Hackett on the mend
GRANT Hackett has taken another big step in his rehabilitation from addiction and mental health issues with a move to Melbourne to be closer to his children and ex-wife Candice Alley.
The triple-Olympic champion was snapped looking toned and healthy yesterday for the first time since his recent move, emerging from a workout at his local gym in Prahran.
It’s understood Hackett relocated to Victoria from the Gold Coast late last month in an effort to be closer to his children, twins Jagger and
Charlize, aged seven, as he and Alley negotiate their custody issues. The couple, who married in 2007 and split five years later, share custody of the twins. A close friend of Hackett confirmed the ex-swimmer was determined to mend relationships with his family. “Grant’s determined to work on that relationship,” a close friend said.
Grant Hackett outside his gym in Prahran. Picture: Rob Leeson