The wife of a controversial property developer wanted for questioning over fraud is rumored to have dumped him and appears in photos without her wedding ring.
Nisserine ‘Nissy’ Nassif, wife of Toplace developer Jean Nassif, was spotted out with a friend late last month, dressed for the party and without her wedding bling.
It came after he recently posted a message on Instagram: “You’ll never see how toxic someone is until you breathe fresh air.”
Despite being wanted by police, Nassif continued his own social media activity, responding with cryptic comments on his Facebook page.
‘You go from being his soul mate and the center [sic] of his universe, to nothing you’ve ever done while being good enough! read a post.
He also wrote: ‘You are left behind exhausted in every aspect of your life: mentally, emotionally, spiritually, and often financially!’
Toplace’s construction arm went into voluntary administration in early July, with 64 more subsidiaries going bankrupt over the past fortnight, potentially owing creditors around $200 million.
Nisserine ‘Nissy’ Nassif (right) was dressed to the nines in a photo posted to a friend’s Instagram account (left) last month, and she was missing her wedding ring.
Jean Nassif (left with his wife, Nisserine ‘Nissy’ Nassif) is wanted on charges related to fraud
It is understood that more than 20,000 homeowners in 20 buildings could be affected.
In a photo posted to a friend’s Instagram last month, Nassif was seen dressed in a figure-hugging black mesh bustier and matching pants.
The founder of the charity Wiping Tears was also spied on with the same friend a week later with a video posted of the pair posing and having drinks in a bar, reports the daily telegraph.
Nassif, who has three children with Jean, has long been rumored to be estranged from the embattled developer, who has been in Lebanon for most of this year.
Supposedly, he still lives in the ex-couple’s multi-million dollar mansion in Chiswick, Sydney’s inner west, and is even rumored to be planning a career in reality TV, according to the Sydney Morning Herald.
He will reportedly be starring in the travel series Adventure All Stars, which will be filmed over six days on a tropical island and screened on streaming platform 7Plus.
Meanwhile, Nassif claims he suffers from “anxiety, depression and stress”, and a source close to the businessman says he misses his children.
He remains a fugitive as he is wanted on fraud-related charges, and police charge him with financial crimes dating back to 2021.
Detectives from the NSW Police Organized Crime Squad received a warrant for Mr Nassif’s arrest in June in connection with fraud-related charges.
Mr. Nassif gave his wife a yellow Lamborghini for Valentine’s Day in 2019, in a now-infamous social media post.
Nassif became a social media sensation in 2019 when he gifted his wife a $480,000 yellow Lamborghini for Valentine’s Day.
He had uploaded a video of himself introducing the luxury vehicle to the mother of his children with the comment: ‘Congratulations Mrs. Nassif… do you like it?’
Nassif is the father of attorney Ashlyn Nassif, who has been accused of obtaining a $150 million loan from Westpac bank with an allegedly forged property pre-sale contract in 2021.
She has been accused of dishonestly obtaining a financial advantage by deception and posting false or misleading material to gain an advantage.
The 27-year-old is accused of forging $10.5 million in pre-sale contracts for the development of the $900 million Sky View apartment complex in north-west Sydney.
The partner at law firm EA Legal has yet to plead guilty after she was charged with dishonestly obtaining a financial advantage through deception and posting false or misleading material.
He was granted bail in March with $2.6 million guaranteed by his family.
Earlier this year, Nassif was called to appear before a New South Wales parliamentary inquiry into allegations of wrongdoing at the Hills Shire council, but refused to give evidence via video link from Lebanon for legal reasons.