Australian cricket legend Dean Jones’ mistress has shared unseen footage of the fallen sports star in a post online detailing her struggles since his death.
The legendary batsman died from a massive heart attack in his hotel lobby in India last September, thrusting his devastated family and the sports community into mourning.
Aged just 59, Jones left behind his wife of more than 30 years Jane and daughters Isabella and Phoebe, along with 11-year-old son Koby to his former mistress Kerri-Anne Hamilton.
Five months on, Ms Hamilton has paid tribute to her former flame in an Instagram post, sharing an intimate video Jones once sent her.
Australian cricket legend Dean Jones (pictured) died from a massive heart attack in his hotel lobby in India last September
In the video, Jones, who spent his later years as a commentator and cricket coach retiring from the sport in 1998, offered her a glimpse of his office space and showed off his new hair cut.
‘I am working young girl, this is one of our studios,’ he says, panning the camera around the room.
‘I am having a three-over break.’
Returning the camera to his face, he says: ‘I’ve got a new hair cut, what do you think?
He then signs off: ‘Alright, love you! Bye.’
Ms Hamilton expressed how blessed she felt to have shared part of her life with the cricket star and how difficult it had been raising their son on her own without him.
‘Don’t cry because it’s over. Smile because it happened’, Ms Hamilton wrote in the post on Saturday, quoting famed children’s author Dr Seuss.
His mistress Kerri-Anne Hamilton (pictured with their son Koby) on Saturday shared an intimate video the Australian cricket legend once sent her
In the video (pictured), Jones gave her a glimpse of his work space and showed off his new haircut
‘Some days smiling is hard, some days I feel supported some days I don’t.
‘Everyday we miss you.’
Ms Hamilton met the former cricketer when she was working at a golf day in the late 1990s and the pair began a nine-year affair.
The married father-of-two would regularly travel from Melbourne to Sydney to see her and the couple enjoyed overseas holidays together.
But in early 2009, Ms Hamilton fell pregnant and by mid-2010 the affair was public, with sources close to the pair telling media outlets at the time the relationship had soured because she had asked Jones for child support payments.
Ms Hamilton responded to the controversy by agreeing to be interviewed by several publication, during which she claimed he never told her about his marriage when they met and was the one who pursued the relationship.
She also revealed Jones did not meet their son until he was two, but from that point on he strived to be the best father to Koby.
After Jones’ tragic death, Ms Hamilton made several posts on social media including a shout out to those who came out in support of her and showered the young family with gifts.
One of them was a photo of some of the many floral tributes she received.
‘Overwhelmed, thanks to all who have reached out. Your messages of support, flowers, cupcakes, chocolates, wine, spinach & ginger Panadol, PS4 vouchers and beer drop offs have not gone unnoticed,’ she wrote.
‘I am very lucky to have wonderful people around me. Koby and I feel loved and supported.’
Ms Hamilton met Jones (pictured together) at a cricket event in the late 1990s before going on to have a nine-year affair
Jones did not meet his son Koby (pictured together) until he was two years old, but after that point strived to be a present dad
A day earlier, Ms Hamilton shared a heartwarming throwback photo of Koby spending some quality time with his father.
Another shows the budding sports star reading a book on cricket tips from his famous dad.
‘If you know my son you’ve probably heard him say, ‘do you know my dad is Dean Jones?’ Proud is an understatement! He adores him and will no doubt live his life with a bat and ball his hand,’ Ms Hamilton wrote on Sunday.
She also shared a heartbreaking photo of Koby kissing a golf ball with Deano 324 written on it.
‘When I open my eyes will I see you again? #ripdad,’ the photo was captioned.
Ms Hamilton also shared photos of the pair during their affair.
‘After 22 years the sparklers have gone out. Every time I saw him I had fire in my belly! His love for me, my love for him will never die. I adore you! I am heartbroken,’ she wrote.