The former footballer’s wife, Frankie Bridge, revealed she has found it difficult to explain the situation to their sons Parker, three, and Carter, one.
“It’s very weird not being able to speak to him,” the ‘Saturdays’ singer told OK! Magazine.
“It’s hard explaining to a three-year-old and a one-year-old where their daddy is.”
Thankfully, Bridge’s eldest son has come up with his own explanation.
“My eldest son has told me daddy is driving in a car to Australia and it’s taking a very long time,” the mum-of-two added.
It seems as if Wayne, who is also dad to 10-year-old Jaydon from a previous relationship, is missing his family as much as they are missing him.
“Not being able to see them or call them, I’m just finding it hard,” he said on the ITV show on Sunday 19 November.
“I miss them loads. I need to man up a little bit.”
The couple started dating in 2011 and married in July 2014. They welcomed their first son, Parker, in 2013 and Carter followed in 2015.
Frankie Bridge has previously opened up about how she’s finding it being a mum-of-two.
“Parker used to get a bit jealous of Carter but he quickly understood that just because there is a baby in the house it doesn’t mean he gets any less attention,” Bridge told HuffPost UK in April 2016.
“They have such a sweet relationship now and absolutely love making each other laugh.
“Then they both laugh at each other laughing. It’s so funny and it’s really nice seeing the two of them together.”