The danger of staying friends with your exes: How Michael Clarke entered dangerous territory by keeping in touch with Pip Edwards after their split
They say if you stay friends with your ex you are not over them romantically.
And Michael Clarke‘s friendship with his former girlfriend Pip Edwards has well and truly damaged his relationship with new flame, Jade Yarbrough.
So much so the couple were involved in a wild fight at a park in Noosa earlier this month over allegations the former Australian cricket captain cheated on Yarbrough with the glamorous P.E Nation designer.
Clarke is believed to have remained friends with Edwards after calling it quits on their whirlwind romance in December 2021.
The danger of staying friends with your exes: How Michael Clarke entered dangerous territory by keeping in touch with Pip Edwards (pictured) after their split
At the time, a source told Daily Mail Australia: ‘They’re two best friends who decided to part ways as a couple earlier this month, but continue their friendship.’
The long-time pals had previously dated from early 2020 until February 2021.
They rekindled their romance in June that year before calling it quits just months later in December.
Clarke also has an ‘amazing’ friendship with his ex-wife Kyly, who he shares seven-year-old daughter Kelsey Lee.
He recently told Daily Mail Australia: ‘She [Kelsey’s] got a beautiful mother. She’s got a beautiful mum, who cares about her as much as I do.’
‘We have an amazing friendship and it’s all about making sure our daughter is looked after and cared for and learns the rules of life. There’s discipline and tough days but that’s a part of being a parent,’ he went on.’
Clarke (pictured) is believed to have remained friends with Edwards after calling it quits on their whirlwind romance in December 2021
Clarke’s friendship with his Pip was at the centre of dramatic footage obtained by The Daily Telegraph on Wednesday which shows the cricketer being screamed at and slapped by his furious girlfriend Yarbrough as she accuses him of cheating on her.
During the furious exchange, she claims Clarke slept with his ex-girlfriend on December 17, and messaged her to say she is the ‘love of his life’.
The video, filmed on January 10 in Noosa, begins with Yarbrough screaming at Clarke then slapping him in the face and pushing him away after he insisted he never cheated on her.
‘I’m wrong? I’m f**king wrong! You’re a f**king liar. I can see everything. You called her,’ Yarbrough screams, apparently referring to messages between Clarke and Edwards.
Clarke then tries to reassure Yarbrough he didn’t sleep with Edwards on December 17, saying he was with his accountant friend Anthony Bell that night.
At the time, a source told Daily Mail Australia: ‘They’re two best friends who decided to part ways as a couple earlier this month, but continue their friendship’
‘Baby you’re wrong, you’re wrong,’ Clarke insists. ‘Baby, baby, Belly was at the house. I swear on my life, I swear on my life… That’s not true, it’s not true.’
He then swears on his daughter Kelsey Lee’s life he did not cheat on her.
But Yarbrough doesn’t believe his desperate protests and claims she spoke to Edwards.
‘You’re f**king lying to me. You are a piece of s**t. I just spoke to her. What is wrong with you?’ she howls.
Clarke again denied sleeping with Edwards, replying: ‘No, I didn’t. You can hit me. That’s not true, that’s not true.’
Clarke appeared to have injured his hamstring in the melee after he was pushed to the ground by Yarbrough, as he was seen hobbling across the public park.
Clarke’s friendship with his ex was at the centre of a dramatic footage obtained by The Daily Telegraph on Wednesday that shows the cricketer being screamed at and slapped by his furious girlfriend Yarbrough as she accuses him of cheating on her
Yarbrough’s sister Jasmine, who was joined by her husband Karl Stefanovic, steps in and grabs her distressed younger sibling by the arm and drags her away.
Jasmine can be heard saying: ‘Get away with Karl, get away with Karl.’
As she is led away, Yarbrough can be heard crying as she turns to Clarke and screams: ‘I f**king hate you!’
Clarke then tries to follow his girlfriend before he unleashes a wave of fury at Stefanovic, presumably because he is walking away with the two sisters.
‘Karlos, I can tell you now c**t, don’t you f*****g walk away. She can, she can punch me, but you, you c**t,’ Clarke says.
This comment sparks fury from Jade, who defends her brother-in-law before slapping Clarke in the face.
‘You piece of s**t, don’t you f**king speak to him,’ she yells.
Bell is heard telling the couple to stop, which falls on deaf ears.
During the furious exchange, Yarbrough accuses Clarke of sleeping with his ex-girlfriend Pip Edwards (pictured) on December 17, and messaging her to say she is the ‘love of his life’
‘Go, hit me hit me… do it again, you’re wrong, you’re f**king wrong,’ Clarke tells his girlfriend.
Jade screams: ‘Oh am I wrong? You f**ked her [Edwards] on December 17, you f**ked her… you’re a f**king dog… I’m going to show her every f**king message you ever f**king sent me.’
She then makes reference to a text she saw on Clarke’s phone inviting Edwards to come to India with him.
Clarke also has an ‘amazing’ friendship with his ex-wife Kyly, who he shares seven-year-old daughter Kelsey Lee. He recently told Daily Mail Australia: ‘She [Kelsey’s] got a beautiful mother. She’s got a beautiful mum, who cares about her as much as I do’
‘Oh yeah, “You’re the love of my life Pip, come to India,”‘ Jade snarls.
Clarke responds: ‘Don’t ever talk to me again.’
The two-minute clip ends with Jasmine and Bell separating the feuding couple.
‘Stop, Jade, stop,’ Jasmine pleads, to which Bell adds: ‘Let it go Jade.’
The ugly altercation unfolded in front of young children nearby, according to witnesses.
Karl Stefanovic and his wife Jasmine were forced to intervene in the ugly altercation between Jade and Michael
A remorseful Clarke has taken full responsibility for what happened.
‘I’m absolutely gutted I’ve put people I hold in the highest regard in this position. My actions in the lead-up to this altercation were nothing short of shameful and regrettable’ he said on Wednesday night.
‘I am shattered that because of my actions I’ve drawn women of class and integrity, and my mates, into this situation.’
His former partner Edwards distanced herself from the ‘debacle’ as she issued a brutal swipe at Clarke.
‘This is not my circus. Yet again, Michael in his true nature has not taken responsibility for his actions and I was blatantly lied to,’ Edwards said in a statement.
Karl Stefanovic’s wife Jasmine eventually steps in and grabs her distressed sister by the arm and drags Jade away. Jasmine can be heard saying: ‘Get away with Karl, get away with Karl’