Friends and family of Ryan Jenkins and Jasmine Fiore are speaking out, painting a picture of a toxic relationship that ended with her murder and his suicide, the New York Daily News reports. Their marriage “was hell on Earth—I advised him 50 times to get out of that relationship,” says Jenkins’ father, who downplayed any signs of domestic violence, saying his son simply pushed Fiore into a pool after seeing her kiss another guy.
Jenkins, a wannabe reality star (VH1 has since canceled both his series) dazzled Fiore, who dreamed of hitting the big time in Las Vegas but instead found herself working as a cocktail waitress. “If my son was guilty, he was crazy. He was not the boy we knew,” Jenkins’ father tells the Calgary Times, calling his son “a wonderful young man, a thoughtful man.”