Michael Clarke’s ex-girlfriend Lara Bingle dragged into his $40 million divorce proceedings
Before marrying Kyly, Clarke was in a relationship with the Australian model Lara Bingle and was even reportedly engaged in 2008.
Updated - Feb 18, 2020 6:47 pm
Australia’s 2015 World cup winning captain Michael Clarke had announced separation from his wife of seven years Kyly a few days back. Clarke, who was one of the most technically gifted and naturally talented batsmen produced by the Kangaroos’ team, had a career that lasted for 12 years and was full of ups and downs on and off the field.
Before marrying Kyly, Clarke was in a relationship with the Australian model Lara Bingle and was even reportedly engaged in 2008. However, the two parted ways in 2010 amicably. Both of them moved on since then and Bingle married actor Sam Worthington of Avatar and Terminator Salvation fame and is about to welcome their third baby into this world. However, her name is in news for all the wrong reasons as Clarke and Kyly’s $40 million divorce battle continues.
Ghosts of Michael Clarke’s past relationship with Lara Bingle took a toll
Kyly has been living in the family home in Vaucluse with their 4-year-old daughter Kelsey Lee, while Clarke is in his Bondi beach apartment, which he previously shared with former girlfriend Lara Bingle. An anonymous source commented on the issue that may have led to the duo separating- Clarke’s fondness for Lara Worthington.
“Lara is about to have her third child. She is living the life he always wanted to. 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,” an unnamed source was quoted as saying by Yahoo Sport.
The source also mentioned that Clarke always wanted to have a larger family, while Kyly was looking to make headways into her career. The cricketer-turned-commentator had even commented that he wanted at least 10 kids of his own way back in 2018, but he admitted Kyly didn’t want the same.
“Michael has always said he wanted a big family. He wants three kids at least. He is super close to his own sister but Kyly was not as keen. He adores his daughter and would love nothing more than some more,” the source said. Meanwhile, Kyly’s career in interior design and presenting took off and she struggled to balance family life and demands of work.
She even got her dream job of being a judge on Channel Seven’s House Rules. On the other hand, Clarke’s TV work has dried up. It seems they both were on separate paths in both personal and professional lives and decide to go at it in their own ways.