Rhian Sugden hit the headlines after she was alleged to have sent sex texts to married Radio 1 DJ Vernon Kay. However, after only a few hours in the 2012 “Celebrity Big Brother” house, the glamor model quashed the rumors.
In a heart-to-heart chat with fellow housemate Jasmine Lennard, 25-year-old Rhian Sugden opened up about her highly-publicized friendship with married TV presenter Vernon Kay. The Page 3 model explained that she was just friends with the star but the sexting drama ruined her life.
“We spoke as friends. We were just friends – but we spoke too much. I never sent a sex text. I never sold a story,” she told Jasmine Lennard Wednesday night in the “Celebrity Big Brother” house, according to Daily Mail.
In the first episode of the hugely-popular show, the fashion models discussed whether it is okay to send a text message to a married man and Jasmine told Rhian, “It was your fault at the point you knew he was attracted to you. People are not going to feel sorry for you. They will feel sorry for her.”
In response to which Rhian explained how the sexting scandal made her life tough and how she couldn't even go out without being attacked.
“We were from the same area and I was in with his family and I knew his brother, but he admitted in the paper that he got drunk and sent sex texts to five girls,” she told Jasmine.
She continued, “I've been proper screwed over. He admitted that he sent the text messages and yet I'm the one that has been labelled a sex texter.”
Moreover, Rhian Sugden told Jasmine, 27, that people used to spit at her and throw bottles at her in nightclubs even though she was innocent in the phone scandal.
When asked if their relationship was sexual, she said, “He's a good looking guy but it was never like that at all.” She then told Jasmine that Samantha Brick wrote an article saying she didn't trust men because of girls like her.
Jasmine was taken aback by the revelation and said, “You have been very diplomatic because if someone had written that about me it would have been on.”
Reportedly, Vernon Kay, who has been married to TV sweetheart Tess Daly since 2003, has two daughters named Pheobe Elizabeth, 7, and Amber Isabella, 3. After news of the phone scandal broke, Kay issued an apology saying, “I've been an idiot and I've let my family down.”