Amie Rohan has divided public opinion after comparing her heartbreaking split from her childhood sweetheart to the death of their first daughter just five hours after she was born.
The former AFL WAG, who was married to Geelong Cats forward Gary Rohan for four years, revealed she’d been overcome with grief following their separation.
‘The days after my marriage breakdown were some of the hardest days of my life, harder than when we lost Willow,’ she told the Move Your Mind podcast.
‘But I still got out of bed every day and faced whatever the day brought.’
Ms Rohan’s comments shocked some, who thought there could be ‘nothing worse than losing a child’.
‘Not sure I’d feel the same,’ one person said after hearing of her comparison.
‘Stupid thing to say… nothing worse than losing a child.’
Amie Rohan has revealed the heartache from splitting with her AFL husband Gary Rohan was worse than the pain of losing her baby daughter Willow just five hours after birth. (Pictured: The couple with daughter Sadie)
‘The days after my marriage breakdown were some of the hardest days of my life, harder than when we lost Willow,’ Ms Rohan said (pictured with daughters Sadie and Bella)
The former couple share two daughters together but lost their baby Willow in 2018 when Ms Rohan gave birth to twins.
Willow had suffered a fatal neural tube defect and couldn’t be saved, while her sister Bella survived after spending three weeks in intensive care.
But the mother-of-two’s honesty struck a chord with many of her fans, who commended her for her strength and resolve to be the best mum for her two girls during such a difficult time.
‘Amie is such a class act, her ex doesn’t deserve her graciousness,’ one fan said.
The mother-of-two split with her high school sweetheart and husband of four years in the middle of last year
At the time the couple lost their daughter Willow, Ms Rohan said her partner had been her ‘rock’
The former couple share two daughters together but lost their baby Willow in 2018 when Ms Rohan gave birth to twins
‘Hang in there darlin’ you are a beautiful woman and doing your best for your girls through this sadness. A decent bloke will come along. You deserve it,’ Zanni from Fremantle in Western Australia said.
Daily Mail Australia has reached out to Amie Rohan for comment.
Ms Rohan has remained stoic throughout the entire separation, even after her ex shared photos with a mystery woman at their daughter Sadie’s first birthday.
The couple split just months after their youngest daughter Sadie was born in March 2020 and the AFL star is now believed to be dating Madi Bennett, a physiotherapist who briefly worked for the Geelong Cats.
On Easter Saturday, Rohan shared a photo of himself with an unknown woman and his children while celebrating Sadie’s birthday.
Over: Gary Rohan and wife Amie wed in 2016, but are understood to have split in late July 2020 when the 29-year-old star forward joined the AFL’s Gold Coast coronavirus hub
He didn’t caption the photo nor does he identify the woman pictured at his daughter’s birthday.
One day later on Easter Sunday, Ms Rohan appeared unfazed by the speculation over her ex and shared a photo with her two daughters, captioned: Happy Easter. From my little bunnies & me’.
At the time the couple lost their daughter Willow, Ms Rohan said her partner had been her ‘rock’.
Ms Rohan was just 12 weeks through her first pregnancy when she first learned one of her babies would not survive.
‘Gary was my rock at the time and the support network got us through,’ she said.
On Easter Saturday Gary Rohan shared this photo of himself with an unknown woman and his children while celebrating the first birthday of his youngest daughter Sadie Rose
On Easter Sunday, Ms Rohan appeared unfazed by the speculation over her ex and shared a photo with her two daughters, captioned: ‘Happy Easter. From my little bunnies & me’
Speaking to the podcast, the mother said she was still healing from the traumas she had experienced.
‘My marriage broke down midway through last year and I spoke to one of my close girlfriends …. and I said being dealt a trauma on top of a trauma that I thought I had completely healed from is something that I have really struggled with,’ she said.
‘And she turned around and said, ”Amie, you have lost a child. You are never, ever going to completely heal from that, ever,” and when she said that to me I was like, ”I never truly will”,’.
‘But as long as I am getting up every day, I am acknowledging how I am feeling, I am seeking the help, which I have, and I am continually checking in with the people to help me be the better version of me every day; that is the healing, isn’t it.’