Barnaby Joyce's ex-wife Natalie reportedly 'tore strips off' his new girlfriend, Vikki Campion, in public and called her a 'homewrecker' in front of several witnesses, reports claim.
Columnist Miranda Devine reveals explosive new information in Rendezview about how Natalie Joyce found out about the deputy prime minister's affair with his former staffer Vikki Campion, and her reaction to it.
Devine writes, 'Last year, sometime around April, Natalie had wind of the affair.
'Friends say the office stopped telling her what was in his diary and a wife's intuition kicked in. She stormed up to Vikki in Tamworth and tore strips off her, a furious little pocket rocket facing up to a frightened gazelle.
'She called Vikki a 'homewrecker' in front of witnesses.'
Devine adds, 'Now she tells friends with black humour that Barnaby is hopeless with babies and never changed a nappy, so good luck, Vikki.'
The alleged confrontation reportedly occurred around the same time Ms Campion went from Joyce's media advisor to a more senior position - with many media outlets claiming Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull approved.
It is believed that Ms Campion is pregnant with Barnaby's first son, after it was revealed that he had split from his wife of 24-years with whom he shares four daughters.
Joyce moved out of his Tamworth family home in December and later moved into a townhouse he now shares with Ms Campion.
When news of the affair became public, Natalie released a statement that read: 'The situation is devastating, for my girls who are affected by the family breakdown and for me as a wife of 24 years who placed my own career on hold to support Barnaby through his political life.
'Our family has had to be shared during Barnaby's political career and it was with trust that we let campaign and office staff into our home and into our lives.
'Naturally we feel deceived and hurt by the actions of Barnaby and the staff member involved.'