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In 2015, Belle Gibson was exposed as a fraud. This is what her life looks like now.

The story of Belle Gibson is one of the most troubling tales of deceit in recent Australian history.

Just 23 at the time of her undoing, the wellness blogger and mother-of-one, had spun a lie so enormous and so intricate, it’s impossible to fathom how she ever thought she’d get away with it.

Not only did she falsely claim her fabricated brain cancer was cured through alternative therapies, she told people she’d undergone multiple heart surgeries and suffered multiple strokes. She also lied about her upbringing.

Watch a snippet of The Whole Hoax, Gibson’s now-famous 60 Minutes interview. Post continues after video.

In September 2017, Gibson was handed a $410,000 fine by the Federal Court for duping her Australian consumers out of half a million dollars from the sales of her The Whole Pantry wellness app. She had promised to donate the proceeds to multiple charities.

After facing several warnings for not paying the fine for breaches of consumer laws, Gibson, now 27, was ordered to appear in the Federal Court on Tuesday to explain herself.

Belle Gibson outside Federal Court in Melbourne today. Image: AAP.

Here's everything we learned about Gibson's life from the hearing:

She has an eight-year-old son, Olivier.

Little is known about Olivier's father, Nathan Corbett.

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However, Gibson was still believed to be linked to him in 2015 after her 60 Minutes interview aired, according to news.com.au.

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Gibson and her son Olivier in 2016. Image: Instagram.

Now, Olivier lives with her and a man named "Clive", who we'll get to later.

She is not working.

During proceedings on Tuesday, as reported by news.com.au, Gibson's finances were examined in a bid to ascertain why she has been unable to pay a single cent of the fine, despite recently taking a month-long trip to Kenya.

Prosecutors began by telling the court that Gibson has maintained active cryptocurrency and sports betting accounts in recent times. Gibson, however, declined to provide a cryptocurrency statement because she “didn’t think that was an investment”.

Her income, she says, comes from Government entitlements and odd jobs on Airtasker.

She lives with a man named Clive, who she says is NOT her partner.

When pressed about her living situation, Gibson revealed that she and her eight-year-old son, Olivier Corbett, live with a 46-year-old man “Clive.”

But when asked further about the man only referred to as "Clive", Gibson was adamant the two were not in a relationship, and claimed to not know what he does for work. She did confirm, however, that he regularly pays her rent.

Over the years, Gibson has often been linked romantically to a Clive, believed to be Clive Rothwell.

She has a personal debt of $90,000.

On top of her $410,000 outstanding fine, Gibson today told the court she has a personal debt of around $90,000, owing to Clive.

When asked about this debt, she could not recall why it was this much, or what it was for.

She did divulge that Clive “gifted” $2,000 towards the costs of her legal representation, and covered the remainder of the $5,500 bill.

As for her and her son's trip to Kenya, $5,000 was put forward by Clive, who did not attend himself. She added they stayed “in the homes of people I knew abroad” and “camped” in Southern Kenya.

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She purports to not know how she pays her living expenses.

When asked if she owns her own clothes, including her all-black court outfit, Gibson said "yes", but couldn't recall what labels they were.

She claimed she bought the clothes she was wearing in court specifically for the hearing, for a total $200, but couldn't recall where or when she bought her outfit.

Gibson also apparently has no idea how she pays her phone bill because it’s “not information she spends time thinking about".

She also had a lapse in memory when pressed about the payment for her famous 2015 60 Minutes interview, which was reported at the time to be $75,000. This, understandably, baffled the judge.

Gibson's 2015 60 Minutes interview. Image: Channel 7.

She claims people actually owe her money.

While Gibson could not recall why she owed tens of thousands to Clive, she asserted that she was owed around $100 from friends who said they'd pay her to “pick up bread and milk”.

Other than the information from today's court hearing, here's what else we know about Gibson's life:

She has a brother named Nick.

As part of her elaborate backstory, Gibson told followers Nick had autism and that she had to care for him while growing up.

Since her lies were uncovered, Nick - who does not have autism - has said he was “disgusted with Belle and what she’s done".

“It’s about attention. She’s always been like this,” he told Women's Weekly in 2015.

She once told followers she "died on the operating table".

Gibson once claimed that in one of her surgeries, she momentarily died on the operating table. She has no scars, and was unable to provide evidence for her medical claims, nor did she share any names of doctors who would confirm or deny her conditions and treatments.

Belle Gibson with her son and cookbook, The Whole Pantry.
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She left home at 12.

In June 2015, Gibson's estranged mother Natalie Dal-Bello spoke to Women's Weekly about her disgraced daughter.

While her cancer diagnosis, and much of her backstory - including her brother's autism and mother's multiple sclerosis, were false, there were some details her mother agreed with.

One of which being the fact that Gibson left home at age 12. Dal-Bello said her daughter struck up a “friendship” with a man in his 60s and moved in with him.

She broke off contact with her mother and her partner Andrew years ago.

She does not know her father.

Gibson did have somewhat of a difficult childhood. Her and her brother, as she rightly claimed, did not know who their father was growing up. There were also multiple family dramas, an on-and-off stepfather and several residential moves, including to Townsville, Maroochydore and Wynnum.

In 2018, she was believed to be engaged.

... To the mysterious Clive.

Daily Mail Australia published photos from Valentine’s Day last year in which she was wearing a ring many thought to be an engagement ring from Clive, who was then reported to be her long-term partner.

Daily Mail reported his full name as Clive Rothwell, a man originally from South Australia.

A tell-all book details more of her shocking lies.

An eye-opening extract from The Woman Who Fooled The World, written by Beau Donelly and Nick Toscano, the journalists from Melbourne’s The Age who discovered her liestells the story of a time Gibson faked a violent seizure at her son's fourth birthday party.

“It was scary,” one of her friends, who was present at the party, describes in the book. “It was so violent, the adults were crying.”

After she fell to the floor and started convulsing, someone pulled out their phone to call an ambulance. Miraculously, her seizure stopped long enough for her to explain that there was no need for medical aid. Once she had ensured no ambulance would be called, it started up again – and lasted 40 minutes.

Gibson's hearing has been adjourned until June 6.

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