"I am probably not going to provide any commentary on it," the retired footy player said. "I know I am in the public eye and people are interested, but it is a private matter and I ask for a bit of respect because obviously Nadia and the boys [are] involved. I know I am in the public eye and people are interested, but it is a private matter and I ask for a bit of respect because obviously Nadia and the boys [are] involved."
Less than a week later, Nadia broke her silence. Speaking to the Herald Sun, the "heartbroken" socialite— who shares sons Aston, 3, and Henley, nine months with Jimmy— said she's having a "difficult" time coming to terms with their separation as she grapples with claims the retired Geelong football player has since moved on with UK based socialite Lauren Mand.
While she steered the conversation away from discussing his new relationship, a friend told the outlet that Nadia discovered Jimmy's new romance with Lauren through text message.
"Although I'm heartbroken, I don't want to comment specifically on what's been reported about Jim's trip to the UK as I don't think that is in anyone's interests," Nadia told the Heral Sun.
"My single focus now is to continue to protect, care and provide for my two beautiful boys as this is a personal matter."