Bec and Lleyton: The ring is off!

Is there trouble in paradise?
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It’s been months since she posted on her socials and she hasn’t been seen in public with husband Lleyton since March, now Bec Hewitt is sparking concern over the state of her marriage after being spotted without her wedding ring.

WATCH BELOW: Teenage Bec Hewitt getting ready for her first Logies

Onlookers also couldn’t help noticing how downcast the mum-of-three and former soapie star – photographed before rules on wearing mandatory masks came in
– was looking. No doubt like most of Melbourne, Bec is feeling the pressure from lockdown 2.0 and was taking a much needed break from being at home to walk the family dog.

But earlier this year, there were reports that Lleyton and Bec were clashing as the family struggled with spending enforced time together during the first lockdown.

“It’s a relationship that has certainly had more than its fair share of ups and downs,” an insider told another publication.

Bec and Lleyton Hewitt
Bec has had to put her career on hold because of Lleyton’s hectic sporting schedule. (Credit: Getty)

The source added that the kids were feeling “cooped up”, while Lleyton was like a “caged lion” as they were forced to abandon their normally very active lives.

Like most parents, Bec reportedly found homeschooling the three kids a challenge and is no doubt feeling the same way now as children again remain home, learning via distance education.

Since moving from the Bahamas back to Australia, the Hewitts have continued to live very international and often quite separate lives. Lleyton has focused on his broadcasting work and building son Cruz’s budding tennis career while Bec has been supporting daughters Mia and Ava who are following in her showbiz footsteps.

Making things harder for Bec is that she’d been on the cusp of making her own professional comeback. It seems significant that her last post to Instagram in March was to promote her travel hosting gig on Seven’s Helloworld, which ended at the same time.

Hewitt family
The Hewitts share three kids, daughters Mia, 14, and Ava, nine, and son Cruz, 11. (Credit: Instagram)

Back in 2018 Bec admitted that she’d never planned to retire from the acting career that saw her star in Home and Away for nearly seven years.

“It was never a choice – a decision – that I made. It just naturally happened because, obviously, I wanted to be there with the kids. I don’t want to miss anything,” she told Stellar magazine.

Bec added that she had no regrets about following her tennis champ husband around the globe because she loved travelling to “wonderful places” and got to be with her kids “all the time”.

Then last year, as New Idea reported, Bec had once again put her acting comeback on hold because it clashed with Lleyton’s commitments.

Bec Home and Away
Bec starred on Home and Away for nearly seven years. (Credit: Channel Seven)

But despite reports of marriage difficulties over the years, last year a source told us the couple were considering renewing their wedding vows. In May, Lleyton paid touching tribute to Bec – and his own mum – on Mother’s Day posting a tribute to them both and thanking them for “all your help, support and love throughout the years”.

Although normally tight-lipped about his relationship, in 2016 he told the Herald-Sun how his wife was his “rock”.

“She really is my soulmate… I couldn’t be prouder to have Bec alongside me,” he gushed.

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(Credit: New Idea)

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