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Michael Clarke on his relationship with Pip Edwards

‘I’m so happy right now’: Michael Clarke gives a rare insight into his new relationship with Pip Edwards… and says it ‘hits him much harder’ when she’s faced with negative attention

He confirmed his relationship with P.E Nation co-founder Pip Edwards in July when they were spotted enjoying a romantic vacation in Noosa, Queensland.  

And in a rare interview for The Daily Telegraph’s Stellar magazine, Michael Clarke reflected on his life, a year after separating from wife of seven years, Kyly Clarke. 

While he preferred to keep coy about his new romance, the 39-year-old retired Australian cricketer did reveal that he’s ‘so happy right now’ and is ‘in a great place’.

‘I’m so happy right now’: Michael Clarke (left), 39, gave a rare insight into his new relationship with Pip Edwards (right), 40, in The Daily Telegraph’s Stellar magazine 

‘The people who know me know I’m extremely private or try and be as private as I can with my personal life,’ he said.

Michael, who co-parents four-year-old daughter Kelsey Lee with Kyly, went on to reveal that he has been able to maintain a ‘wonderful’ friendship with his ex-wife.

Hesitant to provide much insight on his new life with Pip, 40, the radio host did say that he couldn’t be happier.

'I'm extremely private': While the retired Australian cricketer preferred to keep coy about his new romance, he did reveal that he's 'so happy right now' and is 'in a great place'

‘I’m extremely private’: While the retired Australian cricketer preferred to keep coy about his new romance, he did reveal that he’s ‘so happy right now’ and is ‘in a great place’ 

He hurts when they hurt': Michael went on to add that if negative attention is directed at his daughter or partner, it always hits him 'much harder' than if it were something 'thrown' at him

He hurts when they hurt’: Michael went on to add that if negative attention is directed at his daughter or partner, it always hits him ‘much harder’ than if it were something ‘thrown’ at him 

‘In regards to me personally? I’m so happy right now. I’m in a great place. That’s all I can ask for,’ he said.

Michael went on to add that if negative attention is directed at his daughter or partner, it always hits him ‘much harder’ than if it were something ‘thrown’ at him. 

The sporting great had separated from Kyly, 39, in September last year, but only revealed their split in a surprise announcement on February 12. 

It is understood there was no third party involved in their shock split.

High-profile split: The sporting great had separated from wife Kyly Clarke (pictured), 39, in September last year, but only revealed their split in a surprise announcement on February 12

High-profile split: The sporting great had separated from wife Kyly Clarke (pictured), 39, in September last year, but only revealed their split in a surprise announcement on February 12 

Family: The Clarkes have said the 'amicable' decision to separate was 'the best course' for their four-year-old daughter Kelsey Lee (pictured)

Family: The Clarkes have said the ‘amicable’ decision to separate was ‘the best course’ for their four-year-old daughter Kelsey Lee (pictured) 

The Clarkes have said the ‘amicable’ decision to separate was ‘the best course’ for their daughter Kelsey Lee. 

Reports surfaced Michael had begun dating Pip after his separation with Kyly became public knowledge. 

Pip seemingly confirmed their relationship by going ‘Instagram Official’ in July, and the pair enjoyed a PDA-filled trip to Noosa, Queensland that same month.  

Cover story: Michael's full interview with Stellar is featured in The Sunday Telegraph

Cover story: Michael’s full interview with Stellar is featured in The Sunday Telegraph