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Garry Lyon and Nicky Brownless finally go public in new relationship

Former Footy Show host Garry Lyon and Nicky Brownless have made their relationship public after the scandalous affair which tore apart a marriage and longtime friendship.

The loved-up couple were seen at the Cafe Brass launch in Richmond, Melbourne and told reporters they were ‘happy to be together’, Herald Sun reports.

‘We’re really happy to be out. It’s nice to be together,’ Ms Brownless said. 

Former Footy Show host Garry Lyon and Nicky Brownless have made their relationship public after the scandalous affair which tore apart a marriage and longtime friendship

The couple were seen at the Cafe Brass launch in Melbourne and told reporters they were 'happy to be together' (Nicky Brownless pictured left with ex-husband Billy Brownless and Garry Lyon pictured right with ex-wife Melissa)

The couple were seen at the Cafe Brass launch in Melbourne and told reporters they were ‘happy to be together’ (Nicky Brownless pictured left with ex-husband Billy Brownless and Garry Lyon pictured right with ex-wife Melissa)

Ms Brownless, 48, was married to Mr Lyon's (right) best friend and co-worker Billy Brownless (left)

Ms Brownless, 48, was married to Mr Lyon's (right) best friend and co-worker Billy Brownless (left)

Ms Brownless, 48, was married to Mr Lyon’s (right) best friend and co-worker Billy Brownless (left)

Mr Lyon also appeared content with his new relationship, telling reporters: ‘I’m just happy to be here.’

Ms Brownless, 48, became romantically involved with her husband’s best friend Mr Lyon, 50, in 2015 while she was still married to Billy Brownless, whom she shares four children with.

Mr Lyon had separated from his wife Melissa in 2014 and have three sons together.

The pair have kept a relatively low profile since news of their affair was sensationally revealed in 2016.

Mr Brownless and Mr Lyon worked on Channel Nine’s The Footy Show together and had been good friends for 15 years.

Following the revelations, Mr Lyon took leave from his roles on The Footy Show and Footy Classified and admitted he had been battling depression for months.

Ms Brownless, 48, (left) became romantically involved with her husband's best friend Mr Lyon, 50, in 2015 while she was still married to Billy Brownless, (right) whom she shares four children with

Ms Brownless, 48, (left) became romantically involved with her husband’s best friend Mr Lyon, 50, in 2015 while she was still married to Billy Brownless, (right) whom she shares four children with

Mrs Brownless (pictured) has kept a relatively low profile since news of the affair emerged

Mrs Brownless (pictured) has kept a relatively low profile since news of the affair emerged

Following the revelations, Mr Lyon (left with his daughter) took leave from his roles on The Footy Show and Footy Classified and admitted he had been battling depression for months

Following the revelations, Mr Lyon (left with his daughter) took leave from his roles on The Footy Show and Footy Classified and admitted he had been battling depression for months

Following the revelations, Mr Lyon (left with his daughter) took leave from his roles on The Footy Show and Footy Classified and admitted he had been battling depression for months

Billy Brownless, (left) Garry Lyon (middle), and James Brayshaw (right)

Billy Brownless, (left) Garry Lyon (middle), and James Brayshaw (right)

‘I haven’t spoke to (Billy) since before Christmas previously,’ Lyon said last year.

‘I spoke to Bill before this became public and beyond that, it’s something for he and I to work through and we’ll do it’. 

The pair were briefly reunited in grief at Lou Richards’ funeral in March last year, but are not believed to be on speaking terms – despite previously holidaying together with their families. 

In March 2016, Mr Brownless opened up about the toll the affair has had on his family, saying ‘a good mate wouldn’t do that’ and believed the secret relationship could have been going on for up to four years. 

In March 2016, Mr Brownless (pictured with his daughters) opened up about the toll the affair has had on his family, saying 'a good mate wouldn't do that' and believed the secret relationship could have been going on for up to four years

In March 2016, Mr Brownless (pictured with his daughters) opened up about the toll the affair has had on his family, saying ‘a good mate wouldn’t do that’ and believed the secret relationship could have been going on for up to four years

‘I couldn’t believe it. I found out three or four months ago. I asked Garry and Nicky earlier on what is going on and they said they were just good friends. That’s what hurts the most,’ Mr Brownless told the Footy Show.

‘By law it’s legal. Morally it’s wrong. We all know our rights and wrong. You don’t touch a man’s wallet, you don’t touch his wife.’ 

Ms Brownless previously told Herald Sun she was splitting her time between Mr Lyon’s home in Melbourne and her own in Geelong.  



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