Kyle Sandilands, 48, and his personal assistant Tegan Kynaston, 33, enjoy a candlelit dinner at The Ivy restaurant in West Hollywood… after they both denied rumours they were dating
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Kyle Sandilands was spotted dining with his personal assistant, Tegan Kynaston, at a celebrity hotspot in Los Angeles on Wednesday night.
The pair arrived together at The Ivy restaurant in West Hollywood, after previously trying to get a table at a nearby steakhouse.
Kyle, 48, and Tegan, 33, have both strongly denied being in a romantic relationship, and insist they are just colleagues and friends.
Last Tuesday, the radio personality announced his split from longtime girlfriend Imogen Anthony live on his KIIS FM breakfast show, telling listeners they hadn’t been living together ‘for months’.
Looking cosy: Kyle Sandilands was spotted dining with his personal assistant, Tegan Kynaston, at a celebrity hotspot in Los Angeles on Wednesday night
Date night? The pair arrived together at The Ivy restaurant in West Hollywood, after previously trying to get a table at a nearby steakhouse
According to a source, they left Kyle’s house in Beverly Hills at about 7pm before driving to the Grill on the Alley on Dayton Way.
Kyle stayed in the car while Tegan walked inside to see if they could get a table.
But it was too busy, so they instead went to The Ivy, which is a 10-minute drive away on Robertson Boulevard.
Upon their arrival, Kyle paid a valet to look after his SUV and they sat down at an outdoor table decorated with soft lighting and candles.
Nothing to see here! Kyle, 48, and Tegan, 33, have both strongly denied being in a romantic relationship, and insist they are just colleagues and friends
Stepping out: According to a source, they left Kyle’s house in Beverly Hills at about 7pm before driving to the Grill on the Alley on Dayton Way
Change of plans! But it was too busy, so they instead went to The Ivy, which is a 10-minute drive away on Robertson Boulevard
They were at The Ivy for about 90 minutes before leaving together. During their meal, they went outside for a cigarette break.
Kyle dressed casually for the outing in a large black zip-up jacket and shorts, which he paired with boots and a baseball cap.
Meanwhile, Tegan looked glamorous in skinny ripped jeans and sky-high heels.
Whatever’s comfortable! Kyle dressed casually for the outing in a large black zip-up jacket and shorts, which he paired with boots and a baseball cap
Stunning: Tegan looked glamorous in skinny ripped jeans and sky-high heels, and flashed a glimpse of her toned midriff in a longsleeve black crop top
Bad habit: Kyle and Tegan were at The Ivy for about 90 minutes before leaving together. During their meal, they went outside for a cigarette break (pictured)
Not very discreet: Upon their arrival, Kyle paid a valet to look after his SUV and they sat down at an outdoor table decorated with soft lighting and candles
Laughs: The pair shared a laugh during the meal
Just friends? They looked close as they strolled down the street together
She completed her look with a longsleeve black crop top that drew attention to her slender waist, and accessorised with a pendant necklace.
Earlier this week, Tegan broke her silence on rumours she is dating her employer, telling Daily Mail Australia: ‘I know that’s kind of been said, but it’s completely not true.’
Tegan is director of communications for Sandilands’ company, King Kyle Pty Ltd, and was previously the radio star’s personal assistant.
Denial: Earlier this week, Tegan (pictured) broke her silence on rumours she is dating her employer, telling Daily Mail Australia: ‘I know that’s been said, but it’s completely not true’
‘We just work together and we’re in the Nueva [Sangria] business together with my brother and that’s pretty much it,’ she clarified.
When asked if she categorically denied being in a relationship with Kyle, Tegan said: ‘Yep, exactly.’
‘Nothing to report on,’ she added. ‘I even thought there might be speculation because I travel with him and stuff as well, but no.’
Staff member: Tegan (right, with a friend) works as director of communications for Sandilands’ company, King Kyle Pty Ltd, and was previously the radio host’s personal assistant
Gossip columns have reported on the relationship as if it were fact, claiming that Kyle and Tegan have secretly been together ‘for months’.
Friends supposedly told The Daily Telegraph that Kyle wanted to keep his new romance ‘under wraps’ until after he’d publicly confirmed his break-up with Imogen.
Kyle’s manager dismissed the rumours surrounding Tegan and his client as ‘garbage’.
The shock jock briefly addressed the allegations himself on Tuesday, when he described them on his breakfast show as false and ‘hurtful’ to everybody involved.
That denial came after Kyle flew from Sydney to Los Angeles over the weekend accompanied by Tegan.
It’s over! Kyle unexpectedly announced his split from Imogen Anthony (right) live on The Kyle and Jackie O Show last Tuesday. The couple had been together for eight years
He was pictured arriving at LAX on Sunday morning, with a source telling Daily Mail Australia he was joined by Tegan on the flight, but the pair left the terminal separately.
As Kyle landed in Los Angeles, Woman’s Day magazine hit newsstands in Australia with a bombshell report claiming that he and Tegan were ‘dating’.
Kyle’s manager, Bruno Bouchet, furiously denied the allegations, calling them ‘garbage’, ‘hurtful’ and ‘fabricated’.
Heading overseas: Kyle flew from Sydney to Los Angeles over the weekend accompanied by Tegan. Pictured at LAX on Sunday morning
‘It’s utterly ridiculous that Woman’s Day would fabricate this report,’ he said.
‘By now, I doubt most Australians are gullible enough to believe anything Woman’s Day publishes, especially stories based on unnamed “insiders”.
‘As well as the claims being wrong, they’re also incredibly hurtful to everyone involved.
‘If you’d like further proof that this story is garbage – which is highly insulting to garbage – I’d point out that Woman’s Day didn’t reach out to us for comment.
‘I presume this is because they knew they were making things up and didn’t want to the truth to contradict them.’
‘It’s probably been one of the hardest years of our lives’: Last Friday, Imogen broke her silence on their split while staying at the former couple’s $2.9million farm in the Southern Highlands
Kyle had spent several weeks in LA in September after flying there with Tegan amid the controversy surrounding his Virgin Mary ‘joke’.
During that trip, the pair were pictured together having breakfast at a café in West Hollywood.
Kyle unexpectedly announced his split from Imogen live on The Kyle and Jackie O Show last Tuesday.
What was Kyle’s Virgin Mary joke?
On September 18, Kyle offended thousands of listeners – and attracted 150 formal complaints to media watchdog ACMA – by saying the Virgin Mary wasn’t actually a virgin at all.
‘I thought Mary was his [Jesus Christ’s] girlfriend but apparently it was the mother,’ he said.
‘And the mother lied obviously and told everyone, “Nah I got pregnant by a magical ghost.” Bulls**t.
‘Someone chock-a-blocked her behind the camel shed… You might believe everything that’s written down 2,000 years ago to be absolutely accurate and good on you, you’re dumb. Dumb as dog s**t.’
The segment went unnoticed at the time, but went viral days later when it was shared to KIIS FM’s social media channels.
‘A lot of people have been hitting us up on social media, a few phone calls, some media inquiries about my relationship status,’ Kyle told listeners.
‘We haven’t been living with each other for quite a few months now. Unfortunately it’s just run its course.’
Imogen broke her silence on their split last Friday in an emotional video shared to Instagram from the former couple’s $2.9million farm in the Southern Highlands.
‘We have a lot to deal with separately,’ Imogen said. ‘It’s probably been one of the hardest years of our lives, separately.
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’
‘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.’
Imogen, who first met Kyle when she was just 20 years old, is being supported by family and friends at the country estate.
Imogen had initially brushed off questions about the pair’s break-up when she flew back into Sydney from LA last 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’.
She 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’.
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 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.
The couple spent years bonding over a love of animals and music festivals, regularly jetting to the United States for Burning Man and Coachella.
Soulmates: Two years after meeting Imogen, Kyle said he ‘could never be with anyone else’
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
In the spotlight: Meanwhile, Imogen’s modelling career benefited from her association with Kyle, as she landed several Maxim covers and fashion campaigns
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!”‘
Before their break-up, Kyle and Imogen had been living together in a mansion in Hunters Hill but a neighbour told Daily Mail Australia last week they had ‘barely seen’ Imogen in recent months.
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.’
Globetrotters: During their relationship, Kyle and Imogen would spend several months of the year living in Beverly Hills, where he owns a $5million mansion
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.’
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