NRL Coach Walks Out On Wife & Disabled Kids For Secretary
His NRL season may be over for the year, but things are just getting interesting for Wayne Bennett.
The celebrated ‘super coach’ and one-time Father of the Year has made headlines after it was revealed that he has walked out on Trish, his wife of 42-years and their three children, two of whom are disabled.
The woman at the centre of the scandal is Dale Tynan, a woman the Courier Mail describes as a “buxom secretary” he met during his coaching stint in Newcastle.
50-year-old Tynan has now moved to Queensland to be with the 60-year-old super coach, according to a report on the Courier Mail.
Bennett’s family are said to be devastated and angry at his decision.
One family member said yesterday: “Trish can’t believe it, she is very disappointed. But she’s resilient.
We are doing everything we can to support her and the kids and that’s all that matters right now.”
Bennett’s son-in-law Ben Ikin, a Fox Sports commentator and former Queensland State of Origin player, has had little to no contact since Bennett broke the heartbreaking news.
Ikin’s wife Elizabeth, Bennett’s daughter, was especially upset, friends said. Bennett moved out of the family’s $2 million Brisbane home a few weeks ago quietly, and the residence has now been put up for rent.
Well-placed sources said Bennett fell in love with Ms Tynan during his three-year tenure in Newcastle, according to the Courier Mail report.
Tynan was previously the secretary of Newcastle’s club doctor who was described as a “popular” figure who was well liked by Knights players and employees.
Tynan’s adult daughter has listed her place of residence as Brisbane on social media.
Tynan is also have thought to have accompanied Bennett to the UK during his mid-season trip to coach England.
This is due to the fact that Ms Tynan posted an Instagram photo of a red phone booth with the location listed as Kensington Palace at the same time the super coach was in England.
Bennett released a statement on Saturday confirming he and wife Trish, who have three children, including two with disabilities, have severed ties after a four-decade union.
The super coach informed Broncos players of his shock split at a team meeting just 24 hours before their 26-20 finals loss to the Cowboys on Friday night.
“As an NRL head coach and thereby a public figure I today inform you about a personal matter and the fact I have separated from my wife and the family home some time ago,” Bennett said.
“I will continue to appear publicly in my role at the Brisbane Broncos but at the same time ask that you respect my personal privacy and that of my family.”
Source: Courier Mail