Why Did Tobi Pearce and Kayla Split?

Prabin Singh Thakuri


Famous fitness stars and power couple Kayla Itsines and Tobi Pearce ended their eight-year-long relationship through an Instagram post in August 2020. What tragedy hit this perfect combo that led to the split? Keep going through the following section.

Kayla and Tobi engaged in April 2018 after dating for six years straight, but they hit a tragic turn just two years after their marriage. They even had their first child, a daughter whom they named Arna Leia, in 2019.

The split news has been long diminished as both the duo moved on with their respective lives. However, it resurfaced after Kayla broke her tight-lipped silence in an interview with Australian Financial Review recently.

Confirmed Reason Behind The Split

It’s always the same; the reason behind the split is the difference in mindset, the common cause of almost all divorced couples, and Kayla and Tobi are no exception.

Though initially in 2020, both of them showed their mutual agreement to avoid the drama, both making an Instagram post, showing gratitude for each other’s contribution and assistance in life, Kayla opened her mouth in her recent interview, talking about what exactly led to the end of their bond.

An instance of how they made the breakup news to the public is presented below. It was the one made by Tobi. The post-Kayla made is similar to what Tobi has posted.

Regarding the exact cause of their split, Kayla recently mentioned Tobi being “money-driven” while she has always been family-oriented. Adding it more, she mentioned, ”We are the polar opposite of one another,” and ‘I look back and think, “I have no idea how that all happened.”‘

She also told the interviewer that her relationship was always a “battle”, no matter how smooth it seemed to the public. Summing her statement, she cited,

“I was the face. I was creative, and I was there for people. Tobi was money-driven and business-minded. He was a trainer, but it was a means to an end for him. He also studied commerce and law, so training wasn’t his thing. It was my thing.”

The above section justifies the reason behind their split. If you are still confused, keep reading to the end for an in-depth guide to their relational venture.

While Kyal has broken her silence, Tobi has remained silent. He wishes all his best to Kayla and is happy with his current partner, which we will describe in another section.

How Did Kayla And Tobi Meet And Their Journey Together?

Every story starts with a first meeting, and whether it gets to a happy or sad ending, in the end, it is the story that is well-remembered. Kayla and Tobi’s romantic journey dates back to 2012 at the gym in their hometown, Adelaide, where they first met.

Kayla Itsines and Toby Pearce (Source: Womenshealth.com)
Kayla Itsines and Toby Pearce (Source: Womenshealth.com)

After meeting each other for the first time, they hopped into a relationship shortly after. Together, they started a 12-week fitness programme, Bikini Body Guide, popularly known as BBG workout, which evolved to become the online SWEAT program and app. The BBG program received substantial fame globally.

The same BBG program earned massive fame to Kayla, particularly enlisting her in the 2017 Forbes’ Top Fitness Influencers list. Not just Kayla, this earned the duo a spot on the AFR Young Rich List in 2018. Back then, their empire was treasured at $486M.

After six years of togetherness, in 2018, the couple announced the grand news of being pregnant with their first child. Shortly after their pregnancy news outbreak, they declared their engagement.

It was Tobi who organised a massive engagement surprise for his pregnant partner. In 2019, they welcomed their current 4-year-old daughter, Arna. This is the story of Kayla and Tobi.

How Long Have They Been Together?

As briefed in the above section, Kayla and Tobi were with each other for eight years, from 2012 to 2020. Though they parted in 2020, before that, there seemed to be a lot of love and affection between the duo.

Even till April 2020, everything was going smoothly. Kayla has expressed her love for Tobi, how grateful she is to have him, and a perfect father to her child. Also, she has highlighted that Tobi plays the piano and teaches it to their child, Arna, to play it. Sharing a picture of a father-daughter duo, she mentioned observing this moment is heaven for her eyes.

Kayla Itsines on a post-April 2020 (Source: Instagram)
Kayla Itsines on a post-April 2020 (Source: Instagram)

Also, she hasn’t deleted other moments on her Instagram feed, even today. There is immense love, and their visit and visits are perfect. Observing it, it is still hard to believe they are not together now. They seemed so in love with each other.

Are Kayla And Tobi Still Business Partners? Are They Even Friends Now?

Kayla and Tobi have re-entered their business, according to the different media. According to daily mail.co.uk, once the power fitness couple is back to pick up their business from where they left off.

Kayla and Tobi sold their famous Sweat digital fitness brand for hundreds of millions in 2021, and now, as of 2023, they have reacquired their business. The sum they invested to reacquire their business remains undisclosed to the media.

Kayla Itsines and Tobi Pearce are co-parenting their daughter (Source: Instagram)
Kayla Itsines and Tobi Pearce are co-parenting their daughter (Source: Instagram)

As Kayla and Tobi have moved on with their new partner, they have resumed their business, with Ms Itsines being the face and Mr Pearce being the brains. Ms Itsines will continue her role as the platform’s head trainer, and Mr Pearce will be responsible for the platform’s longevity and growth strategy.

