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Melissa Seymour breaks her silence on her devastating split from husband Brad Seymour after 20 years

‘I’m shocked’: Melissa Seymour breaks her silence on her devastating split from former Sydney Swans star Brad Seymour after 20 years of marriage

Melissa Seymour has broken her silence on her devastating split from former Sydney Swans star Brad Seymour after 20 years of marriage.

On Sunday, Daily Mail Australia revealed the CEO of the Swans Foundation ended his relationship four weeks ago and has since moved out of the family home they shared with their two teenage children.

‘So, I wish I had had the time to tell my friends directly, but this article came out this morning and kinda blew the lid off those plans,’ Melissa wrote on Instagram.

‘I’m pretty shocked’: Melissa Seymour has broken her silence on her devastating split from former Sydney Swans star Brad Seymour after 20 years of marriage

She continued: ‘The headline is all you need to know – Brad and I are separated and as the article says, I’m pretty shocked to say the least.

‘The kids are okay with it (as much as possible) and getting more used to it day by day. They remain the central focus in moving forward.’

On Sunday, it was revealed Brad had ended the couple’s marriage four weeks ago.

Melissa, 45, who is recovering from brain surgery, was left ‘shell-shocked and disappointed’ by the sudden split, a source told Daily Mail Australia.

Over: On Sunday, Daily Mail Australia revealed the CEO of the Swans Foundation had ended his relationship weeks ago and has since moved out of the family home. Pictured: Melissa Seymour

Over: On Sunday, Daily Mail Australia revealed the CEO of the Swans Foundation had ended his relationship four weeks ago and has since moved out of the family home. Pictured: Melissa Seymour

‘Brad told her he didn’t love her any more and wanted a separation,’ a close friend revealed.

‘He denied there was anyone else involved.

‘It’s come as a complete shock to her, especially as she recovers from brain surgery. She thought the marriage would be forever, but now it’s completely over.’ 

Melissa wrote on Instagram: 'So, I wish I had had the time to tell my friends directly, but this article came out this morning and kinda blew the lid off those plans. The headline is all you need to know - Brad and I are separated and as the article says, I'm pretty shocked'

Melissa wrote on Instagram: ‘So, I wish I had had the time to tell my friends directly, but this article came out this morning and kinda blew the lid off those plans. The headline is all you need to know – Brad and I are separated and as the article says, I’m pretty shocked’

The pair married in 2001 after a whirlwind romance of six months. They share two children together, aged 18 and 13.

Melissa had microvascular decompression surgery on her brain about a year ago, to relieve abnormal compression of a cranial nerve.

She has been open in the past about suffering from trigeminal neuralgia, which carries sensation from the face to the brain – whereby even mild stimulation, such as brushing your teeth, can cause a jolt of excruciating pain. 

History: The couple married in 2001 after a whirlwind romance of six months, and share two children together, aged 18 and 13

History: The couple married in 2001 after a whirlwind romance of six months, and share two children together, aged 18 and 13

Read more at DailyMail.co.uk