NRL star George Burgess and his wife, Joanna King, have ended their seven-year marriage.
Burgess, 31, has been spotted on dating apps Tinder and Raya just a couple of months after moving out of the family home.
Sources close to the player have confirmed to Daily Mail Australia that he left the property he shared with Joanna in March and has since relocated to an apartment in Bondi.
Insiders claim the couple, who have three children together and were once thought to be inseparable, are ‘100 per cent over’.
It appears the split has been amicable, contrasting markedly with the tumultuous separation between Burgess’s brother, Sam, and his-ex wife, Phoebe.
Burgess acknowledged Joanna in a recent Mother’s Day tribute despite their break-up.
NRL star George Burgess and his wife, Joanna King, have ended their seven-year marriage. The couple met in 2014, and married in 2016
English-born Burgess, 31, has been spotted on dating apps including Tinder just a couple of months after moving out of the family home
Joanna, an interior designer, has reportedly moved back to Queensland with her parents.
She is rumoured to be gearing up to launch a mummy blog/influencer type business which aligns with her recent social media tease of a ‘special announcement coming soon’.
The couple, who were last photographed together on March 14, had navigated a whirlwind of challenges in recent years.
Burgess’s gambling addiction has been a matter of public record, and he has been open about attending rehab to help deal with it.
Sources close to the player have confirmed to Daily Mail Australia that he left the shared residence in March and has since relocated to an apartment in Bondi
Insiders claim the couple, once thought to be inseparable, are ‘100% over’, marking the end of a relationship that lasted over seven years and produced three children
When he joined the Dragons after two years back home in England, the former South Sydney forward became the first man to play professional rugby league following hip resurfacing surgery.
But his comeback was overshadowed in March 2022 when he was charged by police after a woman claimed her ‘touched her bottom’ without consent.
Burgess later checked into a rehabilitation facility to deal with personal issues unrelated to the criminal charge.
He made two appearances for the Dragons’ NSW Cup side in August following his time away from the club.
He is back in rugby league and remains intent to make an NRL comeback after recently signing for Cairns Brothers.
It appears the split has been amicable, contrasting markedly with the tumultuous separation between Burgess’s brother, Sam, and his-ex wife, Phoebe
English-born Burgess admitted he felt the time was right to make a comeback, as Daily Mail Australia revealed last week.
‘I’d been back around South Sydney doing the corporate game day stuff and I was seeing the energy again, and I felt that it might be time to get back around a footy club,’ he said after his unveiling in Cairns on last Wednesday.
Burgess and his ex-model wife met in 2014 when he was playing for the South Sydney Rabbitohs.
They were engaged two years later and share three children together, Boston, four, Birdie, three, and Blainey, two.
Daily Mail Australia has reached out to George and Joanna for comment.
Burgess (pictured with lawyer Bryan Wrench, right) entered a plea of not guilty when he was charged with sexual touching without consent in March last year