She credited him with turning her life around, helping her drop around 12kg, but it's understood fashion designer Gareth Moody is no longer on Lara Bingle's St Valentine's Day list. They are believed to have recently split after 14 months together.
A week after Bingle tweeted an intimate snap with Red Hot Chili Peppers frontman Anthony Kiedis, a friend of the Shire model says the photo with the 50-year-old rocker was a carefully staged "message" to Moody that their relationship was "dunzo" after a rocky few weeks.
To ensure her Twitter followers were up to speed on her relationship status, Bingle yesterday posted this cryptic tweet in Italian: "Il senso di una fine", which means "the sense of an ending".
Rumours the pair were on shaky ground began when Bingle, solo in Melbourne, attended the Peroni at the Portsea polo event on January 12 and appeared to strike up a friendship with Hawthorne AFL pin-up Buddy Franklin. Later, it was Kiedis who appeared to have caught Bingle's interest, with the reality TV identity reportedly following the US singer around Australia during his Big Day Out stint.
Contacted yesterday via her business manager George Moskos, Bingle was strangely quiet on the split, with Moskos refusing to confirm the bust-up. It comes just a fortnight after Bingle gave the latest in a series of gushing interviews about her fashion designer beau whom, she claimed, helped fuel her weight loss after introducing her to "rock climbing, kayaking, skate boarding and surfing".
"He's a man of very few words - it's a rarity that he gives me a compliment," she told Who magazine. "I think that's good, though. It keeps me on the ground."
Source: Sydney Confidential
Published Date: 30th January 2013