Jamie Durie Splits With Fiancee And It Is All A Bit Murky
It seemed like a reality TV couple that was destined to go the whole way. Jamie Durie and Lisa Christie met on Top Design. He was the host and she was a contestant. She moved herself and her two kids from Brisbane to Sydney to be with him and in March this year he proposed. It was only this year their romantic story was in New Idea.
Lisa now living in Melbourne has now spoken about the break up in this week’s Woman’s Day. Anyone can fall out of love but quite frankly he should have handled the whole scenario with a bit more maturity.
This is a summary from the Woman’s Day article:
“He came home from America and he was just different all of a sudden she [Lisa] says. “As naive as it may be, I felt it couldn’t possibly be [something wrong with] us or me, because of what we had.”
Assuming it must have been stress from Jamie’s busy work schedule that was responsible for his “different” behaviour, Lisa made every effort to make their home life a happy distraction.
“I left letters just to let him know I was here. I thought even though it’s coming at me, sometimes that happens in relationships – sometimes you’re the one who cops it,” she says of his manner.
Jamie, 43, barely came home and, when he did, he was in a terrible mood, despite her efforts to keep the pair on an even keel. Then, the former model and Manpower Australia stripper moved all his things into the spare room of the family’s home.
At an absolute loss as to what could have happened to their perfect little union in a matter of mere weeks, Lisa begged Jamie for an answer but he refused to talk.
In the end she checked his phone.
“I found messages that wre disgusting,” says Lisa. “They damaged me. I think they’ve scarred me for life. It’s pretty hard to see that going on.”
“He was in it hook, line and sinker, I guess is the best way to put it. He was also organising to meet up with her again.”
To Lisa’s abhorrence, thre were countless phone messages dating back for some time while he was playing with her children, tucking them into bed at night, cooking the family dinner and telling Lisa she was his soul mate.
Naked photos had been exchanged with one woman and filthy innuendos were bandied around with another one.
“I just kind of gave up. My whole being gave up. From the airport to my parents’ house, I got unbelievably sick and ended up in hospital. I had a breakdown,” she reveals.
Lisa says it was weeks before the news that his fiancee was hospitalised eventually reached Jamie.
“I was supposed to be working on a [designing] job with him and the producer called me to see if I was all set, so I explained what had happened.
“Apparently the next day Jamie arrived on the set and said I was on another job. The producer told him they’d spoken to me in hospital. That’s when he finally called me”.
Lisa told Jamie she knew everything. He was silent and that’s the last she heard from him.
The full story is in the Woman’s Day.