Michael Clarke has opened up about life after his divorce with wife Kyly amid rumours he’s started a new relationship.
In an interview with the Daily Telegraph over the weekend, Clarke said he “wouldn’t change a thing” about his life and “95 per cent has been just an absolute dream come true.”
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Michael and Kyly Clarke announced in February that their seven-year marriage was over.
The pair have since agreed on a financial settlement and on arrangements to co-parent four-year-old daughter Kelsey-Lee.
“After living apart for some time, we have made the difficult decision to separate as a couple, amicably,” they said at the time.
“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.”
Four months on, Clarke has opened up about how he and Kyly makes things work with Kelsey-Lee.
“The one thing Kyly and I will always do is prioritise our little girl,” Clarke told the Telegraph.
“Kyly is a great mother. When you see our little girl, you see the way Kelsey-Lee is, that’s because of her mum, there is no doubt about it.”
Clarke is said to have moved on with fashion designer Pip Edwards, but the former Australian cricket captain said his respect for Kyly and Kelsey-Lee made him unwilling to talk publicly about it.
Clarke didn’t deny the fact he’s dating PR Nation co-founder Edwards to the Telegraph, but said certain things will remain “private.”
“I have always tried to keep my personal life as private as I possibly can and right now is no different,” he said.
Michael Clarke’s ‘new relationship’ with Pip Edwards
Clarke also recently opened up about his love life on live radio, putting to bed any doubt he’s in a new relationship with Edwards.
When asked about being spotted with Edwards at a Sydney restaurant by NRL journalist Phil Rothfield, the former Australian cricket captain showed no interest in denying the rumours.
“You know what? I did the right thing by him, I didn’t mention your female company at the table,” Rothfield said on Big Sports Breakfast.
To which Clarke replied: “Why not? Listen buddy, you can always mention my female company. How dare you leave that out.”
Clarke and Edwards have been spotted out and about a number of times in recent weeks, looking very cosy together.
Edwards also 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.
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 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’.