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Shane Warne and Simone Callahan’s marriage may not have lasted, but there’s always been love between the pair

''Eternal love remains & will never leave.''
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Despite getting divorced more than 15 years ago, Shane Warne will always have a special place in Simone Callahan’s heart.

Simone met Shane in 1992 at a celebrity event in Melbourne, and they married three blissful years later. The couple then welcomed three kids together; Brooke, 24, Jackson, 23, and Summer 20, before parting ways in 2005.

Following the tragic news of Shane’s passing on March 4, 2022, Simone shared a tender tribute to her late ex-husband.

“Shane’s greatest Love, Our children Brooke, Jackson & Summer.♥️♥️♥️,” she wrote alongside a photo of their beloved kids.

Simone raised a glass to Shane during his private funeral at St Kilda Football Club on March 20.

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“Shane was taken too soon from their young lives ❤️❤️❤️. Eternal love remains & will never leave 💫💫💫. Vale Shane 💔💔💔💔.”

Even though they couldn’t make their relationship work, Shane and Simone were always able to co-parent successfully.

During an interview with Confidential in 2010, Shane revealed: “Co-parenting is never easy but you’ve got to be a grown up and if you put your kids first you can do it.

“When people start using the children for their own advantages and don’t make them the priority, that’s when difficulties happen. Both of us have put our children as our number one priority at all times and that’s why it’s been able to work.”

Simone was thrust into the spotlight during her marriage to Shane, but in a very candid chat with A Current Affair back in July 2018, she admitted life in the public eye wasn’t something she wanted.

“I didn’t really enjoy that time in the spotlight,” the mum-of-three, now 52, confessed.

WATCH BELOW: Simone Callahan’s tribute for Shane Warne following his death. Story continues after video.

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“[I felt] suppressed a little bit through everything that happened…”

Looking from the outside, it appeared Simone had it all.

She was the wife to Australia’s greatest spin bowlers and the couple were the proud parents to their three kids, but in 2005, it all came to a crashing halt.

In the years leading up, Shane – who lost his vice-captaincy – was entwined in cheating scandals.

Simone and Shane divorced in 2005.

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The duo tried to make it work again back in 2010 but after photos of Shane kissing Liz Hurley made headlines – Simone decided to call it a day.

Simone explained to ACA that yoga was instrumental in healing her.

“I just used to see yogis and see pictures and thought they looked so peaceful and calm, and I wanted to feel that way,” she remarked.

“It’s been very good for me, for calming myself.”

Simone with the couple’s three kids: Jackson, Summer and Brooke.

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For more on Shane Warne and his legacy, check out the following stories

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“So similar in so many ways”: Shane Warne’s close bond with his eldest daughter Brooke

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Summer Warne’s final moments with father Shane Warne prove their relationship brought out the best side of him

The actress and her “lionheart”: Looking back on Shane Warne and Liz Hurley’s three-year romance before his tragic death

”I didn’t really enjoy that time in the spotlight”: Simone Callahan on her marriage to ex Shane Warne

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