Kyle Sandilands flew to Los Angeles over the weekend amid rumours he is ‘dating’ his personal assistant, Tegan Kynaston, following his split from longtime girlfriend Imogen Anthony.
The KIIS FM host, 48, was pictured arriving in LAX on Sunday morning, with a source telling Daily Mail Australia he was joined by Tegan, 33, on the flight, but the pair left the terminal separately.
Kyle and Tegan had previously spent time together in the U.S. in late September, in the aftermath of his controversial Virgin Mary ‘joke’.
Heading overseas: Kyle Sandilands flew to Los Angeles over the weekend following his split from longtime girlfriend Imogen Anthony. Pictured at LAX on Sunday
Kyle’s manager, Bruno Bouchet, refused to comment on the radio star’s whereabouts but confirmed he will continue host his Sydney breakfast show as normal until the end of the year.
‘As a security precaution, we don’t comment on Kyle’s specific location. I can, however, confirm that Kyle will continue to be on the air until the end of the radio ratings period in early December,’ said Mr Bouchet.
Kyle looked rather downcast after landing in LA and raced outside for a cigarette following the 17-hour flight.
Ciggie break: The KIIS FM host, 48, was pictured arriving in LAX on Sunday morning
Work trip? Kyle was joined by his personal assistant, Tegan Kynaston, on the flight, but the pair left the terminal separately
Close: Kyle and Tegan had previously spent time together in the U.S. in late September, in the aftermath of his controversial Virgin Mary ‘joke’. Pictured on September 26
Tegan was nowhere to be seen, and appeared to be keeping her distance from Kyle.
Meanwhile, the shock jock didn’t look happy as he noticed paparazzi taking photos of him while waiting for his rental car.
As Kyle landed in LA, Woman’s Day hit newsstands in Australia with a bombshell report claiming that he and Tegan are ‘in a relationship’.
An anonymous source told the magazine: ‘Kyle has fallen for his personal assistant, Tegan. Everyone in Kyle’s inner circle, including Imogen, has known about the relationship for a while, and given that Kyle and Imogen haven’t lived together for most of the past year, I’m surprised the news hasn’t come out before this.’
Another insider claimed: ‘It’s become increasingly serious. Kyle endorsed Tegan’s brother’s wine company, Nueva Sangria, to help out the family in June, and when Kyle was with Tegan in LA in September, they were clearly a couple. It’s no secret to anyone in the inner circle.’
However, Kyle’s manager has strenuously denied the claims, describing the story as ‘garbage’, ‘hurtful’ and a ‘fabrication’.
‘It’s utterly ridiculous that Woman’s Day would fabricate this report,’ he said.
Claims: As Kyle landed in LA, Woman’s Day hit newsstands in Australia with a bombshell report claiming that Kyle and Tegan are ‘in a relationship’. The radio star’s manager, Bruno Bouchet, has since described the article as ‘garbage’, ‘hurtful’ and a ‘fabrication’
‘By now, I doubt most Australians are gullible enough to believe anything Woman’s Day publishes, especially stories based on unnamed “insiders”. As well as the claims being wrong, they’re also incredibly hurtful to everyone involved.
‘If you’d like further proof that this story is garbage – which is highly insulting to garbage – I’d point out that Woman’s Day didn’t reach out to us for comment. I presume this is because they knew they were making things up and didn’t want to the truth to contradict them.’
Kyle last returned from LA on October 7, after spending several weeks there with Tegan amid the controversy surrounding his Virgin Mary ‘joke’. During that trip, the pair were pictured together having breakfast at a café in West Hollywood.
Meanwhile, New Idea reported on Monday that Kyle and Imogen’s split was due to his ‘reluctance to make a commitment’ to girlfriend of eight years.
‘Imogen has desperately wanted to get married and have kids for quite some time now, but unfortunately Kyle wasn’t ready,’ a source told the publication.
Kyle unexpectedly announced his split from Imogen, 28, live on The Kyle and Jackie O Show last Tuesday.
‘A lot of people have been hitting us up on social media, a few phone calls, some media inquiries about my relationship status,’ Kyle said on air.
‘We [Imogen and I] haven’t been living with each other for quite a few months now. Unfortunately it’s just run its course.’
‘Unfortunately it’s just run its course’: Last Tuesday, Kyle stunned listeners by announcing his split from longterm girlfriend, Imogen Anthony. Pictured: Kyle on Friday in Sydney
On Friday, Imogen broke her silence on their split in an emotional Instagram video filmed at the former couple’s $2.9million farm in the Southern Highlands.
‘We have a lot to deal with separately,’ Imogen said. ‘It’s probably been one of the hardest years of our lives, separately.
‘I’ve got so much family stuff, and there’s so much health stuff involved between us.
‘We just kind of want to… get each other, get ourselves into the best form of ourselves we can be, without kind of just p**ing in each other’s pockets.
‘We still love each other very much, we speak every day. We still see each other, we deal with things with each other.’
Imogen, who first met Kyle when she was just 20 years old, is being supported by family and friends at the country estate.
”It’s probably been one of the hardest years of our lives, separately’: On Friday afternoon, Imogen Anthony (pictured), 28, broke her silence about their split in an emotional video
‘We still love each other very much, we speak every day. We still see each other, we deal with things with each other,’ said Imogen on Friday
Low profile: Imogen is staying at the couple’s $2.9m farm (pictured) in the Southern Highlands