Showbiz couple split after Todd McKenny exposes secret
Simon Gallaher and his wife of 32 years, Lisa, have split up following Todd McKenny’s bombshell reveal on the Word for Word podcast.
Todd revealed that his ex-boyfriend, who is Simon, went onto marry his sister, Lisa – and admitted that it was “weird”.
“She married my ex-boyfriend … so we have a weird relationship,” Todd confessed on the podcast.
“She married my ex-boyfriend and is still married to my ex-boyfriend but just has never mentioned it to me. It’s weird isn’t it? I don’t think I’ve ever spoken about it publicly.”
Todd revealed this late last year and since the bombshell has been dropped, Simon and Lisa have parted ways.
Entertainment reporter Peter Ford broke the story on Wednesday this and confirmed it on 6PR Breakfast.
“It took a very, very big toll on Simon and on Lisa, and I’ve confirmed this (with) Simon himself; Simon went into a very dark place ...” Ford said.
“He and Lisa have split up.”
Simon confirmed to news.com.au that the relationship has ended.
On the podcast, Todd said that he and Simon dated for five years but was unaware that his ex was with his sister until he was told by fellow performers.
“I remember I was doing Cats and there was a newspaper banner outside the newsagency, and it said, ‘Simon’s love child,’” Todd said on the podcast.
“I didn’t know anything about that but I got into my dressing room and the other guys in the show said, ‘What about Simon and Lisa?’ And I went, ‘Which Simon?’ They said, ‘Simon Gallaher.’ I said, ‘Lisa who?’ And they said, ‘Your sister!’
“I went, ‘What?!’ I didn’t even know they knew each other.”
After the podcast went live, Simon lashed out at Todd on Facebook, calling him a “headline whore” and reaffirmed his love for Todd’s sister, Lisa.
“Todd McKenney is a Headline Whore. Shame on him. His sister on the other hand is the love of my life and wife of over 31 years. I love her to the end of the world,” Simon wrote.
Lisa also made her feelings known by lashing out at her brother on Facebook. She wrote, “Oh I’m okay, my brother is being a douchebag … We all have to just duck the fallout now.”
Simon and Lisa were together for 32 years before splitting up.