Who is Chelsea Franklin?
Chelsea Franklin is a Ballet teacher best known for being the girlfriend of Ryan Phelan, an Australian television journalist, media personality and presenter. Phelan formerly presented news updates on The Morning Show and was co-host of The Daily Edition.
In June 2020, Phelan was charged with assault occasioning actual bodily harm and common assault following a complaint made to police by his girlfriend. He was subsequently stood down from his employment with the Seven Network and The Daily Edition.
The couple began dating Phelan in April 2018.
She is currently 44 years old as of 2020. His boyfriend, on the other hand, was born on June 7th, 1975 (age 45).
The Two Painted a Healthy Relationship as per their Photos on Instagram
Chelsea Franklin painted a picture of a happy and healthy relationship in their last photos together on Instagram. In the pictures from June 8, she appeared to be in high spirits as she cosied up to the former Channel Seven presenter at his 45th birthday party at the Royal Oak Hotel in Sydney’s Double Bay.
Franklin wrote in the gushing caption: ‘Happy Birthday @ryanphelan_tv. Halfway through level four! I’m not too far behind. ‘Wishing you a wonderful day and year ahead. I love you… forever. #HBD #Lover #CelebratingYou.’
Ryan Phelan Arrested for Assault
Their relation quickly fell from grace for Phelan, who has been charged with assaulting Franklin at their newly-bought $2.16million Frenchs Forest home in Sydney’s northern beaches on Saturday, June 20th. He presented himself at Manly Police Station just after 8 pm on Monday and was interviewed by detectives.
The father of two – who lost his job as host of afternoon entertainment program The Daily Edition when it was axed last week – was later charged with assault occasioning bodily harm and is expected to appear before a court on June 30.
Police first began investigating the matter on Monday before arresting Phelan later that evening. He was charged with assault occasioning actual bodily harm, as well as common assault. The alleged incident comes just days after Phelan’s Channel Seven daytime show, The Daily Edition, was axed.
Chelsea Franklin Statement – Says she Hopes Things Out
Speaking of the alleged assault, Chelsea Franklin broke down in tears as she told how Phelan’s explained how the incident was a ‘horrible mistake’, but admitted she ‘still loves him’. Franklin said two of the couple’s daughters – both from previous relationships – were inside the Frenchs Forest home they owned at the time of the alleged assault.
She is emotionally upset but physically OK and repeatedly said she hoped they could work through their issues, but admitted she ‘did not know’ if Phelan felt the same. The dance teacher told Daily Mail Australia she filed a complaint with NSW Police at Frenchs Forest on Saturday at the insistence of her teenage daughter, who went to the police station with her.
‘I’m gutted, I’m devastated, I’m shattered. I’ve lost my lover, I’ve lost my boyfriend – I love him,’ Ms Franklin said.
‘It was just a horrible mistake really, we’ve had a wonderful two-and-a-half-year together, nothing like that has ever happened before.
‘Obviously with what’s going on with him being made redundant and there’s a couple of other personal issues I had and he had, and I think it just took its toll.
‘I love Ryan, he’s an amazing person… its been a tough, tough week, but he’s been an amazing person to me and I love him. It’s just a horrible mistake.’
Phelan has since moved out of the home, while his daughter is understood to now be living with her mother.
Ryan Phelan Past Relationships
The TV presenter married his childhood sweetheart at the age of 18 when he was an aspiring journalist and the pair welcomed two children. The pair divorced eight years later. He was briefly engaged to widow Trisha Broadbridge, whose AFL star husband Troy died in the 2004 Boxing Day tsunami in Thailand
The pair called off their engagement in 2006 a month before he was due to move the United States for a role with ESPN, which eventually fell through. Phelan remarried in 2015, but the pair quietly split after two years together.
He made headlines again in 2018 after enjoying a whirlwind two-month romance with escort Samantha X, before starting a relationship with Chelsea in April that year.