The husband of Real Housewives from Melbourne star Lydia Schiavello faces a half-million bill for unpaid taxes.
Schiavello, 48, is a beloved face in the popular reality television series, which deals with the private lives of wealthy Melburnian women.
She is married to high-flying architect Andrew Norbury, who found herself in hot water because of alleged tax evasion that found his way to the County Court of Victoria.
Architect Andrew Norbury and his famous wife Lydia Schiavello appearing on the Real Housewives of Melbourne. Her husband's case was struck with a half-million dollar tax bill
Real Housewives from Melbourne star Lydia Schiavello and Andrew Norbury in the a Dolce Italia Charity Gala. The architect has been asked to cough up a huge tax bill
Schiavello, described as the typical & # 39; cosmopolitan housewife & # 39 ;, is a well-versed hostess, interior decorator, cook and skier.
She is also a devoted mother of two boys, a girl and three stepchildren – not to mention her fashionable Italian greyhound Figaro.
A writ of summons filed this month requires Mr. Norbury assists the court or immediately pays $ 557,033.00 and $ 1,434.66 in legal fees to the tax office.
& # 39; If you cannot appear within the correct time, the claimant may obtain a DECLARATION AGAINST YOU against the claim without your knowledge & # 39 ;, said the statement.
In a statement of claim obtained by Daily Mail Australia, the tax office claims that Mr. Norbury did not cough up his contribution.
It is claimed that Mr. Norbury evades his taxes in September 2016 when the ATO claims that his company has paid no more than $ 60,000.
Venus Behbahani-Clark, Gamble Breaux, Gina Liano, Lydia Schiavello, Sally Bloomfield, Jackie Gillies and Janet Roach arrive in a Real Housewives of Melbourne Season 4 launch in 2017
By June next year, the architect would not have been able to pay another $ 56,861.
The process is said to have been repeated repeatedly, month after month, with similar amounts until July last year, when the tax authorities flipped out the door.
The order states that Mr. Norbury had not advised his company. Metier3 was under management or was now in liquidation within the meaning of the Corporations Act.
The company is described as & # 39; able to deliver high-quality, commercially focused (sic) design solutions for its customers & # 39 ;.
The television series with Mr Norbury's wife started in 2014 and originally focused on Giana Liano, Jackie Gillies, Andrea Moss, Janet Roach and Mrs. Schiavello.
It remains unclear how the impending tax struggle is likely to be the & # 39; power pair & # 39; will affect.
Mrs. Schiavello was popular on the program because she was a die-hard & # 39; foodie & # 39; was who lived nothing but to cook a Sunday roast.
It is described on the show's website as someone who immerses himself & # 39; in helping others.
"If she doesn't follow her household or attends her family, Lydia's goals are purely altruistic – to immerse herself in multiple charities and help with fundraising events," it says.
During season 3 of the show, Janet Roach called Mrs. Schiavello a & # 39; stupid fat b **** & # 39; and later in season four, she suggested that she get a spray-free color to bring her arms and legs to the eye.
A report on the website hustle states that Mr. Norbury has the & # 39; perfect match & # 39; was for the high-profile housewife.
& # 39; Looking at some of the traits they have been working on, you want to move to Australia, regardless of how many terrifying wildlife there is Down Under & it says.
Lydia Schiavello attends the opening night of Mamma Mia! The musical at the Princess Theater last year. Her husband says he plans to pay his tax bill
& # 39; Metier3 also has commercial contracts, which shows that if you walk through the center of Melbourne, you'll probably see Andrew's work. Based on the photos on their website and their Instagram, Metier3 specializes in modern designs with many metal and glass elements. & # 39;
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