A senior bikie boss and the father of Married at First Sight star Stacey Hampton’s two little boys has been killed in a motorbike crash in Adelaide’s northeastern suburbs.
The rider, 38-year-old Rebels boss Shane Smith, died at the scene in Redwood Park at around 3am on Wednesday, with his male passenger taken to hospital in a serious condition.
Mr Smith is the father of Married at First Sight star Stacey Hampton’s two young boys and has her name tattooed on his hand.
The Rebels paid tribute to Mr Smith on Facebook and said it was ‘another dark day for our club’.
Ms Hampton, now 27, dated the Rebels’ Adelaide president from the age of 19 until she split with him in July 2017, a month before he was convicted of bashing two nightclub bouncers.
It is the latest tragedy to befall the tragic MAFS star, who also lost her brother in a motorbike accident in July 2015 and lost her father to suicide in 1995.
Shane Smith is the father of Married at First Sight star Stacey Hampton’s two young boys
He was killed in a motorbike crash in Adelaide’s northeastern suburbs at 3am on Wednesday
Married At First Sight’s controversial bride Stacey Hampton (right) was engaged to Rebels bikie boss Shane Michael Smith, 37, (left) with whom she shares two sons (one pictured)
Older brother Jaimie, who stepped up to raise Ms Hampton after their father took his own life, was killed in a motorcycle accident on the day she had been due to give birth.
Her mother Leanne fell apart at the loss of her only son and immediately moved in with her pregnant daughter, who eventually underwent an induced labour.
When Ms Hampton’s son was born a week after her 23-year-old brother died, she rang then-partner Shane in prison from her hospital bed and listened as he wept at the news.
In 2020, she defended her ex and urged society not to judge him on his criminal past.
‘He’s honestly the greatest person and I think he’s ashamed of his past,’ she said in a magazine interview.
‘I met him when I was really young, 19, through mutual friends and I wasn’t aware of his lifestyle but I feel for him so quickly,’ she continued.
‘At the time, I didn’t realise he actually had charges from ages ago that had come up – assault charges.’
The former couple share sons Kruz, two, and Kosta, four. Smith has Stacey and Kosta’s names tattooed on his hand
Proud parent Smith poses with Kosta (left) and a newborn Kruz sometime in 2017
Mr Smith and Ms Hampton share sons Kruz, two, and Kosta, four, who have appeared on a MAFS episode.
Stacey, who is 11 years younger than her ex, said they’ll ‘always be each other’s kryptonite’.
‘Shane and I met very young, I fell hard and fast and we will always be each other’s kryptonite,’ she says.
‘He was always very supportive and I had terrible post-natal depression which is my motivation behind my charity.
‘He took the kids when I was in no state to have them. I had to fix myself and I was alone. He was great to me.
‘He still emotionally supports me and my decisions, helps me with relationship advice and also looks out for me and my children’s happiness.
‘We still share kids birthdays together and do lunches. We just can’t be together because we argue and we both have a lot of damage from our past which clashes.
‘It was a civil break-up. He’s an amazing dad and I have no regrets.’
In February 2019, heavily-tattooed Smith was convicted and fined $3,500 for assaulting two bouncers outside a nightclub in Bendigo on August 6, 2017
‘He still emotionally supports me and my decisions, helps me with relationship advice and also looks out for me and my children’s happiness,’ Stacey said of her former partner Shane Smith, pictured with their son Kruz
Speaking previously to Daily Mail Australia, she shared her struggles with being a young mother while Smith was in jail
‘I fell pregnant at the age of 20 and gave birth at 21 when my partner was incarcerated,’ she says.
‘I had to get admitted to hospital with shingles from stress, and then I had Bell’s palsy with stress whilst heavily pregnant.’
One of many family photos on Smith’s social media shows the bikie leader in his Rebels colours as Stacey cradles Kosta during their time together.
‘That’s Stacie Hampton my wife,’ he wrote alongside two heart emojis when friends complimented his glamorous partner.
Smith also has Ms Hampton’s name tattooed on his hand along with Kosta’s name and birth date – January 25, 2016.
In February 2019, Smith was convicted and fined $3,500 for assaulting two bouncers outside a nightclub in Bendigo on August 6, 2017.
He narrowly avoided jail after a magistrate dismissed an affray charge because the savage beatings weren’t deemed to be evoking of terror in bystanders.
Ms Hampton previously opened up about her tragic family history to Daily Mail Australia in her most revealing interview since her explosive appearance on MAFS.
She revealed how her early experiences shaped her relationships with men, leading to her making poor choices and falling for partners with ‘issues’.
Stacey (pictured centre) did not know her father had died until her sister told her when she was aged six or seven. Stacey’s brother Jaimie (left) felt he had to step into his father’s shoes
‘On the day I was due to give birth I received a phone call from my mother,’ Stacey says. ‘She was crying, she said, ‘Stacey, Jaimie is dead’. Stacey is pictured with sons Kosta, four, and Kruz, two, at Jaimie’s grave
Stacey was particularly close to her brother Jaimie following the suicide of their father. ‘I remember no one was good enough for me and he was always the one to push me to finish my law degree,’ she says. They are pictured above as children and adults
‘Picture looking back on your life growing up as a highlight reel,’ she said. ‘Only mine was so dark.’
As a child she believed her mining supervisor father, who disappeared when she was one, might have been away working but her mother did not want to discuss his absence.
‘I tried to ask my mother about my father and all she did was break down and cry,’ Stacey said. ‘She said, ‘Stacey I cant do this’ and would avoid the question.
When New Zealand-born Ms Hampton was six or seven her older sister told her their father had killed himself on New Year’s Day in 1995.
She had been particularly close to her brother Jaimie since the suicide of their father and said his death hit her hard.
‘I lost two people that day,’ she said. ‘My brother was my father and my brother.’
She collapsed on the ground upon hearing the news and was picked up by her best friend, screaming as she explained what had happened.
‘She quickly got me into the car we drove to my mother’s,’ Stacey revealed. ‘There were police everywhere, my brother’s friends and his partner at the time.
‘Everyone was crying. I went blank, I felt numb. I couldn’t breathe anymore. My priority was my mother so I dealt with the police and their questions.
‘I then turned to mum, packed her bags and moved her into my home where I was staying awaiting my baby.
‘I heard her crying all night for weeks. I had to be induced due to the stress.’