Cricketer Ellyse Perry and rugby player Matt Toomua sell their Melbourne bungalow for $2.7 million – a year after their shock split
They are the former sporting golden couple who announced their separation last July.
And cricket legend Ellyse Perry and rugby union player Matt Toomua have now sold their former matrimonial home in Melbourne for $2.7 million.
Ellyse, 30, and Matt, 31, had bought the four-bedroom, three-bathroom bungalow for $1,737,000 in 2014 and unloaded it last month. realestate.com.au.
Sold: Cricketer Ellyse Perry (left) and rugby union star Matt Toomua (right) have sold their former matrimonial home in Melbourne for $2.7 million, a year after announcing their divorce
The pair had moved to Melbourne in 2019 after Matt signed with the Rebels.
The house itself is a modernized 1920’s property that has been updated with an outdoor extension that includes an entertainment deck with a BBQ and hot tub.
The athletic power couple confirmed in a statement in July 2020 that they had split up after nearly five years of marriage.
Heartbreak home: Ellyse, 30, and Matt, 31, had bought the four-bedroom, three-bathroom bungalow for $1,737,000 in 2014 and sold it last month, Realestate.com.au reports.
“It is with the utmost respect for each other that we decided to separate earlier this year,” they wrote in a joint statement.
“We felt that this was the right course of action and in the best interest of each other and our current lives. This is something that has evolved and is a mutual decision.
“We have remained private throughout our relationship and we ask that you continue to respect our space and privacy during this difficult time for both of us.”
Rumors of a breakup surfaced in February last year when Ellyse attended the Australian Cricket Awards in Melbourne without her wedding ring.
Delightful: The Exes’ Home is a modernized 1920s property that has been updated with an outdoor extension including an entertainment deck with BBQ and hot tub
She did not mention Matt in her acceptance speech as she won the Belinda Clark award for Australia’s best female cricketer for the third year running.
But the couple insisted they were still together and Perry wasn’t wearing her ring because of a swollen finger.
“While we both currently live with demanding schedules and responsibilities associated with the nature of our careers, we are committed to our relationship and refute any claim to the contrary,” the couple told the Sydney Morning Herald at the time.
“We have a strong love and respect for each other and any report that our marriage has ended is false.”
The couple met at Sydney Airport in 2012 and made their first public appearance as a couple at the Rugby’s 2013 John Eales Medal Awards.
The couple announced their engagement less than a year later.
Heartbreak: The couple met at Sydney Airport in 2012 and made their first public appearance as a couple at Rugby’s 2013 John Eales Medal Awards. A year later, the couple announced their engagement. Pictured: The couple on their wedding day in December 2015