Former AFL star Wayne Carey and his fiancee Stephanie Edwards have reportedly split and broken off their engagement. Carey’s history of cheating in previous relationships is leading to speculations about the main cause of the breakup. News about the split broke on Thursday morning and was confirmed by Carey’s manager Chris Giannopolous.
Australian publication The Age, for which Carey is a columnist, was unable to reach the footballer for comment. However, his manager confirmed the split and also shared a glimmer of hope that the relationship might not be entirely over. “It’s a family matter and they are still trying to sort out their issues,” he shared. Beyond that, he said that the footballer’s camp has no further comments.
Carey and Edwards are parents to a 20-month-old daughter and have been in a relationship since 2011. They got engaged in early 2016, but no wedding date was ever announced. This is not the first time that Carey has been involved in a breakup surrounded with cheating speculations.
Prior to his relationship with Edwards, Carey was embroiled in several high-profile relationship scandals. Even his AFL football career took a blow back in 2002 when he was caught having an affair with the wife of his teammate Anthony Stevens. At that time, Carey was married to his first wife, Sally, with whom he now has a 10-year-old daughter.
The marriage survived the 2002 scandal, but they eventually separated when Carey was revealed to be having yet another affair with a model named Kate Nielson. The relationship with Nielson lasted several years and also reached an engagement. In a previous report by the Sydney Morning Herald, it has been revealed that the relationship with Nielson was marred by a domestic abuse charge in 2007 after Carey reportedly threw a wine glass at her face. That relationship too, came to a screeching halt in 2009 amid cheating allegations.