Retired Australian cricket captain Michael Clarke and wife Kyly announce shock split

  • Retired Australian cricket captain Michael Clarke and wife Kyly announce shock split

Retired Australian cricket captain Michael Clarke and wife Kyly announce shock split

Former world cup winning Australian captain and stylish batsman Michael Clarke has announced that he and his wife of seven years Kyly have made a decision to go for a mutual consent divorce.

Recently, Clarke, through an Instagram post had indicated he was preparing to become the new co-host of Big Sports Breakfast show this year alongside former rugby league great Laurie Daley. Kyly will continue to live in their Vaucluse property with their daughter.

The reported $40 million divorce means Clarke's fear is now reality, with an extract from his autobiography making for heartbreaking reading.

"After living apart for some time, we have made the hard decision to separate as a couple, amicably", Michael and Kyly told the newspaper.

"Their break-up affected me to the core", Clarke wrote. "It takes me a long time to get over that fear".

Since then, Clarke has commentated on Channel 9 and was part of the ICC's official commentary team for the 2019 World Cup.

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

Writing about a chance encounter with Boldy in his 2016 book Michael Clarke: My Story, the 115-Test veteran said: "In 2007, before I began dating Lara, I introduced myself to Kyly at a bar in Cronulla".

"She declined, saying I could come and ask myself". After his and Worthington's relationship ended, Kyly reached out to him on Twitter when he was on tour in the West Indies and the pair started dating soon after.

Clarke also hinted that the split was on the cards with an emotional Instagram post earlier this week in which he appeared to tell daughter Kelsey he was "right beside you".