Superstar women cricketer Ellyse Perry and her Australian Wallabies rugby union star husband Matt Toomua have shocked the audience of sporting world by announcing their divorce. This separation has come after a 5 year togetherness for the Australian couple.
The news of the couple’s separation is a shock to fans around the world. But some of the close followers of the personal lives of Ellyse Perry have observed that this was inevitable. There were strong rumors about the divorce when Ellyse Perry actually attended the Australian cricket annual awards ceremony without her wedding ring.
She didn’t express a thank you or some sort of gratitude for her husband in her acceptance speech when she won the Belinda Clark award for Australia’s best female cricketer for a third consecutive year which was quite an amazing achievement . But the couple insisted they were still in good terms and quashed the rumours stating that Perry didn’t wear her ring due to a swollen finger.
“While we both currently live with demanding schedules and responsibilities related to the nature of our careers, we are committed to our relationship and refute any claims to the contrary”- the pair said in a statement to the Sydney Morning Herald at the time.
“It’s with the greatest of respect for one another that we decided to separate earlier this year. We felt this was the right course of action and is in the best interests of each other and our current lives. This is something that has evolved and is a mutual decision.” – the pair said in a joint statement on Saturday.
Ellyse Perry has the unique achievement of representing the national team of Australia in both cricket and football world cups. She is regarded as one of the most talented cricketers to have played the game as she is a genuine all rounder who can win you games single handedly with a bat or ball in hand. She was instrumental in Australia winning the world Cup earlier this year but was sadly injured in a heartbreaking manner before the finals.