Sam Burgess’ ex-wife Phoebe appears to respond after major SAS confession

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Phoebe Burgess has seemingly responded to the explosive confession her ex-husband Sam Burgess made during the premiere episode of SAS Australia.

The former NRL star had admitted that he was unfaithful during their four-year marriage and said that he had “embarrassed” his ex-wife with his actions.

Sam Burgess and Phoebe Burgess.
Sam admitted on SAS Australia that he had “embarrassed” his ex-wife Phoebe. Photo: Instagram/mrsphoebeburgess

Sam also told the show’s instructors during his emotional interrogation that he doesn’t think he was “the greatest husband at times”.

Phoebe now appears to have replied to her ex-husband’s claims with a not-so-subtle Instagram post.


The 32-year-old took to social media shortly after Monday night’s episode of the Channel Seven show ended to share a screenshot and a link to a PDF book.

It was titled: ‘Charmed and Dangerous: A woman’s guide to reclaiming a healthy relationship’.

“We hope this sharing of information may assist you in your journey to achieving and maintaining a healthy relationship; a relationship based on trust, respect, positive communication, honesty and balanced power,” the introduction reads.

Phoebe's Instagram story.
Phoebe shared this screenshot not long after the first episode of SAS Australia ended. Photo: Instagram/mrsphoebeburgess

Although she didn’t make a specific reference to Sam or SAS Australia, her Instagram Story was posted just after she was mentioned a number of times on the military-training series.

“I embarrassed my wife,” Sam declared during his interrogation. “I had an affair with a woman in Melbourne, it’s true. I was away on tour and regretfully that happened, which would have been a tough place for Phoebe to be.”

The ex-South Sydney Rabbitohs player was asked about what happened after his marriage breakdown and if he went down the “path of destruction”.

“I’m not great with managing emotional stuff,” he replied. “Anything to do with my team, myself, stress outside football I can manage it no worries. Press, I don’t mind about that.

“But when it came to emotional stuff like losing my kids, not seeing my kids every day, my marriage breakdown and that put pressure on my ex-wife. I didn’t like that.

“I hated that I caused pain for other people that I couldn’t manage.”

Sam Burgess on SAS Australia.
Sam said he hoped SAS would help him see deeper inside himself. Photo: Channel 7

“I turned to drinking, taking drugs, I thought I could manage that,” he continued. “Then got pulled [up on a] DUI with drugs in my system, which was all over the press again, which stopped me seeing my kids again. I just checked myself into rehab.”

Leaving the interrogation room, Sam said he hoped that his SAS Australia experience would help him “see a bit deeper inside myself”.

"I have this theory of life that it’s peaks and valleys and it’s ups and downs. Sometimes you don't know when the peaks are at the top and you don't know how far the valley might go.

“Maybe this could be the start of me climbing my way out of the valley.”

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