Simone Elliott, 42, was allegedly embroiled in a heated confrontation at a Melbourne hotspot last Friday.
The new addition to the Real Housewives of Melbourne cast exchanged words with her former partner’s ‘female associate’, according to the Sydney Morning Herald.
The reported confrontation happened around the bar area of Melbourne’s Botanical Hotel.
High drama: Simone Elliott, 42, (pictured) was allegedly embroiled in a heated confrontation at a Melbourne hotspot last Friday
According to the newspaper’s sources, the incident was sparked when her ex-partner’s female associate ‘corrected’ Simone’s claim she and the man were engaged.
Simone and the man in question split for a second time in April, per the Herald.
When contacted by the publication, Ms Elliot said via her Foxtel publicist: ‘It is a private family matter and I don’t wish to comment further’
Daily Mail Australia has reached out to Ms Elliott for comment.
‘Altercation’: The new addition to the Real Housewives of Melbourne cast confronted her former partner’s ‘female associate’ according to the Sydney Morning Herald
Just days before incident, the newly-minted reality TV star had made a cryptic Instagram post hinting at bitterness with an unnamed ex.
Simone reposted a Lady Gaga quote from a 2010 Cosmopolitan interview, in which the pop star said, ‘I had a boyfriend who told me I’d never succeed, never be nominated for a Grammy, never have a hit and hoped I’d fail.’
‘I said to him someday, when we’re not together, you won’t be able to order a cup of coffee at the f***ing deli without hearing or seeing me.’
Animosity: Just days before incident, the newly-minted reality TV star had made a cryptic Instagram post hinting at bitterness with an unnamed ex. Pictured: Lady Gaga
The high drama follows Janet Roach’s claim last month that some of RHOM’s new stars were paid actors.
However Elliot – one of the newcomers in question – debunked the accusation in a tell-all interview with Confidential.
‘I knew what I was walking into. The camera doesn’t lie, you’re recording the whole time you’re there, even when you go to the bathroom.’
It’s all REAL: Elliot last month debunked the accusation that The Real Housewives of Melbourne stars are paid actors. ‘The camera doesn’t lie, you’re recording the whole time,’ she told Confidential
‘You’ve got to represent yourself how you are. What you’ll see from me … I don’t need to fake it, I don’t need to talk myself up … what you see is what you get,’ she added.
The mother-of-two also went on to add that she does not regret signing up for the reality show.
‘I went into this going, “I just want to have a lot of fun. I don’t need to have any drama, I want to have a great time and connect with a whole group of women”… and I think I did that,’ she said.
Simone’s comments come after Janet, 63, told New Idea on that some of the new housewives were paid actors.
‘They all had managers or publicists – some were even actors,’ she revealed.
Bombshell: Janet (pictured) recently claimed some of The Real Housewives of Melbourne’s new cast members are actors
‘Cherry [Dipietrantonio], she’s an actress… Kyla [Kirkpatrick] even thought she could play director along the way and would yell “cut” during filming – you just don’t do that. You just don’t do that.’
Cherry and Kyla are two of RHOM’s newest Housewives, along with newsreader Anjali Rao and socialite Simone.
While Janet has previously heaped praise on newbie Simone, she seems to have clashed with both Kyla and Anjali.
‘They all had managers or publicists – some were even actors!’ New cast members Kyla Kirkpatrick, Anjali Rao and Cherry Dipietrantonio are pictured together
Speaking to New Idea, Janet shared that Kyla, whom she has known for 10 years, ‘came straight at me from day one’.
She also previously revealed that one of the new Housewives didn’t make it all the way through filming and quit before the finale.
Speaking to the Unpopular podcast, Janet said the newbie ‘couldn’t keep up’ with the glitz and glamour of the show.
‘She’s not a bad girl, but the real truth, let’s really get down to it,’ she said.
‘I think she was who she said she was, but she was never gonna be a Housewife. I’m just being honest.’
‘Cherry, she’s an actress… Kyla even thought she could play director along the way and would yell ‘cut!’ during filming – you just don’t do that,’ Janet said of the newbies
‘She couldn’t keep up with times, she couldn’t keep up with outfits,’ Janet added.
‘I think she’s running around and saying, ‘Oh it’s fake and it’s not for me,’ when the fact of the matter is, I worked with her, she couldn’t keep up.
‘She struggled all the way through.’
Janet also said that another cast member told her the mystery quitter ‘was terrified of being exposed’ on the show.
Drama! Janet also shared that Kyla, whom she has known for 10 years, ‘came straight at me from day one’
‘I said, “Terrified of being exposed for what?” But we never got there… because we never got that far because she decided that she didn’t want to do it anymore.’
While Janet didn’t identify the quitter by name, she did confirm that they have a television background, leading many fans to believe she was referring to Anjali.
Anjali is best known for working as a television presenter on CNN, Sky News, Studio 10 and Dateline.
The Real Housewives of Melbourne continues 8.30pm Sunday on Foxtel.
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