Kyle Sandilands reveals the real reason he split with ex-wife Tamara Jaber and shares surprising contents of the private letter he wrote to her when they separated
He announced his split from girlfriend Imogen Anthony last November – a decade after his first marriage to Tamara Jaber ended in divorce.
And on Thursday, KIIS FM’s Kyle Sandilands, 48, reflected on why his relationships never seem to last.
Kyle, who is currently dating personal assistant Tegan Kynaston, told his co-host Jackie ‘O’ Henderson that he self-sabotages his relationships by becoming emotionally distant.
‘That’s what I do. I think I shut down quietly as time goes on. And then you just drift apart, drift in different directions,’ the shock jock confessed.
The moment of self-reflection came after producer Sonia ‘Palestine’ Jahshan played a throwback clip of Kyle reading out a love letter to his ex-wife Tamara.
The clip was recorded in 2007, when Tamara had moved to America to further her music career – leaving Kyle at home alone in Australia.
‘I shut down quietly and we drift apart’: Kyle Sandilands, 48, admitted on Thursday’s show that he self-sabotages his relationships by becoming emotionally distant
‘You are everything to me baby’: Earlier in the segment, Kyle listened to audio of himself reading out a love letter to his ex-wife Tamara Jaber. The clip was recorded in 2007, when Tamara had moved to America to further her music career – leaving Kyle at home alone in Australia. Pictured: Tamara and Kyle in 2006
‘To my beautiful girl, I know I’m not traditionally what people think as romantic, but only you and I know the special bond that we share,’ Kyle gushed.
‘You are everything to me baby, and I’d die without you. And when you leave in a few weeks I will cry every night that you’re not with me,’ he continued.
‘I love you and I’m so proud of you my angel. You have changed the way I look at the world, the way I look at life, the way I look at love. And I do truly love you. Love, Kyle,’ he finished.
Case of the ex: Kyle said that he ‘probably didn’t pay much attention’ to Tamara when they were together and believes this could have led to their split. Kyle and Tamara pictured in 2008
Kyle married the Scandal’us singer in 2008, but the pair parted ways just two years later.
During Thursday’s segment, Kyle confessed that his tendency to shut down may have been the reason for their split.
‘I probably didn’t pay much attention to the other half back then. I was younger, I was driven mainly by work and I was like: ‘Oh yeah, I’ve got a girlfriend, got a wife. Ticked that box, move on’,’ Kyle admitted.
He explained that there was ‘no real fight’ that led them to break up, but instead they both simply drifted apart.
‘We probably never dealt with any issues either because of the non-arguing. She kept things to herself, she kept things to herself, and you just drift apart,’ he sighed.
Officially over: Kyle announced his split from Imogen Anthony (right) back in November, saying their relationship had simply ‘run its course’ after eight years together
New flame: Kyle is currently dating personal assistant Tegan Kynaston (left)