Kyly Clarke appeared in good spirits while picking up her daughter from daycare a day after news broke of her shock split with husband Michael.
The former Australia cricket captain, 38, and his wife of seven years reportedly separated in September but kept their break up a secret until announcing it on Wednesday night.
The high-school sweethearts, whose divorce is estimated to be worth $40million, said the ‘amicable’ decision was ‘the best course’ for their daughter.
Kyly was spotted picking up their only child, Kelsey-Lee, from pre-school in the exclusive Sydney suburb of Vaucluse on Thursday afternoon, hours after her soon-to-be ex husband dropped the four-year-old off that morning.
But the 38-year-old showed no signs of heartache as she smiled behind the wheel of her white Lexus.
Kyly, 38, was spotted picking up their only child, Kelsey-Lee, from daycare in the exclusive Sydney suburb of Vaucluse on Thursday afternoon
The House Rules judge appeared in good spirits as she drove out of her daughter’s daycare, donning large sunglasses
But the soon-to-be-divorcee showed no signs of heartache as she smiled behind the wheel of her white Lexus
The House Rules judge smiled as she drove out of her daughter’s daycare, donning large aviator sunglasses.
Earlier this morning, Clarke left his $12million marital home in Vaucluse to drive Kelsey-Lee to pre-school, as he usually does.
Wearing gym clothes, a cap and no wedding ring, he was seen arriving at the daycare centre and helping Kelsey-Lee out of his four-wheel drive BMW.
He carried her pink school bag and held her hand as he dropped her off.
Hours later, Clarke was spotted having a few drinks with friends in the afternoon after being dropped off at a Bondi Beach bar by his personal assistant Sasha Armstrong.
He was photographed heading into Hotel Ravesis on Campbell Parade, accompanied by Sky Sports producer Ben Lloyd and friend and rugby league legend Laurie Daley.
Life goes on: Michael Clarke took his four-year-old daughter Kelsey to pre-school on Thursday morning after announcing his separation from his wife Kyly. Pictured: Clarke arrives at pre-school with Kelsey-Lee
The commentator confirmed his new gig with a selfie with Daley on Instagram saying: ‘Getting some tips from the great man about how to wake up at 4am. Looking forward to joining @BigSportsBrekky @skyracingau very soon.’
Clarke kept a low-profile, wearing an all-black getup with a black baseball cap.
Earlier, Ms Armstrong was seen dropping off the group of friends but did not appear to stay for drinks.
Clarke and Kyly (née Boldy) met at Westfields Sports High School in Fairfield, but were not friends until they connected on Twitter after his split with model Lara Worthington.
He said they spoke about his fear of divorce during the early stages of their romance.
‘When Kyly Boldy and I start dating, I open up with her about it. There is a strength of love between us that helps me get over my self-doubt,’ he wrote in the book called My Story.
The pair are pictured at their daughter Kelsey Lee’s fourth birthday party in November. Kyly was still wearing her wedding ring
Clarke and Kyly (pictured in an Instagram photo in July 2019) went to high school together but were not friends until they connected on Twitter after his split with Laura Bingle in 2010
According to the Australian, the couple separated five months ago when Clarke moved into his $8million investment property on Bondi Beach.
However, until last night, Mrs Clarke has continued to wear her wedding ring and pose for happy family photos in an effort to keep up appearances.
As recently as two days ago, she flaunted the sparkler in a photoshoot shared to her Instagram page.
In November, the couple united for Kelsey-Lee’s birthday at McDonalds and Mrs Clarke shared pictures of her smiling with her family while wearing her wedding ring.
The following month, the Clarkes once again appeared the perfect couple as they celebrated Mrs Clarke’s parents’ 50th wedding anniversary in Sydney.
Just days later the pair shared a family photo with Santa Claus at a Sydney Westfield on Christmas Eve with the entire Clarke clan huddled in close for the festive picture.
But, in a sign they were about to announce their split, the pair both posted individual pictures with their daughter this week.
The Clarkes have reportedly already agreed terms on their imminent divorce – as well as arrangements to co-parent their daughter – without going through the courts.
‘After living apart for some time, we have made the difficult decision to separate as a couple amicably,’ the statement issued to The Australian’s Media Diary read.
‘With the greatest of respect for each other, we’ve come to the mutual conclusion that this is the best course for us to take while committed to the co-parenting of our daughter.’
Happier times: The former Australian cricket captain, 38, and his wife of seven years reportedly broke up in September but kept their $40million split secret. The couple are pictured with daughter Kelsey- Lee before their split
Left: In December Mr and Mrs Clarke appeared again the picture of a happy couple as they celebrated her parents’ 50th wedding anniversary in Sydney. Right: The pair in November 2018
Mrs Clarke has 70,000 Instagram followers and sells her own homeware products through her company Lyfestyled By Kyly Clarke.
She was announced as a judge on Channel 7 show House Rules in October.
According to the Australian, Mrs Clarke will continue to live with Kelsey in Vaucluse.
The newspaper reported that neither has a new partner.
In November 2018, Clarke made headlines when he and a bikini-clad assistant Ms Armstrong were spotted on Sydney Harbour aboard a super-yacht.
A ‘source’ reportedly told Woman’s Day Kyly was ‘furious’ after seeing photos of her husband Michael on a luxury yacht with his blonde assistant.
‘Of course she’s annoyed by the images. What woman wouldn’t be?’, a cricket ‘insider’ told the magazine at the time.
Kyly rubbished the suggestion when speaking to Daily Mail Australia in January 2019, saying her six-year marriage to Michael was still going strong.
‘We’re not, never were and never will be splitting,’ she said.
In November 2018, Clarke made headlines when he and his bikini-clad assistant, Sasha Armstrong, were spotted on Sydney Harbour aboard a super-yacht