Brynne Edelsten, 37, says she has ‘no regrets’ about marrying Geoffrey, 77

Brynne Edelsten became a household name in 2009 when she married millionaire businessman Geoffrey Edelsten, who is 40 years her senior. 

And while their relationship didn’t last, 37-year-old Brynne insists she has ‘no regrets’ about their union, despite being widely described as a ‘gold digger’ at the time.

The American socialite told New Idea on Monday she went through years of feeling ‘lost and defeated’ following their high-profile divorce, but still wouldn’t change a thing and wants to keep her 77-year-old ex-husband’s surname.

'I wouldn't trade it for anything': Brynne Edelsten, 37, says she has 'no regrets' about marrying millionaire ex-husband Geoffrey, 77. Pictured on their wedding day in November 2009

‘I wouldn’t trade it for anything’: Brynne Edelsten, 37, says she has ‘no regrets’ about marrying millionaire ex-husband Geoffrey, 77. Pictured on their wedding day in November 2009

The former fitness instructor wed the Australian medical entrepreneur at a $3.3million ceremony in Melbourne in November 2009.

The pair separated in 2014 after five years of marriage, and finalised their divorce several years later.

‘I have no regrets from that time in my life. Not at all. With all the good times and bad times, that’s what’s brought me to where I am today… I wouldn’t trade for anything,’ she said. 

'It brought me to where I am today': While their relationship didn't last, Brynne has 'no regrets' about their union, despite being widely described as a 'gold digger' at the time. Pictured on August 6, 2016, in Melbourne

‘It brought me to where I am today’: While their relationship didn’t last, Brynne has ‘no regrets’ about their union, despite being widely described as a ‘gold digger’ at the time. Pictured on August 6, 2016, in Melbourne

'I don't even think of it as Geoffrey’s surname anymore': Brynne chose not to go back to her maiden name, Gordon, because she'd used Edelsten for many years and identified with it. Pictured on September 15, 2012, in Melbourne

‘I don’t even think of it as Geoffrey’s surname anymore’: Brynne chose not to go back to her maiden name, Gordon, because she’d used Edelsten for many years and identified with it. Pictured on September 15, 2012, in Melbourne

Brynne chewed through all her savings in the years after their separation and declared bankruptcy in 2016. 

In June 2015, she told The Kyle and Jackie O Show she’d hoped for a large monetary settlement, but this didn’t happen.

Despite no longer being in contact with Geoffrey, Brynne continues to use his surname.

‘I’ve taken his name for so long and I don’t even think of it as Geoffrey’s surname anymore. I think of it as a surname I’ve used for this many years,’ she explained.

‘It doesn’t have anything to do with the marriage anymore. It’s who I’ve identified with.’

'I'm at peace with myself': It comes after the glamorous blonde revealed in an Instagram post last month that she'd bounced back from some of the lowest moments in her life

‘I’m at peace with myself’: It comes after the glamorous blonde revealed in an Instagram post last month that she’d bounced back from some of the lowest moments in her life

Financially independent: Brynne, who once flaunted her lavish lifestyle on reality TV show My Bedazzled Life, said she'd recently landed a job at a karaoke bar and was able to support herself. Pictured on September 23, 2013, in Melbourne

Financially independent: Brynne, who once flaunted her lavish lifestyle on reality TV show My Bedazzled Life, said she’d recently landed a job at a karaoke bar and was able to support herself. Pictured on September 23, 2013, in Melbourne

It comes after the glamorous blonde revealed in an Instagram post last month that she’d bounced back from some of the lowest moments in her life.

Brynne, who once flaunted her lavish lifestyle on reality TV show My Bedazzled Life, said she’d recently landed a job at a karaoke bar and was able to support herself.

‘I felt completely defeated and had literally given up on everything, but it turns out that’s exactly what I needed to do,’ she wrote.

Brynne went on to say she was now happy and ‘at peace’ with herself. 

'Finally falling into place': After years of feeling 'completely lost and defeated' with low self-worth, Brynne said she'd finally learnt to love herself again

‘Finally falling into place’: After years of feeling ‘completely lost and defeated’ with low self-worth, Brynne said she’d finally learnt to love herself again 

Money woes: In June 2016, Brynne was declared bankrupt by Melbourne's Federal Circuit Court. She had told The Kyle and Jackie O Show the previous year she'd hoped for a large monetary settlement, but this didn't happen. Pictured on her wedding day in November 2009

Money woes: In June 2016, Brynne was declared bankrupt by Melbourne’s Federal Circuit Court. She had told The Kyle and Jackie O Show the previous year she’d hoped for a large monetary settlement, but this didn’t happen. Pictured on her wedding day in November 2009

In June 2016, Brynne was declared bankrupt by Melbourne’s Federal Circuit Court. 

A Victorian law film had earlier begun proceedings against her for $70,000 in unpaid bills.

At the time, Brynne claimed she had ‘cut back [her] cost of living dramatically’ amid her financial troubles and was living ‘on a budget’ in a one-bedroom apartment while waiting for a divorce settlement.

‘I’ve gone through all my savings,’ she confessed to the Herald Sun that year.  

Short-lived romances: Brynne has been quite unlucky in love since splitting from Geoffrey, and was even briefly engaged to comedian Brett Hunter in 2017

Short-lived romances: Brynne has been quite unlucky in love since splitting from Geoffrey, and was even briefly engaged to comedian Brett Hunter in 2017 

Brynne has been quite unlucky in love since splitting from Geoffrey, and was even briefly engaged to comedian Brett Hunter in 2017.

She told New Idea this week she was hoping to find love with Mr Right someday.

‘I would get married again,’ she admitted, adding that while she’d always dreamt of having children of her own, this may not be on the cards for her.   

Optimistic: She told New Idea this week she was hoping to find love with Mr Right someday

Optimistic: She told New Idea this week she was hoping to find love with Mr Right someday 

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