One Elle Of A Guy

27 Oct 2008
By Ahlanlive.com

Model's new man has shady past...

Supermodel ELLE MACPHERSON is standing by her new man BRIAN BURGESS despite shocking details of his shady past as a drug smuggler emerging.

The catwalk beauty, 44, recently began dating 56-year-old Burgess, who now owns a London removals company. It is thought the pair met when he helped her move home.

Their relationship came under scrutiny on Sunday when it was revealed that Burgess is a convicted drug smuggler, who was deported to his native Britain from Australia in 2000 after serving four years for dealing class A drugs.

But Elle is reportedly unfazed by the shocking revelations.

A close pal says, "She knows about his past and is fine with it. He's a good man inside."

And Burgess appears to have left his bad boy days in the past.

John Hess, a manager at Burgess' Aussie Man Van firm, says, "I'm not sure of the precise details, but that's all in the past.

"Brian's a good man now who does a lot of charity work and spends his time counselling addicts."