It is over! Olympic champion Ian Thorpe & # 39; splits & # 39; with model friend Ryan Channing – just five months after they unveiled plans to start a family through surrogate
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Did the Olympic swimmer Ian Thorpe separate with his model friend Ryan Channing? All characters point to yes.
Despite planning to start a family together earlier this year, it seems that the couple have quietly gone their own way
The pair led to split rumors earlier this week, after it was discovered that Ryan, 29, had left Ian, 36 on Instagram.
It is over! Olympic champion Ian Thorpe (right) seems to have split with model friend Ryan Channing (left), just five months after they announced plans to start a family. Shown in 2018
Ian is still following Ryan on Instagram, but they both chose not to speculate about their relationship.
After Ryan shared a picture of himself with another man on Thursday, one of his followers asked: & # 39; Did you play it out with Ian Thorpe? & # 39;
It was significant that the skin care entrepreneur did not respond. Meanwhile, Ian still mentions himself as a & # 39; friend & # 39; in his Instagram bio.
What is happening? The pair led to split rumors this week after it was discovered that Ryan had unleashed Ian on Instagram (left). Ian still follows Ryan on Instagram (right)
& # 39; Did you separate? & # 39; After Ryan shared a picture of himself with another man on Thursday, one of his followers asked: & # 39; Did you play it out with Ian Thorpe? & # 39; He didn't answer
Silence: The couple started dating in early 2015, but Ian hasn't shared a photo of Ryan on Instagram since January 3 when they were on vacation in St. Barts (above)
The couple started dating in early 2015, but Ian hasn't shared a photo of Ryan on Instagram since January 3, when they were on vacation in St. Barts.
Likewise, since January 21, Ryan has not shared a photo of Ian with his Instagram.
That same month, the Daily Mail Australia couple said they were planning to have a child with the help of a US surrogate.
Ian confirmed that they are in the early stages of aging after Ryan was photographed at a reproduction clinic in Beverly Hills.
Last post: since 21 January, Ryan has not shared a photo of Ian with his Instagram since 21 January
Baby Dreams: In January, Ian and Ryan told Daily Mail Australia that they were planning to have a child with a surrogate in the US
& # 39; We've been talking about it for a while, but it's still early, & # 39; Ian said then. & # 39; We decided to visit the clinic in LA – it is all part of the plan in this phase. & # 39;
Ian, Australia's most decorated Olympian with five gold medals under his belt, had previously spoken of his desire to start a family of his own.
In the same way, Ryan was also enthusiastic about the prospect of surrogacy.
& # 39; Becoming a parent is something Ian and I want to make happen & # 39 ;, said the aspiring lawyer.
Hope: Ian, the Australian's most decorated Olympian with five gold medals under his belt, had previously spoken about his desire to start a family of his own. Pictured with Ryan
& # 39; Unfortunately, the laws in Australia are difficult for same-sex men with regard to surrogacy. California's state law has really improved in this area, making it the best option legally, & Ryan added.
& # 39; It is something that I would like to see further in Australia, so that same-sex couples do not have to travel abroad to achieve their family goals. & # 39;
Daily Mail Australia has contacted Ian and Ryan representatives for comments.
Trying to found a family: Ryan visited a fertility clinic in Beverly Hills earlier this year, but it seems the couple have decided to separate. Shown on January 16, 2019
Ian Thorpe: Olympic champion
Ian Thorpe, OAM, is the most decorated Olympian in Australia. He won five gold medals and eleven world championships between 1998 and 2004.
He started swimming at the age of eight and although he was not coordinated in other sports, he excelled in the pool.
He dominated mid-distance swimming, specialized in freestyle, but also participated in the backstroke and the individual medley.
Ian achieved worldwide success at the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney, where he won three gold medals and one silver.
He won three gold medals at the 2003 world championships before landing two gold medals at the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens.
Aided by its height of 6 feet 4 inches and extra-large feet, which have been compared to fins, Thorpe became known as & # 39; Thorpedo & # 39 ;.
In November 2006, Ian shocked the swimming world when he announced that he would quit the sport at the age of 24.
However, in February 2011, he announced that he would return for the 2012 London Olympics, but was not eligible for the Australian team.
Since he quit sports, he has continued to work in sponsor and ambassador roles and has emerged as a philanthropist.
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