SPLIT TIME IS EAS­IER FOR FRIENDS

The Sunday Mail (Queensland) - - NEWS - AMY HAR­RIS

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.

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