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Brendan Fevola reveals how his daughters turned his life around

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He is a loving father to daughters Mia, Leni, Lulu and Tobi.

And on Father’s Day, former AFL star Brendan Fevola spoke candidly about how becoming a father helped him reshape his “bad boy” ways in an interview with the Herald Sun.

“The arrival of Mia in my life has changed my whole life,” he said of his wife Alex’s 21-year-old daughter from a previous relationship.

Devoted Dad: On Father’s Day, former AFL star Brendan Fevola spoke candidly about how becoming a dad helped reshape his ‘bad boy’ ways. Pictured with daughters Mia, Leni, Lulu and Tobi

The 40-year-old said running around behind two-year-old daughter Tobi keeps him young.

‘It gives you life. The kids are your life,” said the former Carlton star.

The assessment of his new life comes after Fevola looked back on the darkest time in his life, which culminated in his divorce from Alex.

Fountain of Youth: 40-Year-Old Said Running Around Behind 2-Year-Old Daughter Tobi Keeps Him Young

Fountain of Youth: 40-Year-Old Said Running Around Behind 2-Year-Old Daughter Tobi Keeps Him Young

At the time, Brendan was plagued by a gambling addiction and psychological problems.

Last year, Brendan revealed how he was lifted from the depths of depression as he battled a gambling addiction and alcohol abuse after a rocky breakup with wife Alex.

Brendan admitted he “didn’t realize” the extent of his mental health problems until he was “rescued” by ex-Brisbane Lions Coach Michael Voss.

“I didn’t really know there was too much wrong, I was in my own bubble doing something I thought was something I loved, which was footy,” he told the What’s Your Problem podcast.

“Then I got hurt and a lot happened in my life, like you said divorce is a key factor, my wife left me.”

He divorced his wife Alex in 2006, after 14 months of marriage, following allegations that he was dating model Lara Bingle.

Struggle: Last year, Brendan revealed how he was pulled from the depths of depression as he battled a gambling addiction and alcohol abuse after a rocky breakup with wife Alex

Struggle: Last year, Brendan revealed how he was pulled from the depths of depression as he battled a gambling addiction and alcohol abuse after a rocky breakup with wife Alex

In 2017, Brendan recalled his biggest gambling loss, which he claims was a catalyst for his wife Alex to file for divorce.

The former football player candidly told the disturbing story on his radio show, revealing, “I lost $360,000 in three to four days… what an absolute idiot.”

Coach Voss told Brendan it was time to get some help, and it was “like 100lbs had fallen off my shoulders.”

Breaking up: In 2017, Brendan recalled his biggest gambling loss, which he claims was a catalyst for his wife Alex (left) filing for divorce

Breaking up: In 2017, Brendan recalled his biggest gambling loss, which he claims was a catalyst for his wife Alex (left) filing for divorce

“Finally I said this is what happened, I bet on this and I did that and I lost so much money, this is what happened to my wife,” he said.

The former football player checked in at the GGZ New Farm at the beginning of 2011.

“I was supposed to stay there for seven days, I ended up being about 70, so there were a few issues that I wasn’t really aware of because I never talked about it, it was all put together,” he said.

Two years after his divorce, Brendan announced he was engaged to his ex-wife and they welcomed their fourth child, Tobi, in 2018.

Brendan and Alex share three children, Leni, 13, Lulu, nine, and baby Tobi, one. The footy star is also a stepfather to Alex’s teenage daughter, Mia, 21, from a previous relationship.

The former football player candidly told the disturbing story on his radio show, revealing,

The former football player candidly told the disturbing story on his radio show, revealing, “I lost $360,000 in three to four days… what an absolute idiot.”

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