AFL star Gary Rohan’s ex-wife Amie reflects on anxiety of single motherhood after split

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AFL star Gary Rohan’s estranged wife Amie Rohan has spoken out about the personal strains she’s faced as a single mother following the couple’s split last year. 

The former couple are understood to have broken up when the 29-year-old star forward joined the AFL’s Gold Coast coronavirus hub in late July.

On Tuesday, Amie listed ‘separation anxiety’ and ‘a touch of mental health struggles’ among some of the ‘hardest things’ she’s dealt with as a mother. 

'I can't be everything for everyone': Former WAG Amie Rohan (pictured) has reflected on the anxiety of motherhood after splitting from AFL star husband Gary last year

‘I can’t be everything for everyone’: Former WAG Amie Rohan (pictured) has reflected on the anxiety of motherhood after splitting from AFL star husband Gary last year

The couple’s alleged marriage breakdown in July came just months after their daughter Sadie Rose was born in March.

Amie shared an Instagram post that read: ‘What motherhood has taught me is that I can’t be everything for everyone.’  

‘I’m slowly learning to outsource where I can and lean on others more to do the things I just can’t keep on top of but it’s all such a learning process,’ she added.

‘Add on top of that grief, separation anxiety and a touch of mental health struggles and it’s honestly just been really bloody hard! Baby steps though.’ 

'It’s honestly just been really bloody hard!' Amie listed 'separation anxiety' and 'a touch of mental health struggles' among some of the 'hardest things' she's dealt with as a mother

‘It’s honestly just been really bloody hard!’ Amie listed ‘separation anxiety’ and ‘a touch of mental health struggles’ among some of the ‘hardest things’ she’s dealt with as a mother

Over: Gary Rohan and wife Amie wed in 2016, but are understood to have split in late July 2020 when the 29-year-old star forward joined the AFL's Gold Coast coronavirus hub

Over: Gary Rohan and wife Amie wed in 2016, but are understood to have split in late July 2020 when the 29-year-old star forward joined the AFL’s Gold Coast coronavirus hub

Their girls: Amie lives with daughters Bella, two, and Sadie, almost one. The couple tragically lost their baby Willow, Bella's twin, shortly after their birth on April 12, 2018

Their girls: Amie lives with daughters Bella, two, and Sadie, almost one. The couple tragically lost their baby Willow, Bella’s twin, shortly after their birth on April 12, 2018

In November, Amie shared a cryptic post about finding strength through ‘difficult days’ after her AFL star ex supposedly moved on with a Geelong Cats staffer. 

She uploaded a post by poet Dhiman about overcoming hurdles and not giving up. 


It read: ‘This year you have learned to trust yourself. You have seen your strength rising through your most difficult days.’

‘You have been hurt and there were days when you were falling apart but you have held onto yourself, you did not give up on your heart. 

‘And despite all the hurdles on your path, you have managed to come this far.’

Amie captioned it: ‘Couldn’t have put it better myself.’   

Speaking out: In November, Amie shared a cryptic post about finding strength through 'difficult days' after her AFL star ex supposedly moved on with a Geelong Cats staffer

Speaking out: In November, Amie shared a cryptic post about finding strength through ‘difficult days’ after her AFL star ex supposedly moved on with a Geelong Cats staffer 

'Couldn't have put it better myself': Amie shared a post about overcoming hurdles and not giving up

‘Couldn’t have put it better myself’: Amie shared a post about overcoming hurdles and not giving up

Amie lives with daughters Bella, two, and Sadie, almost one. 

Tragically the former couple lost their baby Willow, Bella’s twin, shortly after their birth on April 12, 2018.

Amie was just 12 weeks through her first pregnancy when she first learned one of her babies would not survive.

Her daughter was diagnosed with anencephaly, a congenital disorder in which a major part of the baby’s brain fails to develop.

The mum’s delivery of the twins on April 12, 2018, was marked with both joy and pain after the new parents were forced to say goodbye to Willow Nevaeh, just five hours after she was born.

Moving on: Amie's marriage ended just months after the birth of their third child, Sadie Rose, in March

Moving on: Amie’s marriage ended just months after the birth of their third child, Sadie Rose, in March

Opening up to Harper’s Bazaar magazine in October 2018, Amie said that the couple made the decision to carry both babies to term.


‘We sat down and said ”this journey has been written for us. Let’s continue on it”,’ she told the publication.

‘We had about five hours with Willow before she passed. In those five hours, I learnt so much about life and how precious it is.’ 

Amie said the couple needed time to heal after her first pregnancy, but later announced the birth of their daughter Sadie Rose in March 2020.

‘We welcomed our little daughter into this crazy world yesterday. Sadie Rose Rohan born at 8.27am weighing a petite 2970 grams,’ she wrote at the time.

In happier times: Gary and Amie are pictured before their break-up in 2020

In happier times: Gary and Amie are pictured before their break-up in 2020

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