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Inside Nathan Lyon’s secret relationship with hi blonde real estate agent

Nathan Lyon and his girlfriend Emma McCarthy were eager to avoid the spotlight when Daily Mail Australia exposed their secret romance in December last year.

The blonde real estate agent, 27, shut down her social media pages and refused to talk to reporters, while Lyon too managed to avoid questions over the sudden end of his relationship with Mel Waring, the mother of his children.

Now, almost exactly 12 months after Ms McCarthy was pictured passionately kissing the 31-year-old spin bowler in a luxury BMW, leaving his former partner ‘devastated’, the first real insights into their relationship can be revealed.

From boating in the Greek Islands to wine tasting in South Africa, the pair have enjoyed romantic getaways in Australia and abroad, as documented by Ms McCarthy’s Instagram page – which was recently switched to public.

Lyon and his partner recently travelled together to Hay Shed Hill Winery in Western Australia – Ms McCarthy’s home state – to celebrate a friend’s wedding

The blonde real estate agent (left and right) shut down her social media pages and refused to talk to media when news of her relationship with Lyon broke late last year

Photos surfaced of Ms McCarthy and the 31-year-old spin bowler passionately kissing in a BMW car in Perth last December

Photos surfaced of Ms McCarthy and the 31-year-old spin bowler passionately kissing in a BMW car in Perth last December

Last weekend, Lyon and his partner travelled together to Hay Shed Hill Winery in Western Australia – Ms McCarthy’s home state – to celebrate a friend’s wedding.

‘A beautiful day celebrating Charlotte & Alex say ”I do”,’ the 27-year-old captioned a photo, in which she planted a kiss on Lyon’s cheek.

In another snap, the Australian off-spinner was seen enjoying the sunshine at Meelup Beach, with Ms McCarthy commenting: ‘He thinks WA is alright’.  

The loved up couple embarked on a brief tour of Europe in July this year, sharing photos from France, Greece and Croatia.

Ms McCarthy, 27, has shared a series of photos on social media which give the first real insights into the couple’s relationship

Ms McCarthy captioned this photo of the couple from the Hay Shed Hill Winery in Western Australia: 'Last night with my love'

Ms McCarthy captioned this photo of the couple from the Hay Shed Hill Winery in Western Australia: ‘Last night with my love’

Sharing a picture of Lyon and herself sunbathing on board a  yacht in Greece, Ms McCarthy wrote alongside a love heart emoji: 'Boating with my babe'

Sharing a picture of Lyon and herself sunbathing on board a yacht in Greece, Ms McCarthy wrote alongside a love heart emoji: ‘Boating with my babe’

The pair boarded a helicopter (left) and travelled to Delaire Graff Estate (right), a ‘world-leading destination’ for wine and art

Lyon and Ms McCarthy visited the Greek party island of Mykonos to celebrate the 30th birthday of her sister, who is a London-based actress.

Sharing a picture of Lyon and herself sunbathing on board a luxury yacht, Ms McCarthy wrote alongside a love heart emoji: ‘Boating with my babe.’

From Paris, the couple posed for photographs at the Eiffel Tower and the Louvre Museum, with Ms McCarthy captioning one: ‘With my love’.  

The pair were in the South African town of Stellenbosch in March, where they enjoyed its lush green vineyards and visited its famous wineries.

Lyon and Ms McCarthy are pictured on board a helicopter as they travel to a famous winery in the South African town of Stellenbosch

Lyon and Ms McCarthy are pictured on board a helicopter as they travel to a famous winery in the South African town of Stellenbosch

In March, the pair (pictured) where they enjoyed Stellenbosch's lush green vineyards and visited its famous wineries

In March, the pair (pictured) where they enjoyed Stellenbosch’s lush green vineyards and visited its famous wineries

Ms McCarthy (left and right with Lyon) has documented the couple’s travels on her Instagram page – which was recently switched to public

In another snap, the Australian off-spinner was seen enjoying the sunshine at Meelup Beach, with Ms McCarthy commenting: 'He thinks WA is alright'

In another snap, the Australian off-spinner was seen enjoying the sunshine at Meelup Beach, with Ms McCarthy commenting: ‘He thinks WA is alright’

The pair boarded a helicopter and travelled to Delaire Graff Estate, a ‘world-leading destination’ for wine and art.  

Notably, Lyon’s own Instagram page makes no mention of Ms McCarthy or their travels, instead focusing on his two children, who he shares with Ms Waring. 

Ms Waring previously said she was left ‘devastated’ by seeing pictures of her partner of ten years passionately kissing glamorous Ms McCarthy in Perth late last year. 

