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Beau Ryan admits he wants to be honest with his children about his ‘affair’

It’s been two years since NRL player Beau Ryan’s alleged affair with Hi-5 star Lauren Brant was made public.

Now the television and radio host has opened up about fatherhood and the importance of being open and honest with his children about it all, who he shares with wife Kara.  

In an interview with WHO magazine this week, the 33-year-old said: ‘Kara and I have had our ups and downs in our lives and we’ve both had problems and we’ve both been there for each other the entire time.’

‘We’ve had our ups and downs’: Beau Ryan admits he wants to be honest with his children about his ‘affair’… saying he’s ‘learnt from his mistakes’ (pictured with wife Kara and their family)

‘We’ve all learnt from our mistakes and our past and it’s a good lesson for us because if you’re not learning from past mistakes and judgement then you’re not really growing as a person,’ he added.

Meanwhile, speaking to the Balls Deep podcast in June, the 33-year-old explained how this mistake had a snowball effect and eventually ‘broke’ his marriage. 

During the candid interview, he alluded to a ‘pivotal moment’ around the time of his alleged affair with former children’s entertainer Lauren Brant that forced him to re-evaluate his priorities, or risk ‘losing’ his partner-of-15-years.

Honest: 'We've all learnt from our mistakes and our past and it's a good lesson for us because if you're not learning from past mistakes and judgement then you're not really growing as a person,' he said

Honest: ‘We’ve all learnt from our mistakes and our past and it’s a good lesson for us because if you’re not learning from past mistakes and judgement then you’re not really growing as a person,’ he said

Confession: Meanwhile, speaking to the Balls Deep podcast in June, the 33-year-old explained how this mistake had a snowball effect and eventually 'broke' his marriage

Confession: Meanwhile, speaking to the Balls Deep podcast in June, the 33-year-old explained how this mistake had a snowball effect and eventually ‘broke’ his marriage

Beau admitted that when he ended his career just one year after signing with the Cronulla Sharks, he had a ‘blue collar’ ideal of what his family life was going to be. 

So, influenced by his parents and lessons from his upbringing in the farming town of Albion Park, Shellharbour, he attempted to convince Kara, 32, to sell her hairdressing salon. 

He explained: ‘Everyone has this picture in their mind of, you know, the wife should be at home and this and that – but that was the worse thing I could have done.’ 

'Fractured': 'If you take that away from someone then you're in all sorts [of trouble]. My decision rocked her, and then it fractured us', Beau said of his decision to encourage Kara to sell her hairdressing salon and become a stay-at-home mother

‘Fractured’: ‘If you take that away from someone then you’re in all sorts [of trouble]. My decision rocked her, and then it fractured us’, Beau said of his decision to encourage Kara to sell her hairdressing salon and become a stay-at-home mother

By asking Kara to give up her ‘dream’ of being a working mother, he made a serious mistake but didn’t realise until after it was already too late.

‘It wasn’t about how much money she was bringing in. [She did it because] It was her passion, her dream, and her purpose,’ he said.

‘If you take that away from someone then you’re in all sorts [of trouble]… My decision rocked her, and then it fractured us.’

Big mistake: A year-and-a-half into his retirement, in July 2015, Beau was in a place where he'd 'shut down' his personal and family life to focus purely on work

Big mistake: A year-and-a-half into his retirement, in July 2015, Beau was in a place where he’d ‘shut down’ his personal and family life to focus purely on work

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