One half of a couple, who can’t be named for legal reasons, is said to have considered taking out an AVO on his partner but decided against it. A friend says: ‘He strongly considered it, but didn’t go through with it after much thought. But it was a very real possibility at one point.'
A separate uncomfortable incident has seen ex-naval officer Keller in trouble. At first, tattooed Keller had fans swooning over his old-school manners and child-like sense of adventure.
But since last week’s dinner party episode aired, where he had to be restrained from a physical fight with fashion designer Michael, Keller has gone into hiding, confessing to close friends that his behaviour on the show will have serious implications for his future.
Viewers watched Keller refuse to answer Bella and Michael’s questions about his love life and then snap, ranting: ‘You and me red to have a ******* conversation right now. ******* come out here and ******* talk. Come out here you ******* hero, I’ll ******* mess that hair right up.
After the incident, social media exploded, with a comment coming from Nicole’s flatmate @picmatt, who hinted there’s more to Keller’s temper: ‘She won’t ever say it but I will #domesticviolenceisneverok #pleaseleavehim.’
Now Keller fears his job as a social worker is in jeopardy. ‘He’s in bust about it’m says the pal. ‘He’s worried there will be serious repercussions.’
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