More than a bling fling for Brynne

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She’s happy for peo­ple to form opin­ions about her, based on the show.

‘‘ Ob­vi­ously, I’m not silly enough not to re­alise there were a lot of peo­ple when I mar­ried Ge­off — of course he was 40 years older — they thought I was a gold dig­ger,’’ Brynne says.

‘‘ But peo­ple just have no idea. I mean you can’t base your whole life on money. And that will come through; you’ll see how Ge­off and I in­ter­act. We bicker like ev­ery other cou­ple out there. We have amaz­ing mo­ments and we have hideous fights.’’

Con­trary to what many peo­ple think, the so­cialite’s life isn’t 24/7 so­cial­is­ing. In fact, in the first years af­ter her mar­riage, the days were of­ten some­what anti-so­cial.

‘‘ I have this amaz­ing life and I love liv­ing in Mel­bourne,’’ she says, ‘‘ But it’s some­times hard not hav­ing a lot of friends and a lot of fam­ily here.

‘‘ And Ge­off’s older so it’s not like I can meet peo­ple my age from go­ing out with him, but luck­ily one of his friends had a younger wife at the time, so I met peo­ple through her.’’

Brynne’s ease at shar­ing her pri­vate life and feel­ings is fairly new­found. She cred­its her ap­pear­ance on Danc­ing With The Stars last year as a turn­ing point.

While the dance con­test taught her she un­for­tu­nately has ‘‘ two left legs and one of them’s wooden’’, it also bol­stered her self-es­teem.

‘‘ It brought out in­se­cu­ri­ties but it brought out con­fi­dence too, be­cause it helped me to feel stronger about my­self, you know, when peo­ple were talk­ing me down,’’ she says.

‘‘ It was an amaz­ing ex­pe­ri­ence and some­thing I’ll re­mem­ber for the rest of my life.’’ Brynne: My Be­daz­zled Life, Chan­nel 7, Thurs­day, 7.30pm

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