Written by Sara Bordon, February 19, 2016

After much speculation in recent months, Lindy and Michael Klim have confirmed they are separating after nine years of marriage.

The Olympic swimmer and his model wife, 37, have been fielding numerous rumours about their relationship, after spending a lot of time apart over the past year.

With the pair splitting their time between their home in Bali, where their three children, Stella, 10, Rocco, seven, and Frankie, four, attend school, and Australia, where their joint skincare business Milk & Co is based, 38-year-old Michael confessed last year that they had a very unusual living arrangement.

‘Lindy’s got her agenda with fashion and we travel a lot. We spend a fair bit of time apart and just because of that, our work commitments and our lifestyle, it looks strange to people,’ Michael explained.

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As a result, the couple’s public appearances together have waned over the past year, and they were last seen out together in early December.

And sadly, the couple have confirmed their split, releasing a statement to officially announce their separation.

‘It is with much respect for each other that Michael and Lindy Klim have agreed to formally separate, believing that this decision is best for their family,’ the statement reads. ‘Michael and Lindy’s children will always remain their highest priority, and their happiness will be Michael and Lindy’s primary focus. We ask that you respect their privacy at this time.’

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