Colourful ex-AFL player agent Ricky Nixon once described Josh Reynolds’s former lover – at the centre of bombshell ‘fake baby’ claims – as his ‘bestie’.
Nixon, an ex-St Kilda player famous for a series of scandals and being Ben Cousins’ one time agent, regularly featured Arabella Del Busso on his social media account over several years until recently.
The AFL identity shared video of her in lacy underwear, promoted a Santa-themed calendar of hers’ and made suggestive comments including about seeing her in her ‘birthday suit’.
‘Little Bellsy is so sweet, she bought me a birthday present,’ he posted on April 5, 2016.
‘Must admit it was the birthday suit she was in 5 mins after the pic that made it a birthday to remember’.
Nixon uploaded a separate video on February 9, 2017 with the caption: ‘Besties birthday hey little Bellsy Xxx’.
‘I want to talk about someone absolutely stunning on a very, very, very special day today. That’s right – myself,’ he joked.
‘Oh, no, that’s right, I’ve got to talk about Bella – it’s her birthday. I love this girl.
‘I know what you’re thinking. How do I know her?
‘Well, for the obvious reasons – she’s a beautiful girl, I love her to death, toot toot.’
Nixon has also posted photos of them out to lunch together – his hands draped over her waist – and of Del Busso holding a box of birthday cupcakes he bought her.
Two sources told Daily Mail Australia they had believed Nixon and Del Busso were once in a relationship.
Nixon, his current girlfriend Melissa Hunyh and Del Busso were once inseparable, the sources said.
An investigation by Nine News last night revealed Del Busso has used as many as nine different aliases, including Arabella Del Busso and Bella Donna Di Donato.
Nixon once shared an email address for Del Busso where her name appeared to be ‘Bella Donna Amblea’.
When she was wrongly embroiled in an AFL football scandal over a nude picture in 2017, she told Daily Mail Australia her name was just ‘Bella’.
Her mother told Nine News in an on camera interview last night that her daughter’s real name is Donna Preusker.
Nixon refused to comment when Daily Mail Australia asked if he could explain their relationship on Friday.
‘No comment whatsoever, I’m more interested in raising money to support kids with cancer,’ he said.
It’s not clear whether their relationship has fizzled. Nixon declined to comment on whether they were still friends.
Del Busso was approached for comment.