Michael Clarke splits with wife Kyly after 7 years of marriage

According to reports, Clarke and Kyly separated five months ago

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Former Australian cricket captain Michael Clarke and his wife Kyly have announced their divorce after seven years of marriage.

The couple issued a joint statement to The Australian on Wednesday, stating that they have decided to separate.

“After living apart for some time, we have made the difficult decision to separate as a couple, amicably,” the statement read.

“With the greatest of respect for each other, we’ve come to the mutual conclusion that this is the best course for us to take while committed to the co-parenting of our daughter.”

According to reports, Clarke and Kyly separated five months ago. The divorce is, reportedly, worth approximately $40 million. The reports also said that they agreed upon an out-of-court financial settlement, and the terms of co-parenting their four-year-old daughter, Kelsey Lee.

Kyly is expected to continue occupying the Vaucluse property.

In their joint statement, Clarke and Kyly further said they would be making “no further comment” about the situation.

“We’d like to acknowledge the wonderful support we’ve had from family and friends, and at this time request privacy so that we can manage this next stage of our lives,” the statement read.

Clarke had previously been engaged to model Lara Bingle. They separated in 2010. Bingle recently married Avatar star Sam Worthington.

Clarke represented Australia in 115 Tests, scoring 8,643 runs, including 28 centuries. He retired from international cricket in 2015.