TV and radio star Carrie Bickmore has announced her separation from her husband, Chris Walker.
The 42-year-old shared the news in a joint Instagram story, revealing that it was with “immense sadness” the couple had decided to separate.
“While this is a tough time, our focus is to concentrate on parenting, loving and supporting our three amazing children, Ollie, Evie and Addie, with everything we’ve got. They are doing great.
“We won’t be making any further comment at this stage.”
The former couple met on The Project in 2012, two years after Carrie’s first husband Greg Lange passed away due to brain cancer.
While the media personality already had one child with Greg, Ollie, 15, she and Chris went on to have two more children — Evie, six and Adelaide (Addie), three.
Chris Walker was previously embroiled in a nude scandal
In May 2022, Chris, an ABC TV producer, narrowly avoided disciplinary action after accidentally appearing nude on Skype to up to nine co-workers.
While, according to The Australian, he is “unlikely to face serious sanctions”, his co-workers received counselling for the incident.
“It was a genuine mistake. Obviously, the ABC is taking it seriously if people were traumatised,” an insider told the publication.
“But if serious action was taken against Chris Walker for an accidental flash, there’d also be an outcry.”
At the time, the ABC issued a statement.
“The ABC is aware of an unintentional incident that occurred involving the production team for The Weekly.
“The ABC is in regular communication with the relevant team members and are in the process of developing strategies to ensure an incident of this nature does not occur again.”
According to the Herald Sun, Chris took off his pyjamas in order to have a shower, while accidentally flashing his genitalia.
Carrie Bickmore left The Project at the end of 2022
Even though she has since left the show for good, Carrie took an extended break from The Project in early 2022 to spend a “school term” in the UK with her family.
“We feel like this is our last chance to do something like this together before Ollie hits the pointy end of his schooling and no longer wants to hang out with us,” she announced on Instagram at the time. “So… we are heading to the UK for a school term.
Then, in November of the same year, she revealed she would be stepping away from the desk after more than a decade.
“After 13 years at The Project, I have made the tough decision to finish up hosting the show at the end of the year. It‘s been the hardest decision of my professional life to make this call, but it’s time for a new challenge and my next chapter,” she said.
“There’s so much I’m gonna miss, I’m gonna miss my best mates on the desk, the job itself, which is so incredibly fulfilling. The wonderful viewers over the last 13 years.
“It’s no secret that this show has become a second home to me, and I couldn’t be more thankful to everyone that has been involved on and off-screen.”
We wish Carrie and her family all the best.