Towards the end of his playing career, Taylor was approached to write a weekly column in the Sunday Herald newspaper.
He kept a diary throughout the 1990 season, publishing it as Black and White: The Taylor Diaries.
But, in a war of words, former nanny Ms Waring's friends say she has been left 'completely blindsided' by the news as she was pictured yesterday looking upset as she spoke on a mobile phone.
The cricketer's own father appeared to be oblivious of any ruptures in his high profile son's personal life and assumed he was still in a relationship with Ms Waring.
Taylor was only 16 when recruited from Mandurah, Western Australia, to the Richmond Football Club.
The moustached Taylor, known as "BT" and "Bristle", began his VFL career with Richmond in 1980.
He was a full-forward at the same club as the legendary Michael Roach.
He had played 97 games for Collingwood, kicking 371 goals.In 1991 Taylor became playing coach of Prahran in the VFA.In 1992, after he had kicked 16 and 9 goals in the opening two rounds, his knee gave way and he retired from playing after finishing that season with 64 goals.Taylor's five-year contract with 3AW ended at the conclusion of the 2014 football season and was not renewed.3AW's General Manager, Shane Healy, stated that Taylor "would focus on his TV career and that 3AW would move forward in 2015 without his involvement".