She recently confirmed that she and chef husband Shannon Bennett have split
And former Neighbours star Madeleine Bennett appeared to be feeling the strain as she was pictured shopping on Sep. 10.
The mother-of-six appeared downcast as she left Liberty Bell Skin Centre in Melbourne – seeming to check her phone before stopping at a newsagents to pick up some dry cleaning and a magazine.
The star – who is starring in the new show ‘Playing for Keeps’ – about footballers’ wives and girlfriends, also known as WAGS – dressed in jeans for her trip to the shops, but accessorised with black over-the-knee boots, a fringed satchel and a cap.
It’s no doubt been a difficult time for both Madeleine and Shannon – who together share their six young children - Phoenix, 12, Hendrix, 10, Xascha, eight, Xanthe, six, and twins Xalia and Margaux, four.
On Sep. 9 the former Neighbours actress, 38, revealed the news of her relationship break up to Stellar.
In the interview, she said she and celebrity chef Shannon, 42, were ‘striving to reconnect as friends and parents’.
'Having a public profile, having two high-pressure careers, having a multitude of children – and I will say they are a lot harder to train than dragons – it puts exponential pressures on a relationship, and cracks can form, and things that we don't necessarily plan in the beginning can happen,’ Madeleine – who famously played Dee Bliss on the hit soap opera – said.
While Madeleine was out and about in Melbourne it appeared her ex was headed to Western Australia for a new project.
Taking to Instagram on Monday Sep 10. Shannon shared a photograph of himself looking thoughtful as he travelled in a car.
‘The journey begins,’ he wrote simply along with the hashtag #thekimberleyaustralia
The chef’s facial expression clearly struck a chord with one fan who commented on it.
‘An interesting expression on your face of reflection, determination and the unknown ahead of you,’ they wrote.