Rugby league legend and Channel Nine commentator Wally Lewis has split from his wife of 36 years and the mother of his three children.
The Queensland icon, who owned the State of Origin arena in the 1980s and early 90s, revealed he quietly split with wife Jacqui last year.
‘This is a deeply personal matter that we do not want to discuss publicly,’ he said.
‘I want to acknowledge the pain and upset my family has gone through since Jacqui and I separated last year. I hope over time we can rebuild our ties and move on with life.
‘I will confirm I am now in another relationship and only ask for the media to respect our privacy.’
Lewis, 61, admitted it had been a ‘difficult time for everyone in the family’ and said the pair were still working through the details of the separation.
Rugby league legend Wally Lewis has split from his wife of 36 years Jacqui (pictured together in 2016)
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