It was Bec Hewitt’s big comeback – her first step back into the limelight after a decade, and a chance to shine as an ambassador at Melbourne’s Spring Racing Carnival.
But away from the cameras at the exclusive Lavazza marquee at last week’s Melbourne Cup, Bec’s special day was marred by whispers that her fairytale romance with tennis ace Lleyton Hewitt is under strain.
Onlookers tell New Idea that Lleyton, 35, definitely put on a show, holding hands with Bec and smiling for the cameras, but then spent hours glued to the racing on TV and gambling nonstop inside the marquee.
'To the world, they’re the fairytale romance come true – Australia’s golden couple,' an insider tells New Idea.
'Bec’s been hiding a big secret, and it’s the fact they’re growing apart after years of being together. These cracks are a side of their marriage they were determined to keep hidden.'
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