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.’
It is publicly revealed the Aitken and Nasser marriages have both ended.
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.
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.’
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.
It is revealed Ms Nasser’s car has reportedly been vandalised, with someone scratching the word ‘slut’ on one of the doors
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.
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.
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