Anna Guy frustrated at relationship rumours

By Kathryn Powley

Anna Guy, in court during the trial of her husband Ewen Macdonald. Photo /  Mark Mitchell
Anna Guy, in court during the trial of her husband Ewen Macdonald. Photo / Mark Mitchell

Anna Guy is sick of hearing rumours about the identity of the new man in her life.

Speaking for the first time since the country was gripped by the murder trial of her husband Ewen Macdonald, who was acquitted of killing her brother Scott, Guy confirmed the rumour mill was running hot over her new relationship.

"I can be seen talking with any man at the moment and people think that's my new relationship. I feel like I can't talk to anyone or go anywhere," she said, exasperated.

It's no secret that Guy has split from Macdonald, the man acquitted in July but still locked up on other charges. Interest hasn't dwindled in Guy's lovelife as time has passed.

"I'm hearing a lot of rumours. It's never ending," she said.

A good-humoured Guy told the Herald on Sunday that she ended her relationship with Macdonald last October or November, although "technically" they were still married.

She felt the public's fascination with her private life was "bizarre" and had spun out of control. It was as if strangers who'd followed the trial now felt they knew her.

"The rumours are just ridiculous now."

Some of those stories had reached the Herald on Sunday, but when we put them to her, she said they were not true.

However, she wasn't ready to talk about her new relationship.

"I've got nothing to hide. I don't feel like I've done anything wrong."

She kept telling herself: "No, it doesn't matter what other people think, just do what makes you happy."

But she admitted it was a bit of a struggle sometimes.

Macdonald is due back in court this month for a sentencing date to be set for charges including poaching, arson and killing 19 calves with a hammer.

- Herald on Sunday

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