She lashed out at New Idea magazine last week after the publication falsely accused her husband Grant Denyer, 44, of having an affair with dancer Lily Cornish, 22.
But Chezzi Denyer pushed the drama to one side on Tuesday as she posted a photo on Instagram of ‘what really matters’: the couple’s three daughters, Sailor, 10, Scout, six, and Sunday, eight months.
Chezzi, 41, shared a cute image of the little girls cuddling each other while dressed in pyjamas before bed.
‘Back to what really matters’: Chezzi Denyer shared this cute photo to Instagram on Tuesday of the three daughters she shares with husband Grant: Sailor, 10, Scout, six, and Sunday, eight months. The couple were recently forced to deny false rumours he was having an affair
‘And back to what really matters,’ Chezzi captioned the picture, adding three love-heart emojis.
The photo comes after New Idea published a front-page story on October 18 falsely implying Grant was having an affair with dancer Lily Cornish.
The magazine included photos of Grant with his hand on Lily’s thigh in between rehearsals for Dancing with the Stars: All Stars in Sydney.
While the photos were accompanied by the headline ‘Grant Denyer Caught Out’, the full set of images has since been released, offering a more complete picture of what happened.
Denial: The update comes after Chezzi and Grant (both pictured) denied New Idea’s false claims he was having an affair with Lily Cornish, his 22-year-old Dancing with the Stars partner
Fake news: The magazine published photos of Grant with his hand on Lily’s thigh in between rehearsals for Dancing with the Stars : All Stars in Sydney
The original article insinuated Grant and Lily were cheating on their respective partners – a claim the Denyers have strongly denied – but the photos themselves actually suggest a platonic relationship.
Daily Mail Australia is not suggesting any infidelity took place.
For example, while Grant did place his hand on Lily’s thigh at one stage, it wasn’t necessarily an intimate gesture.
One photo appears to show him patting the young woman’s leg in a fatherly manner, which is what he maintains happened.
There were other moments when they acted like ordinary friends and colleagues.
False: The original article falsely suggested Grant and Lily (left) were cheating on their respective partners – a claim the Denyers have strongly denied – but the photos themselves actually suggest a platonic relationship
Shots of them looking chummy at the boat party and linking arms outside were seemingly cropped to make it appear as if they were alone.
In reality, they were surrounded by their co-stars, including the likes of former Bachelorette Angie Kent and The Morning Show host Kylie Gillies.
Grant admitted last Thursday he’d ’embarrassed’ his family, telling 2Day FM’s The Morning Crew with Hughesy, Ed & Erin the pictures actually showed him consoling his friend after she had received some sad personal news.
The images, he said, were taken by a paparazzo just moments after he and Lily had finished speaking to his wife Chezzi over FaceTime.
‘It’s such a horrible, made-up story that’s embarrassing for everyone,’ he said.
‘It’s such a horrible, made-up story’: Grant admitted last Thursday he’d ’embarrassed’ his family, telling 2Day FM’s The Morning Crew with Hughesy, Ed & Erin the pictures actually showed him consoling his friend after she had received some sad personal news
‘We’d just been on the phone to Chezzi, we had been FaceTiming… It had been a bit of a tough day and Lil had a bit going on in her personal life.’
‘It’s not up to me to divulge what it [the personal issue] is but I was just giving her a bit of a pep talk and fatherly advice,’ he added.
‘I just gave her a tap on the leg and she sort of leaned in for a bit of a hug after a chat and that’s the photo on the [New Idea] front page.’
Lily also addressed the New Idea story last Thursday, sharing a post to Instagram thanking her fans for being so understanding.
‘Thanks everyone for the kind words and messages. I really appreciate the amount of love that has come out of this yucky / disrespectful situation. Killing it with kindness,’ she wrote.
Speaking up: Lily addressed the New Idea story last Thursday, sharing this post to Instagram thanking her fans for their ‘kind words and messages’
Grant and his wife had categorically denied the New Idea report in a series of social media posts last Wednesday.
Chezzi posted screenshots of the article – which falsely suggested her husband was having an affair with a woman half his age – on Instagram and blasted the magazine for fabricating such a ‘gross and mean’ story.
She went on to claim the photographer who took the photos had apologised to her for the images being ‘taken out of context’.
She also pointed out that Lily’s long-term boyfriend Jock White had been pictured visiting her during rehearsals for DWTS.
Grant later issued his own blistering statement, calling the article a ‘brutal’ attack on a ’22-year-old kid’ and a ‘dad of three girls’.
Backlash: Chezzi posted screenshots of the article on Instagram and blasted the magazine for fabricating such a ‘gross and mean’ story