Damien Hardwick’s estranged wife BRUTALLY breaks her silence after the AFL supercoach’s relationship with a younger club staffer was exposed – and she doesn’t mince her words
- Estranged wife of AFL coach Damien Hardwick has broken her silence
- Hardwick’s new relationship with a young staffer at his club was revealed
- They reportedly fell in love during the AFL quarantine Covid bubble
The estranged wife of premiership winning AFL coach Damien Hardwick has shared an explicit post after his relationship with a young staffer was exposed.
Danielle Hardwick shared a post to her private Instagram account which read: ‘F**k every single person that took advantage of your kindness and mistook it for weakness.’
The message, which was uploaded on Tuesday, comes as details of her husband’s new relationship became public.
Hardwick’s new lover has been revealed as his club’s own sales representative, Alexandra Crow.
Hardwick and Danielle are pictured at a birthday celebration. She has since uploaded a very explicit message to social media
Ms Crow had been spotted with Hardwick in the lead-up to Christmas, drinking openly with him at a busy Melbourne rooftop pub.
One witness told Daily Mail Australia the pair did not appear to be having a good time.
‘They seemed stressed. Unhappy. But we instantly noticed it was Hardwick with someone who wasn’t his wife,’ the source said.
Hardwick’s relationship with the young Richmond staffer allegedly developed while the pair were caged inside the Queensland hub.
The hub, introduced so the competition could continue during the pandemic, has been blamed for putting pressure on families.
Damien Hardwick and wife Danielle have three children together. He is now dating another woman
Daily Mail Australia has been told the Richmond coach began the taboo relationship with Ms Crow – known widely as Alex – during the Tigers’ time in the hub while still married to wife Danielle.
Hardwick – a three-time premiership coach with the Tigers – allegedly split with his wife last month.
The couple have three children together.
By then rumours of the split had already been swirling for weeks on BigFooty.com, which has become a huge breaker of footy scandals.
Ms Hardwick’s first post on Tuesday was supported by several friends and fans who offered their condolences at her private life being played out so publicly.
Alexandra Crow has been named as the woman Tigers coach Damien Hardwick is now in a relationship with
Hardwick (pictured, left) with Dustin Martin (right) in September after the AFL Grand Final
Richmond has since confirmed there are no concerns about the relationship in relation to club policies – but the Herald Sun reports senior figures have raised concerns privately.
Ms Hardwick was affectionately referred to as ‘Mrs Hardwick’ among players during her longstanding relationship with the decorated coach.
She spent Christmas with the family of Tigers captain Trent Cotchin, and is ‘well loved’ within the club.
Cotchin’s wife Brooke has since publicly supported Ms Hardwick, sharing a photograph of her holding her son Parker with the words ‘strength, courage and dignity’ in the frame.
Damien Hardwick (pictured with wife Danielle and the AFL premiership cup) has steered the Tigers to three premierships in four seasons
The AFL world is in shock over another sad marriage split after Damien Hardwick separated from wife Danielle