Shane Warne Amazon Prime documentary: Wife Simone Callahan breaks down over cheating 1

Shane Warne Amazon Prime documentary: Wife Simone Callahan breaks down over cheating

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Shane Warne has revealed how his marriage disintegrated during the 2005 Ashes series after he was caught cheating on his wife with multiple women.

The legendary cricketer, 52, admits in the Amazon Prime documentary Shane how he would drown his sorrows alone in his hotel room, drinking until he was ‘crying on the floor’ after his family fled England in the wake of his tabloid sex scandals.

Warne’s ex-wife Simone Callahan also revealed her own heartbreak at landing in the UK to find stories of her husband’s numerous infidelities splashed across newspaper front pages.

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Remorse: Shane Warne has revealed how his marriage disintegrated during the 2005 Ashes series after he was caught cheating on his wife with multiple women

Remorse: Shane Warne has revealed how his marriage disintegrated during the 2005 Ashes series after he was caught cheating on his wife with multiple women

Callahan said she and the couple’s three children ‘were going to set up a life in England’ and had uprooted their lives in Australia to do so.

Warne then revealed that ‘unfortunately there was a story that broke of me with two women just before they landed… Simone read that story.’

Callahan described the litany of newspaper articles about her husband’s affairs as: ‘Shane’s with this [woman], Shane’s with this [woman], Shane’s with that [woman].’ 

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Ex-files: Warne's ex-wife Simone Callahan (left) also revealed her own heartbreak at landing in the UK to find stories of her husband's numerous infidelities splashed across newspaper front pages

Pictured: Warne admitting to giving in to 'temptations' in a 2005 interview

Ex-files: Warne’s ex-wife Simone Callahan (left) also revealed her own heartbreak at landing in the UK to find stories of her husband’s numerous infidelities splashed across newspaper front pages. Pictured right: Warne admitting to giving in to ‘temptations’ in a 2005 interview

‘My life was pretty much turned on its head,’ added the former model-turned-yoga instructor. ‘It wasn’t even a two-week turnaround before I came back to Australia.’

The spin bowler ultimately owned up to his mistakes, confessing in an interview at the time: ‘I gave into temptation, gave into opportunity.’

Warne and Callahan’s children were not oblivious to the negative press, with their daughter Brooke admitting the saga was ‘like my whole image of [dad] had been broken’.

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Happier times: Callahan said she and the couple's three children 'were going to set up a life in England' and had uprooted their lives in Australia to do so. Pictured here on their wedding day

Happier times: Callahan said she and the couple’s three children ‘were going to set up a life in England’ and had uprooted their lives in Australia to do so. Pictured here on their wedding day

Fairytale: Accompanying the walk down memory lane were a series of images from the couple's lavish 1995 wedding

Fairytale: Accompanying the walk down memory lane were a series of images from the couple’s lavish 1995 wedding

Left alone without his family, Warne turned to the bottle to drown his sorrows.     

After each day’s play, he admitted he would ‘go back to the hotel room, raid the minibar… sit in my room by myself and just drink’.

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‘[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 admission that his family was his second priority after cricket. Pictured in 2005

First love: Elsewhere in the Amazon Prime documentary, Warne made the stunning admission that his family was his second priority after cricket. Pictured in 2005

And criticism followed him to the pitch during the Ashes series Australia would eventually lose to England 2-1.

England’s infamously rowdy cheer squad, the Barmy Army, taunted Warne during games with chants like, ‘Where’s your missus gone? Far, far away!’

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It was a far cry from the fairytale beginnings of Warne and Callahan’s romance. 

‘We were very, very young,’ recalled Shane of their early days. ‘We were happy, we were in love. There was no drama, there was no high maintenance, everything was really easy.’

Accompanying the walk down memory lane were a series of images from the couple’s lavish 1995 wedding.

Casualties: Warne and Callahan's children were not oblivious to the bad press, with Shane's daughter Brooke admitting the saga was 'like my whole image of [dad] had been broken'

Casualties: Warne and Callahan’s children were not oblivious to the bad press, with Shane’s daughter Brooke admitting the saga was ‘like my whole image of [dad] had been broken’

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Elsewhere in the documentary, Warne made the stunning admission 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 were second,’ he said.

However, he chalked the mindset up to a necessary sacrifice for the good of his own game. 

‘To be as good as I was, I had to be selfish at times, and most of the time I was,’ said Shane, who bowled 708 Test wickets at an average of 25.41 during his career.

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Before and after: It was during his first trip to England in 1989 that Shane stacked on the kilos through a combination of beer and unhealthy eating

'I went over [weighing] 79 kilos; six months later I went home [weighing] 99 kilos,' he recounted

Before and after: It was during his first trip to England in 1989 that Shane stacked on the kilos through a combination of beer and unhealthy eating

It was during his first trip to England in 1989 that Shane stacked on the kilos through a combination of beer and unhealthy eating.

‘Every day was ten pints, chicken and chips and playing cricket, for six months,’ recalled the father of three.

‘I went over [weighing] 79 kilos, six months later I went home [weighing] 99 kilos.’

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But at the end of the day, Warne said he wouldn’t change anything about his life.

‘I like loud music, I smoked, I drank, I bowled a bit of leg spin, that’s me. I don’t have any regrets,’ he said.

Shane is available to stream on Amazon Prime from January 25

Family: But at the end of the day, Warne said he wouldn't change anything about his life. Pictured with son Jackson and daughters Brooke and Summer

Family: But at the end of the day, Warne said he wouldn’t change anything about his life. Pictured with son Jackson and daughters Brooke and Summer 

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