Fans have praised NRL star Alex McKinnon and ex-wife Teigan Power for their “great co-parenting” after sending their daughter off to her first day at kindergarten.
Power shared a photo of herself and McKinnon posing alongside their daughter Harriet all dressed up in her kindy uniform.
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“Kindergarten 2024 ✨ Our beautiful big girl was more than ready, mum and dad not so much,” she captioned the Instagram photo.
Power and McKinnon shocked their fans and social media followers in 2022 by announcing they had split after 12 years as a couple.
The pair’s love story had captivated fans because of the tough times they had been through together.
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In 2014, McKinnon was playing for the Newcastle Knights when he suffered a life-changing injury.
The sports star was left a quadriplegic after fracturing his C4 and C5 vertebrae in a tackle.
Power was initially told her husband may not survive, but three weeks later he was well enough to propose to her.
Teigan Power and Alex McKinnon with their daughter Harriet on her first day at kindergarten. Credit: Instagram/@teiganpower
It was McKinnon’s goal to be able to stand up for his wedding ceremony — a feat which he managed to achieve.
In the following years, Power was his rock, providing McKinnon with the emotional and physical support he needed.
The couple went on to have three children together — Harriet, the eldest, and twins Audrey and Violet.
Alex McKinnon stood up for his wedding to Teigan Power. Credit: Instagram/Teigan Power
They kept their separation quiet for months before releasing a statement in January 2022 acknowledging the split after it was reported in the media.
The former couple remain friends, and fans loved the fact that they were both present for Harriet’s big day.
“Great that you do special events together ❤️great parenting 🙏,” one follower wrote.
Alex McKinnon, Teigan Power and their children Harriet, Violet and Audrey. Credit: alexmmckinnon/Instagram
“So exciting! Have the best day, Harriet! Outstanding effort to keep it together mum and dad … it’s a big deal 🤍,” said another.
“Have the best day princess 😍 hugs for both mum and dad 😍,” added a third.
Over Christmas, Power debuted her new partner, Jake Nelson, on Instagram, effectively “hard launching” the relationship.
She shared a picture of the pair kissing at a Christmas light display in the Hunter Valley.
Teigan Power with her new boyfriend Jake Nelson. Credit: teiganpower/Instagram
Nelson was quick to comment on his girlfriend’s post, writing, “Appreciate you”, to which Power responded, “Appreciate you hunni”.
“You look happy with your new partner. Merry Christmas to you and your family ❤️,” one follower wrote.
“The HARD launch. What a way to end the year,” added another.
“So happy for you.”
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