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Sophie Cachia reveals how her children reacted to split from husband and engagement to a woman

She announced her engagement to girlfriend Maddie Garrick in March, two years after splitting from her AFL star husband Jaryd Cachia.

And controversial mummy blogger Sophie Cachia has now lifted the lid on her ‘blended family’, revealing how her young children reacted to her divorce and subsequent relationship with a woman.

‘It’s just teaching [my kids] that life can go in alternative ways,’ Sophie, 31, who shares son Bobby, eight, and daughter Florence, five, with her ex, said on The Morning Show on Wednesday.

‘Nothing takes away the fact that we are family’: Controversial mummy blogger Sophie Cachia spoke to The Morning Show on Wednesday about her ‘blended family’, revealing how her young children reacted to her divorce and subsequent relationship with a woman 

‘[Jaryd and I] always said to both of our children, “We are always family, [that] mummy and daddy might not love each other as husband and wife anymore but nothing takes away the fact that we are family.”‘

Sophie said she was ‘proud’ to be raising children in an alternative family structure.

Meanwhile, Jaryd recently announced he had moved on from his ex-wife with a woman named Jacinta, who has an eight-year-old son, Max.

'It's just teaching them that life can go in alternative ways': Sophie said she was 'proud' to be raising children in an alternative family structure. (Pictured: Sophie, 31, with her son Bobby, eight, daughter Florence, five, and girlfriend Maddie, 30)

‘It’s just teaching them that life can go in alternative ways’: Sophie said she was ‘proud’ to be raising children in an alternative family structure. (Pictured: Sophie, 31, with her son Bobby, eight, daughter Florence, five, and girlfriend Maddie, 30)

Realistic: '[Our] blended family is beautiful. And that's not to say that it doesn't face its issues. Any co-parenting situation is difficult,' she added

Realistic: ‘[Our] blended family is beautiful. And that’s not to say that it doesn’t face its issues. Any co-parenting situation is difficult,’ she added 

Jacinta has since formed a close friendship with Sophie and Maddie, 30.

‘[Our] blended family is beautiful. And that’s not to say that it doesn’t face its issues. Any co-parenting situation is difficult,’ Sophie said.

‘We’ve got three children now amongst all of us and they see four people that just love each other.’

Love for all: 'We've got three children now amongst all of us and they see four people that just love each other,' Sophie said. (Pictured from left: Jaryd, Bobby, Sophie and Maddie)

Love for all: ‘We’ve got three children now amongst all of us and they see four people that just love each other,’ Sophie said. (Pictured from left: Jaryd, Bobby, Sophie and Maddie)

On her side: It comes after Sophie revealed how Jaryd stood by her when she realised she was attracted to women

On her side: It comes after Sophie revealed how Jaryd stood by her when she realised she was attracted to women

It comes after Sophie revealed how Jaryd stood by her when she realised she was attracted to women. 

The Australian Survivor star first ‘felt a spark’ with a woman she met at an AFL event in 2017, and was honest with her then-husband about her feelings.

‘I met [a woman] and my whole world changed,’ Sophie told Stellar in April. 

Bisexual: The Australian Survivor star first 'felt a spark' with a woman she met at an AFL event in 2017, and was honest with her then-husband about her feelings

Bisexual: The Australian Survivor star first ‘felt a spark’ with a woman she met at an AFL event in 2017, and was honest with her then-husband about her feelings 

‘He knows how much credit and respect I give him for allowing me to process what I needed to process. He chose soul over ego when it came to helping me,’ she said of her ex. 

Jaryd chose to be compassionate when it came to his wife’s sexual awakening.

‘Being a prick and storming out wasn’t going to help the situation and, at the end of the day, I was never in the dark about anything, and I respect Soph for that,’ he said. 

'Being a prick and storming out wasn't going to help': Jaryd chose to be compassionate when it came to his wife's sexual awakening. (Pictured: Sophie and Maddie)

‘Being a prick and storming out wasn’t going to help’: Jaryd chose to be compassionate when it came to his wife’s sexual awakening. (Pictured: Sophie and Maddie)

Sophie announced her engagement to Maddie in March this year, posting a loved-up photo of the pair on Instagram. 

She had married footy player Jaryd in April 2016, but they split in September 2019.

Following her marriage breakdown, she briefly dated Matildas star Alanna Kennedy.

The pair called it quits in early 2020, and shortly thereafter Sophie started dating Maddie. 

Exes: Sophie had married footy player Jaryd in April 2016, but they split in September 2019. Following her marriage breakdown, she briefly dated Matildas star Alanna Kennedy (right)

Exes: Sophie had married footy player Jaryd in April 2016, but they split in September 2019. Following her marriage breakdown, she briefly dated Matildas star Alanna Kennedy (right)

She said yes! Sophie announced her engagement to Maddie (right) in March this year, posting a loved-up photo of the pair on Instagram

She said yes! Sophie announced her engagement to Maddie (right) in March this year, posting a loved-up photo of the pair on Instagram

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