On Friday, it was reported that Pip Edwards and Michael Clarke had split, less than a year after they went public with their romance.
And according to The Daily Telegraph, the P.E Nation designer and the sporting icon are still on good terms.
‘They were great friends and had a great time together, and I’m sure they will remain friends,’ a ‘friend’ told the publication on Saturday.
Friendly exes! According to new reports by The Daily Telegraph, the P.E Nation designer and the sporting icon are still on good terms despite their split. ‘They were great friends and had a great time together, and I’m sure they will remain friends,’ a ‘friend’ told the publication on Saturday
‘There is definitely no animosity,’ the close pal added.
Pip and ‘Pup’ are understood to have split in recent weeks, less than a year after the celebrity pair went public with their relationship.
Edwards, 41, and Clarke, 39, were inseparable for much of their romance, but neither has featured on the other’s Instagram since Australia Day – the same day the fashion designer landed herself in hot water for an unfortunate social media post.
When contacted about their split on Friday, Pip, 40, told Daily Mail Australia: ‘I have no comment, no comment at all.’
Sources close to the pair said while they have gone separate ways, they remain good friends and the split is ‘amicable’.
Meanwhile, another friend said that despite the couple’s propensity for loved-up Instagram posts, over recent times: ‘Things had been rather rocky’.
Michael, 39, appears to be channeling his energy into spending quality time with his daughter, Kelsey Lee, who he shares with ex-wife Kyly Clarke.
Quality time: Michael appears to be channeling his energy into spending quality time with his daughter, Kelsey Lee, who he shares with ex-wife Kyly Clarke
Posting to his Instagram Stories on Friday, the cricket great shared a photo with his five-year-old on her first day of school, captioning it: ‘Have the best day’ with a love heart emoji.
In the sweet picture, Michael crouched down and held Kelsey Lee in a tight cuddle.
He followed it up with a photograph of his little girl in the pool, captioning it: ‘After school swims.’
Clarke and Edwards’ relationship began last June following the former Australian Test captain’s split from wife Kyly.
They had been friends for more than a decade before that, but grew close working on a fashion project together.
Just weeks ago Edwards stood by Clarke’s side as he was awarded an Order of Australia (AO) for his service to cricket.
Both Edwards and Clarke came to the relationship with children from previous partners.
Edwards has been laying low since Australia Day when she caused controversy over a party she attended that featured an upside down Aboriginal Flag.
The fashion label founder posted photos of the upside down flag to her Instagram in a move that she later apologised for.
‘I want to express my sincere apologies to those that I have offended,’ Pip told her social media followers.
‘My intentions were always from a good place, in support of all people, wanting unity and community in this country and globally.
‘I innocently did not realise that the Aboriginal flag was upside down and was more focused on the idea of raising both flags together on the one pole, flying as one. I understand it was a huge mistake to not know at the time but my intention was never to cause disrespect.’