News, Culture & Society

Annalise Braakensiek’s life was ‘in pieces’ following her split with husband

Heartbroken Annalise Braakensiek said her life was ‘in pieces’ following her split with husband-of-16-years Danny Goldberg in April – as the model tragically dies aged 46

A heartbroken Annalise Braakensiek said her life had fallen ‘in pieces’ after separating from stockbroker husband Danny Goldberg last year.

The ’90s model, who was found dead aged 46 in her inner-city Sydney apartment on Sunday afternoon, was married to Danny for 16 years before their split. 

She first announced the break-up to the Sydney Morning Herald in April 2018, insisting at the time they would remain friends.

 

Challenging times: A heartbroken Annalise Braakensiek said her life was ‘in pieces’ following her split with husband-of-16-years Danny Goldberg in April. Pictured on April 9, 2013 in Sydney

She told the newspaper: ‘Our marriage ended its course after 16 years together. We still have a lot of love for each other and will remain good friends.’

In an Instagram post around this time, which she later deleted, Annalise apparently hinted at the emotional toll of the separation.

‘I don’t know if a broken heart mends or learns to live in pieces,’ she wrote, according to the Herald.

Hidden turmoil: In an Instagram post around the time she and Danny split, Annalise apparently hinted at the emotional toll of the separation. Pictured in a social media photo from last year

Hidden turmoil: In an Instagram post around the time she and Danny split, Annalise apparently hinted at the emotional toll of the separation. Pictured in a social media photo from last year

Annalise had previously spoken to The Daily Telegraph in 2015 about her marriage to Danny, revealing the pair weren’t interested in having children together.

‘No, we are not going to have babies,’ she said at the time. ‘We like our life the way that it is but I have seven godchildren, whom I love very much.

‘I have always been more interested in helping to save children in the world. I’m the same way with animals – I never buy a new one.’  

'We still have a lot of love for each other and will remain good friends': Annalise first announced her split with Danny to the Sydney Morning Herald in April 2018. Pictured last year

‘We still have a lot of love for each other and will remain good friends’: Annalise first announced her split with Danny to the Sydney Morning Herald in April 2018. Pictured last year

Police officers were called to Annalise’s home in Potts Point, Sydney, at around 3.30pm on Sunday after friends and family became concerned for her well-being.

She had apparently stopped replying to their text messages on Thursday, according to News.com.au.

Her tragic death followed a series of cryptic Instagram posts which detailed how her life had become ‘dark, difficult, demanding and down right scary lately’. 

Tragic: Police officers were called to Annalise's home in Potts Point, Sydney, at around 3.30pm on Sunday after friends and family became concerned for her well-being. Pictured in 2003

Tragic: Police officers were called to Annalise’s home in Potts Point, Sydney, at around 3.30pm on Sunday after friends and family became concerned for her well-being. Pictured in 2003

In one of her last posts, from December 15, she wrote: ‘Everything seems to feel twisted and upside down at the moment’. 

Annalise had bought her Potts Point apartment in November last year, following her separation from Danny.

For confidential support call the Lifeline 24-hour crisis support on 13 11 14

Final move: Annalise had bought her Potts Point apartment in November last year, following her separation from Danny (right). Pictured together on April 27, 2009 in Sydney

Final move: Annalise had bought her Potts Point apartment in November last year, following her separation from Danny (right). Pictured together on April 27, 2009 in Sydney

Read more at DailyMail.co.uk


Comments are closed.