Tim Paine has resigned as Australia’s Test captain after a texting incident involving another lady, which his wife Bonnie was apparently aware of.
On Friday, November 18th, the cricketer announced his choice at a news conference.
In the midst of the reports, we take a look at his family life and relationship with his wife.
Tim Paine quits over scandal
Tim announced his resignation during a news conference, following an investigation by Cricket Australia into the cricketer’s text messages with another woman.
Tim and the woman exchanged communications throughout the 2017/18 Ashes series in November 2017.
With immediate effect, the 36-year-old footballer relinquished his captaincy. Tim, in an interview with reporters, said:
“I was involved in a text exchange with a then-colleague about four years ago. The exchange was the subject of a thorough CA Integrity Unit investigation at the time, which I completely cooperated with and engaged in openly. There had been no infraction of the Cricket Australia Code of Conduct, according to that investigation and a Cricket Tasmania HR probe conducted at the same time.
“I profoundly regretted this episode at the time, and I still do today, despite being exonerated.” At the moment, I spoke with my wife and family, and I am grateful for their forgiveness and support.”
“On consideration, my actions in 2017 do not meet the standard of an Australian cricket captain, let alone the greater society,” he concluded. I sincerely regret the grief and pain I’ve caused my wife, family, and the other person.
“I apologize for whatever harm this has caused to our sport’s reputation. And I believe that stepping down as captain, effective immediately, is the proper move. I don’t want this to provide an unwelcome distraction for the team before the crucial Ashes series.
Who is Tim Paine’s wife Bonnie?
Bonnie Paige is a registered nurse who is said to be from Hobart, according to her official Instagram handle.
She has a sizable social media following, with 51.5k followers on her Instagram account.
Bonnie frequently shares photos of herself and her family on social media, ensuring that she expresses her love and support for her husband on major events like birthdays and Father’s Days.
She has earned various sponsorship deals, as seen by her online posts, and she frequently shares photos from events to which she has been invited.
Bonnie and Tim got married in 2016.
Do they have any kids?
Tim and Bonnie do, in fact, have two small children. Charlie is the couple’s son, while Milla is their daughter.
Tim addressed his family during his remarks, saying, “
“I’ve been blessed with a lovely, loving, and supportive family, and knowing how much I’ve disappointed them aches my heart. They’ve always been there for me, my most devoted supporters, and I owe them a duty of gratitude.
“I will remain a dedicated part of Australia’s cricket squad, and I am looking forward to the upcoming Ashes tour.”