When Ian Thorpe came out to Sir Michael Parkinson back in 2014, everyone was thrilled our Golden boy had finally felt able to reveal the ‘real’ him.

Even more so, we were collectively over the moon when he found a partner to love; 26-year-old law student, Ryan Channning.

For a while, things seemed to be going well, with Ryan openly flaunting their romance on Snapchat.

However, this may just be the reason the pair have decided to call it quits, with sources close to Ian confirming that the pair have decided to go their separate ways.

On Saturday Ryan posted a series of short clips to Snapchat showing him and Ian enjoying time together with mutual friends.


In one black and white video, Ryan takes a selfie in an attempt to try and capture everyone in the photo, including Ian, who is striking a pose.

However, Woman’s Day magazine insists the pair have ended their relationship, quoting a source as saying: ‘Ryan leads a very different life to Ian and Ian felt very exposed dating someone who is so immersed in Sydney’s hectic gay social scene.’ ‘He may be new to dating but he’s been in the media for years …and prefers to keep his private life private.’

Source: Daily Mail

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