While being asked about their decision to re-acquire Sweat, Itsines says, “The decision to regain ownership is about ensuring the best future for Sweat. We have always been a platform built for women by women. “

The above section may have cleared your confusion regarding their business partnership as they have emerged again as the business partner, which leads to another question, “Are they still friends now?”

Answering your question, Kayla and Tobi are still friends; they separated because of a diversity in their mindset but are still co-parenting their child and are good friends.

Does Kayla Itsines And Tobi Pearce Have Any Children?

Kayla Itsines and Tobi Pearce have a daughter together. Kayla and Tobi announced their engagement only after declaring their pregnancy in 2018.

They welcomed their daughter on 26th April 2019, whom they named Arna Leia Pearce. She was born weighing approximately 3.2kg at 47cm. The little bundle of happiness surrounded Tobi and Kayla without complications.

After their baby girl’s birth, Kayla and Tobi were delighted. Kayal is grateful to have Tobi in her life, and not only is he a perfect husband, but he will be a perfect dad ever. Even on Instagram, she said, “I can’t wait for 2020 with you @tobi_pearce!! ❤️Arna is SO lucky to have a dad like you. “

Kayla and Tobi welcomed their daughter, Arna, in 2019. (Source: Instagram)
Kayla and Tobi welcomed their daughter, Arna, in 2019. (Source: Instagram)

As of 2023, Arna is four years old and co-parented by her parents. Recently, on her fourth birthday in April, Tobi made an Instagram post expressing his and his current fiance Rachel’s love and admiration for his little angel. Rachel seems to accept Arna, her daughter, pooling her on love.

Besides Arna, Tobi had not planned another baby yet, while on the other hand, Kayla, with her current husband, welcomed a son, whom they named Jax, in January.

Who Is Kayla Fitness Married To?

Kayla Itsines, after splitting from her former partner Tobi Pearce, married her best friend, Jae Woodroffe, in a beautiful wedding ceremony held in Adelaide, Australia, on the 3rd of December, 2023.

Kayla Itsines married her best friend on 3rd of December (Source: Instagram)
Kayla Itsines married her best friend on the 3rd of December (Source: Instagram)

Kayla has made her wedding official through an Instagram post where she cites, “Just married my best friend, and we couldn’t be happier. The most perfect day ever.” The reference is presented above.

Kayla has been linked to Jae Woodroffe in 2021. Since then, dating rumours have been in the netizen’s ears. They announced their engagement in 2022. They welcomed their son, Jax, on the 8th of January.

How Long Have Rachel Dillon And Tobi Pearce Been Together?

It’s almost two years since Tobi Pearce is with her now fiance, Rachel Dillon. They recently engaged on the 1st of September, 2023.

It was officialised after Rachel, a  founder of the online fitness platform Move With Us, flaunted her engagement ring on her Instagram by mentioning their engagement date, ‘1.9.23’, as a caption, followed by a wedding ring emoji.

Tobi Pearce with his fiance Rachel (Source: Instagram)
Tobi Pearce with his fiance Rachel (Source: Instagram)

Last year, Tobi shared a gallery of lovey-dovey pictures with his fiance, stating he had found his happiness. They are pretty happy with each other; it is supposedly his first relationship after his split with Kayla.

How Much Did Tobi Pearce Sell Sweat For?

Tobi Pearce and Kayla Itsines were there when they voluntarily sold Sweat for a massive $150M during the rise of the pandemic.

However, it was the total cost; it was assumed that only $US40 million in cash might have been received by Pearce and Itsines for Sweat, with the rest of the $US150 million consideration to have come in the form of stock, three-year performance perks and royalties on the sale of exercise gears.

Public Reaction And Support

Regarding the public reaction to the split of Kayla and Pearce, netizens demonstrated quite a maturity. There may be some unfavourable remarks, but most are optimistic about their decision and wish them the best for their future endeavours.

Nevertheless, even after they are with two different people, netizens support their choices and wish them a long-lasting relationship and happiness.

Meet Tobi Pearce And Kayla Itsines

Tobi Pearce is an Australian entrepreneur acknowledged for co-founding Sweat, a multinational fitness and wellness platform. Born in 1992, Pearce ventured on his entrepreneurial journey young, exhibiting an early passion for business and technology. He earned prominence as the CEO of Sweat alongside his ex-wife, Kayla Itsines.

Kayla Itsines is a fitness coach and co-founder of Sweat, like Pearce. Born in 1991 in Australia, Itsines garnered overall glory for her transformative training programs and motivational strategy for fitness. Her climb to stardom started with creating the “Bikini Body Guides,” which earned tremendous popularity on social media and a massive following. Itsines, alongside her ex-husband Tobi Pearce, later co-founded Sweat, delivering a complete platform catering to various fitness needs.

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