It’s the bombshell cricket scandal that’s rocked Australia – and, it seems, Dave and Candice Warner’s marriage as well.
Sources close to celebrity WAG Candice reveal that she’s ‘absolutely livid’ over the Australian cricket team’s shocking cheating bombshell, which has seen her vice captain husband Dave accused of ball tampering alongside captain Steve Smith during the third test match in South Africa.
Dave has already been stripped of his vice captaincy and faces calls to be sacked from the team, as well as facing controversy as fellow team members reportedly ‘turned’ on him after he ‘went rogue’ and was spotted sipping champagne with non-cricket friends just a day after the scandal broke.
But it seems his biggest battle might be on the home front with his furious wife, who reportedly had to leave the room when news of the scandal first broke.
‘Candice couldn’t believe it when she heard that Dave had been embroiled in a cheating scandal,’ says the insider. ‘She just said “How could you?”... she couldn’t believe he’d be so careless. She stormed out the room – she had to compose herself, she was that in shock.
‘As far as Candice is concerned, Dave’s already been at the centre of enough controversy in South Africa thanks to the infamous stairwell scuffle, with her name being dragged through the mud as well.
‘She’s speechless that things have escalated like this, and that they stand to potentially lose so much.’
The source tells New Idea that Candice has ‘worked really hard’ to put her controversial past behind her after years of scandal and cruel taunts after she was caught in a compromising position with footballer Sonny Bill Williams.
And it seems after marrying star cricketer Dave and having two gorgeous children – Ivy, three, and Indi, two – she’d finally moved on from those scandalous times... until now.
‘They’ve gone from being cricket royalty and her leading the pack as the top WAG to public enemy number one in one fell swoop. I’d be very surprised if this wasn’t putting a huge strain on their marriage.’
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