Cody Simpson’s mother says dealing with media frenzy over his ‘love triangle’ has been ‘pretty easy’

Cody Simpson’s mother Angie has spoken out her son’s ‘love triangle’ with Kyle Chalmers and Emma McKeon.

Kyle, 24, dated Emma, 28, for a short time last year before the pair broke up and Emma moved on with Cody, 25. The three swimmers are now competing in Birmingham.

During an interview on Channel Seven’s Sunrise on Wednesday, Angie said dealing with negative press coverage has been ‘pretty easy’ for Cody.

Cody Simpson’s mother Angie has weighed in on her son’s ‘love triangle’ with girlfriend Emma McKeon and fellow swimmer Kyle Chalmers: ‘He has had so much history’

‘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,’ she said.

‘I think the pressures of what he has dealt with in camp and at the Commonwealth Games has been pretty easy for him.’

Angie continued: ‘It has given him an advantage to deal with a lot of those pressures and not let that stuff bother him.’

During an interview on Channel Seven's Sunrise on Wednesday, Angie said dealing with negative press coverage has been 'pretty easy' for Cody

During an interview on Channel Seven’s Sunrise on Wednesday, Angie said dealing with negative press coverage has been ‘pretty easy’ for Cody 

Rumours of a rift between Chalmers and Simpson have dominated the back pages in the lead-up to last month’s world championships and have been the main talking point surrounding the Australian team’s success at the Commonwealth Games so far.

Speaking at a press conference in Birmingham after winning gold on Saturday, Chalmers threatened to quit swimming if ‘false news’ continued to circulate that he was in a feud with Simpson and former flame McKeon.

‘It’s all just false news that is actually just crap. It’s honestly just a load of s**t that is not true,’ he said.

Rumours of a rift between Chalmers and Simpson (right, with McKeon) have dominated the back pages in the lead-up to last month's World Championship and have been the main talking point surrounding the Australian team's success at the Commonwealth Games so far

Rumours of a rift between Chalmers and Simpson (right, with McKeon) have dominated the back pages in the lead-up to last month’s World Championship and have been the main talking point surrounding the Australian team’s success at the Commonwealth Games so far 

He also denied rumours of a rift with McKeon following their awkward chemistry during the 4x100m freestyle mixed relay on Friday.

Australia was the only nation not to hold hands and raise them in unison pre-race, while Chalmers was the only teammate who was not seen shaking McKeon’s hand following their win.

He denied any suggestion he did not congratulate his ex following the victory. 

 ‘Did you watch the whole race? I said congratulations and we [McKeon] stood here right alongside you guys and spoke last night,’ he said.

‘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 dated McKeon for a short time last year before the pair broke up and McKeon moved on with Simpson. The three swimmers are now competing in Birmingham. (Pictured: McKeon and Simpson in Barcelona, Spain, last month)

Chalmers dated McKeon for a short time last year before the pair broke up and McKeon moved on with Simpson. The three swimmers are now competing in Birmingham. (Pictured: McKeon and Simpson in Barcelona, Spain, last month)

‘We all said congratulations, we all did what we had to do and it’s an honour to be part of that team last night and win the first gold medal in the race at the Commonwealth Games and to do it with Australia’s most successful Olympian and now Australia’s most successful Commonwealth Games athlete is special.’

Chalmers said he has a good relationship with Simpson and texted him congratulations after the Australian men’s 4x100m freestyle team win on Saturday. 

‘I said good luck to Cody, I said good job to Cody, I sent him a message after the race,’ he said.

‘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.

Speaking at a press conference in Birmingham after winning gold on Saturday, Chalmers threatened to quit swimming if 'false news' continued to circulate that he was in a feud with Simpson and former flame McKeon

Speaking at a press conference in Birmingham after winning gold on Saturday, Chalmers threatened to quit swimming if ‘false news’ continued to circulate that he was in a feud with Simpson and former flame McKeon 

‘It’s unfortunate that I can’t do anything right at this point in time.

‘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.’

At the national trials back in April, Chalmers announced he would take up 50m butterfly for the Commonwealth Games – the same event that Simpson was attempting to qualify for. 

Some spectators felt Chalmers was perhaps trying to deliberately quash the dreams of Simpson, a successful pop star whose return to the pool after he was a child prodigy in Queensland has seen him become a cause célèbre.

He also denied rumours of a rift with McKeon following their awkward chemistry during the 4x100m freestyle mixed relay on Friday

He also denied rumours of a rift with McKeon following their awkward chemistry during the 4x100m freestyle mixed relay on Friday 

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