Jimmy Bartel's fresh heartache as divorce with ex-wife finalised

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Jimmy Bartel and Lauren Mand, pictured here after his separation from ex-wife Nadia.
Jimmy Bartel and Lauren Mand have reportedly split, two years after his separation from ex-wife Nadia. Image: Instagram/Getty

Retired AFL champion Jimmy Bartel has reportedly split with new girlfriend Lauren Mand, suffering fresh heartache after his divorce with ex-wife Nadia.

Bartel and Mand got together in 2019 following the Geelong Cats great's separation from Nadia.

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But according to the Herald Sun, Bartel and Mand haven't been together for some time.

Mand flooded her social media channels with photos of Bartel when they first got together, however those have since dried up.

The last time she featured a photo with Bartel was over a year ago.

Mand has also locked and set her Instagram account to private while launching a new one.

According to the Herald Sun: "Those close to Bartel say the Brownlow medallist and the girl he visited in the UK while there to watch Wimbledon in 2019 parted ways some time ago."

Meanwhile, Bartel is said to have finalised his divorce with Nadia this week after their five-year marriage came to an end.

They former glamour couple of the AFL have two sons together - five-year-old Aston and two-year-old Henley.

Jimmy and Nadia Bartel, pictured here at the Brownlow Medal ceremony in 2018.
Jimmy and Nadia Bartel at the Brownlow Medal ceremony in 2018. (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)

Horror fallout from Jimmy and Nadia Bartel's split

Last year, Nadia opened up about some of the nasty fallout from her split with Jimmy, detailing some of the social media abuse she received.

“This is never what I thought would happen,” Nadia told ‘Stellar’ Magazine.

The business owner and fashion designer said she’s had to deal with some horror trolling online, with social media users saying Jimmy had ‘upgraded’.

“Being from Melbourne, football is so big here,” she said. 

“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.

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“(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?”

Nadia said she was focusing on being the best mother for her sons.

"I want to continue to be the best mum and role model for my sons,” she said.

“They are amazing and such a gift, and I want them to have a really happy childhood. I plan to do everything I can to make that happen for them.”

Bartel played 305 games for Geelong over a 14-year career in the AFL, winning the Brownlow Medal in 2007 and the Norm Smith Medal in 2011.

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