Cody Simpson’s mother, Angie, stated the swimmer is navigating immense media consideration with ease on the Commonwealth Games amid rumors that he’s feuding with fellow Australian swimmer Kyle Chalmers.
Simpson is presently courting Chalmers’ ex, Emma McKeon, following their break up final year. The three swimmers are actually competing in England.
“I think he has been lucky because he has had so much history with press and media before, performing on stage for thousands of people,” Angie said on Channel Seven’s Sunrise on Wednesday, seemingly referring to her son’s profitable music career.
Simpson has additionally had various high-profile relationships, together with romances with supermodel Gigi Hadid and Grammy-nominated singer Miley Cyrus.
“So I think the pressures of what he has dealt with in camp and at the Commonwealth Games has been pretty easy for him,” Angie stated. “It has given him an advantage to deal with a lot of those pressures and not let that stuff bother him.”
Rumors of a rift between Simpson and Chalmers have dominated headlines on the Commonwealth Games — the place Simpson received a gold medal as a warmth swimmer in Australia’s 4x100m freestyle relay. He additionally completed fifth within the 100m backstroke last on Tuesday evening with McKeon watching on.
Chalmers threatened to give up swimming if “false news” a couple of feud with Simpson and McKeon continued.
“It’s all just false news that is actually just crap,” Chalmers said, according to the Daily Mail. “It’s honestly just a load of s–t that is not true.”
Chalmers additionally denied hypothesis there have been points with McKeon after the 2 appeared to have an ungainly interplay in the course of the 4x100m freestyle combined relay on Friday.
“Did you watch the whole race? I said congratulations and we [McKeon] stood here right alongside you guys and spoke last night,” stated Chalmers, who was thought to have ignored McKeon after Australia’s win.
“I find that really hard to believe that I didn’t say congratulations after the race. I actually walked up and said ‘good job’ across the pool.”
Chalmers added that he has an excellent relationship with Simpson. Chalmers stated he texted Simpson congratulations after the Australian males’s 4x100m freestyle group’s win on Saturday.
“I do nothing but be as positive as I possibly can. I support him on the team but, again, people just want clickbait on the article. It’s unfortunate that I can’t do anything right at this point in time,” Chalmers stated. “I think it’s fantastic that he’s here… it’s fantastic for our sport, it brings new viewers in. What he has achieved in two years of swimming is incredible.”
McKeon grew to become probably the most adorned athlete in Commonwealth Games historical past on Tuesday, The swimming sensation received bronze within the 100m freestyle last earlier than claiming gold within the 4x100m combined medley relay – to push her medal rely to 19 in complete throughout her career.
“I was way more nervous to watch him than I was for my 100 (freestyle final),” McKeon stated of Simpson. “I love sharing this experience with him.”