The bizarre reason Candice Warning told her children she was crying

Candice Warner was a 'wreck' after her disgraced husband's emotional press conference yesterday but told her children she was crying because 'the Easter Bunny isn't coming'.  

The model and professional ironwoman, 33, couldn't face telling her little girls Ivy Mae, three, and Indi Rae, two, that she blamed herself for David Warner's cheating against South Africa.

She said: 'Coming home I walked into the room and I was in tears and our daughters were so upset. They were like "why you crying, Mummy?"

Candice Warner was a 'wreck' after her disgraced husband's emotional press conference yesterday but told her children she was crying because 'the Easter Bunny isn't coming' 

Candice Warner was a 'wreck' after her disgraced husband's emotional press conference yesterday but told her children she was crying because 'the Easter Bunny isn't coming' 

The model and professional ironwoman, 33, couldn't face telling her little girls Ivy Mae, three, and Indi Rae, two, that she blamed herself for David Warner's cheating against South Africa 

The model and professional ironwoman, 33, couldn't face telling her little girls Ivy Mae, three, and Indi Rae, two, that she blamed herself for David Warner's cheating against South Africa 

'I had to make an excuse and I was like, "because you know I spoke to the Easter bunny and he's not coming",' she told the Sunday Telegraph. 'It's really hard to explain to kids and they don't understand.' 

Mrs Warner yesterday accompanied her husband to a press conference in Sydney where he apologised for orchestrating a shameful plot to cheat by tampering with the ball against South Africa last Saturday.

She said she has been struggling to cope with abuse from South Africa fans who sang songs about her infamously having sex with New Zealand rugby legend Sonny Bill Williams in a pub toilet in 2007.

'I'm really not well,' she said without going into details. 'It was important that I went to support my husband as I ­always do, but I'm in no way... I couldn't have sat there on my own.' 

The abuse largely centered on a 2007 encounter between Mrs Warner and rugby star Sonny Bill Williams (pictured with Quade Cooper), which ended with the pair being photographed having sex in the toilet of a Sydney pub

The abuse largely centered on a 2007 encounter between Mrs Warner and rugby star Sonny Bill Williams (pictured with Quade Cooper), which ended with the pair being photographed having sex in the toilet of a Sydney pub

'I feel like it's all my fault and it's killing me. It's absolutely killing me,' Mrs Warner said on Saturday

'I feel like it's all my fault and it's killing me. It's absolutely killing me,' Mrs Warner said on Saturday

Mrs Warner blamed herself for her husband's cheating - saying he wanted to win at all costs to silence abuse from fans.

She said her husband has been 'seriously struggling' after a month that started with him in an ugly dressing room stoush with Quinton de Kock - allegedly over her fling with Williams.

It ended with him sent back to Australia in disgrace and wondering if he'll ever play again.

Mrs Warner said she hasn't been 'much of a support' to Warner since the tour of South Africa, as she's constantly been in tears. 

When asked if Warner (pictured), 31, has been affected by the scandal, she said: 'Without a doubt and that’s the hardest thing to deal with because I feel like it’s all my fault'

When asked if Warner (pictured), 31, has been affected by the scandal, she said: 'Without a doubt and that's the hardest thing to deal with because I feel like it's all my fault'

She said her husband has been 'seriously struggling' after a month that started with him in an ugly dressing room stoush (pictured) with Quinton de Kock - allegedly over her fling with Williams

She said her husband has been 'seriously struggling' after a month that started with him in an ugly dressing room stoush (pictured) with Quinton de Kock - allegedly over her fling with Williams

Mrs Warner said she hasn't been 'much of a support' to Warner since the tour of South Africa, as she's constantly been in tears

Mrs Warner said she hasn't been 'much of a support' to Warner since the tour of South Africa, as she's constantly been in tears

South Africa fans wore masks featuring Williams' face during the series in an attempt to humiliate Warner.

The masks also appeared as retaliation to Warner's bust up with de Kock, who reportedly sledged Warner in the stairwell at Durban by bringing up his wife's decade-old encounter with Williams.

Warner snapped and had to be restrained by his teammates Usman Khawaja and Nathan Lyon as he directed a verbal barrage in return.  

Cricket South Africa was then forced to apologise after two officials posed for a photograph with fans wearing the masks. 

Mrs Warner said her husband protected his family as much as he could during the tour, which also saw

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