- Sport power couple have been married since 2016
- They’re known for being very competitive with each other
- Healy has opened up about being double-crossed by Starc
Two-time cricketer of the year Alyssa Healy has lifted the lid on the light-hearted moment when husband Mitchell Starc left her feeling totally betrayed.
The Aussie sporting power couple – who married in 2016 and have both excelled for their country – are known for being very competitive off the field, even going as far as holding an annual golf event they call the ‘Stealy Cup’.
But it was a simple night of TV viewing that left Healy feeling like her hubby had double-crossed her.
‘We started watching Billions or something like that together and we were like, “Oh, we’re at home, let’s watch it together. This will be great”,’ she told the Separate Bedrooms podcast.
Healy and Starc (pictured together after she won gold at the 2022 Commonwealth Games) are known for being very competitive with each other
The couple (pictured at the 2020 Cricket Australia Awards) have strived to keep their relationship separate from their sporting careers
‘I went out – I reckon I went to hockey training or something – and came home and there’s Mitch on the couch, watching it without me.
‘I’ve never felt so betrayed in my life.
‘I think I literally said I wished that I walked in and there was another woman here because I actually think this is so much worse.’
‘We’ve sort of put that aside. I was a little nervous to go there again, I thought, you know what, I’m not going through this all over again – but we are.
‘When we’re at home, we tend to watch similar sorts of shows of an evening but we don’t watch Netflix or anything like that together, that’s for touring … and then we compare notes later.’
Healy has previously revealed the one romantic rule she and Starc always stick to when they’re competing on the golf course.
Healy light-heartedly revealed she was double-crossed by her husband when he watched one of their favourite TV shows without her
The two-time Cricketer of the Year said she would love to take over as Aussie captain after Meg Lanning’s retirement
‘We do have a rule that you have to have a smooch after the 18th hole no matter what happens on those 18 holes. We have a smooch and go and have a beer,’ she said in January this year.
She has also explained how their competitive streaks can get a little out of hand.
‘Mitch’s best man at our wedding is my batting coach and he owns an indoor cricket centre and we both went to train one night when Mitch was home, we thought we’d have a hit together but we got banned from the centre because we both kept trying to hit the ball too hard,’ she said.
‘We’re way too competitive, it got a bit dangerous so we haven’t really done it too much since. I’m not too sure I’d be comfortable facing a 6 foot 5 Mitch bowling at 140km/h anyway.’
The couple listed their $9million mansion on Sydney’s northern beaches for sale earlier this month.
Located in North Curl Curl, 17km from the CBD, the four-bedroom, three-bathroom ultra-modern pad features gorgeous ocean views and was designed by prestige architect Koichi Takada and built by former Miss Universe Jennifer Hawkins and her husband Jake Wall.