News of Lyon’s relationship with McCarthy, who is the former flame of his Australian teammate Mitchell Marsh, broke during the third Test of the 2017/18 Ashes series. 

The loved up couple embarked on a brief tour of Europe in July this year, with Ms McCarthy sharing this photo from France

The loved up couple embarked on a brief tour of Europe in July this year, with Ms McCarthy sharing this photo from France

The star Australian cricketer and his real estate agent partner are pictured at the Louvre Museum in Paris earlier this year

The star Australian cricketer and his real estate agent partner are pictured at the Louvre Museum in Paris earlier this year

Friends of Lyon confirmed at the time his relationship with Ms Waring was over and he is ‘very much in love’ with Ms McCarthy.

They claimed Lyon’s ‘loving and committed relationship’ with McCarthy had been ‘kept secret’ for the sake of his young family. 

But speaking with Daily Mail Australia at her doorstep following the revelations, Ms Waring denied she had split from Lyon and said she knew nothing of his other relationship. 

Asked whether she was still with her long-term partner, she said: ‘I think seeing his car sitting in the drive way and his washing sitting here, that probably gives you enough of an idea. 

Lyon's former partner Mel Waring has spoken candidly about her struggles to cope with the relationship breakdown in a series of posts on her blog, Life of Lyons 

Lyon’s former partner Mel Waring has spoken candidly about her struggles to cope with the relationship breakdown in a series of posts on her blog, Life of Lyons 

'Overnight I became a single mum to two children, overnight my world was rocked to its core and it changed forever,' Ms Waring wrote

‘Overnight I became a single mum to two children, overnight my world was rocked to its core and it changed forever,’ Ms Waring wrote

‘We have two small children who I have to put first and unfortunately at the end of the day I’m the one who’s being f**ked around here.’

Ms Waring later spoke candidly about her struggles to cope with the relationship breakdown in a series of posts on her blog, Life of Lyons. 

‘We have lived a life where he has constantly travelled, cricket was life and touring was a given… it’s easy to forget,’ she wrote in March. 

‘Today has been different. I have been strong, I have been brave, but today I feel weak, I feel small and I feel alone.’ 

Addressing the revelations in her first post, Ms Waring said her 'world came falling down around' her in December, 2017

Addressing the revelations in her first post, Ms Waring said her ‘world came falling down around’ her in December, 2017

Lyon's own Instagram page makes no mention of his partner or their travels. The pair are seen in Stellenbosch, South Africa  

Lyon’s own Instagram page makes no mention of his partner or their travels. The pair are seen in Stellenbosch, South Africa  

Ms Waring previously said she had taken her thoughts to her blog because she needed an outlet for her ‘grief, strength and confusion’.

Addressing the revelations in her first post, she said her ‘world came falling down around’ her in December, 2017.

‘Life as I knew it was over and my soul mate was gone, leaving me and our girls, aged three and four, to pick up the broken pieces and try to find a way to move forward alone,’ she wrote.

‘Overnight I became a single mum to two children, overnight my world was rocked to its core and it changed forever.’

'At the end of the day I'm the one who's being f**ked around here,' Ms Waring said after the couple's (pictured) romance was exposed

‘At the end of the day I’m the one who’s being f**ked around here,’ Ms Waring said after the couple’s (pictured) romance was exposed

Lyon and his girlfriend were eager to avoid the spotlight when Daily Mail Australia exposed their romance in last December

Lyon and his girlfriend were eager to avoid the spotlight when Daily Mail Australia exposed their romance in last December

Lyon is nicknamed the ‘GOAT’ [the Greatest Of All Time] because he holds the best bowling record for an off-spinner in Australia’s Test history.

He is expected to play a vital role in the series against India starting at the Adelaide Oval on December 6, after a tumultuous 12 months for Australian cricket.

The country’s two best batsman Steve Smith and David Warner – as well as Cameron Bancroft – were banned over the ball-tampering scandal in South Africa, which also sparked a major reshuffle of the Cricket Australia board. 

Nathan Lyon and his girlfriend Emma McCarthy's relationship was exposed when they were snapped kissing in December of 2017

Lyon and his girlfriend Emma McCarthy’s relationship was exposed when they were snapped kissing in December of 2017

Lyon (pictured with Ms McCarthy) is expected to play a vital role in the series against India starting at the Adelaide Oval on December 6

Lyon (pictured with Ms McCarthy) is expected to play a vital role in the series against India starting at the Adelaide Oval on December 6

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