Tom Burgess and his wife Tahlia Giumelli warn ‘not everything you read about the Burgesses is accurate’ after a string of negative headlines
The NRL’s Burgess family are no strangers to making headlines.
But on Sunday, Tom Burgess and his wife Tahlia Giumelli warned fans not to believe everything that is published about them in the press.
‘When we talk about the Burgess family, we could only really talk about our Burgess family, the four of us, because that’s our focus,’ model Tahlia told Stellar magazine.
‘Family is family’: Tom Burgess (right) and his wife Tahlia Giumelli (left) have warned fans not to believe everything that is published about them in the press
‘Not everything you read is always accurate in the media and we’ve just got to be supportive of and care about each other,’ she added.
Tom said: ‘Family is family. We know that we represent each other and that’s always going to be the case. One in, all in.’
It comes after the NRL cleared Tom’s brother Sam Burgess of domestic violence allegations made by his ex-wife Phoebe more than a year ago in a series of explosive newspaper articles.
Phoebe had accused the retired South Sydney Rabbitohs star of domestic violence and drug and alcohol abuse during their marriage, which ended in late 2019.
Golden couple: The NRL’s Burgess family are no strangers to making headlines, but Tom and Tahlia have been able to avoid negative press attention for the most part
The allegations were first published in The Australian newspaper in October 2020 and denied vehemently by Burgess at the time.
Having spent more than 12 months looking at the claims, NSW Police confirmed its investigation was over last October in a 12-word statement.
‘Following extensive inquiries, no further police action is expected to be taken,’ a spokesperson said.
Allegations: It comes after the NRL cleared Tom’s brother Sam Burgess (centre) of domestic violence allegations made by his ex-wife Phoebe more than a year ago
Sam and Tom’s brother George Burgess also recently pleaded not guilty after being charged with ‘sexually touching’ a female footy fan in Sydney.
The St George Illawarra Dragons forward was charged last month after the woman reported the alleged incident to NSW Police.
Police will allege a woman made a complaint after Burgess allegedly went to her home at Mascot, in Sydney’s inner south, in early March.
Detectives will allege the woman requested a signed football jersey from Burgess.
Burgess is alleged to have ‘sexually touched the woman’s bottom without her consent’ between 10.20am and 10.45am, according to court documents.
Charges: Sam and Tom’s brother George Burgess (pictured) also recently pleaded not guilty after being charged with ‘sexually touching’ a female footy fan in Sydney