Michael Clarke has reportedly confirmed his new relationship with fashion designer Pip Edwards, four months after announcing his divorce with wife Kyly.
The Clarkes announced in a joint statement in February that their seven-year marriage was ending.
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Over the last few months the Australian cricket great been linked with Edwards - the co-founder of PE Nation activewear - and he’s now said to have confirmed the rumours.
According to the Sydney Morning Herald: “The newly-separated cricket star confirmed his relationship with P.E Nation activewear co-founder Edwards to a well-placed source.”
The pair are said to be keeping their relationship “low-key” for their respective children.
The 40-year-old Edwards has 12-year-old son Justice Maximus with designer Dan Single, while Michael and Kyly Clarke have four-year-old daughter Kelsey Lee.
Clarke and Edwards have been spotted out and about together over the last few months but refused to confirm the rumours about their relationship.
Edwards appeared to confirm the relationship last week with an Instagram post captioned: “Me in my boyfriend(’s) blazer.”
A ‘boyfriend blazer’ is a popular fashion item for women, but the addition of the (‘s) didn’t go unnoticed among fans.
Michael and Kyly Clarke’s divorce
Michael and Kyly have agreed on a financial settlement and on arrangements to co-parent Kelsey Lee.
“After living apart for some time, we have made the difficult decision to separate as a couple, amicably,” they said.
“With the greatest of respect for each other, we've come to the mutual conclusion that this is the best course for us to take while committed to the co-parenting of our daughter.”
Clarke hinted that he’d moved out of their family home in Vaucluse when he posted a photo on Instagram showing him at the Bondi apartment he also owned with Kyly.
The $7 million pad was part of a $40 million divorce that also includes the $12 million, five bedroom house in Vaucluse, another Bondi apartment Clarke owns with sister Leanne, as well as $18 million in savings and investments.
Clarke also hinted that the split was on the cards with an emotional Instagram post in which he appeared to tell daughter Kelsey he was “right beside you.”
Clarke played 115 Tests and 245 one-day internationals for Australia, scoring over 17,000 runs at international level.
He has since forged a successful career in the media, while Kyly was one of the new judges on Channel 7 renovation show House Rules this year.
She also runs her own company ‘Lyfestyled by Kyly Clarke’.
“We’d like to acknowledge the wonderful support we’ve had from family and friends, and at this time request privacy so that we can manage this next stage of our lives,” the statement read.