Campbell Brown, former AFL star, is said to be in a state of sorrow following reports of his split with wife Jess Johnston. The couple, who had been together for 19 years and married for ten, share three children. Campbell attended the wedding of his friend James Brayshaw and partner Lisa in Perth, where he was joined by several of his football buddies, including Garry Lyon and Luke Darcy, as well as cricketer Greg Blewett.
After the wedding, Campbell took some time off with friends on Rottnest Island. The Herald Sun reported that Campbell has his sights set on his next adventure, a boys' trip to climb the treacherous Aconcagua mountain in Argentina.
According to the Herald Sun, Campbell had informed Jess that he had fallen out of love with her, leaving her blindsided and devastated. Their eldest son, Boston, is six years old, and they have two other children, Baker and Bailey, who was born just three months ago in August.
Campbell's upcoming trip to climb Aconcagua is part of his attempt to cope with the breakup. The family had previously been living in Kangaroo Grounds, outside Melbourne, where they also housed their retired racehorses.
Campbell seemed to be in good spirits just last week at Flemington during SEN's Melbourne Cup coverage. However, the couple's split comes as a surprise, as earlier this year in August, Campbell happily shared the news of their newborn son, Bailey Jack Brown, who was born on Campbell's 40th birthday.
Campbell, the son of renowned Australian Rules player Mal Brown, played for Hawthorn from 2002 to 2010 and concluded his AFL career at the Gold Coast Suns in 2013.
News Readers has reached out to Campbell Brown for comment but has yet to receive a response as of now.