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Nathan Lyon’s ex-partner Mel Waring takes a BRUTAL swipe at his girlfriend

Nathan Lyon’s ex-partner Mel Waring has taken a public swipe at the cricketer’s new girlfriend Emma McCarthy, following reports of a rift within the WAG community.

Taking to Instagram on Monday, Mel shared a photo of herself and the two daughters she shares with Nathan – Harper, five, and Milla, four – alongside a scathing caption.

‘The cat that got the cream looks like this,’ she wrote, adding the hashtags, ‘Couldn’t ask for more, ‘Most important people,’ and ‘Little loves.’

Hitting back: Nathan Lyon's ex-partner Mel Waring has taken a public swipe at the cricketer's new girlfriend Emma McCarthy, following reports of a rift within the WAG community. Pictured with her two daughters, Harper and Milla

Hitting back: Nathan Lyon’s ex-partner Mel Waring has taken a public swipe at the cricketer’s new girlfriend Emma McCarthy, following reports of a rift within the WAG community. Pictured with her two daughters, Harper and Milla

Telling, she used exactly the same phrase (‘The cat that got the cream’) that Woman’s Day had used to describe Emma’s smiling Instagram posts from her recent trip to the UK for the Ashes series.

It was clear that Mel had read the Woman’s Day article, which began with the florid intro: ‘Wearing a figure-hugging $10,000 wedding gown and a killer smile, cricketer Nathan Lyon’s girlfriend Emma McCarthy looks like the cat that got the cream in photos sure to break Mel Waring’s heart all over again.’

Mel’s Instagram post can be viewed as a subtle rebuke to any suggestion that she is wallowing in self-pity as her ‘replacement’ enjoys a glamorous trip overseas. 

Hmm! Hmshared a photo of herself and her daughters alongside this seemingly innocent caption

‘The cat that got the cream looks like this’: Mel shared a photo of herself and her daughters alongside this seemingly innocent caption

Subtle swipe: Tellingly, she used exactly the same phrase ('The cat that got the cream') that Woman's Day had used to describe Emma's smiling Instagram posts from her recent trip to the UK for the Ashes series. Pictured: Mel and her children

Subtle swipe: Tellingly, she used exactly the same phrase (‘The cat that got the cream’) that Woman’s Day had used to describe Emma’s smiling Instagram posts from her recent trip to the UK for the Ashes series. Pictured: Mel and her children

It comes as Nathan’s relationship with real estate agent Emma continues to divide loyalties within the close-knit Australian cricket WAG community.

Emma has apparently ‘split the WAGs in two’ since her affair with Nathan was exposed in late 2017, marking the end of his 10-year romance with Mel.

According to Woman’s Day, several wives and girlfriends remain loyal to Mel, who was left blindsided when her partner left her almost two years ago.

Tension: It comes as Nathan's relationship with real estate agent Emma continues to divide loyalties within the close-knit Australian cricket WAG community

Tension: It comes as Nathan’s relationship with real estate agent Emma continues to divide loyalties within the close-knit Australian cricket WAG community

‘I don’t think it’s surprising that after spending 10 years with Nathan, Mel built some very strong friendships with some of the other WAGs, who still support and love her,’ said a source.

‘I know they still find it hard to stomach Emma.’ 

Emma is currently in England with her fellow WAGs, where they are supporting their husbands and boyfriends during the Ashes series.

Exes: According to Woman's Day on Monday, several wives and girlfriends remain loyal to Mel Waring (right), who was left blindsided when Nathan (left) dumped her almost two years ago. Pictured with their two daughters, Harper and Milla, in happier times

Exes: According to Woman’s Day on Monday, several wives and girlfriends remain loyal to Mel Waring (right), who was left blindsided when Nathan (left) dumped her almost two years ago. Pictured with their two daughters, Harper and Milla, in happier times 

Last week, she shared photos to Instagram of herself trying on wedding dresses at a boutique in London with her friends Bonnie Paine and Cat McAteer. 

The women had apparently ‘gatecrashed’ a bridal photo shoot for Vogue and sampled around $400,000 worth of items by Pallas Couture. 

According to family friends, these photos ‘must have left Mel absolutely gutted’, as Nathan had ‘never married her despite 10 years together and having two little girls.’

