Nathan Lyon and his new girlfriend Emma McCarthy have shared a romantic candlelit dinner in Cape Town ahead of the third test between Australia and South Africa.
The glamorous Perth real estate agent joined her cricketer hubby on tour this week, and the couple were spotted dining out the night before Lyon’s team attempts to regain control of the tied series.
Lyon enjoyed a beer while Ms McCarthy sipped from a tall glass as the pair appeared relaxed during their Wednesday evening out at a waterfront restaurant.
Nathan Lyon and new girlfriend Emma McCarthy have shared a romantic candle-lit dinner in Cape Town ahead of the third test between Australia and South Africa
The glamorous Perth real estate agent joined her cricketer hubby on tour this week
The couple were spotted dining out the night before Lyon’s team attempts to regain control of the tied series
Ms McCarthy took a separate flight from Australia to join Lyon on tour, and she has seemingly fit right in to the team’s social circle
Ms McCarthy took a separate flight from Australia to join Lyon on tour, and she has seemingly fit right in to the team’s social circle.
Lyon and Ms McCarthy were spotted walking with Lyon’s teammate Mitchell Starc on Tuesday, sharing a gym session before stepping out.
Ms McCarthy’s arrival in South African to support her spin-bowling boyfriend comes just days after Lyon’s estranged partner and mother of his children Mel Waring opened up about not fitting in with the wives and girlfriends of other players.
Lyon enjoyed a beer while Ms McCarthy sipped from a tall glass as the pair appeared relaxed during their evening out
Ms McCarthy’s arrival in South African to support her spin-bowling boyfriend comes just days after Lyon’s estranged partner and mother of his children Mel Waring opened up about not fitting in
Ms Waring previously wrote of how she questioned whether her weight may have led Lyon to leave her for Ms McCarthy
Lyon and his girlfriend Emma McCarthy inspect the menus during their romantic dinner in Cape Town, South Africa
Daily Mail Australia first revealed Lyon had left the mother of his children Mel Waring for Emma McCarthy
Lyon and Ms McCarthy shared dinner the night before the third test between Australia and South Africa
Ms McCarthy pours herself a drink while out for dinner with her boyfriend Nathan Lyon
Ms Waring said she struggled with the high expectations of being a cricket WAG and a mother to two young daughters at the same time.
The test series between Australia and South Africa has been mired in controversy, stemming from repeated confrontations involving David Warner and Quinton de Kock.
De Kock allegedly insulted Warner’s wife Candice, while the Australian vice-captain was caught calling the South African a ‘f**king sook’.
Lyon and McCarthy held hands in the street as they made their way out for dinner in Cape Town
The cricketer and his new flame stopped their public display of affection near photographers
Lyon’s Australian team will be looking to regain control of their four-test series against South Africa
‘I definitely felt like there was a certain expectation to look a certain way and its really hard being the odd one out, and not feeling great about yourself,’ she said.
‘I will always question how I look and I admire the others for their discipline and hard work they put in.
‘He was my first love and its hard to understand how you can love someone for nine years and then they become someone you don’t recognise.’
Ms Waring also opened up about issues shedding her post-baby weight.
Daily Mail Australia first revealed Lyon had left Waring – his partner of nine years – for Miss McCarthy.
The news ‘completely blindsided’ Ms Waring, who said: ‘We have two small children who I have to put first and unfortunately at the end of the day I’m the one who’s being f**ked around here’.
Though she admits she will remain thankful to Lyon for their two daughters, who she describes as her best friends, she said she is yet to come to grips with their relationship breakdown.
The mother-of-two says she is back in the gym four times a week and has lost 22kg in six months.
She is also considering going back to university.
Ms Waring was ‘completely blindsided’ when she discovered Lyon had left her for Ms McCarthy (right)
Ms Waring previously wrote of how she questioned whether her weight may have led Lyon to leave her for Miss McCarthy.
Ms Waring revealed there were days when she would not do her hair, could not be bothered to shave her legs and spoke of her regrets with questions she will ‘never get the answers to’.
She wrote: ‘Why was I not enough? What did I ever do to him? Was it that I did to much or not enough? Is it because I put on weight? Because sometimes I really couldn’t be bothered shaving my legs or doing my hair?
Ms Waring started blogging as a means of coming to terms with the breakdown of her nine-year relationship with spin bowler Lyon, 30.
She said she was going public with her blog, called Life of Lyons, and speaking to media to demonstrate to her children that they could get through anything.
Ms Waring revealed she felt like the odd one out among the Australian cricket WAGs group
Lyon, Australia’s most successful off-spin bowler of all time, was pictured passionately kissing his new love in the lead up to the third Ashes test in Perth in December.
But sources close to the bowler insisted he was in a ‘loving and committed’ relationship with Ms McCarthy after Daily Mail Australia revealed the pair had allegedly been together for a year.
They also said Lyon’s relationship with Ms Waring had run its course some time prior to news emerging of his new girlfriend.
In a blog post, Waring admits she felt ‘small, weak and alone’ after Lyon left her.
She says it took months for the realisation of what happened to ‘hit home’.
Lyon is expected to play in the third test against South Africa beginning on Thursday, while Starc is in doubt for the crucial match-up with a sore calf.
Lyon is pictured training with the Australian cricket team ahead of the third test against South Africa