Nadia Bartel has broken her silence after rumours began to surface that she and husband Jimmy Bartel had split. Reports of the pair's breakup emerged after the two abruptly unfollowed each other on Instagram.
Speaking to The Herald Sun, Nadia said she was still processing the breakdown of her marriage.
"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," she told the publication.
“It’s been a very difficult month for me and the boys,” she said. “My single focus now is to continue to protect, care and provide for my two beautiful boys as this is a personal matter. I am so thankful for my very supportive family and friends.”
The couple shares two sons, Aston, 3, and Henley, 9-months.
Jimmy addressed the rumours during a brief radio appearance on 3AW over the weekend.
"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."
Jimmy and Nadia met in 2008 and got engaged in 2012. The couple tied the knot in a stunning ceremony on the Bellarine Peninsula in Victoria in February 2014, with Nadia wearing custom J'Aton.