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"I'm glad to be in isolation with you." Sophie Cachia has introduced us to her new girlfriend.

After announcing her separation from her husband Jaryd Cachia in September 2019, Sophie Cachia has seemingly introduced us to her new girlfriend.

On Wednesday night, the entrepreneur and influencer shared a photo on Instagram alongside Matildas player Alanna Kennedy.

“Everything has a place and a time,” the mother-of-two captioned the post.

“It’s been a longggggg and bumpy road to get here but I’m glad to be in isolation and running out of toilet paper with you.”


After sharing the photo, fans and friends of the business owner congratulated the pair.

“So wonderful for you,” one fan commented.

“Happy for you Sophie. Been watching your journey for years now and so glad you have found your happy place,” another wrote.

“Makes me so happy to see you happy,” another commented.

Alanna, who is an Olympic soccer player, plays for both the Matildas and Orlando Pride in the US National Women’s Soccer League.

Sophie announced her split from her husband of four years, Jaryd Cachia, in September 2019.

Sharing her news in an Instagram post, the 29-year-old was adamant she and Jaryd were on amicable terms, stating that he was “forever my soulmate” in a later Instagram post. They would also continue parenting their two children together – Bobby, six, and Florence, two.

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Sophie Cachia speaks to Mamamia’s podcast, Social Squad, about letting the public into your family. Post continues below.

“Separation more often than not comes with the assumption of animosity or hatred,” she wrote.

“Whilst it hasn’t always been easy navigating through co-parenting under the same roof this year [which has included family holidays, continual support of personal careers & no changes to our social setting], we truly appreciate how lucky we are to have each other.

“Unfortunately we could no longer agree on which setting to have the toaster on, who left the sock drawer open and if you really put butter before peanut butter. But really… we aim to continue to create our very own version of happiness together as a family and to bring our children up with the inspiration to continually do what makes you happy and live your life how you want to live it.

“We are merely a case of two kids who fell in love hard early and are now two adults who love and respect each other enough to part ways amicably. We have always had – and still do daily – operate as one mind, and that’s why there’s been so much understanding with such a sensitive topic.”

The couple began dating in 2011 and got married in 2015. Sophie – then 20 – was studying journalism at university and Jaryd, 19, had been drafted for the Carlton Football Club. Two years after they began dating, they welcomed their first child, Bobby, in April 2013, which was also the year Sophie started her blog, The Young Mummy.

Since their split, Sophie has opened up about experimenting with her sexuality, which she told the Shameless podcast was part of her “self-discovery period”.

“I’ve been asked a lot lately if I’m gay and for me, it’s that self-discovery period that I am going through,” she told hosts, Michelle Andrews and Zara McDonald, admitting that she’d dated men and women since her separation.

 

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“Am I sitting here and saying I’m a lesbian? No, I’m not. Am I saying I’m not a lesbian? No. I haven’t been able to speak about it because I haven’t known what’s going on – we talk about people being entitled on Instagram – a lot of people, because they have been open to so much of my life, they want an answer, and it’s like, guys, I can’t give you a f**king answer when I don’t know what the answer is right now.”

Appearing on the podcast, Having A Chat, Sophie told host, Tommy Casha, that she and Jaryd mutually agreed on their separation.

“It was obviously not a conversation that we took lightly and we took that long to come to a final decision,” she said.

“Our families have been so incredibly supportive but obviously at the start when we told them, they were shocked… It was probably a little hard for them and a little sad for them to understand why we would separate because we were so great, until once we explained to them that these conversations had been happening for quite a while.

“Close friends of ours, they were all in the loop, and they’ve been great and now Jaryd and I still rock up in the same car to a friend’s barbecue or friend’s wedding or something like that and no one bats an eyelid because those around us know what we’re like and who we are and we’re going to be like that forever moving forward.”

Feature Image: Instagram / @sophiecachia_

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