Big Brother VIP’s Imogen Anthony was divorced from Kyle Sandilands in 2019

Imogen Anthony has opened up about his split from radio star Kyle Sandilands after eight years together in an honest chat in Big Brother VIP House.

When she spoke to her housemate Jessika Power, Imogen, 30, revealed intimate details behind the couple’s breakup in mid-2019 after dreaming of her ex the night before.

Imogen Anthony in the diary room of Big Brother VIP Australia 2021. Photo: Channel 7.

Imogen Anthony talks about her 2019 split from Kyle Sandilands Big Brother VIP. Photo: Channel 7.

Imogen on Kyle split: ‘I wanted children’

When MAFS star Jess asked her why her relationship with shock shock Kyle, 50, ended, Imogen did not hold back in Wednesday night’s episode.

“He just worked so hard,” she said. “It was just work, work, work, and I wanted kids. We kind of grew apart.”

“I just did not expect everything to happen the way it did afterwards,” she continued. “And he’s confused and he does not know what he wants.”

Imogen admitted that she tried to make things work with Kyle until it became ‘undeniable’ that they would divorce.


Kyle Sandilands and Imogen Anthony pose on the red carpet for the 31st annual ARIA Awards 2017 at The Star on November 28, 2017 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Lisa Maree Williams / Getty Images for ARIA)

Kyle and Imogen (at ARIA in 2017) were together for eight years. Photo: Getty Images.

“I’m thinking, what other choice do I have? You know, this is the person I’ve been with for so long. Of course I want to hang on to a whim,” she said.

“Maybe, you know, we’ll find each other again? And then suddenly things were just too undeniable, and I thought, ‘what are you doing?’

‘Want someone’s time’

Later, alone in the diary space, Big Brother asked Imogen what was ‘missing’ in her life with Kyle, and she again raised the issue of children and work-life balance.

“I wanted things he could not give me. You know, money and fame are not everything and end of life,” she said.

“You know, it’s nice for a while, but I want kids who can run around with their dad and not be put behind work. I want someone’s time.”

“I will not let anyone else write my story for me,” she said, weeping.

Kyle Sandilands and Tegan Kynaston.  Photo: Instagram / tegankynaston.

Kyle Sandilands and his current girlfriend, Tegan Kynaston. Photo: Instagram / tegankynaston.

Kyles baby plans

After her split with Imogen, Kyle began dating his former personal assistant, Tegan Kynaston, and the couple was announced on New Year’s Eve in 2019.

Kyle originally shared the news that he and Tegan were trying to get a baby back in August 2021 during a segment with psychic Georgina Walker on Kyle and Jackie O show.

Recently, he said 35-year-old Tegan ‘definitely wants children’ and revealed that he intends to undergo fertility tests.

Kyle explained that he was ‘open’ to having children, but admitted that he had previously been too ‘selfish’ to start a family.

“I’ve been too selfish to have one, just like I thought I might have a baby one day, but it’s never been the right time,” he said.

Kyle was previously married to singer Tamara Jaber from 2008 to 2010.

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