It was the sporting controversy that rocked the country and dominated headlines for more than two weeks, but the fall-out from Cricket Australia’s ball-tampering scandal would bruise David and Candice Warner beyond imagination.
One week after 31-year-old Warner fronted the nation’s press with a tearful apology for his involvement, 33-year-old Candice lost the couple’s unborn baby, the one she had been carrying in secret from the public.
“I called Dave to the bathroom and told him I was bleeding. We knew I was miscarrying. We held one another and cried,” the former professional ironwoman told Australian Women’s Weekly on Wednesday.
“The miscarriage was a heartbreaking end to a horror tour. The ordeal from the public humiliations to the ball tapering had taken its toll and, from that moment, we decided nothing will impact our lives like that again.”
The entrepreneur told the publication she and her husband of three years had been trying for a third child since July 2017. Together they have two daughters, Ivy Mae, three, and Indi Rae, two.