Former WAG Cathrine Mahoney reveals she’s ‘still in therapy’ eight years after divorcing her NRL star ex-husband Andrew Johns
Andrew Johns’ ex-wife Cathrine Mahoney has admitted she is still in therapy eight years after their split.
The power couple were together for 13 years through the end of Johns’ legendary NRL career and have one son together, Louis.
Mahoney, who just released a tell-all memoir called Currently Between Husbands, told New Idea on Monday she still sees a therapist to manage her feelings.
NRL star Andrew Johns’ ex-wife Cathrine Mahoney has revealed she is ‘still in therapy’ eight years after their divorce. (Johns and Mahoney are pictured together in 2012)
‘It’s not a self-help book [as] I’m still in therapy! But it’s how I navigated the strange dating disasters and everything that came after it,’ the former publicist said.
‘I wanted to show the lows and highs and the wobbly middle bits.’
Johns and Mahoney tied the knot in 2007 and split in 2011, but reconciled a year later before separating for good in 2014.
In March 2009, the couple welcomed their son Louis. At the time, Johns already had a nine-year-old son from a previous marriage, Sam.
Mahoney, a former entertainment publicist, told New Idea on Monday, she’s still in therapy while discussing her tell-all memoir Currently Between Husbands
He split from his first wife Renae Chapman in 2002, two years after tying the knot.
Johns is now dating yoga instructor Kate Kendall, with whom he shares daughter Alice, born in September 2018.
Last week, Mahoney revealed she burst into tears at Centrelink when she went in to change her name after their split.
‘[After our divorce] I went into Centrelink to change the name on my Medicare card from Johns to Mahoney,’ she told 2DayFM radio on Thursday.
‘It’s not a self-help book as I’m still in therapy! But it’s how I navigated the strange dating disasters and everything that came after it,’ she said
‘And having to say to a complete stranger my marriage has ended, I burst into tears. She was lovely, she opened the drawer and got me a box of tissues.’
Mahoney also revealed to radio host Erin Molan she was looking for love online after the breakdown of a four-year relationship in late 2020.
‘I was in a relationship for four years that fell apart about one and a half years ago, so I do go on the apps as much for content as for anything,’ she said.
Mahoney and Johns got married in 2007, after his public arrest for drug possession
In March 2009, the couple welcomed their son Louis (left). At the time, Andrew already had a nine-year-old son from a previous marriage, Sam (right). Pictured in 2012
From crazy fan encounters to ‘Joey’s’ colourful off-field career and his battles with drugs, alcohol and mental health – Mahoney and Johns’ relationship was a rollercoaster, and was played out in the public eye.
Now the former wife of one of Australia’s greatest ever footballers has detailed her life with him in the tell-all memoir Currently Between Husbands.
Mahoney’s book is a no-holds-barred approach that explains what life in the limelight was like as the wife of one of Australia’s most recognisable sports stars.
Looking back now, it almost feels like Johns made as many headlines for his off-field exploits than he did for his wizardry on the field, particularly when he revealed in 2007 that he’d frequently used ecstasy throughout his career, and that he suffered from bipolar disorder.
From crazy fan encounters to ‘Joey’s’ colourful off-field career and his battles with drugs, alcohol and mental health – Mahoney and Johns’ relationship was a rollercoaster, and was played out in the public eye