NRL star Sam Burgess has reportedly split from his wife Phoebe Burgess three weeks after the birth of his second child Billy Mark.
On Wednesday January 2, Sam was pictured leaving his marital home with three large suitcases before Phoebe’s mother Sarah Hooke arrived.
Sam is thought to have ended the couple’s relationship just before Christmas and Phoebe was not seen at the Burgess family Christmas dinner held at Watson’s Bay.
Phoebe is said to have spent Christmas with her parents in their Bowral home.
Another telling sign was the fact that the couple’s third wedding anniversary and Sam’s Birthday was not marked on social media by his 29-year-old wife.
The split comes after Sam was cleared of any wrongdoing in the sexting scandal that happened in September when Phoebe was 28 weeks pregnant.
Sam found himself at the centre of a video chat scandal after his Facebook account was reportedly used to send nude photos to a 23-year-old woman.
'I’m not angry. What hurts me the most is seeing my wife upset about what’s out there,' the father of two told reporters during a press conference at the Rabbitohs’ Redfern training headquarters.
The couple have been married for five years and also share two-year-old daughter Poppy Alice.
Phoebe told WHO that this time round she had suffered a difficult pregnancy.
'I wish I had a better handle on it but I think everyone will tell you that the second pregnancy is very fast and furious - because you’re running around with a little one and in my case, an 18-month old,' she said.
'Physically it's been a lot tougher and the hormones have played a big part - I was very sick at the start of my pregnancy.
'I wasn't sick with Poppy once but I've been running for the sink this time, having dizzy fainting spells. It's been the whole works.'