he spoke for her and controlled her money. And, she says, she didn’t have the balls to do anything about it.

“When I was with Kyle, I was just an accessory to his world,” says the LA-based singer, who married Sandilands on September 28, 2008 and officially separated from him on July 12, 2010. They are yet to divorce.

“I would sit on the sidelines and watch as he spoke for me. There was no way that he would allow my own personality to come through. My life was miserable then,” she reflects.

Sandilands agrees, saying: “Tamara was miserable, but this was mainly because of the response to her solo music career. She takes things very personally but she really is very talented. I have heard that she is very happy now and that’s good.”

Nevertheless, Jaber insists she has seen the light.

She met Sandilands at the age of 19 when she was performing in pop group Scandal’us. Jaber had a lot of growing up to do and perhaps needed some nurturing. Even after they married, her mother, Janessa, came to live with them and a retinue of minders.

“My life is so not shiny anymore,” Jaber says proudly. “In fact, when I look at how my life was then, I can scarcely believe I am the same person.”

These days she says she supports herself by gigging at intimate venues and at corporate events.

“I have learnt how to budget,” she brags, “and it is so rewarding to have my own money and spend it on whatever I like. My apartment is filled with the things I love and decorated the way I like.”

She is currently seeing a new guy UK investment banker and semi-professional sports star Ken Aseme, 33.

Tamara is touring Australia in October with a new band. It would have been nice for her to acknowledge the fact she had a music career in her twenties was due to Kyle’s support. However she was young and probably did have her head turned by the lifestyle she was living and being with Kyle would not be all unicorns and rainbows.

But kudos to Kyle Sandiland’s who is notorious for unleashing, for staying classy and respectful towards her, something he should tell Brian McFadden to do. Brian in the past has taken to Twitter to dish on his former wife Kerry Katona and his former fiance Delta Goodrem. Brian will be marrying his girlfriend Vogue Williams in September hopefully he will have better luck with this relationship.

Australia’s Got Talent Grand Final – Revealing The Winner is on SEVEN on Wednesday night at 7.30pm.


1 Kate { 07.23.12 at 12:01 pm }

I would imagine Tamara would have all kinds of dirt on Kyle so he wouldn’t dare put a foot wrong with her. She has no reason to keep silent…. unlike those who would love to speak out but are hesitant to do so due to size (small) of radio industry.

2 Culinary Boner { 07.23.12 at 12:56 pm }

“she supports herself by gigging at intimate venues”

is this code or just poor word choice???

3 Anonymous { 07.23.12 at 2:43 pm }

Why congratulate the guy for doing no more than should be expected of him? It’s like congratulating a five year old for not pissing on the carpet.