Claire Tregoning finally confirmed her split from husband Timothy on Saturday after they separated eight months ago.
The PE Nation co-founder, 42, and filmmaker, 40, who share two children together, kept their split under wraps for most of last year.
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’.
Claire Tregoning (42) (left) finally confirmed her split from husband Timothy (40) (right) on Saturday after they separated eight months ago
“It’s very friendly, we still love each other, we co-parent and he remains a good friend,” she said.
“Things change and that’s just what happened for us, but we get through it with a lot of respect and support for each other.”
Rumors surfaced last November that the couple had quietly broken up after they deleted each other from Instagram and stopped posting loved-up photos.
The PE Nation co-founder and filmmaker, who share two children together (pictured), kept their split under wraps for most of last year
Claire and Tim Tregoning have quietly parted ways after more than a decade together. They have two children, aged eight and nine
They spent most of their marriage renovating their family home in Avalon, on Sydney’s northern beaches, and raising their two children.
From relaxing family weekends to lavish trips away, the businesswoman has constantly tagged her cinematographer husband in Instagram posts with their kids while wearing PE Nation gear.
She even shared one particularly intimate bedroom photo with the caption ‘Lover’ with her 19,000 followers.
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 PE Nation co-founder Pip Edwards
Claire Tregoning (pictured, right) is seen with close friend and PE Nation business partner Pip Edwards (left) at Australian Fashion Week 2022
PE Nation at the 2021 Australian Open: Claire Tregoning is pictured right, next to her husband Tim. Pip Edwards is on the left
On Father’s Day last year, Claire posted a picture of Timothy and their children eating croissants together on the deck of their $1.2 million renovated ‘shack’ – gushing about how he is a ‘beautiful chaotic loving father’ 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. That was the last time he appeared on her feed.
Since then, Claire has been on holidays to Tasmania and Los Angeles, a ski trip to New Zealand, and two trips to London – splashing her getaway on Instagram and tagging friends and family each time.
However, her husband was notably absent from her feed.
Claire, who co-founded PE Nation in London with Pip Edwards, did not respond to questions about her suspected split when contacted by Daily Mail Australia.
“It’s very friendly, we still love each other, we co-parent and he remains a good friend,” she said
They spent most of their marriage renovating their family home in Avalon, on Sydney’s northern beaches, and raising their two children
The same question was put to Timothy, who did not deny the rumor. Responding to a Daily Mail Australia reporter, he said: ‘Keep up the good work honey, you’ve got a long way to go.’
Just over 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.
He pleaded guilty in Waverley Local Court to drug possession and will be sentenced in January.
The maximum penalty for a drug possession charge is $5,500 or two years in prison.
CLAIRE AND TIM: THE MARRIAGE BEHIND PE NATION
The Tregonings have been together for at least a decade and live in a refurbished $1.2 million fibro “shack” in Avalon, on Sydney’s northern beaches, with their two children, aged nine and eight.
During interviews in 2020, he and his wife talked about how they relied on each other for support during lockdown.
Mrs Tregoning said her husband traveled a lot for work so ‘both of them were amazing to be locked up’.
On Father’s Day last year, his wife posted a picture of her husband and children eating croissants together on the deck of their $1.2 million renovated ‘cabin’ – gushing about how he is a ‘beautifully chaotic loving father’ to their ‘crazy cubs’.
He hasn’t appeared on her Instagram feed since then.
Tregoning is a cinematographer who has been involved in a series of high-profile productions since 2012, including a Netflix series.
He was most notably involved in Snow White and the Huntsman starring Chris Hemsworth, along with the Australian TV series Puberty Blues, and commercials for Audi, NRMA and Qantas.
But his life began to make headlines in 2016 when his activewear mogul wife launched sports brand PE Nation with Pip Edwards.
Their fitness empire started as an online store, but demand for activewear grew through the pandemic, and the business expanded in May this year to include a brick-and-mortar storefront in The Galeries on Sydney’s George Street.