“Throughout our relationship we have remained private and we ask that our space and privacy continue to be respected during this difficult time for both of us.”

Perry and Toomua married in 2015. Toomua, who plays for the Melbourne Rebels, put on a masterclass on Friday night in a 29-10 drubbing of the NSW Waratahs at the SCG.

As the Herald‘s Private Sydney columnist Andrew Hornery reported in May, Malcolm and Lucy Turnbull’s daughter Daisy Turnbull Brown has also separated from her husband James Brown, after nearly 10 years of marriage.

Daisy is a teacher and wellbeing director at St Catherine’s School in Waverley and has a book out in January, 50 Risks to Take with Your Kids: A How-To Guide for Building Independence and Resilience from 0 To 10.

James, who harbours his own political ambitions, is an adjunct associate professor at Sydney University and appears frequently on Sky News.

It has been a rough ride for prime ministerial offspring. As the Herald‘s CBD column revealed last week, Kevin Rudd’s daughter Jessica Rudd and her financier husband Albert Tse have also split, following 13 years of marriage.

Tse was a Macquarie executive in London and Beijing before moving into private equity and co-founding Wattle Hill Capital. Rudd is a director on the board of local beef producer AACo and an Australian ambassador to Chinese online giant Alibaba.


Overseas, actor Armie Hammer and his wife of 10 years Elizabeth Chambers – also an actress and owner of a bakery – announced their split a fortnight ago. Singer Kelly Clarkson filed for divorce from husband Brandon Blackstock in June.

Entertainment Tonight reported the couple had hoped to resolve their differences while they quarantined at their Montana ranch, but the isolation and extra time together had only made a bad situation worse.

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