Phoebe Burgess says she’s with her children ‘every single day’ after ex Sam’s confession


Phoebe Burgess says she’s with her children ‘every single day’ as they spend lockdown in Bowral… after her ex-husband Sam revealed the pain of being separated from their kids


Former NRL star Sam Burgess revealed on Tuesday’s episode of SAS Australia he doesn’t get to see his children as much as he would like after his divorce.

And after this raw confession, in which he also admitted to hurting his family with his addiction problems, Sam’s ex-wife Phoebe Burgess shared a poignant post on Instagram about her experience of co-parenting.

The journalist-turned-influencer, 32, shared a gallery of photos of herself playing with son Billy, two, and daughter Poppy, four, at her country estate in Bowral, NSW, and wrote: ‘This is where I choose to be, every single day. Rain. Hail. Shine.’

Poignant: Phoebe Burgess has revealed she is with her children ‘every single day’, after her ex-husband Sam revealed the pain of being separated from their kids on SAS Australia

Phoebe also shared a quote about motherhood, which read: ‘Motherhood is hard.

‘Whenever you can, mention that to another mom. Especially a new one. So many women have been conditioned to “suck it up and carry on” no matter how much they’re struggling.’

‘Hearing that it’s not easy for anyone may be what that gets them through today.’ 

Family: In the first picture, daughter Poppy is seen doing her mother's hair. In another black and white picture, Phoebe is seen doting on their son Billy

Family: In the first picture, daughter Poppy is seen doing her mother’s hair. In another black and white picture, Phoebe is seen doting on their son Billy

Quote: The single mother also shared a quote about motherhood on her stories, which read: 'Motherhood is hard'

Quote: The single mother also shared a quote about motherhood on her stories, which read: ‘Motherhood is hard’

On Tuesday’s SAS Australia, Sam admitted his issues with addiction had caused pain for his loved ones, including his mother Julie.

‘I had a lot of personal issues going on, which turned me to drink and drugs,’ he said.

‘[It] caused a lot of pain for my mum. She doesn’t deserve that, she’s a great mother, I love her to bits.

‘[It] caused pain for all my three brothers, who I love more than this world.’ 

Candid: On Tuesday's SAS Australia, Sam admitted his issues with addiction had caused pain for his family. The former Rabbitohs star also spoke of his difficultly co-parenting with Phoebe

Candid: On Tuesday’s SAS Australia, Sam admitted his issues with addiction had caused pain for his family. The former Rabbitohs star also spoke of his difficultly co-parenting with Phoebe

The former Rabbitohs star also spoke of his difficultly co-parenting with Phoebe. 

‘On top of that, my kids, I don’t see as much as I want,’ he confessed to the group.

‘And that’s my biggest pain in my life at the moment, that I let my addictive personality take me the wrong way.’

The Burgesses split in October 2019, after four tumultuous years of marriage. 

Sam spent four weeks at a rehab facility after he was caught driving with traces of cocaine in his system while on his way to pick up his children in February.

Over: The Burgesses split in October 2019, after four tumultuous years of marriage

Over: The Burgesses split in October 2019, after four tumultuous years of marriage

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