Woman’s Day have reported Thorpie and his rumoured boyfriend, model and lawyer Ryan Channing have split.
Despite a series of Snachats sent out over the weekend, featuring the 33-year-old swimmer and 26-year-old Channing getting cosy and hanging out with mates, a friend of the couple has told the publication they have since parted ways.
The source told the magazine the swimmer was uncomfortable with how open Channing was being with their budding relationship. “Ryan leads a very different life to Ian,” the source said. “And Ian felt very exposed dating someone who is so immersed in Sydney’s hectic gay social scene.”
Ian Thorpe and Reach Out’s Johnathan Nicholas discussing the ABC’s The Bully Project TV, which will aim to shine a light on bullying: