Former WAG Nadia Bartel promotes Melbourne Cup Carnival during awkward radio interview

Former WAG Nadia Bartel promotes Melbourne Cup Carnival during awkward radio interview

She split from ex-husband and retired AFL star Jimmy Bartel, last year.


And on Thursday, fashion blogger Nadia Bartel spoke about her ‘duties’ as a single mother during Melbourne’s lockdown.


When asked if she had celebrated restrictions being lifted by going to the pub yet, she told Nova 100’s Chrissie Sam & Browny: ‘No, I didn’t. I was on mum duties. But I would have loved to.’ 


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Former WAG and Melbourne Cup ambassador Nadia Bartel (pictured) has claimed she hasn’t celebrated lockdown restrictions lifting yet due to ‘mum duties’



As an official Melbourne Cup Carnival ambassador, Nadia appeared on the radio show to encourage the public to celebrate the spring racing season at home.


‘I’m looking forward to dressing up,’ she said of taking part in the Melbourne Cup carnival at home without wearing the usual activewear or loungewear.


Nadia also gave tips on creating grazing platters at home, and what men should wear to impress the ladies. 


Despite being asked about dating and first-date styling, Nadia did not once mention ex-husband and the father of her children, retired AFL star Jimmy Bartel, in her interview. 


‘I was on mum duties. But I would have loved to’: Nadia, who shares two sons with ex-husband Jimmy Bartel, said she was unable to celebrate at the pub earlier this week 



‘I’m looking forward to dressing up’: Nadia’s interview as to encourage the public to get out of their usual activewear or loungewear to celebrate the spring racing season at home



Jimmy began a new relationship shortly after confirming his separation from ex-wife Nadia in August last year.


In September, the former WAG appeared to offer a dignified response to Jimmy’s anniversary announcement with his girlfriend Lauren Mand.


While both Jimmy, 36, and Lauren, 31, openly celebrated one year together, Nadia chose to share a simple message with her fans at the time. 


‘This was July. My hair was so much shorter and I loved my outfit… ain’t a lot has happened since,’ Nadia joked in her caption, referring to Melbourne’s stage-four lockdown.


Nadia doesn’t follow Jimmy or Lauren on social media, but it’s likely she would have been aware of their anniversary posts. 






Public: Jimmy (left) began a new relationship with Lauren Mand (right) shortly after confirming his separation from ex-wife Nadia in August last year


Public: Jimmy (left) began a new relationship with Lauren Mand (right) shortly after confirming his separation from ex-wife Nadia in August last year



Milestone: Jimmy and Lauren celebrated their first anniversary in September by sharing sweet tributes to each other on Instagram


Nadia and Jimmy announced their separation on August 15 last year, but they are believed to have actually split two months prior. 


They share custody of two children, sons Aston, four, and Henley, one.   


The pair married in February 2014 in a lavish ceremony on the Bellarine Peninsula.  


Over: Nadia announced her split with former AFL star Jimmy on August 15 last year, but it is believed they actually split two months prior. The Bartels with their sons in 2018