Phoebe Hooke is Sam Burgess wife from 2015 to 2020. The former couple had a daughter and a son while they were married.
Samuel Burgess, shortly Sam Burgess is a former rugby star. The West Yorkshire native played for the Bradford Bulls or Super League, South Sydney Rabbitohs of the NRL.
Burgess received the Clive Churchill Medal for being the game’s most outstanding performer in the 2014 NRL Premiership, and the Rabbitohs won the season’s premiership (the club’s first in 43 years).
The former rugby player retired on 30 October 2019, citing a shoulder injury. He is now an assistant coach for the South Sydney Rabbitohs.
Besides his professional life, the former rugby star people are eager to learn more about his personal life, including his marital life. So, who is Sam Burgess’ wife? Do they have kids?
Follow us till the end to discover some untold facts about the athlete’s marital life, including detail about his recent arrest.
Who Is Phoebe Hooke, Sam Burgess Wife?
Phoebe Hooke is Sam Burgess’ ex-wife. The Burgess-Hooke couple were married from 2015 to 2020.
The former NRL star tied the knot with Phoebe Hooke in December 2015 in a lavish wedding ceremony in the Southern Highlands of New South Wales, Australia.
They were head over heels for each other. Just two years after walking down the aisle, they welcomed their first child, a baby girl, Poppy Alice Burgess, on 24 January 2017.
The following year, the former married duo’s son and youngest child, William “Billy” Mark Burgess, was born on 9 December 2018. A month after the birth of their youngest child, the couple parted ways.
They tried to reconcile in early 2019 and make their marriage work. However, they ended up separating a second time in October of the same year.
Not long after they parted ways, on behalf of his father-in-law, Mitchell Hooke, an apprehended violence order (AVO) was issued against the former rugby player.
Initially, Sam claimed that the accusations made by his ex-wife were formed out of hatred or retribution. He entered a not-guilty plea to the charges of intimidation and common assault.
But, in February 2021, he was found guilty. In March, his intimidation conviction against his ex-father-in-law was overturned on appeal.
Former Rugby Player Sam Burgess Is Arrested For Drug Case
Sam Burgess reportedly failed a random roadside drug test and denied using illicit substances.
When Police stopped the 34-year-old at Kingsford on Thursday morning for a random test, he allegedly operated a BMW x5.
According to the Police, registration checks showed Burgess was driving with a suspended license, reported Daily Mail. Moreover, a court date for driving a vehicle with a suspended license has been set.
The assistant coach reportedly had a positive cocaine test, but he later denied using drugs on social media.
Burgess was taken to the Maroubra Police Station and charged with operating a vehicle while suspended.
An NSW Officers spokesman said inquiries are ongoing, and Police await the results of a subsequent oral fluid analysis.
Sam Burgess’ Net Worth 2022
The Rabbitohs legend played professionally for over a decade. During his stint, the Englishman must have garnered a hefty sum of fortune.
According to ZipRecruiter, rugby players make $50K as their average annual salary. However, the athlete’s paycheck must depend on their experience and skills.
In addition, he must be earning significantly as an assistant coach for the South Sydney Rabbitohs.