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Michael, Kyly Clarke split: She was still wearing her wedding ring last week

Kyly Clarke put on a brave face while running errands in Sydney last week, in her last public sighting before it was revealed she had separated from husband Michael.

The Clarkes, who married in 2012, announced on Wednesday they were planning to divorce, after keeping up appearances for five months.

The 38-year-old former model was pictured outside her regular gym in Rose Bay on Monday, February 3. 

She appeared to be wearing a black band on her ring finger, which she is known to wear instead of her wedding ring when working out.

No sign of strain: Kyly Clarke put on a brave face while running errands in Sydney last week, in her last public sighting before it was revealed she had separated from husband Michael

She seemed to be in a good mood as she stepped out in the rain in skintight leggings, a Puma singlet and sneakers.

Meanwhile, Kyly’s good friend, radio host Kyle Sandilands, spoke about the break-up on air on Thursday morning.

He told listeners of The Kyle and Jackie O Show he had recently bumped into Kyly in Sydney and ‘something was not right there’.

At the time, it was not public knowledge that the Clarkes were living apart. 

Last sighting: The 38-year-old former model was pictured outside her regular gym in Rose Bay on Monday, February 3. She appeared to be wearing a black band on her ring finger, which she is known to wear instead of her wedding ring when working out

Last sighting: The 38-year-old former model was pictured outside her regular gym in Rose Bay on Monday, February 3. She appeared to be wearing a black band on her ring finger, which she is known to wear instead of her wedding ring when working out

‘You know when you think, “Something was not right there?” There was nothing obvious but I caught a vibe,’ he said.

‘I thought to myself, “God, have I said something about them [Michael and Kyly] that I should have?” Because I like them, I wouldn’t say anything s**t about people I like.

‘I just got a vibe, and it must have been these two going through [a separation]. Because I think I would have asked, “How’s Michael? How’s family life?” I would have definitely said all those things.’

Concerns: Kyly's good friend, radio host Kyle Sandilands (pictured), said on Thursday morning that he had recently bumped into Kyly in Sydney and 'something was not right there'

Concerns: Kyly’s good friend, radio host Kyle Sandilands (pictured), said on Thursday morning that he had recently bumped into Kyly in Sydney and ‘something was not right there’

Michael, a former Australian cricket captain, and his wife of seven years announced their separation on Wednesday.

The couple said in a joint statement the ‘amicable’ decision was ‘the best course’ for their four-year-old daughter, Kelsey Lee.

The news came as a surprise to many, as Kyly had told Daily Mail Australia in January 2019: ‘We’re not, never were and never will be splitting.’

Splitsville: Michael, a former Australian cricket captain, and his wife of seven years announced their separation on Wednesday. They are pictured at their daughter Kelsey Lee's fourth birthday party in November

Splitsville: Michael, a former Australian cricket captain, and his wife of seven years announced their separation on Wednesday. They are pictured at their daughter Kelsey Lee’s fourth birthday party in November

Just eight months later, Michael reportedly moved out of their $12million home in Vaucluse, Sydney, but Kyly has continued to wear her wedding ring and pose for happy family photos in an effort to keep up appearances.

The Clarkes, both 38, have already agreed terms on their divorce, as well as arrangements to co-parent their daughter.

‘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.

End of the road: The Clarkes, both 38, said in a joint statement the 'amicable' decision was 'the best course' for their daughter, Kelsey Lee. Pictured on November 14, 2018

End of the road: The Clarkes, both 38, said in a joint statement the ‘amicable’ decision was ‘the best course’ for their daughter, Kelsey Lee. Pictured on November 14, 2018

Bachelor pad: Michael has reportedly moved into his $8million investment property in Bondi Beach, which he briefly put on the market last year

Bachelor pad: Michael has reportedly moved into his $8million investment property in Bondi Beach, which he briefly put on the market last year 

‘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.’

In a sign they were about to announce their split, the pair both posted individual pictures with their daughter earlier this week.

Michael has reportedly moved into his $8million investment property in Bondi Beach, which he briefly put on the market last year.

Happily ever after? Michael and Kyly are pictured on their wedding day in May 2012

Happily ever after? Michael and Kyly are pictured on their wedding day in May 2012

But he still trains at the same Rose Bay gym as Kyly and picks up his daughter to take her to preschool.

His other assets include a $4million Bondi property he owns jointly with his sister Leanne, who lives there with her family.

Clarke has other savings and investments valued at roughly $18million. He is the co-owner of private equity firm BCXXIII alongside his friend, accountant Anthony Bell.

Done and dusted: The former couple have already agreed terms on their divorce, as well as arrangements to co-parent their daughter

Done and dusted: The former couple have already agreed terms on their divorce, as well as arrangements to co-parent their daughter 

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