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Lauren Phillips and ex-husband Lachlan Spark’s Fitzroy home is up for auction next month

Lachlan Spark hit headlines this month after sensationally slamming his ex-wife Lauren Phillips in a blistering Instagram post regarding their one-year marriage.

And on Friday, the scorned ex-husband spoke out again – this time, to reveal the Melbourne dream home he and the Channel Nine star bought to ‘start a family’ will go to auction next month.

Lachlan told the Herald Sun that the quaint Fitzroy townhouse will go under the hammer on December 8, with an asking price of over $1.3million.

Moving on! On  Friday, Lachlan Spark revealed the Melbourne dream home he and Channel Nine star Lauren Phillips bought to 'start a family' will go to auction next month, following their split in December 2018

Moving on! On  Friday, Lachlan Spark revealed the Melbourne dream home he and Channel Nine star Lauren Phillips bought to ‘start a family’ will go to auction next month, following their split in December 2018

Home under the hammer: Lachlan tells The Herald Sun that the Fitzroy townhouse the duo snapped up together in happier times will go to auction on December 8, with an asking price of over $1.3million

Home under the hammer: Lachlan tells The Herald Sun that the Fitzroy townhouse the duo snapped up together in happier times will go to auction on December 8, with an asking price of over $1.3million 

Lachlan and Lauren, 39, wed in 2017 after six years of dating, but confirmed their split in December 2018 after just a year of marriage.

The house was built and designed by The Block stars Dan Reilly and Dani Wales, and was completed just one month after he and Lauren tied the knot.

‘I’d always dreamt of owning a beautiful family home to have a family in,’ Lachlan said of the home. ‘That was the hardest thing about letting go of that property. I worked my arse off for that, I got into massive debt.’

The two-bedroom, one bathroom property in question is a quaint little home situated next to an alleyway, with edgy graffiti emblazoned on the outside wall beside it.

The interior of the house features an open-plan lounge, dining and kitchen area all decorated in elegant hardwood floors and black-and-white themed furniture.

A small back garden perfect for entertaining guests opens out from the master bedroom. 

Stylish: The interior of the home features an open-plan lounge, dining and kitchen area all decorated in elegant hardwood floors and black-and-white themed furniture

Stylish: The interior of the home features an open-plan lounge, dining and kitchen area all decorated in elegant hardwood floors and black-and-white themed furniture

Quaint: A small back garden perfect for entertaining guests opens out from the master bedroom

Quaint: A small back garden perfect for entertaining guests opens out from the master bedroom

Finally ready: According to Lachlan, the couple had been hammering over a financial settlement which was decided weeks prior

Finally ready: According to Lachlan, the couple had been hammering over a financial settlement which was decided weeks prior

He added that ‘no one’ had really lived in the property, claiming Lauren had moved out ‘pretty much straight away’ after the pair’s no-expense-spared wedding. 

‘The place looks unbelievable, its just such a shame we built it and then three months later we separated,’ he added.

According to Lachlan, the couple had been hammering over a financial settlement which was decided weeks prior.

Daily Mail Australia have contacted a representative for Lauren for comment.

Lauren has kept a dignified silence since Lachlan made the shocking statement earlier in the week, unleashing on the Weekend Today presenter in a scathing Instagram post.

In the lengthy message, he accused Lauren of ‘caring more about herself’ during their relationship and saying he ‘wasted’ years of his life with the wrong person.

Lachlan’s Instagram post 

‘A while ago, I married a girl who cared much more about herself and how she was perceived than she did about me. It was a lot… too much, actually. I left and despite losing almost every friend I’d found over seven years (and a few other ‘best mates’ for good measure) in the blink of an eye, it was the best thing I’ve ever done.’

‘Approaching 40, I was more than a bit nervous I’d wasted a big chunk of my life with the wrong person, and that I was long odds to find anyone who was willing (or able) to give me the love I knew I deserved.’

‘I truly believed there was more to a relationship (and life) than skin-deep friends, free holidays and Instagram followers – I just needed to find it.’

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Done, and dusted: Lachlan and Lauren wed in 2017 after six years of dating, but confirmed their split in December 2018 after just a year of marriage

Done, and dusted: Lachlan and Lauren wed in 2017 after six years of dating, but confirmed their split in December 2018 after just a year of marriage 

His statement came as he debuted his new girlfriend, Courtney Wynbergen, who he said had ‘changed his world’.

‘A while ago, I married a girl who cared much more about herself and how she was perceived than she did about me,’ began Lachlan, who only recently returned to Instagram after deleting all his social media accounts when he split from Lauren.

