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Catherine Mahoney using dating app Tinder following divorce from NRL star ex-husband Andrew Johns

Andrew Johns’ ex-wife Catherine Mahoney has revealed how she learned to use the Tinder dating app after the couple’s divorce.

Speak with Body+Soul Magazine this week, the former WAG says she has a love-hate relationship with online dating.

Catherine met an ‘English man I really clicked with’ when he messaged her that he ‘had his own happy ending’.

Andrew Johns' ex-wife Catherine Mahoney (pictured) has revealed how she learned to use the Tinder dating app after the couple's divorce

Andrew Johns’ ex-wife Catherine Mahoney (pictured) has revealed how she learned to use the Tinder dating app after the couple’s divorce

‘Disgusting! disconnect. In the early days of using the app, I would regularly delete it — usually early in the morning because I felt grossed out by the whole thing — then re-upload it whenever I felt lonely at night,” she said.

Catherine added: “I found myself having to speak emoji as the modern hieroglyphics are all some men spoke. I wasn’t quite sure what they wanted to do with their jazz hand emojis, though even I knew what the aubergine meant.”

The eggplant emoji is often used to denote male genitals in text.

Johns and Mahoney split in 2011, but reconciled a year later before splitting for good in 2014. Pictured together in 2012

Johns and Mahoney split in 2011, but reconciled a year later before splitting for good in 2014. Pictured together in 2012

“I also found that if someone asked for your cell number because it was ‘easier’ to chat, that the code was for ‘I want to send you a picture of my front’ – and that’s not something I see on my phone screen” added Catherine.

It comes after the writer admitted she is still in therapy eight years after their breakup.

The power couple were together for 13 years until the end of Johns’ storied NRL career and have one son, Louis.

Catherine, a former entertainment publicist, has released an all-encompassing memoir called Current Between Husbands

Catherine, a former entertainment publicist, has released an all-encompassing memoir called Current Between Husbands

Mahoney, who just released an all-encompassing memoir called Current Between Husbands, told… New idea she still sees a therapist to manage her feelings.

‘It’s not a self-help book’ [as] I’m still in therapy! But that’s how I dealt with the weird dating disasters and everything that came after,” said the former publicist.

“I wanted to show the lows and lows and the wobbly mids.”

Johns and Mahoney tied the knot in 2007 and split in 2011, but reconciled a year later before splitting for good in 2014.

In March 2009, the couple welcomed their son Louis. At the time, Johns already had a nine-year-old son from a previous marriage, Sam.

'It's not a self-help book, because I'm still in therapy!  But that's how I navigated the weird dating disasters and everything that came after,

‘It’s not a self-help book, because I’m still in therapy! But that’s how I navigated the weird dating disasters and everything that came after,” she said

He divorced his first wife Renae Chapman in 2002, two years after he tied the knot.

Johns is now in a relationship with yoga instructor Kate Kendall, with whom he shares daughter Alice, born in September 2018.

Mahoney recently revealed that she burst into tears at Centrelink when she went in to change her name after their split.

†[After our divorce] I went to Centrelink to change the name on my Medicare card from Johns to Mahoney,” she said 2DayFM radio

Mahoney and Johns married in 2007 after his public arrest for drug possession

Mahoney and Johns married in 2007 after his public arrest for drug possession

“And when I had to tell a complete stranger that my marriage is on the rocks, I burst into tears. She was sweet, she opened the drawer and got me a box of tissues.’

Mahoney also revealed to radio host Erin Molan that she was looking for love online after breaking up from a four-year relationship in late 2020.

“I was in a relationship for four years that fell apart about a year and a half ago, so I use the apps for content as well as for whatever,” she said.

In March 2009, the couple welcomed their son Louis (left).  Andrew already had a nine-year-old son from a previous marriage, Sam (right).  Pictured in 2012

In March 2009, the couple welcomed their son Louis (left). Andrew already had a nine-year-old son from a previous marriage, Sam (right). Pictured in 2012

From crazy encounters with fans to 'Joey's' colorful career off the field and his battles with drugs, alcohol and mental health - the relationship between Mahoney and Johns was a rollercoaster and played out in public

From crazy encounters with fans to ‘Joey’s’ colorful career off the field and his battles with drugs, alcohol and mental health – the relationship between Mahoney and Johns was a rollercoaster and played out in public

From crazy encounters with fans to ‘Joey’s’ colorful career off the field and his battles with drugs, alcohol and mental health, the relationship between Mahoney and Johns was a rollercoaster and played out in public.

Mahoney’s book is an unlimited approach explaining what life in the spotlight was like as the wife of one of Australia’s most recognizable sports stars.

Looking back now, it almost feels like Johns made as much headlines for his off-field exploits as he did for his on-field wizardry, especially when he revealed in 2007 that he had taken ecstasy many times throughout his career and that he suffered from bipolar. disorder.

Read more: In this week's issue of Body+Soul Magazine featuring Stellar

Read more: In this week’s issue of Body+Soul Magazine featuring Stellar

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