Australian Wallabies rugby union star Matt Toomua has found love again, just six months after his shock marriage split with superstar cricketer Ellyse Perry.
The former golden couple rocked the sporting world last year when they confirmed speculation they had sadly separated after almost five years of marriage.
Toomua, 31, has since moved on to start a new relationship with Canberra psychologist Naomi Cameron, 29.
The new couple met through friends mid last year in Canberra and recently made their blossoming romance Instagram official by sharing a happy snap of themselves and their two dogs.
Matt Toomua’s (right) blossoming romance with psychologist Naomi Cameron (right) recently became Instagram official
Ms Cameron’s sister shared the news to her own Instagram account last week, Sydney Morning Herald reported.
It’s understood Ms Cameron is now preparing to leave the nation’s capital and move to Melbourne to be with Toomua, whose 2021 Super Rugby season with the Melbourne Rebels kicks off next month.
Toomua and Perry ended months of speculation when they confirmed their marriage split in a joint statement last July.
‘It’s with the greatest of respect for one another that we decided to separate earlier this year,’ the pair said at the time.
‘We felt this was the right course of action and is in the best interests of each other and our current lives. This is something that has evolved and is a mutual decision.’
‘Throughout our relationship we have remained private and we ask that our space and privacy continue to be respected during this difficult time for both of us.’
Australian Wallabies star Matt Toomua (right) has moved on since his shock split with Australian sporting superstar Ellyse Perry (left)
Perry told the Daily Telegraph: ‘Throughout our marriage, we have had some very fortunate experiences that have spanned many parts of the globe because of our respective careers.
‘Some of those we’ve been able to share and others we haven’t.
‘A lot of those experiences have been in particularly formative and influential parts of our lives and … the current circumstances of our lives have made our marriage unsustainable.’
Speculation the private couple had split began were first fuelled last February when Perry attended the Australian Cricket Awards in Melbourne solo without her wedding ring.
She didn’t mention Toomua in her acceptance speech when she won the Belinda Clark award for Australia’s best female cricketer for a third consecutive year.
But the couple insisted they were still together and that Perry didn’t wear her ring due to a swollen finger.
Ellyse Perry fuelled speculation when she attended the Australian Cricket Awards in Melbourne last February solo without her wedding ring. She’s pictured at the awards minus her wedding ring, which she said at the time was due to a swollen finger
‘While we both currently live with demanding schedules and responsibilities related to the nature of our careers, we are committed to our relationship and refute any claims to the contrary,’ the pair said in a statement to the Sydney Morning Herald at the time.
‘We have a strong love and respect for one another and any report that our marriage has ended is incorrect.’
They appeared to still be an item in March when they were photographed embracing after Perry’s injury heartbreak at the Women’s T20 World Cup, which forced her to miss the final, which Australia won.
The last photo of the former couple on Perry’s Instagram was in May of a sweaty work-out session together.
‘When things get too competitive,’ she captioned the photo.
Ellyse Perry and Matt Toomua in happier time on their wedding day in 2015. The couple announced their split almost five years later
Perry and Toomua married in an intimate ceremony held in Sydney in December 2015.
The couple met at Sydney Airport in 2012 and made their first public appearance as a couple was at rugby’s 2013 John Eales Medal awards.
The couple announced their engagement less than a year later.
Perry spent much of 2020 on the sidelines recovering from a hamstring injury and in lockdown in Melbourne away from her family based in Sydney.
But she still insists 2020 hadn’t been a bad year and is now focused on next year’s one-day World Cup.
‘I had some wonderful support from my family, friends and teammates [during lockdown] and, from a selfish point of view, being in the one place for the best part of six months was a little bit of a blessing for me; to be able to focus on my rehab,’ Perry recently told the ABC.
‘Everyone has had their own struggles this year. It has been challenging, but I think it’s also reminded me of what’s really important and that’s the people in your life.’
Ellyse Perry’s 2020 was marred by injury and personal turmoil. She’s pictured being consoled by husband Matt Toomua at the Women’s T20 World Cup in Melbourne last much. She later missed the final due to injury
Perry was recently named Rachael Heyhoe-Flint ICC Female Cricketer of the Decade.
She won four T20 world titles and the 2013 one-day World Cup, scoring 4,349 runs and taking 213 wickets in the decade.
‘It has been tremendous to develop the women’s T20 game and take it forward,’ Perry said.
‘Amazing to see where it’s come from when I was introduced to it.’
Source: Daily Mail Australia | World News