Shane Warne Amazon Prime Documentary: Wife Simone Callahan bursts into tears over cheating
Shane Warne has revealed how his marriage fell apart during the 2005 Ashes series after he was caught cheating on his wife with multiple women.
Legendary cricketer, 52, admits in new Amazon documentary Shane how he would drown his sorrows alone in his hotel room, drinking until he ‘cryed to the floor’ after his family fled England in the wake of his gossip scandals.
Warne’s ex-wife Simone Callahan also revealed her own heartbreak upon landing in the UK, discovering stories of her husband’s numerous infidelities on the front pages of newspapers.
Remorse: Shane Warne has revealed how his marriage fell apart during the 2005 Ashes series after he was caught cheating on his wife with multiple women
Simone said she and the couple’s three children were going to “build a life in England” and had previously uprooted their lives in Australia.
Shane then revealed that ‘unfortunately there was a story that broke me up with two women just before they landed… Simone read that story.’
Simone described the litany of newspaper reports about her husband’s affairs as ‘Shane is on this’ [woman], Shane is with this [woman], there’s Shane with it [woman].’
Ex-Files: Warne’s ex-wife Simone Callahan (left) also revealed her own heartbreak upon landing in the UK when she found stories of her husband’s numerous infidelities on the front pages of newspapers. Pictured right: Shane admits to giving in to ‘temptations’ in a 2005 interview
“My life was pretty upside down,” added the former model-turned-yoga instructor. “It didn’t even take me two weeks to get back to Australia.”
The spin bowler eventually admitted to his mistakes, confessing in an interview at the time, “I gave in to temptation, gave in to opportunity.”
Warne and Callahan’s children were oblivious to the negative press, and their daughter Brooke admitted that the saga “was like my whole image of [dad] was broken’.
Happier times: Simone said she and the couple’s three children would “build a life in England” having uprooted their lives in Australia before that. Pictured here on their wedding day
Fairy tale: In the memory walk was a series of photos from the couple’s lavish wedding in 1995
Left alone without his family, Shane turned to the bottle to drown his sorrows.
After each game day, Shane admitted that he would “go back to the hotel room to loot the minibar. Just sit in my room and just drink.”
‘[I’d be] in my hotel room, crying on the floor… Just berating myself for some of the things I did,” he admitted.
First Love: Elsewhere in the Amazon Prime documentary, Warne made the stunning confession that his family was his second priority after cricket. Pictured in 2005
And criticism followed him on the pitch during the series that Australia went on to lose 2-1 to England.
England’s notoriously boisterous cheerleaders, Barmy Army, taunted Warne during matches with chants like, ‘Where’s your missus gone? Far, far away!’
It was a far cry from the fairytale beginnings of the Shane and Simone novel, with the documentary delving into their early days.
“We were very young,” Shane recalls. ‘We were happy, we were in love. There was no drama, there was no high maintenance, everything was very simple.’
The walk through memory included a series of photos from the couple’s lavish wedding in 1995.
Victims: Warne and Callahan’s children were oblivious to the negative press, with Shane’s daughter Brooke [pictured] admitting the saga was ‘like my whole picture of’ [dad] was broken’
Elsewhere in the documentary, Warne made the stunning confession that his family was his second priority after cricket.
“Cricket was always my number one priority. That doesn’t mean I didn’t value my family, but they came second.’
However, he wrote off the mindset as a necessary sacrifice for the good of his own game.
“To be as good as I was, I had to be selfish sometimes, and most of the time I was,” who threw 708 test wickets in his illustrious career at an average of 25.41.
Before and after: It was on his first trip to England in 1989 that Shane piled on the pounds through a combination of beer and unhealthy food
It was during his first trip to England in 1989 that Shane piled on the pounds through a combination of beer and unhealthy food.
“Every day was ten pints, chicken and chips and playing cricket for six months,” recalls the father of three.
‘I passed over [weighing] 79 kilos, six months later I went home [weighing] 99 kilos.’
But in the end Warne said he wouldn’t change anything about his life.
“I like loud music, I smoked, I drank, I bowled a little leg spin, that’s me. I have no regrets.’
Shane will be available to stream on Amazon Prime from January 25.
Family: But in the end Warne said he wouldn’t change anything about his life. Pictured with son Jackson and daughters Brooke and Summer