Alex Fevola has opened up about the heartbreaking moment she found out her husband Brendan Fevola was cheating on her with Lara Worthington .
The 44-year-old writes in her new book Silver Linings she ‘just knew’ something was going on between the ‘young blonde model’ and her husband after she noticed changes in his behaviour.‘I felt a twinge of doubt… It was at that moment my heart sank. I felt sick,’ Alex wrote. ‘I felt insane even saying it but I knew it was true. I don’t know how I knew I just did.’
‘One of the reasons I felt this was because I knew Brendan very well and he’d mentioned every other person that was featuring on [The Footy Show], but he had never mentioned her. I knew exactly why.’
‘It all made sense; the underlying self-doubt I’d been feeling, the distance. In a split-second the dread set in, that horrible gut-wrenching feeling knowing my life was about to become very complicated.’
Alex revealed she eventually confronted Lara after finding a voicemail from her on Brendan’s phone. ‘I said, “It’s Alex Fevola, Brendan’s wife. Why are you doing this?”. She was silent. I asked again, “How could you do this? You know he’s married and we’ve just had a baby”. There was a pause and then she hung up,’ she wrote.
‘That was it. I never called back; I had all the confirmation I needed.’Brendan and Alex were married in 2005, before divorcing in 2014 and rekindling their relationship shortly afterwards.
‘I said, “It’s Alex Fevola, Brendan’s wife. Why are you doing this?”. She was silent. I asked again, “How could you do this? You know he’s married and we’ve just had a baby”. There was a pause and then she hung up,’ she wrote
They previously split in 2006 after the Carlton star’s brief and controversial affair with Australian model Lara, who is now married to actor Sam Worthington.
Brendan, who was 26 at the time, and Lara, then a 19-year-old bikini model, reportedly met on the set of The Footy Show in Sydney and allegedly spent time together in Melbourne on several occasions.
Lara has previously claimed she did not know Brendan was married at the time, telling The Daily Telegraph in 2009 she only discovered his marital status when she heard his baby daughter crying while they were speaking on the phone.
Elsewhere, Brendan made headlines for several controversial incidents, including being kicked out of Crown Melbourne with a black eye in March 2004.
Brendan was also sent home from an AFL tour of Ireland after assaulting a barman at a Galway nightclub in 2006.He also urinated outside a nightclub in 2008 that resulted in him being fined $10,000 by Carlton and stood down from leadership at his club.