‘It was a lot… too much, actually. I left and despite losing almost every friend I’d found over seven years (and a few other “best mates” for good measure) in the blink of an eye, it was the best thing I’ve ever done.’

Lachlan, who runs his own creative agency, went on to say that he’d wasted years of his life with Lauren.

‘Approaching 40, I was more than a bit nervous I’d wasted a big chunk of my life with the wrong person, and that I was long odds to find anyone who was willing (or able) to give me the love I knew I deserved,’ he explained.

He went on to take yet another swipe at his ex, saying: ‘I truly believed there was more to a relationship (and life) than skin-deep friends, free holidays and Instagram followers – I just needed to find it.’

New flame: His blistering statement came as he debuted his new girlfriend, Courtney Wynbergen, (pictured) whom he said had 'changed his world'

New flame: His blistering statement came as he debuted his new girlfriend, Courtney Wynbergen, (pictured) whom he said had ‘changed his world’

He's smitten: Lachlan said he'd met his new girlfriend Courtney by 'sheer, dumb luck', adding: 'She knows how to love me like I've never been loved before... I love you'

He’s smitten: Lachlan said he’d met his new girlfriend Courtney by ‘sheer, dumb luck’, adding: ‘She knows how to love me like I’ve never been loved before… I love you’

Lachlan said he’d met his new girlfriend Courtney by ‘sheer, dumb luck’.

‘I ran into this girl and my world changed,’ he wrote.

He went on to call Courtney a ‘fighter’, ‘loyal’ and ‘utterly magnificent’, then added: ‘She knows how to love me like I’ve never been loved before… I love you.’

Despite his scathing comments, Lachlan denied to Confidential on Wednesday that he meant the words with malice, saying: ‘That certainly wasn’t my intent.

‘I wrote it purely to put it out there (for my own benefit more than anyone else’s) that I’d put a difficult period behind me. Nothing malicious.’

Sad: In December 2018, a source told Daily Mail Australia that Lauren and Lachlan had attempted a 'trial separation in February to March' that year - just two months after their nuptials

Sad: In December 2018, a source told Daily Mail Australia that Lauren and Lachlan had attempted a ‘trial separation in February to March’ that year – just two months after their nuptials

'It's been a hectic few months': In March 2019, Lauren opened up about their split, saying they were still on good terms and even attended a friend's wedding in Byron Bay together

‘It’s been a hectic few months’: In March 2019, Lauren opened up about their split, saying they were still on good terms and even attended a friend’s wedding in Byron Bay together

In March 2019, Lauren had opened up about their split, claiming the pair were still on good terms and even attended a friend’s wedding in Byron Bay together.

‘It’s been a hectic few months trying to find my feet and I suppose trying to get my confidence back again,’ Lauren told The Daily Telegraph at the time.

‘I think often when you’re going through a difficult time people rally around you and that’s what I’ve done.’

New man: Lauren is now believed to be dating multi-millionaire jet tycoon Paul O'Brien, who happens to be the ex-boyfriend of Sunrise host Sam Armytage

New man: Lauren is now believed to be dating multi-millionaire jet tycoon Paul O’Brien, who happens to be the ex-boyfriend of Sunrise host Sam Armytage

She added: ‘Lachie and I are still on really great terms. We just went to a wedding in Byron Bay. People go through difficult times and we made a promise to be there for each other.’

Lauren is now believed to be dating multi-millionaire jet tycoon Paul O’Brien, who happens to be the ex-boyfriend of Sunrise host Sam Armytage.

Lauren is enjoying getting to know Paul’s many celebrity friends, including Hollywood superstar Chris Hemsworth and his wife, Elsa Pataky.

Over the weekend, Lauren got a tattoo with Elsa and several other women while celebrating Chris’ mother Leonie’s 60th birthday in Byron Bay.

New pals: Lauren is enjoying getting to know Paul's many celebrity friends, including Hollywood superstar Chris Hemsworth and his wife, Elsa Pataky (both pictured)

New pals: Lauren is enjoying getting to know Paul’s many celebrity friends, including Hollywood superstar Chris Hemsworth and his wife, Elsa Pataky (both pictured)

Tatt's nice: Over the weekend, Lauren got a tattoo with Elsa and several other women while celebrating Chris' mother Leonie's 60th birthday in Byron Bay

Tatt’s nice: Over the weekend, Lauren got a tattoo with Elsa and several other women while celebrating Chris’ mother Leonie’s 60th birthday in Byron Bay

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