Nadia Bartel opens up to Stellar on split with former AFL star Jimmy Bartel
"I was at the hardest point in my life." Nadia Bartel on her split from husband Jimmy.
The Brownlow Medallist and his new flame are now open about their relationship, while Nadia was left hearing from social media trolls who told her Jimmy had upgraded.
It took a toll. "Being from Melbourne, football is so big here," she explained. "I was used to the negative attention I get in my situation. I do put things on social media, so I've put myself out there ...
"(But) 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.
"Just because (you) date or are married to a sportsperson, people think you're fair game; you can say whatever you want. If you look at any other industry, do you critique their partner like that?"