Lara Bingle dragged into Michael Clarke's $40 million divorce

Michael Clarke’s divorce has officially become tabloid fodder.

New Idea and Woman’s Day are both claiming to have spoken to sources close to Clarke’s divorce with wife Kyly, reporting that the ghosts of Clarke’s past relationship with Lara Bingle took a toll.

Clarke and Bingle were in a relationship for a number of years before they broke up in 2010.

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Bingle has since married fellow Aussie actor Sam Worthington and the couple are expecting their third child together.

“Lara is about to have her third child. She is living the life he always wanted to,” an unnamed source allegedly told New Idea.

“Lots of their old mates think he still has a place in his heart for Lara. You never forget your first love and it’s even harder when they are in the public eye showing off their kids and happy life.

“He is jealous of Sam and what they have.”

Michael Clarke and Lara Bingle at the 2010 Allan Border Medal. (Photo by Lucas Dawson/Getty Images)

Clarke’s big career announcement after split

Just hours after confirming the sad news that he was splitting with Kyly after seven years of marriage, the former Australian cricket captain announced a big career move.

Last week Clarke announced that he’d be joining rugby league legend Laurie Daley as co-host of Sky Sports Radio’s Big Sports Breakfast.

Clarke will be taking over from veteran broadcaster Terry Kennedy.

“Getting some tips from the great man @laurie_daley6 about how to wake up at 4am,” Clarke wrote on Instagram while announcing the new gig.

“Looking forward to joining @bigsportsbrekky @skyracingau very soon.”

An official press release later confirmed the news.

“It’s a show that I have always listened to growing up. My father listens every morning,” Clarke said.

“I always stayed across it during my playing days, and I love the fact I have the opportunity to talk about all racing and sports, not just cricket.

“I think the consistency of being on radio Monday to Friday allows the Australian public to get to know me better and the chance to work beside a childhood hero like Laurie Daley, how can you not look forward to that.”

Clarke and wife Kyly have agreed on a financial settlement and on arrangements to co-parent their four-year-old daughter Kelsey Lee, The Australian reports.

“After living apart for some time, we have made the difficult decision to separate as a couple, amicably,” they told the newspaper in a joint statement.

“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.”

Kyly and Michael Clarke at the GQ Australia Men of The Year Awards in 2018. (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images for GQ Australia)

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 recently announced as one of the new judges on Channel 7 renovation show House Rules.

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.

with AAP