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Hollie Nasser plans to capitalise on newfound fame from high society double marriage bust up

Hollie Nasser is reportedly relishing in her newfound fame after separating from her husband and shacking up with her best friend’s ex.  

Hollie and Christopher Nasser and Ellie and Charlie Aitken’s marriage break-ups sent shockwaves through their tightknit social circle in Sydney’s eastern suburbs last month. 

Until recently, they’d been raising their young families as best friends and business partners, with Ellie and Hollie regularly spotted at high society events together while Mr Nasser was on the board of Mr Aitken’s investment firm.  

While Ms Aitken has opted to lay low in the wake of the highly publicised split and her husband’s new romance, Ms Nasser has taken another route.

She changed her Instagram settings from ‘private’ to ‘public’ on December 3 – days after the scandal made headlines nationwide – and has watched her follower count climb from 700 to 1,150 in the days since.

Mr Aitken and his wife Ellie had been long-time friends of the Nasser's, and Mr Nasser was a director of the Aitken's wealth management company

Mr Aitken and his wife Ellie had been long-time friends of the Nasser’s, and Mr Nasser was a director of the Aitken’s wealth management company

Ms Nasser has reportedly had an invitation to serve as a bridesmaid for her longtime friend Polly Epov (pictured together) rescinded, according to Sydney Morning Herald

Ms Nasser has reportedly had an invitation to serve as a bridesmaid for her longtime friend Polly Epov (pictured together) rescinded, according to Sydney Morning Herald

Hollie stepped out in a black dress and stilettos last week, after Ms Aitken was seen in $84,000 worth of jewellery

Hollie stepped out in a black dress and stilettos last week, after Ms Aitken was seen in $84,000 worth of jewellery

The move was considered unusual for someone whose private life was largely under siege. 

‘None of us were surprised by that,’ one friend of the Nasser and Aitken families told Daily Mail Australia at the time.

Ms Nasser is set to capitalise on her newfound fame by launching a fashion label, Sydney Morning Herald reports.

The new business venture would be a first for Ms Nasser, who worked briefly as a medical research assistant before taking on a role as a fulltime mother and socialite.

Rumours were rife after Ms Nasser’s relationship was exposed that she was envious of Ms Aitken’s life.

Ellie Aitken and Hollie Nasser pictured together. 'I can confirm I am separated from Ellie Aitken and am in a relationship with Hollie Nasser,' Charlie Aitken said

Ellie Aitken and Hollie Nasser pictured together. ‘I can confirm I am separated from Ellie Aitken and am in a relationship with Hollie Nasser,’ Charlie Aitken said

Ellie Aitken, 42, and Charlie Aitken, 48, (pictured together) announced their split in November

The Nassers and Aitkens were two of Sydney's biggest high-flying power couples before a scandalous love triangle tore them apart (pictured, Hollie and Christopher Nasser)

Rumours were rife in the eastern suburbs after the new relationship was exposed that Ms Nasser was envious of the life her former best friend had. 

Hollie was all smiles after meeting her estranged husband in a park last weekend

Hollie was all smiles after meeting her estranged husband in a park last weekend

She would regularly leave sweet messages underneath their family photos, describing the Aitkens as the ‘best couple’ and ‘perfect family’.

Ms Aitken – a qualified and highly experienced lawyer – once also dabbled in fashion and design. 

Friends have reportedly distanced themselves from Ms Nasser and Mr Aitken, sympathetic for their former partners and ‘horrified by how things have played out’.

‘We’ve all distanced ourselves as much as we can,’ one friend of Mr Nasser’s told Daily Mail Australia. 

It’s understood Ms Nasser in particular may find herself ostracised from certain events. Ms Aitken is on the board of several charities and regularly contributes to galas and party planning.

She changed her Instagram settings from 'private' to 'public' on December 3 - days after the scandal made headlines nationwide - and has watched her follower count skyrocket from 700 to 1,150 in the days since

She changed her Instagram settings from ‘private’ to ‘public’ on December 3 – days after the scandal made headlines nationwide – and has watched her follower count skyrocket from 700 to 1,150 in the days since

The glamorous lawyer, wealthy funds manager, investment banker and socialite: Inside the drama-filled lives of two high society couples as a scandalous love triangle tears them apart

The glamorous lawyer, wealthy funds manager, investment banker and socialite: Inside the drama-filled lives of two high society couples as a scandalous love triangle tears them apart

Ms Nasser was reportedly going to be a bridesmaid at her longtime friend Polly Epov’s wedding before the invitation was withdrawn, according to the Sydney Morning Herald.

