Michael Clarke has opened up about his love life on live radio, putting to bed any doubt he’s in a new relationship with Pip Edwards.
The Sydney Morning Herald reported on Sunday that Clarke had ‘confirmed’ the new romance rumours, four months after his divorce with wife Kyly.
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“The newly-separated cricket star confirmed his relationship with P.E Nation activewear co-founder Edwards to a well-placed source,” the Herald reported.
The pair are said to be keeping their relationship “low-key” for their respective children.
Amid the reports, Clarke seemed to all-but confirm the new relationship on his radio show on Tuesday.
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.
After months of denials despite numerous public sightings, Michael Clarke has confirmed Sydney's worst-kept secret: he's dating fashion powerhouse Pip Edwards | @lucky_manly https://t.co/clVb5vFJsW pic.twitter.com/8I33xNBNHF
— The Sydney Morning Herald (@smh) June 28, 2020
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.
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The Clarkes announced in a joint statement in February that their seven-year marriage was ending.
The pair have since 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 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.