Phoebe Burgess opens up on ‘ugly’ marriage breakdown with NRL great
Digital Staff • 7Sport
Monday, 19 April 2021 2:32 pm AEST
Phoebe Burgess has opened up on her marriage breakdown with NRL great Sam Burgess and how the “ugly” situation impacted their two children.
Retired South Sydney legend Sam has been involved in a series of controversies following their breakup in early 2019, but last month had a conviction for intimidating his father-in-law quashed.
The judge ruled there was reasonable doubt the offence occurred, however, he is currently facing charges related to him allegedly driving while under the influence of drugs.
The Burgesses were married in 2015 and have two children together, Poppy was born in January 2017 and Billy arrived in December 2018.
After the marriage ended, Phoebe took the kids to live at her parents Sarah and Mitchell Hooke’s Bowral property, about 90 minutes southwest of Sydney.
Pheobe, who is a former Channel 7 journalist, spoke to the Daily Telegraph about life on the farm with her children and the marriage breakup.
“A lot of pain, a lot of trauma, a lot of ugly stuff changes you but I was able to completely envelop myself with my family, who loved me and cared for me,” she said.