European head-turner: Odetta Medich – the wife of convicted killer Ron Medich – is seen at an art auction in New York City, in 2010
Bizarre blog posts have emerged about the glamorous ex-wife of millionaire property tycoon and convicted killer Ron Medich – as he braces for life in prison.
Lithuanian-born Odetta Medich, 50, has mostly left the intrigue of Sydney behind her in recent years, living in Beaulieu-sur-Mer, a village in the south of France.
The European head-turner was nowhere to be seen as her former partner was found guilty by a jury on Monday of being the brains behind the 2009 murder of businessman Michael McGurk.
A former stalwart of the city’s art world, Ms Medich is not believed to have appeared in the public gallery during either of her 70-year-old ex-partner’s criminal trials.
Ms Medich leads a mysterious new life – reportedly adopting several different identities online, including Odeta Rose, Odetta Rose Suikys and Madame Odetta Chtouikite.
And a bizarre series of online posts have been seemingly written about her this month – each featuring dramatically different biographical details about her life including claims of romance and careers in fashion, make-up and fitness.
Happier times: Ron Medich (centre) poses for the camera with wife Odetta, right, at the Warwick Farm races in 2010
Ms Medich (left) graces the red carpet of an art show in the United States in 2010. Mr Medich is led away in handcuffs at the NSW Supreme Court after being found guilty on Monday (right)
Lithuanian-born Odetta Medich has left the intrigue of Sydney behind in recent years, instead living it up in Beaulieu-sur-Mer (above), a village in the south of France
One blog post described ‘Odeta Rose’ as a fashion designer and make-up artist born in Paris.
The post claimed Ron Medich was her ‘associate’ – who ‘has his own advertising company’ – and claimed she was married to a man named Steven.
‘Everybody was amazed by their love story and (sic) was an example of what true love means,’ the blog said.
A separate blog biography described her as a fitness professional and businesswoman who was born in Sydney.
The post said she was married to a man named Mark and said they had a stormy romance.
‘The past year their marriage went through a storm,’ the blog said.
‘Luckily, the rumors didn’t have a lot of influence on Odeta, so now, they live together with their two kids… in a luxury house in Sydney.’
It is unknown if the posts were authored by Ms Medich and she was approached for clarification on Tuesday.
Ms Medich has kept a low profile in Europe in recent years, far away from the couple’s $37 million mansion in Sydney’s most exclusive suburb, Point Piper.
Shutting the door: Ronald Medich is likely to spend the rest of his life behind bars. He will be sentenced in the coming months, although it’s understood his lawyers will appeal
Ron has been forced to trade a $37million mansion in Sydney’s eastern suburbs (above) for a tiny jail cell at Silverwater prison
The no-expense-spared mansion boasts a 30-metre frontage leading straight to Sydney Harbour and a private jetty
Medich’s architecturally designed residence has now been replaced by a 10sqm jail cell at Sydney’s Silverwater prison, where he spent his first night behind bars on Monday
She was spotted by News Corp reporter Ellen Whinnett playing tennis, getting her hair done and being chaffeured around the French town in a Mercedes last May.
‘(She) lives in a classic salmon-pink apartment on the main street (of the village),’ Ms Whinnett wrote.
‘(She) browses the shops for home-wares, plants for the gardens and expensive chocolates.’
The Sunday Telegraph article said Ms Medich didn’t work, employed a housekeeper and a personal assistant, and refused to speak to the media.
Ms Medich lived in a small flat in this grand apartment complex in the seaside town of Beaulieu-sur-Mer
She reportedly shares custody of her dog (above) with a former lover who lives on a private island. Ms Medich described the puppy as her ‘baby’ in a Twitter post last November
Ms Medich was heavily involved in the art world before her husband was accused of being the brains behind Michael McGurk’s killing.
She was a patron to Sydney’s Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA) and was appointed to the Australia Council’s Commissioner’s Council for the 2009 Venice Biennale.
But their relationship appears to have broken down in the lead-up to Ronald’s arrest.
The jurors THIS WEEK accepted evidence that Medich (left) masterminded and financed the shooting of the 45-year-old Michael McGurk (right)
And Ms Medich became emotional in 2010 when speaking to a reporter about the toll of the ordeal on her family.
‘This has been so hard for us… it’s just so unfair,’ she was quoted saying.
‘To have lived like this, to have this happen … the treatment, it’s grossly unfair.
‘I will be OK, things will turn around for me, I’m confident of that.’
She has two children to Medich, both who live in Sydney. Ron Medich will be sentenced later this year.