Phoebe Burgess bursts into tears as she thanks the ladies for talking out about ex-husband Sam’s infidelity
Phoebe Burgess got emotional on Wednesday as she thanked the women for reaching out to them after her bombshell podcast about her ex-husband Sam’s infidelity.
In a video shared on Instagram, the 32-year-old – who Billy, two and Poppy, four, shares with retired NRL star Sam Burgess – said she was happy to have created a “community” of others who were in a similar situation .
After dropping her kids off at school, Phoebe began, “At the top of my priority list was to get in here and thank you for your overwhelming support.
Emotional: Phoebe Burgess couldn’t hide her emotions as she thanked the women for reaching out to them online on Wednesday, days after participating in a podcast about her ex-husband Sam’s infidelity
“Thanks to the women who shared their experiences with me. It is overwhelming to read how many things we have in common. “
When she was near tears, she looked down and continued, “I feel humble how many of you can see a little bit of yourself and a little bit of your experience in the experiences I shared with Mia Freedman about her have no filter podcast.
“Please keep contacting me. I read every message and digest every message and I am very confident that we have a small community of shared experiences here.
‘Hopefully we can take care of each other.’
Phoebe burst into tears during Monday’s No Filter podcast episode as she recalled the devastating moment she discovered that her then-husband Sam had cheated on her with a woman in Melbourne in 2017.
Post: After Phoebe dropped her kids off at school, Phoebe started in her car: “Top of my list of priorities was to get in here and say a huge thank you for your overwhelming support and thank you to the women who shared their experience with them me’
Emotional: Phoebe (right) burst into tears on Monday as she recalled the devastating moment when she discovered that her then-husband Sam Burgess (left) had cheated on her with a woman in Melbourne in 2017. Pictured on February 11, 2016, in Sydney
She was married to the South Sydney Rabbitohs player for four years until they separated for good in October 2019.
Phoebe told host Freedman that she discovered her husband’s affair after he confessed to her that his club was investigated for a “sexting” scandal in 2018. He was later acquitted of any involvement in the “sexting” matter.
“I was my husband’s ultimate defender,” she said. “I thought he was made a victim.
“And then came the night when the next woman decided to tell the next story, too, that my husband had an affair while he was captain of England in 2017 while I was touring the country with our daughter to watch.” his games. ‘
In tears she added, ‘And that night, that night broke me.’
Open: The former journalist opened up to Mia Freedman (left) in her No Filter podcast
While this was a major blow to their marriage, Phoebe said there were a number of other factors that contributed to the downfall of their relationship.
The former journalist said she was unable to “pinpoint an exact moment” when something went wrong, but she used an analogy to get her point across.
“All I can say is this frog analogy. If you throw a frog into boiling water, it will scream. If you turn up the heat slowly, it stays there and it just boils alive and that’s – little things add up, ”she said.
The beginning of the end: While the infidelity took a heavy blow to their marriage, Phoebe said there were a number of other factors that contributed to the downfall of their relationship
“I wish I had listened to what my body was telling me. After the birth of my daughter, after a back operation, I became so anxious that I could no longer drive a car.
“I was just scared of driving. And that was something that was never part of my personality. I couldn’t drive on a freeway without feeling out of control. “
Phoebe said she felt like she was getting lost.
Family: Phoebe shares son Billy, two, and daughter Poppy, four, (both pictured) with Sam
It comes after Phoebe told The Weekend Australian in October that she had multiple tests for sexually transmitted infections due to Sam’s pregnancy cheating with her son Billy in late 2018.
She claimed that she also suffered from Sam’s “substance-induced screaming” during pregnancy.
“Those were things I shouldn’t have tolerated in a relationship,” she said.
“Those were things I shouldn’t have tolerated in a relationship”: It comes after Phoebe told The Weekend Australian in October that she had undergone multiple sexually transmitted infection tests as a result of Sam’s cheating while she was with hers Son Billy was pregnant. Late 2018
“I was still protecting someone who was broken and behaved so horribly, you know, until the birth of my son, the drugs, the alcohol, the parties, the tamers, the begging.”
Re-describing the moment she learned of Sam’s infidelity, Phoebe told The Weekend Australian that she received a call “in the middle of the night” saying that a Melbourne woman claimed she was having an affair with Sam in 2017.
“That was probably the worst night of my life. I was in physical pain when I found out about this. I howled on the ground for about two hours, “Phoebe told the newspaper.
Divorce: Phoebe and Sam married in 2015 before separating in October 2019 on reports of infidelity and allegations of his wild parties. Pictured on February 7th, 2018 in Sydney
Sam later admitted the infidelity that occurred during a confession on the latest season of reality show SAS Australia when he was England captain of the Rugby League World Cup.
“I don’t think I’ve been the best husband sometimes. I embarrassed my wife. I had an affair with a girl, a woman in Melbourne. That’s true, ”he said through tears.
“I was on tour and unfortunately that happened. What would … it would have been a tough place for Phoebe. ‘
Phoebe and Sam married in 2015 before they separated for good in October 2019.
“I don’t think I’ve been the greatest husband sometimes”: Sam later admitted the infidelity he appeared as England captain of the Rugby League World Cup during a confession on the latest season of reality show SAS Australia