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Australia WAG Phoebe Burgess comes under fire from fans for keeping surname

07:20  12 october  2020
07:20  12 october  2020 Source:   dailymail.co.uk

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Former NRL WAG Phoebe Burgess has come under fire for keeping her ex-husband Sam's surname following their acrimonious divorce.

Phoebe, who was quoted in a recent article by The Australian which detailed disturbing allegations about Sam's behaviour during their marriage, still goes by her former married name instead of her maiden name, Hooke.

Taking to Instagram after a 10-day absence on Sunday, the mother of two thanked her followers for their support - but it didn't take long for the commentary to focus on her choice of surname.

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Sam Burgess and woman posing for a photo: 'Change your surname': Former NRL WAG Phoebe Burgess has come under fire for keeping her ex-husband Sam's surname following their divorce. Pictured on February 7, 2018, in Sydney © Provided by Daily Mail 'Change your surname': Former NRL WAG Phoebe Burgess has come under fire for keeping her ex-husband Sam's surname following their divorce. Pictured on February 7, 2018, in Sydney

'Finding joy in the little things and my little people,' the former journalist wrote, alongside two photos taken with her children at her parents' estate in Bowral.

'Simply because I was silent doesn't mean I didn't hear you, thank you for your kindness. Means the world to us,' she added.

Several followers soon began criticising Phoebe for still going by Sam's surname, and asked why she hadn't changed back to Hooke.

a person walking down a street: Personal decision: Phoebe, who was quoted in a recent article by The Australian which detailed disturbing allegations about Sam's behaviour during their marriage, still goes by her former married name instead of her maiden name. Pictured on Wednesday, May 13, in Sydney © Provided by Daily Mail Personal decision: Phoebe, who was quoted in a recent article by The Australian which detailed disturbing allegations about Sam's behaviour during their marriage, still goes by her former married name instead of her maiden name. Pictured on Wednesday, May 13, in Sydney

'You need to change your surname - a man who disrespected you so much - you need to be you again,' one person wrote.

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Phoebe Burgess waits for husband Sam to come home for her birthday.

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'You're a trooper... But change your Mrs status... you're not his Mrs... you belong to you,' another added.

Fortunately, most of Phoebe's followers were less concerned about her surname, and instead offered their support.

text: Going solo: Phoebe shares daughter Poppy, three, and son Billy, one, with her ex-husband, whom she officially divorced in April this year. Pictured September 27, 2017, in Sydney © Provided by Daily Mail Going solo: Phoebe shares daughter Poppy, three, and son Billy, one, with her ex-husband, whom she officially divorced in April this year. Pictured September 27, 2017, in Sydney text: 'You're not his Mrs... you belong to you': Several followers soon began criticising Phoebe for still going by Sam's surname, and asked why she hadn't changed back to Hooke © Provided by Daily Mail 'You're not his Mrs... you belong to you': Several followers soon began criticising Phoebe for still going by Sam's surname, and asked why she hadn't changed back to Hooke

'Handled with class and respect for your babies each and every time. Stay strong,' one supporter wrote.

'Even your post here is truly dignified,' another added, while a third commented: 'Incredible courage and strength you are showing for all women.'

Phoebe shares daughter Poppy, three, and son Billy, one, with her ex-husband. She and Sam finalised their divorce in April this year.

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  Sam Burgess' ex-teammate who could be the key witness in police probe Jason Clark, a former South Sydney Rabbitohs teammate of Burgess', is expected to be a key witness in a police probe into accusation Sam Burgess' marriage to ex-wife Phoebe.Jason Clark, a former South Sydney Rabbitohs teammate of Burgess', could be a key witness in the police investigation into accusation about the superstar forward's marriage and supposed excessive partying ways.

