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Nadia Bartel discusses her split from Jimmy in new candid interview

The designer has broken her silence on their shock split.
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Nadia Bartel says her shock breakup from AFL star husband, Jimmy has been “tough”. 

The 34-year-old sat down for a candid interview Stellar magazine to discuss their highly publicised split. 

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“This is never what I thought would happen. Every day is tough,” revealed Nadia.

She added: “I was at the hardest point in my life and then to have articles written that weren’t true, and to have hundreds of hate [comments] on Instagram and the continual pounding… it was difficult.”

Nadia says that her biggest priority are her two boys that she shares with Jimmy.

“I want my boys to be aware of their feelings. And if they are feeling a certain way, they can show that feeling,” she said, referring to Aston, 4, and Henley, 1. 

The designer went on to discuss her shock split from Jimmy back in August 2019, saying “every day is tough”. 

“You don’t have your person to share all their milestones, cute things they do, ups and downs, and deal with their tantrums etc”. 

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Nadia and Jimmy split in August 2019. (Credit: Instagram)

Nadia also took the opportunity to thank her family who have been her rock throughout the uncoupling. 

The retired AFL star confirmed started dating socialite Lauren Mand less than two months after splitting from his wife. 

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Nadia says that her biggest priority are her two boys that she shares with Jimmy. (Credit: Instagram)

Nadia appeared to take an apparent swipe at her ex-husband and his new love back in February

“You either get bitter or you get better. It’s that simple,” Nadia wrote in a since-deleted post.

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Jimmy has since moved on with socialite, Lauren Mand. (Credit: New Idea)

“You either take what has been dealt to you and allow it to make you a better person, or you allow it to tear you down. The choice does not belong to fate, it belongs to you.”

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