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'Something wasn't right.' Iconic Australian swimming couple announce break up.

Golden couple of the Australian swimming world, Mitch Larkin and Emily Seebohm, have broken up after two years of dating.

Seebohm confirmed the news via her Instagram page, writing, “I would like to take this opportunity before more speculation and rumours are spread. Due to current events that have occurred, Mitch Larkin and I have decided to end our relationship and go our seperate ways.

“As always I appreciate your support and ask for your understanding and privacy on this matter,” she added.

The announcement was made just days after the pair attended the Treasury Brisbane’s ICON fashion series together.

After posting the announcement, Seebohm deleted all images of Larkin from her Instagram page. Larkin has not yet commented on the matter.


The break-up certainly comes at a difficult time for the couple, who are scheduled to attend some of the same professional commitments in the upcoming month.  Next Saturday, the now-exes are both planned to participate in a Great Barrier Reef expedition to increase awareness of the impact of issues such as climate change on the reef, according to Swimming World Magazine. They are two of just seven Australian swimmers attending.

A friend of the couple told The Daily Telegraph,“I knew something wasn’t right on Thursday [at the Treasury Brisbane’s ICON fashion series] as they were going to stay at Treasury but Em found me and said she was leaving straight away.”

“She is understandably upset and has gone to ground and Mitch left straight after the parade and has gone off social media,” the friend added.

Fellow national swimmers Bronte Campbell, Maddie Groves and Brianna Throssell are some of the many friends who have commented on Seebohm’s post sharing their support.

The pair also own a house together, with they bought last year, in Brisbane’s inner north.

Emily Seebohm and Mitch Larkin breakup
The pair had been dating for two years. Image via Instagram.