Jacqueline Lewis Biography – Jacqueline Lewis Wiki
Jacqueline Lewis (Jacqui Lewis) is the former wife of Rugby league legend Wally Lewis. The Queensland Origin legend confirmed the split in a statement released by Channel 9, where he works as a sports presenter. Wally Lewis said in the statement, “This is a deeply personal matter that we do not want to discuss publicly, but I want to acknowledge the pain and upset my family has gone through since Jacqui and I separated last year. I hope over time we can rebuild our ties and move on with life. I will confirm I am now in another relationship and only ask for the media to respect our privacy.”
Wally Lewis Wife Jacqueline Lewis
They were married from November 10, 1984, until their separation in 2020. A statement regarding the separation released by Channel 9 said, “Wally and Jacqui Lewis separated last year after 36 years of marriage. It has been a difficult time for everyone in the family and they are still working through the details of the separation.”
Wally revealed in his autobiography My Life last year how Jacqui had helped him through his epilepsy diagnosis — a condition he kept secret from 1987 to 2006 when he had a seizure on air on Nine News.
Lewis finally underwent a four-hour operation in 2007 but wrote he and Jacqui hadn’t anticipated the depression that would follow. “I had suicidal thoughts and found myself crying uncontrollably, for no reason,” he wrote.
Lewis admitted to coming close to committing suicide at his Brisbane home when his wife had ducked out to the shops. “Another time I walked down to the pontoon on the canal at the back of the house and considered jumping in,” he says. “The thought was actually there that day … (Jacqui) never left me alone after that.”
Jacqueline Lewis Children
Wally and Jacqueline Lewis have three children; Jamie-Lee Lewis, Lincoln Lewis, and Mitchell Lewis.