Smiths pull the stumps on mar­riage

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IT was Mor­gan Deane who dropped her Graeme Smith catch.

A friend of the Ir­ish singer and the for­mer Protea cap­tain told sis­ter pa­per Beeld yes­ter­day it was Deane who de­cided to de­clare their four- year mar­riage closed.

A source with in­side knowl­edge of the Proteas con­firmed to Beeld it was she who opted to pull the stumps. “She is the one who is leav­ing him,” said the source.

The talk of a di­vorce goes back to last year de­spite Smith end­ing his cricket ca­reer to be a fam­ily man and al­low Deane to have a ca­reer.

The cou­ple have two chil­dren, a girl aged two and a boy of one.

David Becker, who yes­ter­day con­firmed the di­vorce, is­sued a state­ment from the cou­ple in which they ask that their pri­vacy to be re­spected es­pe­cially for the sake of the chil­dren.

Smith ( 34) and Deane ( 29) mar­ried in Au­gust 2011 in Hout Bay af­ter dat­ing for six months.

Deane has mean­while changed her Mrs Smith name on Instagram back to Mor­gan Deane. — Me­dia24.

Hap­pier days: Graeme Smith and Mor­gan Deane. PHOTO: INSTAGRAM

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