‘I don’t see him, I don’t speak to him’: Estranged wife of Gladys Berejiklian’s secret ex-lover Daryl Maguire blasts the disgraced former MP
- Maureen Maguire said she doesn’t want to see her estranged ex-husband again
- The 59-year-old split with the former MP in 2013 and relocated to Noosa, QLD
- Mrs Maguire revealed she was aware of his relationship with Gladys Berejiklian
Daryl Maguire’s ex-wife has opened up on the pain of listening to details about his secret relationship with Gladys Berejiklian.
Maureen Maguire split up with the disgraced former MP in 2013 and said she has no plans to meet with her ex-husband after revelations of his relationship with the NSW Premier brought up bad memories.
‘Daryl and I split up seven years ago, it hurts and is upsetting to have to know about it all,’ she told The Daily Telegraph.
‘I don’t see him, I don’t speak to him or want to have to see that man.’
Maureen Maguire (pictured) said she doesn’t want to see her estranged ex-husband again
Mrs Maguire said she was aware of her ex-husband Daryl’s relationship with Gladys Berejiklian (pictured together)
The 59-year-old relocated to Noosa on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast from her family home in Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, shortly after their marriage broke down.
Her former husband, who was later booted from parliament amid corruption allegations, would go on to strike up a five-year relationship with Ms Berejiklian.
Mrs Maguire said she was aware of the couple’s hidden relationship, which has come back to haunt her in recent weeks.
‘I moved away to get away from it all and it keeps coming back. I haven’t heard from Daryl or Gladys,’ she said.
Mrs Maguire made the move north to be with her daughter Kara and lives a humble life dedicated to her beloved animals and helping sick children and the elderly.
‘We had breakfast one early morning more than five years ago when she told me she was moving to Noosaville to begin a new life after she and Daryl split,’ Wagga Wagga councillor Yvonne Braid told Newscorp.
Mrs Maguire (pictured) split with the former MP in 2013 and relocated to Noosa, QLD
Ms Braid said Mrs Maguire had earned the nickname ‘The Angel’ around Wagga Wagga because of her generous and kind nature.
‘She adores her son and daughter but, you know, the last 10 years she and Daryl were not together, she never spoke about him, they lived largely separate lives, you never ever saw them together around Wagga.’
Other friends describe Mrs Maguire as shy and say she had not been on good terms with her former husband for about 10 years before they split.
‘When she left for Noosaville she became a totally different person. She was free, she rode Harley-Davidsons, she travelled Europe, she was herself,’ one friend said.
Mrs Maguire moved to a two-bedroom unit in Noosaville in 2012, with Mr Maguire buying her out of their $2.6million four-bedroom Wagga Wagga house five years later.
The Independent Commission Against Corruption heard Mr Maguire and Ms Berejiklian say their relationship began at different times
The Independent Commission Against Corruption hearing was told by Ms Berejiklian in October that she and Mr Maguire had been in a relationship since 2015, while Mr Maguire said it began in 2013.
During their relationship, Mr Maguire quit parliament after admitting to a previous ICAC inquiry that he sought private payment for a property deal he brokered while a sitting MP.
Ms Berejiklian told the inquiry she ended their liaison ‘a few months ago’ and had no knowledge of his business dealings.
When asked if Mr Maguire was still married when their relationship began, Ms Berejiklian turned the tables back to her former partner.
‘Look, that’s a matter for him but my understanding was that he was separated,’ she told a press conference in October.
Ms Berejiklian ended her relationship with Mr Maguire ‘a few months ago’ and said she had no knowledge of his business dealings