A senior biker boss and the father of Married at First Sight star Stacey Hampton’s two little boys has died in a motorcycle accident Adelaide” Northeast Suburbs.
The driver, 38-year-old Rebels boss Shane Smith, died at the scene in Redwood Park around 3am Wednesday, and his male passenger was taken to hospital in serious condition.
Mr. Smith is the father of Married at First Sight star Stacey Hampton’s two boys and has their name tattooed on his hand.
Ms Hampton, now 27, had been with the Adelaide rebel president since she was 19 until she split from him in July 2017, a month before he was convicted of beating up two nightclub bouncers.
It’s the latest tragedy for the tragic MAFS star, who also lost her brother in a motorcycle accident in July 2015 and her father to suicide in 1995.
Shane Smith is the father of Married at First Sight star Stacey Hampton’s two boys
He was killed in a motorcycle accident in Adelaide’s north-east suburbs at 3am on Wednesday
Married At First Sight’s controversial bride Stacey Hampton (right) was engaged to Rebels biker boss Shane Michael Smith, 37, (left), with whom she shares two sons (one pictured).
Elder brother Jaimie, who raised Ms Hampton after her father took his own life, was killed in a motorcycle accident on the day she was born.
Devastated by the loss of her only son, her mother Leanne immediately moved in with her pregnant daughter, who eventually underwent an artificial birth.
When Ms Hampton’s son was born a week after her 23-year-old brother’s death, she called then-partner Shane in prison from her hospital bed and listened to him cry at the news.
In 2020, she defended her ex and urged society not to judge him for his criminal past.
“He really is the greatest person and I think he’s ashamed of his past,” she said in a magazine interview.
“I met him when I was very young, 19, through mutual friends, and I wasn’t aware of his lifestyle, but I feel for him so quickly,” she continued.
“I didn’t realize at the time that he actually had charges that had surfaced ages ago – 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
The former couple share sons Kruz, two, and Kosta, four, who appeared in a MAFS episode.
Stacey, who is 11 years younger than Smith, said they met when she was “very young”.
“We met when I was very young, fell in love quickly and then tried to make it work for the kids,” she previously told the Daily Mail Australia.
“It was a civil separation. He’s a great dad and I have no regrets.”
Speaking previously to Daily Mail Australia, she shared her struggles with being a new mom while Smith was in prison
“I got pregnant at age 20 and gave birth at 21 while my partner was incarcerated,” she says.
“I had to be hospitalized for stress with shingles, and then I had Bell’s palsy with stress while heavily pregnant.”
In February 2019, the heavily tattooed Smith was convicted and fined $3,500 for assaulting two bouncers outside a Bendigo nightclub on August 6, 2017
“He’s still emotionally supportive of me and my decisions, helping me with relationship advice and also looking after the happiness of me and my kids,” Stacey said of her former partner Shane Smith, who is pictured with their son Kruz
One of many family photos on Smith’s social media shows the biker leader in his rebel colors while Stacey cradles Kosta during their time together.
“This is Stacie Hampton my wife,” he wrote alongside two heart emojis as friends complimented his glamorous partner.
Smith also has Ms Hampton’s name tattooed on his hand along with Kosta’s name and date of birth – January 25, 2016.
In February 2019, Smith was convicted and fined $3,500 for assaulting two bouncers outside a Bendigo nightclub on August 6, 2017.
He narrowly escaped jail after a judge dismissed a charge of beating because the brutal beatings did not shock those around him.
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 bad decisions and falling in love with “problem” partners.
Stacey (centre) didn’t know her father had died until her sister told her when she was six or seven. Stacey’s brother Jaimie (left) felt he had to follow in his father’s footsteps
“The day I was born, I got a call from my mom,” says Stacey. “She was crying, she was like, ‘Stacey, Jaimie is dead.’ Stacey is pictured with sons Kosta, four, and Kruz, two, at Jaimie’s grave
Stacey became particularly close to her brother Jaimie after their father’s suicide. “I remember nobody was good enough for me, and he was always the one pushing me to finish law school,” she says. They are pictured above as children and adults
“A picture that looks back on your life as a highlight reel,” she said. ‘Only mine was so dark.’
As a child, she thought her father, the mining supervisor who disappeared when she was one, might have gone to work, but her mother didn’t want to talk about his absence.
“I tried to ask my mom about my dad and all she did was break down and cry,” Stacey said. She said, “Stacey, I can’t do this,” wanting to avoid the question.
When New Zealand-born Ms Hampton was six or seven, her older sister told her her father killed himself on New Year’s Day 1995.
She has been particularly close to her brother Jaimie since their father’s suicide and said his death hit her hard.
“I lost two people that day,” she said. ‘My brother was my father and my brother.’
Upon hearing the news, she collapsed on the floor and was picked up by her best friend, who screamed as she explained what had happened.
“She quickly put me in the car we drove to my mom’s,” Stacey revealed. “There were police everywhere, my brother’s friends and his partner at the time.
“Everyone cried. I became empty, I felt numb. I couldn’t breathe anymore. My priority was my mother, so I dealt with the police and their questions.
“Then I turned to my mother, packed her things and brought her to my house where I was waiting for my baby.
“I heard her cry all night for weeks. I had to be initiated because of the stress.’