Grant Hackett’s ex-wife Candice Alley has opened up for the first time since the couple ended their marriage.
Candice has told New Idea Magazine that she ‘ran out of tears’ following the split and described the experience as ‘exhausting’.
She confirmed that it was her who asked Grant to leave their apartment on their fifth wedding anniversary.
“It was our fifth wedding anniversary when I told him to leave. How strange is that?’ she said. “Grant tried to reconcile two weeks later, but I knew I never wanted to roll that dice again.”
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New Idea claims that Candice has been forced to finally open up thanks to Grant’s swimming comeback, which brought their relationship back into the spotlight.
“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,” she said. “That was quite contrary to the way it was, at least through the first half of the marriage, he never indicated this once to me. There were plenty of beautiful times, especially having our children together.”