Ms Epov is a godparent to Ms Nasser’s oldest daughter, and was part of the bridal party when she married Mr Nasser in 2016.

Friends say several other invitations have also been withdrawn in recent weeks. 

Ms Nasser has not commented since news of her new relationship broke, but has been spotted several times in the days since – including once with Mr Aitken outside her marital home.

She is reportedly splitting her time between the townhouse and a serviced apartment in Bondi Junction where Mr Aitken is now living.

Ms Epov is a godparent to Ms Nasser's oldest daughter, and was part of the bridal party when she married Mr Nasser in 2016

Ms Epov is a godparent to Ms Nasser’s oldest daughter, and was part of the bridal party when she married Mr Nasser in 2016

She constantly described Mr Nasser as 'the best husband and father' she and her children could have ever hoped for - sharing photos of extravagant holidays, helicopter trips and days at sea on boats

She constantly described Mr Nasser as ‘the best husband and father’ she and her children could have ever hoped for – sharing photos of extravagant holidays, helicopter trips and days at sea on boats

Just five years ago, Mr and Ms Nasser were happily married in a lavish ceremony at St Mary’s Cathedral, the new bride happily announcing they’d spend the rest of their lives together.

She constantly described Mr Nasser as ‘the best husband and father’ she and her children could have ever hoped for – sharing photos of extravagant holidays, helicopter trips and days at sea on boats.   

‘The most amazing husband and dad,’ she wrote alongside a photo of Mr Nasser and his daughter. ‘You are our everything. We love you so much.’ 

 Mr Nasser was an investor and director of the Aitkens’ wealth management company, until he resigned in early November.

It’s understood he has since withdrawn upwards of $7.5million from the firm. 

Just five years ago, Mr and Ms Nasser were happily married in a lavish ceremony at St Mary's Cathedral, the new bride happily announcing they'd spend the rest of their lives together

Just five years ago, Mr and Ms Nasser were happily married in a lavish ceremony at St Mary’s Cathedral, the new bride happily announcing they’d spend the rest of their lives together

HIGH SOCIETY SPLIT – THE TIMELINE

September: 

Ellie Aitken, a lawyer-turned fashion designer, joins an investment business Pallas, which is a rival to her husband’s company Aitken Investment Management

October 16 :
Ms Aitken posts a gushing birthday message to her friend Hollie Nasser, saying she is ‘so lucky to have you in my life.’

November 12:

It is publicly revealed the Aitken and Nasser marriages have both ended.

November 13:

Mr Nasser, who is Mr Aitken’s business partner at Aitken Investment Management, resigns from his position as director of the board and is replaced by his brother Damien.

Ms Aitken also steps down as an executive from the company during the same weekend.

Police days later take out an Apprehended Domestic Violence Order against Mr Nasser on behalf of his estranged wife.

November 27:

Mr Aitken confirms he is in a relationship with Ms Nasser.

‘I can confirm I am separated from Ellie Aitken and am in a relationship with Hollie Nasser,’ Aitken said.

‘My sole focus is my children and I’ll make no further comment.’

December 3:

Mr Nasser speaks out about the AVO and announces he plans to fight the allegations when the case goes to court on December 15. 

Mr Aitken is photographed running errands with Ms Nasser and taking items into her home in Sydney’s eastern suburbs.

Later that evening, Ms Aitken posts photos of her alongside Mr Aitken at their son’s Rugby awards night. 

December 4:

It is revealed Ms Nasser’s car has reportedly been vandalised, with someone scratching the word ‘slut’ on one of the doors 

December 5:

Ms Aitken leaks the heated messages between her and Ms Nasser as their friendship deteriorates .

Mr Aitken is later spotted at the family home, embroiled in a confrontation with Ellie as he picked up his clothes. 

The Nassers are also spotted out together with their kids. 

December 7:

Ellie Aitken reveals she will be ‘taking a break from social media’ as she copes with the fallout of her marriage breakdown. 

‘The truth is that despite the support of friends and family I have not coped well with the deeply hurtful lies, gossip and innuendo that has surrounded the breakdown of my relationship,’ she said.

 ‘I had attempted to put on a brave face and tried to manage my feelings and wellbeing despite the fact that I have not had any control over the reasons for my sorrow.’

 It is also revealed Mr Nasser withdrew up to $7.5million from Mr Aitken’s firm.



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