SPLIT TIME IS EASIER FOR FRIENDS
CAMERON McEvoy, the pin-up boy of the Aussie swim team, has shocked fans and teammates by confirming this week he had a “friendly and amicable” breakup with his girlfriend Violet Atkinson.
McEvoy said his split was “nowhere near as hostile” as the bitter bust-up between swimmers Mitch Larkin and Emily Seebohm, who accused Larkin of cheating, a claim he has furiously denied.
“It’s nothing like that situation, I can assure you,” McEvoy said of his breakup which, he said, was due to the couple being on “different trajectories”.
“Violet’s career is taking her more and more to Sydney and Melbourne.
“My training base is on the Gold Coast and I am happy here and we just decided that our relationship’s dynamic was more suited to just being very, very good friends. We still talk every week,” he said.
McEvoy also denied rumours there was a third party behind the breakup.
“Definitely not,” he said. “I am not seeing anyone unless you count 2500 tonnes of water every morning and afternoon.”
Atkinson, who has appeared at Flemington’s Birdcage all week as part of her role as a self-styled influencer and fashion blogger, also denied she held any grudges over the split. She said that she and McEvoy had simply grown apart.
“I’ve known Cam since we were both 11. We started dating when I was 20. It was a relationship that just turned into a really good friendship,” she said.