Gary Rohan splits with wife after 'cat fight' controversy

Andrew Reid
·3-min read
Pictured here, Gary Rohan and his wife Aime in happier times.
Gary Rohan and his wife Aime have reportedly separated after weeks of speculation. Pic: Instragram

Gary Rohan and his wife Aime have reportedly split up after weeks of speculation about the pair's relationship.

The Geelong Cats star and his wife welcomed their third child into the world earlier this year, but their four-year marriage was said to have been on the rocks for weeks.

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The Herald Sun reported the couple's separation on Friday night, less than eight months after the birth of their daughter, Sadie Rose in March.

Gary and Aime Rohan are seen here after the birth of daughter Sadie Rose.
Gary and Aime Rohan welcomed daughter Sadie Rose into the world in March. Pic: Instagram

Rumours of the couple's problems intensified after Aime stayed behind at her family's Bellarine Coast home near Geelong with daughters Bella and Sadie Rose, while Rohan travelled with the Cats to their Gold Coast hub.

Many of the player's partners and kids had joined the Geelong squad in the Gold Coast hubs in August, with Aime's absence raising eyebrows.

Rohan was then reportedly at the centre of a "cat fight" with Tom Hawkins, with the Herald Sun claiming his Geelong teammate confronted the 29-year-old about his behaviour while staying in the Gold Coast hub.

Amie - herself an Instagram influencer - further fuelled rumours this week with a cryptic social media post to her following of more than 35,000 people.

"Please be strong in who you are and please don’t let the actions of another convince you that you are not good enough as you are," she posted.

Despite a tumultuous period for Rohan off the field, the forward helped the Cats charge to the grand final, where they were defeated by Richmond.

Couple tragically lost twin daughter Willow

Rohan and Aime's third daughter came after the couple's baby heartbreak with twins Bella and Willow, the latter of whom tragically died just hours after birth.

The couple bravely shared their journey to childbirth in 2018 after learning Willow had suffered an incurable neural defect known as anencephaly, which caused her to pass away five hours after she was born.

Gary and Aime were praised for the bravery in going public with the revelation about Willow’s birth in 2018.

Seen here, Gary Rohan's Instagram post after the birth of his daughters.
Gary Rohan posted this photo to Instagram, announcing the birth of his daughter's. Source: Instagram/Gary Rohan

The couple learned Willow would not survive pregnancy at just 11 weeks, a shattering revelation.

Their twins were born on April 12, 2018, and Amie spoke to Harper’s Bazaar about their decision to proceed with the pregnancy despite the heartbreaking diagnosis.

“We sat down and said, ‘This journey has been written for us. Let’s continue on it’,” she told the magazine.

“We had about five hours with Willow before she passed.

“In those five hours, I learnt so much about life and how precious it is.

“Even though her time here was so fleeting, she was a very amazing girl.”

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