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Alex McKinnon and wife Teigan ‘break up after five years of marriage’ 

Former Newcastle Knights star Alex McKinnon and his highschool sweetheart Teigan have reportedly break up after five years of marriage and three youngsters collectively.

The pair separated in January after 12 years collectively and are usually not commenting publicly on the break-up, in line with the Sydney Morning Herald.

The break up is amicable and they’re dedicated to co-parenting their youngsters, twins Audrey Jill and Violet John, and eldest daughter Harriet.

Former Newcastle Knights star Alex McKinnon and Teigan have split amicably after five years of marriage

Former Newcastle Knights star Alex McKinnon and Teigan have break up amicably after five years of marriage 

The pair - pictured here at the 2017 Dally M Awards - were high school sweethearts

The pair – pictured right here on the 2017 Dally M Awards – have been highschool sweethearts

Alex had proposed to his highschool sweetheart from his hospital mattress simply days after his promising NRL career was minimize brief in March 2014, when he suffered a devastating spinal wire damage throughout a round-three match in opposition to Melbourne Storm.

He suffered fractures to his C4 and C5 vertebrae after a harmful sort out near half-time and was left a quadriplegic.

Alex and Teigan tied the knot in an intimate ceremony within the NSW Hunter Valley in October 2017 and welcomed Harriet into the world at some point earlier than their first wedding ceremony anniversary the next year.

McKinnon had promised his bride that he would rise from his wheelchair when he popped the question, and he did simply that at their wedding ceremony.

Alex McKinnon (pictured left) and his wife Teigan (right) have announced they have split up

Alex McKinnon (pictured left) and his wife Teigan (proper) have introduced they’ve break up up

The day earlier than the ceremony, Teigan wrote to her followers on Instagram, ‘Tomorrow is the day we are saying “I do” to the remainder of our lives.’

The former Knight later reminisced about having the ability to go away his wheelchair throughout their gorgeous ceremony. 

‘If we had to try this once more I do not know if I might do it, it was simply every part simply aligned on that day and it was good.

‘Even after the ceremony myself and Teigan stood collectively in entrance of everyone there and received photographs and it nonetheless blows my thoughts.

When McKinnon proposed to Teigan he promised he would be on his feet at their wedding - and he was true to his word

When McKinnon proposed to Teigan he promised he can be on his ft at their wedding ceremony – and he was true to his phrase 

Teigan McKinnon is pictured with her twins Audrey Jill and Violet John. She has announced she has split up with her husband Alex McKinnon

Teigan McKinnon is pictured together with her twins Audrey Jill and Violet John. She has introduced she has break up up together with her husband Alex McKinnon

‘I had my palms locked in once I stood and I simply stored crying and crying and I could not even see when she turned up, I used to be in tears a lot.

‘Even after the ceremony myself and Teigan stood collectively in entrance of everyone there and received photographs and it nonetheless blows my thoughts.

‘I had my palms locked in once I stood and I simply stored crying and crying and I could not even see when she turned up, I used to be in tears a lot.’

Shortly after daughter Harriet was born in 2018, McKinnon revealed he had ‘made peace’ with the results of the damage that modified his life without end.

Shortly after the birth of eldest daughter Harriet (pictured), McKinnon revealed he had made peace with the injury that changed his life forever

Shortly after the beginning of eldest daughter Harriet (pictured), McKinnon revealed he had made peace with the damage that modified his life without end

‘I used to at all times suppose I’d wish to return and I’d need my previous life again, however I’ve moved on. I actually have. I by no means thought I’d be capable to say that however life simply so completely different now.

‘I perceive in every expertise you may be taught one thing from it and I’m very fortunate and pleased with the life that I’ve proper now… I actually have [found peace]. I really feel actually snug in myself and I do know me.’

The couple introduced they have been anticipating twins in November 2020 and mentioned they have been left speechless when their GP broke the information.

The arrival of twins Audrey Jill and Violet John in April 2021 left the couple overjoyed, with Alex saying, 'I'm an only child and so we always wanted a big family. I guess we've got our wish, that's for sure'

The arrival of twins Audrey Jill and Violet John in April 2021 left the couple overjoyed, with Alex saying, ‘I’m an solely baby and so we at all times needed an enormous household. I suppose we have got our want, that is for positive’

‘We’re extraordinarily grateful – with 1,000,000 completely different feelings,’ Alex mentioned.

‘I’m nonetheless making an attempt to get my head round all that stuff like two child seats, two cots, two excessive chairs… it is superb how the rollercoaster of life works.

‘I’m an solely baby and so we at all times needed an enormous household. I suppose we have got our want, that is for positive.’

When the twins have been born Teigan mentioned it felt ‘so pure’ to welcome each of the ladies into the world.

‘Alex took Violet in his arms and Audrey was positioned on my chest,’ she mentioned of the tender second.

‘In that second, because the twins cried for one another, it was extraordinarily overwhelming.’ 

Teigan McKinnon (pictured centre, holding daughter Harriet) and Alex McKinnon (right) when they announced she was pregnant with twins

Teigan McKinnon (pictured centre, holding daughter Harriet) and Alex McKinnon (proper) after they introduced she was pregnant with twins

She went on to say the way it was clear the twins have been conscious of their very own particular bond.

‘They each arrived crying, however in our first signal of how shut they’re as twins and little infants, they stopped crying as quickly as we positioned them collectively on my chest.’ 

Alex lately left his job on the Newcastle Knights, the place he was the recruitment officer. 

He is now finding out at college and working for Fox Sports as a sideline reporter and analyst. 

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