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Jimmy Bartel posts images of his first Father’s Day after split with Nadia

The dad of two was excitedly opening gifts with his sons
Retired AFL star Jimmy Bartel celebrating Father's Day without Nadia
Jimmy Bartel in an Instagram image to mark his first Father's Day as a solo dad
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He’s been the talk of the town since it was revealed that retired AFL star Jimmy Bartel’s Insta-perfect marriage with Nadia is no more, but today the retired AFL star was in family mode celebrating Father’s Day with his sons. 

The father-of-two, who is claimed to be now seeing British-based WAG wannabe, Lauren Mand, uploaded an image showing him hugging his children. 

WATCH: Jimmy Bartel refuses to speak when questioned about Nadia 

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The dad smiled broadly in the Instagram image, writing, “Best day in the sunshine with my little men. Aston, Henley and my nephews and godsons Eli and Chester. Thanks for the early father’s day present boys.”

Another image showed him opening gifts. 

Retired AFL star Jimmy Bartel celebrating Father's Day without Nadia
Jimmy Bartel in an Instagram image to mark his first Father’s Day as a solo dad (Credit: Instagram)
Single dad Jimmy Bartel with kids on Father's Day
Jimmy Bartel opening gifts with his sons and nephews on Father’s Day without Nadia (Credit: Instagram)

Earlier in the month the 35-year-old made his first public appearance, surfacing at the airport.

The sports star looked downcast as he tried to dodge the photographer at the domestic terminal and refuses to answer questions about his alleged “long-term girlfriend” Lauren.

“How long have you known Lauren Mand for?” the thorough pap asked. 

“Are there any other women involved in this scandal, Jimmy?”

But Jimmy just kept on walking.

Jimmy Bartel at Sydney Airport on Thursday, as he's seen for the first time since his split from Nadia
Jimmy Bartel at Sydney Airport on Thursday, as he’s seen for the first time since his split from Nadia (Credit: Diimex)
Jimmy Bartel
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Meanwhile, a devastated Nadia put on a brave face as she made her first public appearance at an engagement promoting women in Melbourne.

The influencer took to the stage where she spoke about how “time poor” she is as she alluded to raising their two boys as a single mum.

Nadia also shared an image of her from the Mercedes event wearing a chic, lemon two-piece knit captioning it with a less than subtle message about how women have supported her following the news that Jimmy has taken up with WAG wannabe, Lauren Mand.

“Thank you Mercedes Benz for having me at your Women Driving Change event, it was great to be a part of it. The energy in the room, women can do it all!”

She was supported in her post, by numerous, high-profile locals.

Steph Claire Smith wrote: “Absolutely [women] can!”

Emma Hawkins, wife of Geelong Cats’ Tom Hawkins, added: “Yeaahhhhh girl! There you are!!!! Leading by example!”

Lana Wilkinson added: “There she is, gorgeous Nards.”

While Queen WAG, Bec Judd, sent her BFF a number of supportive emojis.

Jimmy Bartel
(Credit: Diimex)
Jimmy Bartel
(Credit: Diimex)
Nadia and Jimmy Bartel
(Credit: Instagram)

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