Middle-aged celebrity couple P.E Nation founder Pip Edwards and ex-cricketer Michael Clarke have reportedly broken up after less than a year together.
The Daily Telegraph writes that their split this week was amicable, which may mean we will still see their curated Instagram feeds full of Saturday strolls and beach days (or not).
A friend of Edwards told the paper: “They were great friends and had a great time together, and I’m sure they will remain friends.”
They added: “There is definitely no animosity.”
When asked for comment by The Daily Tele, both Pip Edwards and a spokesperson for Clarke declined. At time of writing, the couple had not expunged each other from their social media profiles.
Edwards and Clarke were first spotted holding hands in Sydney’s Rose Bay in June 2020, with a source confirming their relationship to the Sydney Morning Herald. They went Instagram official in July, after months of speculation that they might be more than friends.
Clarke split from his ex-wife, House Rules judge Kyly Clarke, in January 2020, after seven years of marriage.
Just last week Pip Edwards and Michael Clarke controversially celebrated Australia Day together, mere hours after Edwards shared a post seemingly in support of efforts to change the date.
Edwards apologised the following day, without referring to the cognitive dissonance of her behaviour. She at least explained why they raised the Aboriginal flag upside down (it was a mistake) and why she changed her Instagram caption.
“I want to express my sincere apologies to those that I have offended,” she wrote.
“My intentions were always from a good place, in support of all people, wanting unity and community in this country and globally.”