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Candice and David Warner's emotional tributes to each other at glamorous awards show

''I can't thank you enough for what you do for me and our family. I love you dearly.''

By Rebecca Sullivan
It's fair to say that the past few years have been some of the toughest times cricketer David Warner and his wife Candice have ever faced.
In 2018, David was stood down from the Australian cricket team and ordered to serve a 12-month ban after he was exposed as the mastermind behind the ball-tampering scandal that shook the cricketing world.
And then just weeks later, Candice experienced a heartbreaking miscarriage.
"I woke up feeling pretty ordinary. I called Dave to the bathroom and told him I was bleeding. We knew I was miscarrying and we held one another and cried," Candice told The Australian Women's Weekly at the time.
"At the time, I felt like I'd let us down – that my body had let us down – but I've come a long way since then. I'm a very spiritual person and I truly believe it wasn't their time to be with us," she said.
But now, the couple, who have three gorgeous daughters, Ivy Mae, Indi Rae and Isla Rose, put all that behind them at cricket's night of nights on Monday evening. At the Australian Cricket Awards, David took home the top gong, the prestigious Allan Border Medal.
David and Candice donned their finest black tie outfits for the glamorous event, with the former Iron Woman looking stunning in a custom white gown by Cappellazzo Couture, and shared a sweet moment on the red carpet as they posed for photos together.
Candice and David dressed up to the nines on the red carpet at the Australian Cricket Awards. Getty
The couple glowed on the red carpet. Getty
They shared a sweet moment together following David's win. Getty
David, 33, became emotional during his acceptance speech, as he thanked his wife, his daughters and his parents for their incredible support.
"There were a few tough times there, with me and my wife (Candice) having two miscarriages – there were a lot of things going on in my life away from cricket that I had to work on. Not having cricket there, I had to work out what was going to be the best for me," David said, referencing his time away from the sport during his ban.
"My mum and dad, I know I've let you down a lot in the past but you always stick by my side and I really appreciate that, and my brother.
"My wife, my rock, I don't know what could ever break you, you're absolutely fantastic, you're an inspiration not just to me but to the girls. It's hard for a man to stand up here and say a lot of nice words about people but you always seem to bring the best out of me and the kindness of my heart. I can't thank you enough for what you do for me and our family. I love you dearly."

The couple with their two eldest daughters. Getty
Candice, 34, also paid tribute to her man in a heartfelt Instagram post.
"Congratulations @davidwarner31 my darling husband on winning the #allanbordermedal for a third time," she wrote on Monday night.
"12 months ago this was nothing but a dream. While others were busy making noise you were quietly going about your business working hard knowing that if you ever got the opportunity to represent your country again you would take it with two hands and give it everything you have got.
"It's very easy at times to lose ourselves and make mistakes but it's how we bounce back that truly defines us... Not the past or what people think but through honesty, positivity and hard work to be the best version of ourselves.
"As I stood beside you last night and as I stand beside you hand and hand in life I could not be more proud of the man that you have become. You are a good man, an incredible father and a wonderful husband. Your heart is so pure and at the end of the day that's what matters the most. Congratulations my love we are all forever proud of you."
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This is the third time David has won the Allan Border Medal.
The former captain is now back playing cricket for Australia and last November scored the second-highest individual batting score for any Australian Test batsman, with a record 335 not out against Pakistan.

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