Before she led a bedazzled life, Brynne Edelsten was a small-town party girl with dreams of superstardom. Woman’s Day reporter Henry Meller investigates her colourful past.
She’s famous for her outrageous outfits, reality TV series and cashed-up husband – but before Brynne Edelsten found her rich-list Romeo in hubby Geoffrey, she led a very different existence. Woman’s Day travelled to Scottsdale in the US state of Arizona – a place Brynne once called home – and has discovered that the small-town girl came from humble beginnings.
Former colleague and one-time lover Eddie “Spaghetti” Carlee reveals Brynne made a living dancing in clubs including Skin Cabaret. “I was the one who got her into stripping,” Eddie tells Woman’s Day.
"I first met her at a club called the Cat Eye Lounge. I was a bartender there and I got to know her. Then I started bartending at Skin Cabaret, and if you recruited girls you got money, so I asked her if she’d come and do it. I was in love with her – even though we only had sex once, I was in love with her. But she wanted to find a rich guy who would marry her.”
Geoffrey Edelsten is not the first rich man to sweep Brynne, now 29, off her feet.
"For a while she dated a rich guy here named Eric Crown but it didn’t work out,” Eddie says. Another Arizona local and former love, Clayton Chase, agrees. “This multi-millionaire was paying her bills for a while and they were kind of dating,” he says. “She said he was her sugar daddy.”
Read more about Brynne's colourful past in this week's Woman’s Day on sale Monday October 29, 2012.
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