Promising Super 14 player Jarek Goebel thought he was entering into a lifetime commitment when he wed property manager Nadene Quirk on a perfect autumn afternoon last April.

The 23-year-old, part of the Blues squad that prepared for Saturday's season opener against the Chiefs, was a picture of happiness at Auckland's Bastion Point as he celebrated the couple's big day with friends and family.

Now, 10 months later, Jarek's hopes and aspirations for his future with the 27-year-old brunette have been shattered by Jonah Lomu a man who would count among his rugby idols.

Jarek is back home in Pakuranga, east Auckland, with the parents who raised him as a Roman Catholic to believe in the sanctity of marriage while Nadene begins a new life with Lomu in Wellington.

Lomu's wife and manager Fiona has maintained her silence since the high-profile pair announced in December that they were working through "issues in their relationship".

At the time, they claimed their four-