Telv Williams’ mother has hit back at claims her son was only interested in a ‘single boy’s lifestyle’ once the cameras stopped rolling on Married At First Sight.
On Monday, Telv’s mother Tracey Bamblett Onus took aim at Sarah Roza’s friend, celebrity medium Harry T, and insisted her son is a committed family man.
Speaking exclusively to Daily Mail Australia, she said that Telv is a kind-hearted, respectful person – and not at all like Harry T portrayed him to be.
‘My son is a gentleman’: Telv Williams’ mother Tracey has hit back at claims her son was only interested in a ‘single boy’s lifestyle’ once the cameras stopped rolling on Married At First Sight
‘My son is a gentleman,’ she said resolutely, adding that he is committed to his children.
On Sunday, Harry T took a swipe at Telv, claiming that his friend Sarah was upset by his allegedly ‘inappropriate behaviour’.
‘She just couldn’t tolerate such unacceptable and inappropriate behaviour from him when they were supposed to be in a committed and loving relationship,’ he said.
Defending her son: On Sunday, Harry T took a swipe at Telv, claiming that his friend Sarah was upset by his ‘inappropriate behaviour’ – however Tracey insists that her son is a ‘gentleman’
In the past few weeks, Telv, 33, has been embroiled in several scandals.
A video surfaced of him snorting an unidentified white powder off a stripper’s behind.
It also emerged Telv had pleaded guilty to one count of assault, with no conviction recorded, stemming from an incident when he was 18.
‘He was 18 then he’s now a 33-year-old man,’ Tracey said, emphasising that he has long since moved past that incident.
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Speaking of the fallout from Married At First Sight, Tracey said she believes Telv needs to be single for a while.
However she insisted that Telv went into the experiment genuinely looking for love.
‘Leading up to the show, he said, “I hope I find the love of my life”, Tracey recalled.
‘Doesn’t like to dwell’: While Telv has remained tight-lipped about MAFS and the negative publicity he has attracted, Tracey said he was coping well despite feeling ‘used’ by producers
While Telv has remained tight-lipped about MAFS and the negative publicity he has attracted, his mother said he was coping well despite feeling ‘used’ by producers.
‘I suppose his feeling… what’s the word, when you feel pushed into things?’ she said, before adding that the show has been a difficult experience for him.
‘He’s not very happy about the way it all happened (but) he takes things in his stride and doesn’t like to dwell on them too much.’
Daily Mail Australia has contacted Channel Nine for comment.