Arabella Del Busso has wished her ex-boyfriend Josh Reynolds the best in a new interview, three years after she sensationally faked pregnancies and miscarriages because she feared the NRL player would break up with her.
The controversial glamor model, 31, confessed to her deception during a SAS Australia interview in 2020, before quitting the show shortly afterwards.
Speaking to Daily Mail Australia on Thursday, Del Busso spoke about the scandal that has grabbed headlines as she prepares to make her boxing debut in May.
Scandal: Arabella Del Busso (right) wished ex-boyfriend Josh Reynolds (left) ‘all the best’ in a new interview, three years after she sensationally faked pregnancies and miscarriages because she feared the NRL player would break up with her
Del Busso, who is due to fight influencer Papi Katarina at the Pretender to Contender: Winner Takes All match in Melbourne on May 14, said: “Everyone is going to judge me based on what they saw.”
“I just want people to see the real person that I am, not how someone portrays me or what stories have been told. Don’t get me wrong, we are all far from perfect. Yes, we have made mistakes in life, but that does not determine how good you are.
“I’m done with Josh. It’s been two, three years now. I just want to enjoy my life, move on, and kind of be painted in a nice light.
“I don’t focus on him or what he’s doing. I wish him all the best, despite what happened.
‘Don’t get me wrong, we’re all far from perfect’: Speaking to Daily Mail Australia on Thursday, Del Busso addressed the scandal as she prepares to make her boxing debut in May.
She continued, “People come into your life for a reason. He taught me a lesson, and it was a lesson learned. I can only move on from there, there’s no point dwelling on it.
Del Busso said she hoped her boxing debut would allow the public to see her in a different light.
‘Win or lose, that’s how it is. He steps out of your comfort zone. I don’t do it for anyone but myself,” she said.
In-ring debut: Notorious former NRL WAG set to fight influencer Papi Katarina in Pretender to Contender: Winner Takes All match at Melbourne Pavilion
“I went through some bullshit and got some hate there. There are three sides to a story, but that doesn’t determine who I am.
“Everyone is going to judge me for boxing and do whatever they can not to like me, but I don’t really give a damn anymore.” That doesn’t worry me.
“At the end of the day, I am who I am and enjoying life and that’s what it’s all about.”
The boxing event, hosted by Team Ellis, will be hosted by The Block’s Luke Packham and AFL star Clay Smith. Tickets are available from $100.
While appearing on SAS Australia in 2020, Del Busso opened up about her unhappy relationship with Reynolds and the “control” she had faced since their split.
Getting clear: While appearing on SAS Australia in 2020, Del Busso opened up about her unhappy relationship with Reynolds and the ‘control’ she had faced since their split
After meeting the footballer on Instagram in December 2018, Del Busso had a one-night stand with him before claiming she was pregnant with twins.
She later told Reynolds she had a miscarriage, before claiming she was pregnant again in March 2019, only to “fake” again.
Del Busso claimed she got pregnant again in June, sending her then-boyfriend a series of 12-week ultrasounds, which she actually found online.
“I told my partner I had a pregnancy scare, and I showed him and said it was ours, when in fact it wasn’t our scan at all,” said she confessed to the SAS management staff, after being pressed for the truth.
The ex-soldiers asked her what prompted her to lie about the pregnancy, and Del Busso admitted that the relationship was “coming to an end”.
“I didn’t know how to handle losing someone…” she said.
‘I didn’t know how to go about it’: SAS management staff asked her what prompted her to lie about the pregnancy, and Del Busso admitted the relationship was ‘ending “.
When asked if her plan was to “trick the person into staying with you,” Del Busso said she just wanted to “try to bring it back.”
She then started crying uncontrollably and said she “hates” to talk about the scandal.
The DS told Del Busso that she could never move on with her life if she couldn’t be honest with herself, before having her driven back to camp.
“I told a lie, but the way I see it, a little lie here or there won’t hurt anyone,” she later admitted.
Voluntary Withdrawal: The interrogation left her feeling exposed and vulnerable, and the next morning Del Busso announced she was leaving the show
But the interrogation left her exposed and vulnerable, and the next morning Del Busso announced she was leaving the show.
“I had to survive, I had to make mistakes along the way to realize, ‘Okay, you know what, you can’t do this for a living,’” she said.
‘But it is what it is. I can’t take it back. It’s just a matter of moving forward now.
Prior to his SAS Australia interrogation, Del Busso had avoided admitting to faking pregnancies and miscarriages with Reynolds.
However, she admitted on 60 Minutes that she passed off another woman’s ultrasound as her own ‘because I was mean’.
Hard lessons: DS told Del Busso she could never move on with her life if she couldn’t be honest with herself, before having her driven back to camp