The con­tro­ver­sial re­al­ity star is ac­cused of lead­ing a dou­ble life

Woman’s Day (Australia) - - Celebrity News -

He has con­tin­ued to claim sin­gle sta­tus af­ter fail­ing to find love on Bach­e­lor In Par­adise. Now, in news that will shock his fans, Woman’s Day is told Michael Turn­bull has been hid­ing a se­cret girl­friend!

Ac­cord­ing to our source, Michael, 37, struck up a friend­ship via In­sta­gram with for­mer First Dates con­tes­tant Tash Candyce. Things soon took a ro­man­tic turn, with the pair said to be head over heels for each other.

When Woman’s Day con­tacted Michael he ac­knowl­edged they were to­gether af­ter the show, but he in­sisted they had since parted ways. How­ever, friends close to Tash tell us she and Michael are still in touch and they’re wor­ried she’s set for fur­ther heart­break, es­pe­cially af­ter they were snapped to­gether in what looked like a heated ar­gu­ment last week­end.

Friends of Tash say they were wary of Michael from the get-go, fear­ful the Queens­land-based real es­tate agent wasn’t tak­ing the ro­mance as se­ri­ously as he should af­ter fail­ing to go pub­lic with the re­la­tion­ship. “He told her he loves her but he wouldn’t ac­knowl­edge their re­la­tion­ship to any­one!” one friend tells Woman’s Day.

“We’re wor­ried he’s string­ing her along. He says he wants to find love, but it seems he’s more in­ter­ested in fame than nur­tur­ing his re­la­tion­ships.”


It’s not just Michael’s hes­i­tance to sing his love from the rooftops that has Tash’s friends see­ing red. “Tash was dev­as­tated when pho­tos of Michael and Sarah Roza [from MAFS] came out, but he in­sisted it was a pub­lic­ity stunt!” an­other friend tells, adding those close to Tash fear Michael puts his pub­lic pro­file ahead of his per­sonal life, even if it com­pro­mises his re­la­tion­ships.

Tash cer­tainly didn’t look happy when the pair were seen fight­ing on a Melbourne street soon af­ter. Rather than ad­mit­ting a lover’s tiff, Michael once more shut down ru­mours of a ro­mance af­ter the pic­tures emerged, in­sist­ing the pair are “just good friends”.

“I am 100 per cent sin­gle. Me and Tash did spend some time to­gether af­ter the show. We were sort of see­ing each other, but we’re not any more. It didn’t work out. We still talk as friends – it didn’t end badly,” he tells Woman’s Day.

Now, those close to Tash are warn­ing her to be care­ful as they sus­pect Michael isn’t as set on find­ing “love in the real world” as he claims. “Last month he told his In­sta­gram fol­low­ers he hoped to find love in the real world… and he had the chance!” says a friend.

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