Lachlan Spark left social media after posting several personal messages criticizing his ex-wife Lauren Phillips for being selfish during their brief marriage.
The despised former lashed out at Phillips, a respected Channel Nine TV reporter, multiple times last week, exposing her lifestyle and revealing that he suggested she ‘lose weight’ to help make the marriage work.
He last commented on the pitfalls of their marriage just two days ago, but on Sunday he admitted he regretted talking about Phillips and “letting his ego get in the way.”
“It was incredibly naive and stupid of me to say anything about my experience,” he told the Herald Sun.
Lachlan Spark left social media after posting several personal messages criticizing his ex-wife, TV reporter Lauren Phillips, for being selfish during their brief marriage.
He’s in love: Lachlan said he met his new girlfriend Courtney for “ pure, stupid luck, ” adding, “ She knows how to love me like I’ve never been loved before … I love you ”
‘I deserve all the criticism I have received and I regret the pain I have caused. Return to anonymity for this fool.
Following the statement, Spark deactivated its Instagram page and did not indicate when it will return to social media.
In a shocking Instagram post that debuted his new girlfriend Courtney Wynbergen last week, Spark said he has sought more substance from a partner since he split up with Phillips.
In fierce appraisal of her marriage, she accused Lauren of “caring more about herself” during their relationship.
‘Some time ago, I married a girl who cared a lot more about herself and how she was perceived than me.
Anything but friendly: Lachlan Spark hit the headlines this week after posting an online brow-raising attack on his one-year-old ex-wife, Lauren Phillips. Both pictured in 2014
All Over: Lachlan and Lauren got married in 2017 after six years of dating, but confirmed their separation in December 2018 after just one year of marriage. In Happier Times: Lauren Phillips marries Lachlan Spark
“ I really believed there was more to a relationship (and life) than in-house friends, free vacations, and Instagram followers – I just needed to find it.
‘As I approached 40, I was more than a little nervous, I had wasted a big chunk of my life on the wrong person and had a high chance of finding someone who was willing (or able) to give me the love I knew I was. deserved.’
But Spark has since changed tone.
On Sunday he said: ‘I’ve been very careful not to speak badly of Lauren since we broke up because despite what we’ve been through, she is a good person.
“I foolishly let my emotions and ego hinder my better judgment.”
Spark, who runs her creative agency, went on to admit she suggested Phillips “lose weight” in a subsequent interview.
He said it wasn’t so much a list of requests as it was a “change picture” in which he asked his 39-year-old partner to be more active.
Sunday said: ‘I’ve been very careful not to speak badly of Lauren since we broke up because despite what we’ve been through, she is a good person.
“I said some changes needed to be made to work,” the Antarctic marathon runner told the publication, before retorting by stating that he had never asked her to “lose weight”.
“Help out around the house, lift a little, I told her, and I’m sorry I framed it like I did, but I said I’m more attracted to people when they’re active because I’m an active person.
‘I could have been around for 20 years, but it would have been on Lauren’s terms. His condition is fine if you are happy with that lifestyle, “he added.
The Daily Mail Australia has contacted Phillips for further comment.
The Weekend Today presenter has maintained a dignified silence since her wedding took the spotlight this week.
New Flame: His hot statement came when he debuted with his new girlfriend, Courtney Wynbergen, (pictured) who said she had “ changed her world ”
He last commented on the pitfalls of marriage just two days ago, but on Sunday, Spark admitted he regretted talking about Phillips and ‘letting his ego get in the way’
The couple married in 2017 after six years of dating, but only confirmed their separation 12 months later.
The family home the couple bought in Melbourne with the intention of starting a family will hit the market next month for $ 1.3 million.
Both Spark and Phillips have since moved on, with the latter saying he’s dating multi-millionaire jet mogul Paul O’Brien, who happens to be the ex-boyfriend of Sunrise host Sam Armytage.
Meanwhile, Sparks revealed that he met Wynbergen out of “sheer luck”.
“I met this girl and my world has changed,” he wrote online when he debuted in their relationship.
He went on to call Wynbergen a “fighter”, “loyal” and “absolutely gorgeous”, then added, “She knows how to love me like I’ve never been loved before … I love you.”
New Man: Lauren is believed to be dating multi-millionaire jet mogul Paul O’Brien, who happens to be Sunrise host Sam Armytage’s ex-boyfriend