Candice Warner has made no secret of her struggles raising three children alone while her husband David spends most of the year playing cricket overseas.
And the former Ironwoman revealed on Thursday’s Triple M Rush Hour that her 37th birthday last Sunday was a ‘shocker’ after she took the couple’s three daughters, Ivy Mae, seven, Indi Rae, five, and Isla, two, out to breakfast in Sydney’s Coogee.
Candice said she had an altercation with a difficult waitress that put her in a ‘really bad mood’, before Indi later ‘put a scene on’ at their grandmother’s house.
Birthday from hell: Candice Warner revealed on Thursday’s Triple M Rush Hour that she gave a waitress ‘a mouthful’ and left her birthday party early after her daughter caused a ‘scene’
Asked by her co-hosts how her birthday went, Candice said she thought it would be nice to take her daughters out to breakfast with the rain having cleared.
‘I said to the girls, “Grab your scooters, we’ll go to the café and then scoot on the promenade,”‘ she said.
Candice then encountered an annoying waitress who told her the ‘scooters can’t come in’.
Difficult: Candice explained she encountered an annoying waitress at a Coogee café who said her daughter’s scooters weren’t allowed in
The cricket WAG said she asked the waitress if the scooters could be placed under the table, only to be told: ‘If you have to.’
‘The kids were carrying on so she could see I was under a bit of stress,’ Candice added.
The hostile reception continued with the waitress telling Candice she could not sit at a particular table because it was ‘reserved’, despite the fact there was no sign.
‘So in the end I was pretty annoyed. I said [to my daughters], “Come on, let’s go,” and as I left I gave her a mouthful. We ended up going somewhere else so that put me in a really bad mood,’ Candice said.
‘I gave her a mouthful’: The hostile reception continued with the waitress telling Candice she could not sit at a table because it was ‘reserved’, despite the fact there was no sign on the table
Ordeal: Candice then revealed her daughter Indi Rae ‘put a scene on’ when they went to their grandmother’s house for birthday cake. (She is pictured here with her three daughters)
She went on to reveal her daughter Indi Rae ‘put a scene on’ when they went to their grandmother’s house for birthday cake.
‘One of the kids, the middle child, just put a scene on. A scene on in front of everyone. Tantrums, cake on the face, you name it. It was all of the above. So much so that we had to leave early. So I had a bit of a shocker for my birthday,’ she said.
Candice, who married batsman David in 2015, admitted on Nova’s Not Another Parenting Podcast in December that she once cried in her car from the stress and loneliness while her husband, 35, was playing cricket overseas.
Power couple: Candice shares her three daughters with cricketer David Warner. Pictured at the MCG in December 2021
Challenges: Candice has made no secret of her struggles raising three children alone while David spends most of the year playing cricket overseas
‘It has been a challenge, and you think as a mum, as a wife, as anyone, you’re invincible. But we all have our weaknesses, our moments,’ she said.
‘And there’s been times where… I’ve been driving and I just break down into tears. Or my kids are in the back screaming. I’m just like, “When is this going to end?”‘
Candice revealed her husband is ‘generally away 300 days of the year’ and that the couple had spent only three months together out of the last 14.
‘It’s difficult because he’s your husband and your best friend. And that’s the person who you turn to normally,’ she said.
Honest: Candice told Nova FM in December, ‘It has been a challenge, and you think as a mum, as a wife, as anyone, you’re invincible. But we all have our weaknesses, our moments’