Notorious ladies’ man Shane Warne has been left red-faced after being caught out again – and this time with reality star Brynne Edelsten!
Despite doing his best to deny the pair’s late-night hook-up, the former king of spin was caught on camera in front of the socialite’s apartment block in the early hours of Thursday morning, when he claimed he was heading for a “nightcap."
Furious at being found out, the I’m A Celebrity… star, 46, went into damage control, taking to Twitter to accuse the ex-wife of millionaire Geoffrey Edelsten of tipping off the paparazzi. “Some people never cease to amaze me. Listen to this one,” he wrote.
“After a fun night raising money for breast cancer in Geelong last night, me & a few friends plus Brynne Edelsten went out for a couple of drinks.
“Brynne invited me back to her place around 1am for a nightcap, when I arrived, paparazzi were conveniently waiting outside her home to get the pic, coincidence? I left instantly and thought how sad is that!”
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But Brynne tells a different story. Retaliating to Shane’s post, she immediately released a string of messages between the pair, proving Shane was yearning for more than just a nightcap.
“Leaving now! You safe? Excited for me to devour u? X,” wrote Warnie in the wee hours of Thursday (below, Shane is the white Brynne is the blue).
Hitting back, Brynne tells Woman’s Day, “It’s sad that Shane has chosen to respond in this fashion. I used to have a huge crush on him and told him at the charity event in Geelong. He replied, ‘You did, or you still do?’ before grabbing my bum. That surprised me a bit, but he’d had a bit to drink by that stage.”
According to Brynne, Shane then suggested she join him at the casino with four other girls for a few drinks. “I was excited,” she reveals.
“We met there and Shane leaned over to me and said, ‘How do we get rid of those other girls?’ I laughed, I thought maybe he really likes me after all – the other girls were pretty hot.”
It didn’t take long for the pair to flesh out a game plan, promising to sneak out separately and head back to Brynne’s place.
“We exchanged numbers and agreed to meet at mine. A nightcap was the last thing on his mind. He was more interested in staying the night.”
As for whether she tipped off the paps, the former My Bedazzled Lifestar slams those claims.
“Shane can say what he likes, but there was no set up - none whatsoever. It is a ludicrous proposition. I have paparazzi following me all the time. It’s not something I particularly enjoy, but I understand it comes with the territory,” the blonde beauty insists.
“I do my best to keep my private life private but it can be difficult when you are constantly being followed by paparazzi looking for their next photograph.”
“I warned Shane there was a paparazzi outside the Crown when I left and he responded by saying that it was good that we’d left in separate vehicles. I’m pretty sure the paparazzi didn’t follow me that night, they obviously followed Shane’s taxi from the casino to my address,” she adds.
Meanwhile Brynne’s ex-husband Geoffrey Edelsten has also weighed in on the matter.
"Shane is a very good friend of mine and I am very surprised to learn that he would be keen on Brynne,” the 73-year-old explains to Woman’s Day.
In fact, the Melbourne-based businessman alleges he’s caught Shane out before, claiming Warnie has hit on his ex, Gabi Grecko.
"This is not the first time Shane has done something like this. He has sent text messages to Gabi inviting her to his place in the UK. I was very upset and spoke to his manager and made sure nothing happened between them,” Geoffrey tells us.
"I have no animosity towards Brynne and wish her well with whomever she chooses to be with, and if that is Shane then so be it."
To see more of Shane and Brynne’s heated text exchange and exclusive photos of the pair on the night, be sure to pick up a copy of Woman’s Day, on sale now!