But already Phoebe Burgess is jet setting off to Singapore for a media event. Taking to Instagram on Monday morning, the WAG gleamed Dressed in a travel-chic floral jumpsuit, Phoebe also captured her several designer bags as she relaxed in business class and told fans she was off to do 'something

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graphical user interface, text, application, chat or text message: Support: Fortunately, most of Phoebe's followers were less concerned about her surname, and instead offered their support © Provided by Daily Mail Support: Fortunately, most of Phoebe's followers were less concerned about her surname, and instead offered their support

At the time, The Daily Telegraph reported that Phoebe had walked away with 70 per cent of the former couple's marital wealth.

She also took ownership of a white SDVA Range Rover valued at $100,000, as well as Sam's F45 gym in Bowral, which she subsequently sold for a $250,000 profit.

On October 2, Sam was formally stood down from his coaching role at the South Sydney Rabbitohs after claims about his marriage and wild lifestyle were published in The Australian.

a woman posing for a picture: Going solo: Phoebe shares daughter Poppy, three, and son Billy, one, with her ex-husband, whom she officially divorced in April this year. Pictured September 27, 2017, in Sydney © Provided by Daily Mail Going solo: Phoebe shares daughter Poppy, three, and son Billy, one, with her ex-husband, whom she officially divorced in April this year. Pictured September 27, 2017, in Sydney

The NRL and NSW Police have both launched investigations into the allegations.

The lawyer acting for Sam Burgess, Mark O'Brien, has strongly denied all allegations.

'The allegations are false and constitute an indefensible defamation against my client,' Mr O'Brien said.

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The article included text messages Phoebe allegedly sent to Hollywood star Russell Crowe, who part-owns the Rabbitohs NRL club, in November 2018.

Sam Burgess and woman posing for a photo: Stood down: On October 2, Sam was formally stood down from his coaching role at the Rabbitohs after claims about his marriage and wild lifestyle were published in The Australian © Provided by Daily Mail Stood down: On October 2, Sam was formally stood down from his coaching role at the Rabbitohs after claims about his marriage and wild lifestyle were published in The Australian

Rabbitohs staff members have also been accused of covering up Sam's alleged indiscretions. It is not alleged that Russell was involved in any cover-up.

'I thought we had the world at our feet together,' Phoebe allegedly wrote to the actor. 'He might need a good friend because he is just not our Sam.'

The article also included text messages Sam allegedly sent to Phoebe, after her initial conversation with the club owner came to light.

'Phoebe why did you message RC saying everything,' Sam allegedly wrote. 'What are you trying to solve here?'

two people posing for the camera: Claims: The NRL and NSW Police have both launched investigations into the allegations © Provided by Daily Mail Claims: The NRL and NSW Police have both launched investigations into the allegations

In the wake of the initial article, more bombshell claims about the 31-year-old footballer have come to light.

Sam was staying with his brother Luke at The Establishment, in Sydney's CBD, on November 5, 2018, following a farewell BBQ for Souths player Jason Clark, The Daily Telegraph reported.

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Phoebe was reportedly at home while her husband continued to stretch the festivities over a day.

According to the report, Sam returned home when his mother Julie - known to NRL fans as 'Mrs B' - descended on the swanky hotel in the early hours of the evening.

Julie allegedly asked hotel staff for the number of her son's hotel room and after an hour of convincing, she moved Sam and Luke into a car.

'Julie virtually had to drag Sam and Luke to her car by their ears, but somehow she got them out of that room and into her car,' a source claimed.

NRL CEO Andrew Abdo said the league has launched an investigation into the claims made by The Australian, but they will not take action based off allegations.

Sam Burgess posing for the camera: Denial: The lawyer acting for Burgess, Mark O'Brien, has strongly denied all allegations © Provided by Daily Mail Denial: The lawyer acting for Burgess, Mark O'Brien, has strongly denied all allegations

'The action we have taken is to initiate the investigation,' he said last Friday.

'Because these are allegations, we don't have the facts before us, we're not going to be taking any further action until we have the information needed to do that.

