P.E Nation founder Pip Edwards denies the relationship with Michael Clarke after splitting wife Kyly
Fashion designer Pip Edwards has responded to rumors that she has a relationship with cricket-great Michael Clarke after he broke up with his wife of seven years Kyly.
Both Clarke and Edwards have confirmed to Daily Mail Australia that the two have been good friends for 12 years and are working together on a project.
The former test captain, who separated from his young daughter’s mother about five months ago, was recently discovered with Edwards.
The couple even celebrated New Year’s Day together with friends at the famous Bondi Icebergs event.
Edwards, co-founder of Claire Tregoning of the hugely successful label P.E Nation, told Daily Mail Australia that the rumors were ‘absolutely not true’
‘Absolutely unfounded and untrue. That’s all I have to say. Thank you, “said the 39-year-old.
Clarke’s personal assistant Sasha Armstrong also played out the romantic rumors circulating in the eastern suburbs of Sydney.
“Michael has known Pip for over ten years and is currently working with Pip and Claire on a special project with P.E Nation,” Mrs. Armstrong said.
Fashion designer Pip Edwards (center) has denied having a relationship with cricket-great Michael Clarke (right) who announced this week that he had separated himself from his seven-year-old wife, Kyly. Edwards is co-founder of P.E Nation with Claire Tregoning (left). Clarke has worked as a consultant with P.E Nation
Pip Edwards (photo) and Clarke were recently seen while having lunch together. She told Daily Mail Australia that their relationship was not romantic. “It is absolutely not true,” said the 39-year-old. “Absolutely unfounded and untrue”
The Clarkes, who were high school sweethearts, said that the “friendly” decision to separate was “the best course” for their four-year-old daughter Kelsey-Lee (all pictured). No third parties were involved
Clarke and his wife, both 38, are said to have been divorced in September, but have kept the split quiet until they made an announcement Wednesday night.
It is understood that no third party was involved in the breakup.
The Clarkes, who were high school sweethearts, said the “friendly” decision to separate was “the best course” for their four-year-old daughter, Kelsey Lee.
Edwards, who has a son with fellow fashion designer Dan Single and was previously dated with Wallaby Adam Ashley-Cooper, has known both Clarkes for some time.
The retired cricket player has been friends with Edwards for more than 12 years and he has recently been involved in a project with P.E Nation as a consultant.
Clarke has been seen going to the P.E Nation offices to meet Edwards and the couple had lunch together in Sydney.
They were also seen chatting and laughing at a New Year’s position at Bondi Icebergs.
Michael Clarke and Pip Edwards attended a New Year’s function at Bondi Icebergs where they laughed and chatted together. Clarke is circled with a cap behind former cricket player Michael Slater. Edwards is circled in the middle
Clarke and Slater are depicted on Bondi Icebergs on New Year’s Day in a feature attended by Pip Edwards. She has been friends with Clarke for over 12 years
The Clarkes are said to have already agreed to the conditions for their divorce – as well as arrangements to co-educate their daughter – without going to court.
“After living apart for a while, we made the difficult decision to divorce like a couple,” said their joint statement on Wednesday.
“With the utmost respect for each other, we have come to the mutual conclusion that this is the best path we can follow while we are committed to co-parenting our daughter.”
Edwards has a 13-year-old son Justice Maximus with ex-partner Dan Single, the co-founder of the Ksubi fashion brand with whom she was once engaged.
They started a relationship after she started working as his personal assistant at Ksubi in 2004 and the couple moved to the South Bondi apartment from Single.
Edwards switched to women’s clothing designer at Ksubi and left the company in 2008 when she divorced Single.
“After living apart for a while, we made the difficult decision to divorce like a couple,” said Clarkes’ joint statement of Wednesday
“With the utmost respect for each other, we have come to the mutual conclusion that this is the best course we can take while committed to co-parenting our daughter,” said the Clarkes. Kyly Clarke is pictured on Thursday in Bondi
Edwards then joined sass & bide as a senior designer of creative and accessories and then switched to General Pants to become a design director for three years.
She is co-founder of P.E Nation – using her initials for branding the company – in 2016 and is named one of the most influential figures in the Australian fashion industry.
The first collection of P.E Nation was sold out within a few hours in March 2016 and since then the ‘street-meets-sportswear’ label has been expanded with retro-inspired streetwear, shoes, men’s clothing and accessories.
It is now filled worldwide with retailers such as Net-A-Porter, David Jones, Selfridges, Nordstrom, Le Bon Mache, Lane Crawford, The Iconic and Revolve.
Edwards is managed by The Fordham Company, which describes it on its website as “greater than life.”
“Pip is a completely passionate person who loves what she does and actively tries to change lives on a daily basis,” says the website.
Pip Edwards was engaged to fellow fashion designer Dan Single and the former couple has a 13-year-old son. They are shown together at the ARIA Awards 2008 at the Acer Arena in Sydney
“Whether her clients drop their children at school, exercise, eat out or go to work, Pip wants to make something that can be worn in all scenarios.”
“Pip and her team have created a supportive and inspiring community, a” nation “that all wants to look good, feel good and be inspired to do everything and take on life.”
Edwards describes herself as an avid fitness enthusiast who enjoys pilates, boxing, F45, soft sand running, paddle boarding, surfing and basketball and soccer with her son.
She enjoys heli-skiing, traveling, live music, organizing dinners and socializing with family and friends.
“Pip’s true and honest approach and boundless energy for not only her business life, but also her personal life, is what makes her a formative figure and a force to be taken into account,” said the Fordham Company.
Before entering the fashion world, Edwards completed a Bachelor of Commerce / Law and worked in global risk management at PWC.