- Garry Lyon began dating Billy Brownless’ ex-wife in 2016
- At the time, a stunned Brownless labelled it ‘morally wrong’
- Lyon and Brownless reunited on Friday for first time in ages
Footy mates turned bitter foes Billy Brownless and Garry Lyon have reunited on the airwaves in a stunning eight-year first.
The AFL identities, who dramatically fell out in 2016 when Lyon began dating Brownless’ ex-wife Nicky, appeared on-air together on Friday as SEN Melbourne celebrated 20 years in Australian radio.
‘Bill Brownless joined [co-host] Tim [Watson] and I to launch this station [20 years ago]….and he joins us now. William, welcome!’ Lyon said.
Brownless responded: ‘G’day Gaz and g’day Whispy [Watson], and well done boys…. 20 years, that is a bloody good thing to do.’
The trio then reminisced about some of their previous antics, which included ‘finding a bit of trouble’ with their bosses after going live on air one year following a big night at the Logies.
Footy friends turned bitter enemies Billy Brownless and Garry Lyon reunited on the airwaves in a stunning eight-year first on Friday
It comes after Billy’s ex Nicky Brownless recently announced her engagement to Garry Lyon (pictured together)
Lyon blindsided his best mate Billy Brownless (right) by starting a relationship in 2016 with his wife of 18 years, just 12 months after they separated
It was one of the most dramatic break-ups ever seen in AFL circles, with Garry Lyon also splitting with his wife Melissa (pictured right)
It comes as Lyon – a former champion player with the Melbourne Demons – recently popped the question to Nicky Brownless, who has four children with her ex-partner.
‘The best surprise,’ Brownless posted on social media, revealing the engagement news.
A photo of the couple showed them hugging on their Mornington Peninsula property while standing in the middle of a lit-up love heart.
In March of 2016, the AFL was rocked after the high-profile relationship went public, which saw Lyon later leave Triple M.
Brownless then opened up on the personal matter in a teary interview on The Footy Show.
‘I couldn’t believe it. I found out three or four months ago,’ he said at the time.
‘I asked Garry and Nicky earlier on what was going on and they said they were just good friends. That’s what hurts the most.
‘By law, it’s legal. Morally, it’s wrong. We all know our rights and wrongs.
‘You don’t touch a man’s wallet and you don’t touch his wife.’
The former best friends both appear to have moved on from the ugly spat, and even spent Christmas together – along with Nicky and the four Brownless kids – in recent years.