On Wednesday January 2, Sam was pictured leaving his marital home with three large suitcases before Phoebe’s mother Sarah Hooke arrived.
Since then, Phoebe’s Instagram page has been flooded with messages of support from well-wishers.
One came from Lara whose post - alongside the last photo Phoebe shared before Christmas - came directly underneath that of a fan who commented: “My heart is breaking for you”.
Lara, meanwhile, simply wrote: “Congratulations beautiful girl x”.
It’s likely Lara was referring to the birth of Phoebe’s newborn son Billy with her heartwarming post.
However comments posted both before and after hers appear to reference the reported split between Phoebe and Sam.
The outpouring of support is no doubt of some comfort to Phoebe – who is yet to speak publicly about the reported split.
Sam is thought to have ended the couple’s relationship just before Christmas and Phoebe was not seen at the Burgess family Christmas dinner held at Watson’s Bay.
Phoebe is said to have spent Christmas with her parents in their Bowral home.
A source close to the pair told The Daily Telegraph that “things have been bad for a while”.
“They tried to keep it together but it all went to s**t, that's the honest truth. It is pretty messy,” the source said.
This article was first published by New Idea.