Phoebe Burgess wishes she checked Sam’s phone after he cheated

Phoebe Burgess appeared to take a thinly-veiled swipe at her cheating NRL star ex-husband Sam Burgess on her Under the Gloss podcast this week. 

During a chat about relationships, Phoebe spoke about jealousy and admitted she wishes she checked Sam’s phone during their ill-fated four-year marriage. 

Phoebe didn’t explicitly state Sam’s name, but said she would have saved herself ‘years of pain’ in if she wasn’t trying to be the ‘cool, chill girl’.

Phoebe Burgess took a thinly-veiled swipe at ex-husband Sam Burgess on her podcast this week and admitted she wishes she checked his phone during their marriage to 'save herself years of pain' - after he admitted to cheating on her

Phoebe Burgess took a thinly-veiled swipe at ex-husband Sam Burgess on her podcast this week and admitted she wishes she checked his phone during their marriage to ‘save herself years of pain’ – after he admitted to cheating on her

Last year, on SAS Australia, former Rabbitohs star Sam, 33, admitted to cheating on Phoebe during their marriage. 

Phoebe’s comments came during a conversation on her podcast about open relationships. 

‘I want to know about jealousy, does jealousy come into play?’ Phoebe began. 

'I imagine, for me, I remember always wanting to be and very much being the cool girl, "I'm chill, I don't need to check your phone," she said

‘I imagine, for me, I remember always wanting to be and very much being the cool girl, “I’m chill, I don’t need to check your phone,” she said

‘I imagine, for me, I remember always wanting to be and very much being the cool girl, “I’m chill, I don’t need to check your phone.” 

‘Looking back, big f**king mistake! I think I could have saved myself a couple of years of pain,’ she added with a laugh.

But Phoebe said she wanted to trust Sam was doing the right thing in their marriage. 

'Looking back, big f**king mistake! I think I could have saved myself a couple of years of pain,' she added with a laugh

‘Looking back, big f**king mistake! I think I could have saved myself a couple of years of pain,’ she added with a laugh

‘But I think I wanted to inhabit the space you were looking for, you’re not owning somebody, it’s choosing to be with somebody and hoping they’re making that choice back,’ she explained.

‘I think jealousy can come up in a way it can tear a relationship apart, especially if it’s just in your mind or someone is gaslighting you.’

On SAS Australia, Sam admitted to infidelity during his marriage to Phoebe.

‘I don’t think I was the greatest husband at times. I embarrassed my wife. I’d had an affair with a girl, a woman in Melbourne. That’s true,’ he said tearfully.

On SAS Australia, Sam admitted to infidelity during his marriage to Phoebe. 'I don't think I was the greatest husband at times. I embarrassed my wife. I'd had an affair with a girl, a woman in Melbourne. That's true,' he said tearfully

On SAS Australia, Sam admitted to infidelity during his marriage to Phoebe. ‘I don’t think I was the greatest husband at times. I embarrassed my wife. I’d had an affair with a girl, a woman in Melbourne. That’s true,’ he said tearfully

‘I was away on tour, and regretfully that happened. Which would have been… it would have been a tough place for Phoebe to be.’

While pregnant with their son Billy in late 2018, Phoebe says she underwent multiple tests for sexually transmitted infections as a result of Sam’s cheating.

She claims that during the pregnancy, she also suffered through Sam’s ‘substance- induced screaming rages.’

‘These were things that I shouldn’t have been tolerating in a relationship’, she told The Australian.

‘I was still protecting someone who was broken and behaving in such an abhorrent way, you know, leading up to the birth of my son, the drugs, the alcohol, partying, the benders, the begging.’

While pregnant with their son Billy in late 2018, Phoebe says she underwent multiple tests for sexually transmitted infections as a result of Sam's cheating

While pregnant with their son Billy in late 2018, Phoebe says she underwent multiple tests for sexually transmitted infections as a result of Sam’s cheating

Sam discussed his drug and alcohol abuse on SAS Australia, and attended rehab earlier last year.

‘I had a lot of personal issues going on, which turned me to drink and drugs,’ he said on the show.

Sam and Phoebe split in October 2019, after four tumultuous years of marriage.

They had initially separated in December 2018 – shortly after the birth of their son, Billy – but reconciled in April, only to end things for good six months later.

Sam and Phoebe split in October 2019, after four tumultuous years of marriage

Sam and Phoebe split in October 2019, after four tumultuous years of marriage

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