Report: Sam and Phoebe Burgess call time on their marriage

Just weeks after their second child is born

January 03 2019

Rabbitoh’s player Sam Burgess and his wife Phoebe have reportedly called quits on their three-year marriage.

A close friend of the former couple told the Daily Telegraph that ‘things have been bad for a while.’

Sam and Phoebe have two children together, Poppy Alice, who is almost two, and newborn William ‘Billy’ Mark, who was born only last month.

The rugby league star is said to have ended the marriage just before Christmas, and on Thursday was seen leaving the marital home with three large packed bags.

Phoebe's mother was then snapped arriving at the house with a large suitcase.

On Christmas Day 2018, Joanna Burgess posted a family photo to Instagram showing her, Sam, George and Luke Burgess and other friends and family enjoying lunch at a restaurant in Watson's Bay, Sydney. Phoebe was not present at the gathering.

In September Sam was at the centre of a video chat scandal after his Facebook account was reportedly used to send nude photos to a 23-year-old woman.

He was cleared of any wrongdoing but the incident took its toll on the couple, with the NRL player saying in a statement that what hurt him most was seeing his wife upset.

The couple have yet to issue a statement on the matter.