Richard Wilkins and Suzi Taylor both initially denied they were romantically linked.
The Block backstage with Suzi Taylor
This Gold Coast mum has seen it all. Video by Alistair Walsh.
But The Block star seems to have changed her mind about opening up about Channel Nine's Today show host and has revealed some rather intimate details about their short time together.
The glamour model turned real estate agent, 44, has also claimed to have had a fling with INXS rocker Michael Hutchence and The Block producer Tim Wise. She told The Courier Mail that she would fly from her home in the Gold Coast to surprise 61-year-old Wilkins in her smalls when he got home from his presenting duties.
"I would go to Sydney to see him. He gave me access to his house and I would be there in my underwear waiting for him when he got home from work," the reality TV star said.
The pair first met at the Channel Nine telethon for the Children's Hospital Foundation in October. During their time together, the single mother of three became friendly with one of Wilkins' five children, Christian, who posted a now deleted picture of himself and the controversial TV star together on Instagram.
"I became close to Christian. I am not sure if he [Richard] liked that," she said.
But it wasn't to be for Taylor and Wilkins. The entertainment editor broke it off by phone around the time topless pictures of her were published posing in a hot-pink bikini on a boat after Crown Oaks day in Melbourne. She was said to have collapsed on the building show set a few days later and was rushed to hospital.
"He called me on the phone and said it had to stop," she said. "That really hurt me."
She indirectly addressed the photo scandal and her health problems during the show's grand finale: "I've had a lot of personal issues going on in my life – which I suppose a lot of people do. I'm getting a lot better and I've had amazing support and I want to say to everyone that I feel for you all."
Taylor appeared on the show with her friend and fellow Gold Coast mum Yvonne Cosier, 39. They sold their luxe apartment for $1.829 million, pocketing a $349,000 profit between them.
"Living on the Gold Coast, when you're 20, I was the black sheep, the typical wild child," Suzi told Nine before starring on the show.
"I probably still am. I've never grown up. I still like a laugh, I still like making fun of myself."
"We're not commenting on this," a spokesperson for Channel Nine told Fairfax Media on Monday.
Taylor did not immediately respond to Fairfax Media for a request for comment.