An AFL WAG and fashion designer whose bikinis are loved by the Kardashians could be forced to sell her $1.62million luxury home to pay off her $300,000 lawsuit.
Rebecca Jane Klodinsky may have to hand over the keys to her five bedroom and four bathroom house on Cotlew Street East at Southport on the Gold Coast.
The forced sale comes after Klodinsky was sued for breach of contract and ordered to pay back $293,065 in debt by the District Court in Brisbane in February.
Klodinsky is the fiancee of former Brisbane Lions, Carlton and Geelong Cats player Lachie Henderson.
An AFL WAG and fashion designer whose bikinis are loved by the Kardashians could be forced to sell her $1.62million luxury home to pay off her $300,000 lawsuit
Klodinsky is the fiancee of former Brisbane Lions, Carlton and Geelong Cats player Lachie Henderson
The pair announced their engagement in April with Klodinsky flaunting a 4.20ct oval diamond ring on her wedding finger.
She is also the founder of IIXIIST, a $7million bikini brand loved by the likes of Kim Kardashian, Kylie Jenner and Hailey Bieber.
The court heard Klodinsky and her ex-partner Gregory Peter O’Shea failed to pay lender ABF Smith Pty Ltd for shares in a commercial property trust.
Judge Bernard Porter found the pair had defaulted on a contract to buy 800,000 units, worth $800,000, in the Lionsgate Income Fund No. 1 Unit Trust.
The court issued a warrant on April 1 naming Klodinsky as the enforcement debtor.
It means a a bailiff now has the power to ‘seize and sell’ her mansion to pay off her assets.
Klodinsky could be forced to sell the property via public auction.
The 32-year-old told the court she did not sign the contract, but her claims were dismissed by Justice Porter.
He said the evidence suggested Klodinsky paid ‘little attention’ to O’Shea’s business dealings and that she had in fact signed the documents.
The final amount owed by Klodinsky could grow even higher with with an extra $48.98 interest rate added on every day.
Only weeks earlier Klodinsky was gushing about her recent engagement to her fiancé Henderson.
‘The engagement story is staying under wraps because it was very sentimental in the way he did it,’ she told FEMAIL.
The final amount owed by Klodinsky could grow even higher with with an extra $48.98 interest rate added on every day
Only weeks earlier Klodinsky was gushing about her recent engagement to her fiancé Henderson
‘All of our friends and family know how it happened though and it was perfect! We are obviously ecstatic and beyond happy.’
The couple have split their time between Melbourne and the Gold Coast while navigating not just the football season, which saw them bunker down in an AFL isolation hub for three months, but also Covid restrictions and severe endometriosis which saw Ms Klodinsky undergo emergency surgery, while raising her toddler.
Despite the difficulties their relationship has faced in due course Klodinsky believes ‘love trumps all else’ and their engagement is a real ‘circuit breaker’.
Kim Kardashian pictured in Ms Klodinsky’s IIXIIST bikini line
‘The ‘hard times’ have been real make-or-break times, and we’ve only just become more unified. We’re like magnets, if he moves, I move – so it’s actually all been a blessing in disguise and I wouldn’t ask for it any other way,’ she explained.
‘I feel like with all of the turbulence that’s happening around us, it merges you together. It feels like we’ve been forever, which is not a bad thing. He’s my rock, my greatest love.’
The couple plan on tying the knot in 2023 around Mr Henderson’s footy schedule.
‘The engagement story is staying under wraps because it was very sentimental in the way he did it,’ Klodinsky told FEMAIL
Model Bella Hadid is pictured, right, wearing one of Ms Klodinsky’s IIXIIST bikinis
Ms Klodinsky started her swimwear brand after noticing a gap in the market that saw young girls have to lay-buy bikinis in anticipation for summer because many of the ‘popular’ brands were expensive.
‘Then it hit me… there must have been thousands of other girls who were doing the same thing, and I wanted to change the way we shopped. IIXIIST was the first of its kind offering great swim at happy prices,’ she said.
She pooled together $2,000 worth of savings and invested it directly into creating a line of bikinis that were made using high quality materials, with prices starting from $48 for tops and bottoms.
It wasn’t long before celebrity stylists were messaging Ms Klodinsky asking if their clients could try the swimwear, with the likes of Kylie Jenner, Kim Kardashian, Hailey Bieber, Kris Jenner, Rihanna and Gabrielle Union offering their support.
‘They’re all organic relationships and the celebs or the stylists request pieces from us directly, which is definitely a stamp of approval,’ she said.
‘In the Instagram age the power of celebrity has the ability to slingshot your brand to stardom overnight, not to mention the effect it has on sales.’