Leisel Jones separates from husband, Damon Martin

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Olympic gold medallist Leisel Jones has announced her split from husband, Damon Martin.

On Triple M’s Rush Hour with Leisel Jones, Liam and Dobbo, Leisel announced the news.

The two got married in 2018 after meeting in 2016.

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“We have separated. It’s incredibly sad news.”

Listeners had suspected the split long before the announcement as she hadn’t mentioned him on the air for months.

“I have the deepest respect for Damo. It’s a very sad situation for both of us and a very hard decision to come to.” she confirmed there’s no bad blood.

“I think it takes a lot of bravery and two grown-ups to decide what’s not right for them at a certain time and to realise that you are better off going separate ways.”

She explained that the separation was very amicable and the two had been working on their marriage for a while now before they came to the decision to call it quits.

The pair announced their engagement via Instagram. He proposed while they were in America in 2017.

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Leisel wasn’t afraid to delve into the negative aspects of getting divorced even if it was for the best starting off that she can’t cook her chops as well.

“I’m conscious I am 38, I am now single, and I don’t have any children and I might have missed that window, so that’s a little frightening.” Jones admitted.

“It’s a really big adjustment to do things on your own. Damo is a such a wonderful guy, a great guy. We are both extremely heartbroken.”

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