Sophie Cachia and her children's father, AFL player Jaryd Cachia, have the kind of relationship that most separated couples dream of.
The pair split in September 2019 after four years of marriage, and Sophie is now in a relationship with Matildas soccer player, Alanna Kennedy.
But in a recent interview with Mamamia's No Filter podcast, the influencer/entrepreneur (who rose to fame with her blog, The Young Mummy) said she and Jaryd still share a wonderful partnership.
Speaking to host Mia Freedman, she painted a picture of a devoted husband and father who has become her dear friend, and of a co-parenting relationship that's respectful and flexible around the needs of their two young children.
But she also painted a picture of inevitable challenges. Of their son, Bobby, six, clinging to her leg because he doesn't want to stay at his dad's house that night. Of their three-year-old daughter, Florence, asking "Where's my daddy? I want to sleep with dad," when staying at hers.
"Jaryd and I are fine, but it's the things with the children that are such a battle," she said, through tears.
"I live with that guilt every day that I've let my kids down, and that I don't know what my life looks like right now so I don't know what their life looks like.