Candice Alley canâ€™t hide the hurt. â€˜I ran out of tears, it was so exhausting,â€™ she says, remembering the dying days of her five-year marriage to Olympic legend Grant Hackett.
She has moved on with her life. But Grantâ€™s remarkable pool comeback â€“ creating new headlines about the golden coupleâ€™s split â€“ has finally forced her to speak out for the first time.
Until today, she has stayed silent for the sake of their five-year-old twins, Jagger and Charlize.
Away from the spotlight of her singing career, sheâ€™s a self-confessed homebody who prefers to keep her private life just that way â€“ private.
But Candice feels she must express her point of view following Grantâ€™s latest claims about their relationship, especially his take on the disastrous Derby Day row that culminated in a trashed apartment and their eventual separation.
Former pop star Candice, 32, sadly comments: “It was new for me to read in newspapers that Grant said our marriage was one of those that was probably doomed to fail from the start, and that he wanted to leave.
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