Premiership coach Damien Hardwick and his lover Alexandra Crow have been suspected by pals of getting an affair way back to the Tigers’ historic 2019 win.
As revelations of the connection threaten to derail the opening of the membership’s 2021 season, Day by day Mail Australia has been informed pals of Ms Crow’s ex-partner Daniel Giese lengthy suspected a 3rd get together.
‘They began once I first heard she was going out with Daniel a number of years in the past, her coronary heart wasn’t into it and saved Daniel hanging on a leash so to talk,’ a good friend stated.
Alexandra Crow (left) is on the centre of a love triangle involving Richmond premiership coach Damien Hardwick
Danielle Hardwick is constant to get on along with her life down the street in Brighton. She hit social media on Tuesday night time in a refined dig towards her ex-husband Damien Hardwick
Daniel Giese is a revered Carlton Soccer Membership govt. On Wednesday he went about his enterprise with quiet dignity because the scandal involving his ex companion continued
The former companion of Ms Crow is among the many prime executives at Carlton Soccer Membership.
He was dwelling with Ms Crow at their $1.2 million Ascot Vale dwelling when the connection with three-time premiership coach began.
A good friend of his, who requested to stay nameless, informed Day by day Mail Australia Ms Crow was notably absent from a marriage she had been invited to with Mr Giese in Bali throughout the Tigers’ premiership profitable 2019 season.
‘She got here up with an excuse that she had no extra depart which I discovered unusual as they each knew in regards to the marriage ceremony 15 months prior,’ the good friend stated.
Mr Giese apparently appeared unsettled on the journey, inflicting concern amongst his mates that each one was not nicely at dwelling.
‘All I do know is that my instinct was by no means mistaken about her and I knew I ought to of stated one thing however I didn’t wish to get entangled,’ the good friend stated.
It will be the identical 12 months Ms Crow took to Twitter to gush over the Richmond coach.
‘Hello @damienhardwick, first time caller very long time listener. Simply questioning when you’ll be getting a statue,’ she wrote upon Hardwick equalling Tiger legend Jack Dyer’s teaching document that 12 months.
Mr Giese and Danielle Hardwick, who apparently learnt of her husband’s affair throughout a visit to the crew hub in Queensland final 12 months, lower forlorn figures after information broke of the affair this week.
The Tigers coach has not been noticed in public along with his new lover – a Richmond gross sales consultant – since information of the scandal broke this week.
It’s understood the pair stay in hiding at a rental property inside stylish Elwood, on Port Phillip Bay.
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Alexandra Crow has been named as the lady Tigers coach Damien Hardwick is now in a relationship with. She owns a house with Daniel Giese
Daniel Giese following revelations his former companion Alex Crow is now courting Damien Hardwick
Mr Giese was seen going out for a motorcycle experience on Wednesday morning after fielding quite a few inquiries from Melbourne’s footy mad media.
He declined to remark when approached by Day by day Mail Australia.
The profitable salesman, who’s common supervisor of shopper enterprise at Carlton, is revered amongst Blues followers for his open and sincere interplay with them about their membership memberships.
Mr Giese might be seen actively partaking with followers on footy boards the place he toils to fulfill their lofty expectations of the membership.
He was recruited to Carlton in 2018 after spending nearly three years in a close to similar function at Melbourne Storm.
It stays unclear if he labored alongside his ex-partner at Richmond, who continues to work with the membership’s business gross sales crew.
Data present Mr Giese collectively bought their dwelling in Might 2019, about two months earlier than Ms Crow hit Twitter praising her future lover.
Hardwick’s relationship with the younger Richmond staffer allegedly developed whereas the pair have been caged contained in the Queensland hub.
Damian and Danielle Hardwick in happier occasions
Danielle Hardwick (proper) with Dustin Martin after final 12 months’s premiership win over Geelong
Damian Hardwick and Trent Cotchin with the premiership trophy throughout the Richmond Tigers submit AFL Grand Ultimate celebrations at Punt Street Oval in 2019
The hub, launched so the competitors might proceed throughout the pandemic, has been blamed for placing stress on households.
Day by day Mail Australia has been informed the Richmond coach started the taboo relationship with Ms Crow – recognized broadly as Alex – throughout the Tigers’ time within the hub whereas nonetheless married.
Hardwick allegedly break up along with his spouse final month with the endorsement of the Richmond hierarchy.
The Tigers stay dedicated to Hardwick regardless of intense hypothesis he was getting ready to face down or be walked out.
The membership has confirmed it is conscious of the connection between the 2.
Whereas Hardwick has not been noticed publicly since earlier than Christmas, he might be pressured to face the scandal whether or not he likes it or not with the recommencement of coaching for the 2021 season scheduled to kick off this week.