A former NRL star's estranged wife has taken him to task on social media for not mowing the lawn, triggering a public spat in which both sides accused each other of adultery.
Michelle Zivanovic fired the first salvo against ex-Penrith player Lou Zivanovic, her husband of 19 years, on her Facebook page after she had to rush her sick pet dog to the vet.
"She has a tick … because my disgusting estranged husband has refused to mow our lawn for over two months now," Mrs Zivanovic wrote yesterday.
"The pool has not been cleaned for the same period of time and stinks, needless to say my children were unable to swim in it the entire summer and school holidays.
"My car has needed a service since October and Lou refuses to do this also regardless of my many phone calls and texts.
"I apologise to those that are uncomfortable with the public airing of my dirty laundry, but tonight I fear losing my dog, tomorrow it could be my children … what sort of man puts his own children's lives at risk to try to force his wife into a paltry property settlement?"
Mr Zivanovic, who played 116 games for the Panthers between 1979 and 1986 and now runs a property development firm, hit back on his own Facebook page.
"Every action has a reaction ... Imagine having a 35 yr dream and spending 5 years of blood sweat and millions to build the family dream home, to find out his wife had been f---ing one of the builders," he wrote, referring to the luxury family home the couple built on Sydney's northern beaches, which is now up for sale.
"Imagine complaining about lawns, pools and car services after locking the house up and being away for four weeks holidays ... Someone needs to wake up and smell the roses."
Mrs Zivanovic dismissed the affair claims as "comical".
"To hear this accusation from a 4 times married man who lost every marriage due to his cheating is ironic to say the least," she fired back on Facebook.
"You are a victim of your own foolish ways and inability to love your family more than your own selfish desires and your inability to learn from your own past mistakes.
"Yes I would fix the car, the pool and the lawns myself if I could but as your well aware, you have 100% of the money."
Mr Zivanovic acknowledged the posts when contacted by The Daily Telegraph but declined to discuss them further.