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Sophie Cachia announces split: "We are merely a case of two kids who fell in love hard early."

After four years of marriage, Sophie Cachia has announced her split from husband Jaryd Cachia.

The couple held their wedding in 2015, and share two children – Bobby, 6, and Florence, 2.

In an Instagram post on Monday afternoon, the 28-year-old (also known as The Young Mummy) shared the news of their break up in a statement written “right here, in our house, together”.

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“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 & 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 & to bring our children up with the inspiration to continually do what makes you happy & 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 & respect each other enough to part ways amicably. We have always had – a still do daily – operate as one mind, and that’s why there’s been so much understanding with such a sensitive topic.

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“Our family & close friends have seen what a powerful connection & strong bond we’ve been able to maintain for not only the sake of our beautiful children – but for each other too – which we think has been very evident. We are aware we have a really unique relationship, but one we’ve been navigating privately for a long time hand in hand, side by side.

“That’s enough out of us, we have no more to say on the matter.”

Speculation began on Sunday, when alongside a family photo, Sophie wrote:

“One thing we’ve learnt from both of our families is to be a loyal, united force no matter what, and as Jaryd and I go on different journeys individually – we will forever be best mates and a family first.

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“How lucky are we all to have you Jaryd. Happy Father’s Day! You are truly the best Dad to our babies I could ever imagine having, and forever my soulmate. We all love you so much.”

On forums and in Facebook groups, her followers debated whether this was perhaps the couple’s subtle way of announcing the end of their marriage. People had noticed Sophie hadn’t been wearing her wedding ring in recent photos, but noted that Jaryd frequently appeared in her photos. Also on Father’s Day, she shared a photo of Jaryd and Bobby at Jaryd’s AFL game, with the caption: “watching Jaryd so happy in his absolute element and then Bobby so proud & excited to see his Dad out there doing what he loves is truly the best feeling in the world”.

Sophie and Jaryd have been together since 2011 – when Sophie was 20, and Jaryd was 19. Jaryd had been drafted for the Carlton Football Club, and was focusing on his AFL career. Sophie was studying journalism at university.

Three years earlier, Sophie had been diagnosed with poly cystic ovarian syndrome, and was told she would have trouble conceiving.

But after being with Jaryd for two years, and within a few months of trying, Sophie became pregnant. Bobby was born in April 2013.

That same year, Sophie started her blog The Young Mummy, about becoming a mum at 22. She amassed hundreds of thousands of fans as a result of her honesty about parenting.

In 2015, Sophie and Jaryd Cachia were married, and Sophie wore black to the wedding.

In 2017, she gave birth to Florence, and in the years since, she’s gone on to launch Cachia, her online retail business.

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