Michael Clarke has been spotted in public for the first time since his split from activewear designer Pip Edwards.
The retired Australian cricket captain, 39, took a stroll through Sydney’s affluent suburb of Rose Bay on Monday with his four-year-old daughter, Kelsey Lee, who was riding along on a scooter.
Michael, who broke up with Pip because he didn’t like the media attention that came with their relationship, kept a low profile while spending time with Kelsey Lee.
Daddy-daughter time! Michael Clarke, 39, enjoyed a stroll with his daughter Kelsey Lee, four, in Sydney’s affluent suburb of Rose Bay on Monday – just days after news broke of his split from Pip Edwards
He attempted to fly under radar in a black cap and sunglasses, and his outfit consisted of an Asics T-shirt, shorts and sneakers.
He carried his belongings in a backpack, but chose to hold his phone in his hand in case any business needed attending to.
Meanwhile, Kelsey Lee looked like a living doll in her printed jumper, striped leggings and pink sneakers.
Getting some fresh air: The retired cricketer pounded the pavement while his adorable daughter rode along on her purple scooter
Unassuming: Michael, who split reportedly dumped Pip because he ‘didn’t like the media attention’ that came with their relationship, cut a low-key figure for his walk
Michael kept a close eye on his daughter to make sure she didn’t collide with anyone on the sidewalk.
Several hours before the sighting, Michael had uploaded a very intriguing post to his Instagram Story about wanting to be ‘home’.
Michael, who is self-isolating during the coronavirus pandemic in the Vaucluse property he once shared with his estranged wife, Kyly, shared a photo of his backyard pool alongside the caption: ‘Home is where I want to be.’
Black out: Obscuring his famous face beneath a cap and sunglasses, Michael wore an unassuming black Asics T-shirt, matching shorts and sneakers
So sweet! Kelsey Lee looked like a living doll in her printed jumper, striped leggings and pink sneakers
Careful! Doting Michael kept a close eye on Kelsey Lee to ensure she didn’t collide with anyone on the side-walk
Given the context of his recent split from Pip, Michael may have been hinting at a possible reunion with Kyly.
Rumours first emerged that Michael was dating Pip in February, shortly after the former batsmen announced his separation from Kyly after seven years of marriage.
The Clarkes ended their marriage in September, but didn’t announce their break-up until five months later.
Home is where the heart is? Hours before the outing, Michael uploaded a very intriguing social media post about wanting to be ‘home’
Hmm! Michael – who is self-isolating in the Vaucluse home he once shared with Kyly, shared a photo of his backyard pool to Instagram Stories, writing: ‘Home is where I want to be’
Is a reunion on the cards? Given the context of his recent split from Pip, Michael appeared to be hinting at a reunion with his ex-wife (right)
When news of a blossoming relationship surfaced, Michael and Pip both denied they were are anything more than friends.
They told Daily Mail Australia in February they had been friends for 12 years and were simply working on a project together.
Michael’s personal assistant, Sasha Armstrong, also downplayed the rumours, which had been circulating across Sydney’s eastern suburbs for months.
Split: Michael and wife Kyly ended their marriage in September but didn’t announce their separation until February. They share custody of daughter Kelsey Lee (pictured)
End of the road: It comes after Daily Mail Australia exclusively revealed Michael and Pip’s break-up. The retired cricketer ended things because ‘he didn’t like the media attention’ that came with being linked to the 40-year-old P.E. Nation founder (pictured)
Talk of the town: Rumours first emerged the pair were seeing each other in February, shortly after Michael announced his split from Kyly. Pictured: Pip Edwards
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