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‘I’m Heartbroken’: Nadia Bartel Breaks Silence On Split With Jimmy Bartel

Nadia Bartel has spoken out for the first time after her split with her AFL player husband, Jimmy Bartel.

Speaking to the Herald Sun, Bartel noted it had been a "difficult month" for her.

The publication reported that "friends of the couple" had confirmed Nadia had found out about her husband's rumoured relationship with Melbourne-born, UK-based woman Lauren Mand "via text messages".

"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 Herald Sun.

"My single focus now is to continue to protect, care and provide for my two beautiful boys as this is a personal matter," she added.

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Jimmy and Nadia were together for five years, with rumours about their split circulating after the pair abruptly unfollowed each other on Instagram.

The Geelong Cats player briefly addressed the "private matter" on 3AW over the weekend, without directly confirming the split.

“It’s not great, but I am probably not going to provide any commentary on it,” Bartel 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."

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