Husband of P.E Nation founder is charged with drink driving-related offence after cocaine shame… as his separation from high-profile wife is revealed
- Timothy Tregoning charged with allegedly failing to drive with a breathlyzer
- He is required to drive with an interlock device following an offence in 2020
- Two months ago, he pleaded guilty to cocaine possession on night out in Bondi
- On Saturday, his businesswoman wife confirmed they split eight months ago
Tim Tregoning is pictured in Sydney after pleading guilty to cocaine possession
The husband of P.E Nation co-founder Claire Tregoning has been pulled over by cops and charged with getting behind the wheel of a car without a breathalyzer installed.
Timothy Tregoning, 40, was apprehended by police on Barrenjoey Road, near Avalon in Sydney‘s Northern Beaches, at 6.02pm on November 11 and accused of driving a vehicle without an approved interlock device.
Interlock devices are used to test the blood-alcohol level of some drink driving offenders. A motorist must complete a breath test before they can drive – if alcohol is detected, the vehicle will not start.
Court documents seen by Daily Mail Australia state that Tregoning is required to drive a car with an interlock device, following an offence in 2020.
His matter will be mentioned in Manly Local Court on January 18.
It comes just two months after he pleaded guilty in Waverly Local Court to carrying two bags of cocaine during a night out in Bondi on September 30.
The father-of-two was taken to Waverley Police Station and charged with possessing a prohibited drug.
Tregoning did not appear in Waverley Local Court when his matter was mentioned on November 15, but his lawyer pleaded guilty on his behalf.
He will be sentenced on January 24.
Timothy Tregoning and his wife Claire (pictured right, with her business partner Pip Edwads) spit eight months ago
‘It is very amicable, we still love each other, we are co-parenting and he remains a great friend,’ she said
Meanwhile, his activewear mogul wife Claire confirmed on Saturday that she and Tregoning quietly split eight months ago.
‘It is very amicable, we still love each other, we are co-parenting and he remains a great friend,’ she told the Sydney Morning Herald.
‘Things change and that’s just what happened for us, but we are getting through that with a lot of respect and support for each other.’
Rumours emerged last November that the pair had quietly split after they deleted each other from Instagram and stopped posting loved up pictures.
They spent most of their marriage renovating their family home in Avalon, in Sydney’s northern beaches, and raising their two children.
From relaxing family weekends to lavish trips away, the businesswoman was constantly tagging her cinematographer husband in Instagram posts with their kids as she wore P.E Nation gear.
Claire Tregoning, 42, (left) finally confirmed her split from husband Timothy, 40, (right) on Saturday after they separated eight months ago
The P.E Nation co-founder and filmmaker who share two children together (pictured), kept their break-up under wraps for most of last year
During interviews in 2020, the pair spoke about how they relied on each other for support during lockdown – with Mrs Tregoning adding that her husband travelled a lot for work, so ‘both being locked down has been amazing’.
In December of that year, she shared a photo of her and her husband in a passionate embrace while laying bed together during a Tasmanian holiday, with the caption ‘Lover’, with her 19,000 followers.
On Father’s Day last year, Claire posted an image of Timothy and their kids eating croissants together on the deck of their $1.2million renovated ‘shack’ – gushing about how he’s a ‘beautiful chaotic loving dad’ to their ‘crazy cubs’.
‘The love you shower our crazy cubs in is endless. Your journey and growth as a father has been an inspiring one to watch. We love you,’ she wrote. It was the last time he featured on her feed.
Since then, Claire has been on holidays to Tasmania and Los Angeles, a ski trip to New Zealand, and two jaunts to London – splashing her getaways on Instagram, tagging friends and family members each time.
They spent most of their marriage renovating their family home in Avalon, in Sydney’s northern beaches, and raising their two children
But the high-profile Sydney fashion socialite broke her silence in a recent interview with The Sydney Morning Herald where she said they ‘still love each other’. Pictured with P.E Nation co-founder Pip Edwards
Her husband, however, had been notably absent from her feed.
Claire, who had been in London with P.E. Nation co-founded Pip Edwards, did not respond to questions about her suspected separation when contacted by Daily Mail Australia.
The same question was put to Timothy, who didn’t deny the rumour. When responding to a Daily Mail Australia reporter, he said: ‘Keep working babe, you’ve got a long way to go.’
Little more than a year after the Father’s Day post, on September 30, Tregoning was arrested in Bondi when police found him with two resealable bags of cocaine.
CLAIRE AND TIM: THE MARRIAGE BEHIND P.E NATION
The Tregoning’s have been together for at least a decade and live in a renovated $1.2million fibro ‘shack’ in Avalon, in Sydney’s northern beaches, with their two children, age nine and eight.
During interviews in 2020, he and his wife spoke about how they relied on each other for support during lockdown.
Mrs Tregoning said her husband travelled a lot for work, so ‘both being locked down has been amazing’.
On Father’s Day last year, his wife posted an image of her husband and kids eating croissants together on the deck of their $1.2million renovated ‘shack’ – gushing about how he’s a ‘beautiful chaotic loving dad’ to their ‘crazy cubs’.
He hasn’t appeared in her Instagram feed since.
Tregoning is a cinematographer who has been involved with a range of high-profile productions since 2012, including a Netflix series.
He was notably involved in Snow White and the Huntsman starring Chris Hemsworth, along with Australian TV series Puberty Blues, and commercials for Audi, NRMA and Qantas.
But his life started making headlines in 2016 when his activewear mogul wife launched athleisure brand P.E Nation with Pip Edwards.
Their fitness empire began as an online store, but demand for activewear boomed throughout the pandemic, and the business expanded in May this year to include a brick-and-mortar shopfront in The Galeries on Sydney’s George Street.