Former NRL WAG and influencer Phoebe Burgess has spoken candidly about her life post-divorce, as she moves forward with the next chapter.

In an in-depth chat with Vogue Australia, the 33-year-old touched on the idea of dating again after her split with Sam Burgess and even spoke about why she will never revert back to her maiden name. 

Phoebe said she’s ‘content’ to remain a single mother and vowed not to date again, joking she wouldn’t have the most appealing Tinder profile.

Single and content: Phoebe Burgess has vowed to never date again after her messy split with NRL star ex-husband Sam Burgess and revealed why she has no plans to change her last name

‘What am I going to put on my Tinder profile? ”Sleeps in same bed as daughter. Lives with parents. Enormous public baggage!” she said with a laugh. 

‘I don’t know why, but people seem to want me to enter a new phase, but I’m content here for the moment.’  

Phoebe added that she’ll never go back to using her maiden name, Hooke, as ‘Phoebe Hooke no longer exists’. 

'What am I going to put on my Tinder profile? ''Sleeps in same bed as daughter. Lives with parents. Enormous public baggage!'' she said with a laugh

‘What am I going to put on my Tinder profile? ”Sleeps in same bed as daughter. Lives with parents. Enormous public baggage!” she said with a laugh

‘I feel as if I walked through fire. I’m a different person now. I can’t go back – that girl, Phoebe Hooke no longer exists,’ Phoebe said.

Phoebe shares her son Billy, three, and daughter Poppy, five, with her ex-husband, NRL star Sam Burgess, 33, who she split with for the second time in October 2019, just months after they had rekindled their marriage.

Phoebe partly blamed their marriage breakdown on the NRL claiming the clubs did little to help her then-husband Sam Burgess.

‘He wasn’t looked after,’ Phoebe told The Weekend Australian.

Single mother: Phoebe shares her son Billy, three, and daughter Poppy, five, with her ex-husband, NRL star Sam Burgess, 33, who she split with for the second time in October 2019, just months after they had rekindled their marriage

Single mother: Phoebe shares her son Billy, three, and daughter Poppy, five, with her ex-husband, NRL star Sam Burgess, 33, who she split with for the second time in October 2019, just months after they had rekindled their marriage

‘He wasn’t protected in the right way, in the way that may have – not saved our marriage, but it might have led to a true rehabilitation, a true sense of responsibility, owning behaviour, wanting to change that behaviour.’

Phoebe said she tried to put on a brave face throughout the difficult times but revealed she was the victim of taunts and jeers while pregnant with her second child Billy and watching Sam play at Stadium Australia.

‘I was heckled by the crowd, drunk people asking me if I wanted to FaceTime, and asking me where my husband was and, you know, was it his baby? It was demeaning and humiliating,’ she said.

Sam later admitted to infidelity, which occurred while he was away captaining England in the Rugby League World Cup, during a confessional on the latest season of the reality show, SAS Australia.

Unfaithful: Sam later admitted to infidelity, which occurred while he was away captaining England in the Rugby League World Cup, during a confessional on the latest season of the reality show, SAS Australia

Unfaithful: Sam later admitted to infidelity, which occurred while he was away captaining England in the Rugby League World Cup, during a confessional on the latest season of the reality show, SAS Australia

‘I don’t think I was the greatest husband at times. I embarrassed my wife. I had an affair with a girl, a woman in Melbourne. That’s true,’ he said tearfully.

‘I was away on tour, and regretfully that happened. Which would have been… it would have been a tough place for Phoebe to be.’

While pregnant with their son Billy in late 2018, Phoebe said she underwent multiple tests for sexually transmitted infections as a result of Sam’s cheating.

She claimed that during the pregnancy, she also suffered through Sam’s ‘substance- induced screaming rages’.

In October, police cleared Sam of any wrongdoing after a year-long investigation sparked by allegations of domestic abuse made by Phoebe.

The allegations were originally published in The Australian newspaper and denied vehemently by Burgess at the time. 

Making headlines: In October, police cleared Sam of any wrongdoing after a year-long investigation sparked by allegations of domestic abuse made by Phoebe

Making headlines: In October, police cleared Sam of any wrongdoing after a year-long investigation sparked by allegations of domestic abuse made by Phoebe



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Originally posted 2022-05-06 06:19:28.