Star Australian Women’s cricketer Ellyse Perry and Australian rugby union player Matt Toomua have mutually decided to end their marriage. They married in December 2015.
On Sunday (26th July), Ellyse Perry and Matt Toomua released a joint statement to announce their separation.
The release claimed, “It’s with the greatest of respect for one another that we decided to separate earlier this year. 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.”
Early in this year, there was a rumour about their separation. It started when Perry was present in the Australian Cricket Awards 2020 in Melbourne without wearing her wedding ring. During that award ceremony, she won the Belinda Clark Award (Australia’s best women’s international cricketer) for the third time. However, in that award-winning speech, Perry didn’t take the name of Toomua. But they had earlier denied about their separation.
Ellyse Perry last time played in the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup 2020
Before the coronavirus pandemic forced to spoil the international cricket, Ellyse Perry, who was also a former Australia women’s national soccer team player, featured in the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup 2020 in last February-March. As Australia hosted that tournament for the first time, it was obviously special for the Australian women’s cricketers.
While Australia Women’s won that tournament after thrashing the India Women’s in the final by 85 runs, Perry completely missed out the knockout stages of that tournament due to hamstring injury. She featured in four matches of that tournament where she scored 26 runs (average 13.00) and managed to pick up the only wicket.
On the other hand, Matt Toomua is currently serving for Melbourne Rebels in the Australian rugby union. Last Friday (24th July), he played a vital role in his team’s victory against the New South Wales Waratahs (29-10) at SCG.