The ongoing 2017-18 season of the Ashes has reached its high with the third Magellan Test on its 3 Day at WACA Ground in Perth. Although, the prestigious series always made huge headlines for the on-field banters and players’ show in the tournament and much more, but this time the Ashes gained highlights for other reasons likes of England’s star all-rounder Ben Stokes’ arrest after his brawl outside a nightclub in Bristol, Jonny Bairstow’s ‘headbutt’ incident with an Aussie opener Cameron Bancroft in the Avenue bar in Perth, and Ben Duckett’s off-field antics caught media attention more than the game as well.
Now, Australian star off-spinner Nathan Lyon, who earlier caught media and fans attention with his stunning show with the ball in the first two Ashes Test against England, came into the limelight but not for a good reason. According to a report in the Daily Mail, Lyon was seen kissing real estate agent from Perth, named Emma McCarthy inside a car just a day before the start of the third Ashes Test.
Meanwhile, Nathan Lyon’s wife Melissa Waring told reporters that she is ‘devastated’ after seeing the images. She told Daily Mail, “I think seeing his car sitting in the driveway and his washing sitting here, that probably gives you enough of an idea. We have two small children who I have to put first and unfortunately, at the end of the day I’m the one who’s being f**ked around here.”
She further added that she may have a custody battle for kids in the future, adding, “I can’t jeopardize anything happening to my kids, this is hard enough.” Waring had also posted an image of herself with her kids in the first Test at The Gabba in Brisbane.
A source close to Lyon said, “Nathan and Mel aren’t together, and have been separated for some time. Nathan and Emma are in a committed relationship, Nathan is very much in love with Emma. It is 100%, not an affair, it’s an open and committed relationship and everyone is aware of it, but it is being kept private for the sake of Nathan’s kids.”
The source also revealed that Waring was aware of Lyon’s relationship with Emma. It concluded, “Mel is aware of it, but she is struggling to come to terms with it. Mel and Nathan were in a long-term relationship but they were never married. Nathan travels a lot but he is trying his best to be a good father and he doesn’t want his kids to be exposed to all of the media coverage of his new relationship.”