Michael Clarke hopes to win back the heart of Jade Yarbrough despite her now infamous public raid in Noosa.
A close friend of the retired cricket star said a “shattered” Clarke, 41, is already talking about winning back Jade, 30, despite admitting he cheated on her with ex Pip Edwards.
The revelation comes a day after stunning images surfaced of Clarke along with Yarbrough, her sister Jasmine and her husband Karl Stefanovic, involved in a nasty dispute in a Noosa park on January 10.
A ‘shattered’ Clarke is already talking about winning back Jade Yarbrough (right) despite admitting he cheated on her with ex Pip Edwards.
Clarke seen with PE Nation founder Pip at the height of their romance. The couple officially separated in early 2022.
At the center of the dispute were allegations that Clarke hooked up with ex-boyfriend Edwards on December 17 while Jade was on vacation.
But incredibly, Clarke is supposedly determined to reconcile with Jade and is plotting a “grand gesture” in hopes of winning her back.
“He filled up and he knows he filled up and he got busted, it’s as simple as that,” a friend of the Australian cricket legend told Daily Mail Australia.
But he wants Jade back.
‘She is the chosen one. But he knows she’s going to take something big to make it happen.’
Jade and Michael enjoy a day of love in Noosa shortly before the cheating scandal broke
A more solemn Jade seen in deep conversation with Clarke at Anthony Bell’s house in Noosa shortly before their confrontation.
His friend added that Clarke is “in a dark place emotionally” and is in close contact with his “best friend” Anthony Bell, who was also involved in the Noosa riot.
‘He’s a mess… a complete mess,’ said the friend.
Both Clarke and Bell have been contacted for comment.
Dramatic footage obtained by The Daily Telegraph shows a shirtless Clarke being yelled at and slapped by his hysterical girlfriend as others in the group try to defuse the fight.
Clarke with his best friend Anthony Bell aboard their super yacht Ghost II
‘I’m wrong? I’m fucking wrong! You are a fucking liar. Ican see everything. You called her,’ Jade yells.
Clarke later released a statement confessing his failings, saying “I am absolutely devastated, I have put people I hold in the highest regard in this role.” My actions in the lead up to this altercation were nothing short of shameful and regrettable.
“I am devastated that by my actions I have brought women of class and integrity, and my peers, into this situation.”
Jade (L) was introduced to Clarke by her brother-in-law Karl Stefanovic
Clarke and Yarbrough were friends for several years after Karl Stefanovic introduced them. They made their relationship official in August 2022.
Stefanovic is understood to have attempted to bring the couple together romantically several years earlier, however Yarbrough began dating someone else: surfer and charity director Andrew Leece.
However, the couple are understood to have split in early 2022, with Yarbrough casually dating Clarke before the couple cemented their new romance with a trip to Italy in July.