Loyal: A source told Woman's Day, 'I don't think it's surprising that after spending 10 years with Nathan, Mel built some very strong friendships with some of the other WAGs, who still support and love her'. Mel is pictured with Steve Smith's wife Dani Willis (right)

Loyal: A source told Woman’s Day, ‘I don’t think it’s surprising that after spending 10 years with Nathan, Mel built some very strong friendships with some of the other WAGs, who still support and love her’. Mel is pictured with Steve Smith’s wife Dani Willis (right)

Last week, Woman’s Day reported that the Australian cricket WAG community was being ‘torn apart’ due to animosity between Emma and Steve Smith’s wife Dani Willis.

The blonde law student apparently remains ‘very loyal’ to Nathan’s ex-partner Mel and refuses to accept his new relationship.

‘Dani is a very loyal friend and it’s no secret she’s been very icy with Emma,’ a source claimed at the time. 

The WAG life! Emma is currently in England with her fellow WAGs, where they are supporting their husbands and boyfriends during the Ashes series. Pictured on August 1 in Birmingham

The WAG life! Emma is currently in England with her fellow WAGs, where they are supporting their husbands and boyfriends during the Ashes series. Pictured on August 1 in Birmingham

Wedding bells? Last week, Emma (second from right) shared photos to Instagram of herself trying on wedding dresses at a London boutique with her pals Bonnie Paine and Cat McAteer

Wedding bells? Last week, Emma (second from right) shared photos to Instagram of herself trying on wedding dresses at a London boutique with her pals Bonnie Paine and Cat McAteer

Cruel? According to family friends, the photos of Emma 'must have left Mel absolutely gutted', as Nathan had 'never married her despite 10 years together and having two little girls'

Cruel? According to family friends, the photos of Emma ‘must have left Mel absolutely gutted’, as Nathan had ‘never married her despite 10 years together and having two little girls’

‘Dani knows how bitter the split is and how devastated Mel was when she found out about [Nathan’s] affair, so she doesn’t have any time for Emma.

‘It’s caused a real division among the girls. I can’t see Dani ever becoming friends with Emma.’

In 2017, Nathan and Mel, who share custody of daughters Harper, five, and Milla, four, separated after dating for almost a decade.

The 'secret feud' tearing the cricket WAGs apart: Dani Willis (right) is reportedly 'very icy' with Emma and remains 'loyal' to Mel. Pictured with her husband Steve Smith (left)

The ‘secret feud’ tearing the cricket WAGs apart: Dani Willis (right) is reportedly ‘very icy’ with Emma and remains ‘loyal’ to Mel. Pictured with her husband Steve Smith (left)

The split shocked the cricket world and it wasn’t long before Nathan’s new relationship with Emma was splashed across the tabloids.

At the time, friends confirmed that Nathan had left Mel and was ‘very much in love’ with his new girlfriend.

The cricketer’s relationship with Emma soon became serious and the pair have since enjoyed several romantic getaways in Australia and abroad.

Emma has documented their trips via Instagram, sharing envy-inducing snaps from destinations such as Greece, France and South Africa.

Tension: Dani's animosity towards Emma has 'caused a real division' among the cricket WAGs. Pictured: Nathan and Emma on August 12, 2019 in London

Tension: Dani’s animosity towards Emma has ’caused a real division’ among the cricket WAGs. Pictured: Nathan and Emma on August 12, 2019 in London

It's over: Nathan (left) and Mel (right), who share custody of two young daughters, separated in late 2017 after dating for almost a decade

It’s over: Nathan (left) and Mel (right), who share custody of two young daughters, separated in late 2017 after dating for almost a decade

Last year, Mel discussed her marriage breakdown in her personal blog.

‘I wasn’t sure what being really alone would feel like, being shut out from him [Nathan],’ she wrote in March 2018.

‘Since saying goodbye it hadn’t really hit me. We have lived a life where he has constantly travelled, cricket was life and touring was a given,’ Mel added.

‘”Daddy’s at cricket”. It’s easy to forget. Today has been different, I have been strong, I have been brave but today I feel weak, I feel small and I feel alone.’ 

Endless holidays: Nathan and Emma have enjoyed several romantic getaways in Australia and abroad over the past two years

Endless holidays: Nathan and Emma have enjoyed several romantic getaways in Australia and abroad over the past two years

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