Sam Burgess ‘has not been able to see his children for over SEVEN months’


Sam Burgess hasn’t been unable to see his children Poppy, five, and Billy, three, for over seven months, reports claim. 

The former NRL player, who shares his kids with ex-wife Phoebe Hooke, has been living in Coffs Harbour for the past few months and misses his kids dearly, The Daily Telegraph reports. 

Phoebe meanwhile lives in a sprawling estate in Bowral, in the NSW Southern Highlands. 

NRL star Sam Burgess, 33, hasn’t been unable to see his children Poppy, five, and Billy, three, for over seven months, reports claim (all pictured) 

The publication claims Burgess, who ‘couldn’t comment on the matter for legal reasons’, hasn’t seen his young children since December, when he was celebrating his 33rd birthday. 

Sam, who finalised his divorce from Phoebe in 2020, shared a photo to Instagram of himself bonding with their children at the time, along with his mother Julie Burgess and his brothers and their partners. 

Sam revealed in the post’s caption that the reunion was well overdue, with it being the ‘first time in over two years’. 

Phoebe lives in a sprawling estate in Bowral, in the NSW Southern Highlands

Phoebe lives in a sprawling estate in Bowral, in the NSW Southern Highlands

The Daily Telegraph reports, Sam, who 'couldn't comment on the matter for legal reasons', hasn't seen his young children since December, when he celebrated his 33rd birthday

The Daily Telegraph reports, Sam, who ‘couldn’t comment on the matter for legal reasons’, hasn’t seen his young children since December, when he celebrated his 33rd birthday

In the family photo, a casually dressed Sam huddled around the couch and was joined by mother Julie, and brothers George, Tom and Luke Burgess.

The wives and girlfriends were also present, including Luke’s partner Tori May, Tom’s fiancée Tahlia Giumelli, George’s wife Joanna Burgess, and their children.

‘Sundays done right. First time in over two years all together. 1 great grandmother. 1 grandmother. 8 great/grandkids. 4 Broskis (sic) and 3 partners in crime. HOW GOOD,’ Sam captioned the post.

Documenting the reunion to Instagram, the NRL star was pictured with his children along with his mother Julie Burgess (centre) and his brothers

Documenting the reunion to Instagram, the NRL star was pictured with his children along with his mother Julie Burgess (centre) and his brothers

Daily Mail Australia is not suggesting that Phoebe is any way responsible for Sam not seeing his children. 

Sam and Pheobe, 33, were married for four years before their acrimonious split in October 2019. 

Phoebe recently broke down in tears during a podcast interview as she recalled the devastating moment she discovered her then-husband, Sam, had cheated on her with a woman in Melbourne in 2017. 

Phoebe recently broke down in tears during a podcast interview as she recalled the devastating moment she discovered her then-husband, Sam, had cheated on her with a woman in Melbourne in 2017. Phoebe and Sam are pictured in February 2016

Phoebe recently broke down in tears during a podcast interview as she recalled the devastating moment she discovered her then-husband, Sam, had cheated on her with a woman in Melbourne in 2017. Phoebe and Sam are pictured in February 2016

She became emotional as she discussed Sam’s infidelity on Mia Freedman’s No Filter podcast.

Phoebe told host Mia she’d discovered her husband’s affair after he confessed to her he was being investigated by his club over a ‘sexting’ scandal in 2018. He was later cleared of any involvement in the ‘sexting’ matter.

Daily Mail Australia has reached out to both Phoebe and Sam in relation to this article.

Phoebe and Sam married in 2015, before splitting in October 2019 amid reports of infidelity and allegations of his wild partying. Pictured on February 7, 2018, in Sydney

Phoebe and Sam married in 2015, before splitting in October 2019 amid reports of infidelity and allegations of his wild partying. Pictured on February 7, 2018, in Sydney

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