However, the history between Alex and Joel Porter has been subject to much public interest since she captured the heart of Richie Strahan.
Alex’s parenting skills and involvement with their five-year-old son, Elijah, was criticised by commenters who jumped to the conclusion she was spending all her time with Richie.
These beliefs were only intensified when photos were published by Joel’s now-partner, Ashy, that appeared to imply Alex only looked to be a good parent on Instagram.
Things only worsened when another media outlet found comments by Joel’s sister, Kimberley, seeming to shame Alex.
You have to look at more photos of little Lijey. Images via Instagram. (Post continues after gallery.)
Commenting on one of Ashy’s photos, Kimberley wrote, “I am so relieved my nephew finally has a loving, attentive, maternal figure at home…”
“That kid has a fiercely protective family, & someone insincere would never get our tick of approval.”
Now, after his sister has been thrown in the public spotlight, Joel has for the first time said his side.
“This has certainly been an interesting and confusing, at times frustrating experience for all of us,” he wrote on Instagram after being asked by a follower.
“She [Kimberley] never expected it to be found by journalists and have a story built around it.. Fame isn’t what any of us want…but the media push these articles and build more negativity into it, by using words to create tones that aren’t always there. It’s been crazy! I just want everyone to be happy, I want what’s best for everyone, and I just want to protect and look after my little boy. He’s number one!”