Andrew Symonds: family breakup before tragic death revealed, 2022 cricket news
The late Andrew Symonds was reportedly separated from his wife more than a year prior to last week’s tragic car accident.
Former Australian cricketer Andrew Symonds had separated from his wife more than a year before his tragic death. The Daily Telegraph relationships.
Last week, the 46-year-old was killed in a car accident outside Townsville, where Queenslands lived. She was the only person to travel by car, but his two dogs survived.
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Symonds’ second wife, Laura Vidmar, said so The Postal Courier: “We’re still in shock, I’m just thinking about the two guys.”
“He was such a great person and there is so much of him in his children,” he added.
“He was the most relaxed person. Nothing stresses him. He was an extremely cold operator. So practical.
“He was never good with the phone, but he always had time for everyone.”
However, The Daily Telegraph reports that the couple separated in late 2020, with Vidmar moving to Sydney with daughter Chloe and son Billy the following year.
Vidmar and the two children flew to Townsville last week after being informed of Symonds’ death.
According to the News Corp report, Symonds had seen television publicist Stefanie Rezzara in the months before her death.
Symonds and Vidmar got married in 2014, 12 months after Billy was born.
The couple met while studying a Bachelor of Exercise and Movement Science at Queensland University of Technology (QUT) and in 2004 were assigned work experience with the Queensland Bulls strength and conditioning department.
They were both in a relationship at the time but formed a friendship and on Melbourne Cup Day in 2009, Symonds texted Vidmar asking if she had a tip. When the horse won and Symonds cleaned up accordingly, she asked her to have dinner at her home in Brisbane to celebrate.
“He had caught these crabs and fish and set the table with all this beautiful fish, and I wasn’t eating seafood at the time. I thought, ‘Oh no, how am I going to get over this?’ “Vidmar recalled in a 2016 interview with The Postal Courier.
It won’t be here, though.
When Laura was pregnant with her daughter – and was due to give birth during the sixth IPL season – Symonds chose to retire.
“He was out of the game at the time,” Vidmar said.
“Not his teammates, but politics and negativity. He had to come back here (to Townsville). He has everything he needs to be happy up here. It’s her paradise. “
In the same interview, Symonds said the couple has “moved on to the next stage in our life”.
“We have a good set-up here, two ripper guys,” he said.
Symonds’ death comes after the shocking deaths of other Australian cricket greats Shane Warne and Rod Marsh earlier this year.
The all-rounder was a devastating hitter who could pitch at both medium and out of rotation, depending on the game situation. He was a key member of the Australian ODI teams who won the World Cup in 2003 and 2007, playing 198 times in the 50 over format, scoring 5088 points and scoring 133 wickets.
Originally published as The breakup of Andrew Symonds’ family before his tragic death has been revealed