'However, I believe that Sam Burgess has stood himself down from South Sydney Rabbitohs duties this weekend. And I also believe that he has stood down from Fox Sports as well.'

a man standing in front of a crowd: Texts: The article included texts Phoebe allegedly sent to Hollywood star Russell Crowe (right), who part owns the Rabbitohs NRL club. Rabbitohs staff have also been accused of covering up Sam's alleged indiscretions. It is not alleged that Russell was involved in any cover-up © Provided by Daily Mail Texts: The article included texts Phoebe allegedly sent to Hollywood star Russell Crowe (right), who part owns the Rabbitohs NRL club. Rabbitohs staff have also been accused of covering up Sam's alleged indiscretions. It is not alleged that Russell was involved in any cover-up

Mr Abdo said the claims against Burgess were 'very serious allegations'.

Sam Burgess poses with his mum while enjoying the Rabbitohs game

  Sam Burgess poses with his mum while enjoying the Rabbitohs game Mrs Burgess uploaded a picture of the pair in Twitter on Saturday night as the family continue to rally around the 31-year-old following a raft of explosive allegations of his personal life.Mrs Burgess shared a photo of the pair on Saturday night as the family continues to rally around the 31-year-old following a raft of allegations about his personal life.

'We will look to work with the club to find out what happened and to get to the bottom of the facts,' he said.

'We will also co-operate with the NSW Police, who have also begun an investigation into the matter. If these allegations are proven, we will take the strongest possible action that we can.'

Sam Burgess holding a football ball: More headlines: In the wake of the initial article, more bombshell claims about the 31-year-old footballer have come to light. One newspaper article alleged that his mother, Julie, dragged him and brother Luke home from a night of partying © Provided by Daily Mail More headlines: In the wake of the initial article, more bombshell claims about the 31-year-old footballer have come to light. One newspaper article alleged that his mother, Julie, dragged him and brother Luke home from a night of partying

NSW Police said they would be conducting their own investigation.

South Sydney released a statement saying the allegations were 'very concerning' and they would be treated with the 'utmost seriousness'.

'There is no place in our society for violence, harassment or abuse against women. If anyone is found guilty of allegations of this nature, the club will take the strongest possible action,' a Rabbitohs spokesperson said.

Sam Burgess et al. sitting at a table: Investigations: NRL CEO Andrew Abdo said the league had launched an investigation into the claims made by The Australian. Meanwhile, South Sydney released a statement saying the allegations were very concerning and they would be treated with the 'utmost seriousness' © Provided by Daily Mail Investigations: NRL CEO Andrew Abdo said the league had launched an investigation into the claims made by The Australian. Meanwhile, South Sydney released a statement saying the allegations were very concerning and they would be treated with the 'utmost seriousness'

Last year, an apprehended violence order against Sam Burgess was taken out by police to protect Phoebe's father, Mitchell Hooke.

The AVO came after an alleged domestic violence incident at Mr Hooke's property in Glenquarry, in the NSW Southern Highlands, on October 19.

Burgess was charged with domestic violence-related intimidation. He has pleaded not guilty. The matter is due in court in November.

a man and woman posing for a picture: AVO matter: Last year, an apprehended violence order against Sam Burgess was taken out by police to protect Phoebe's father Mitchell Hooke (left) © Provided by Daily Mail AVO matter: Last year, an apprehended violence order against Sam Burgess was taken out by police to protect Phoebe's father Mitchell Hooke (left) Read more

Sam Burgess's family continues to rally around him amid crisis .
Sam, 31, has kept a low profile in recent weeks after bombshell allegations about his marriage and partying ways were published in The Australian newspaper. The father-of-two was joined by Luke and his daughter Grace at Air Locker Training in Bondi on Thursday morning, before his brother shared a happy snap to his Instagram afterwards.Sam has been living with Luke, the oldest of the four Burgess brothers, since he and wife Phoebe sold the Maroubra mansion where they lived during their marriage.

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