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Michelle Bridges’ precious gift for Axel

"It's all for Axe."

2020 has been a tough year for Michelle Bridges, but the fitness queen is making sure her son Axel is well and truly spoiled.

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Taking to Instagram, Michelle, 49, shared four adorable photos of her and Axel’s new cavoodle puppy Banjo, named after renowned Australian poet, Banjo Paterson.

“The Adventures of Banjo,” she captioned the post adding, “Yes I’m crazy… but oh so in love.”

The former Biggest Loser trainer’s photos were met with many delighted comments.

“He is gorgeous! Puppy love nothing like it,” one follower penned.

“You’re not crazy, just a good mum giving her boy a companion. Go you!” wrote another to which Michelle sweetly replied: “Honest it’s all for Axe.” 

Puppy
Banjo sure is a cutie. (Credit: Instagram)

Michelle also posted an adorable photo of her son, whom she shares with ex partner Steve ‘Commando’ Willis, with his new furry friend.

In the snap shared to her Instagram Stories, four-year-old Axel sleeps peacefully with Banjo curled up next to him in bed.

“My boys,” the mum-of-one captioned the candid shot.

Michelle previously told New Idea that her bond with her son, who turns five in December, has strengthened during their time in lockdown.

“I have spent so much time with my little boy [during lockdown]. I will be forever grateful. It has brought us so close in a way that would never have otherwise happened.”

Banjo and Axel
“My boys.” (Credit: Instagram)

Earlier this year, Michelle hinted at a “whole new chapter” with Axel via a cryptic Instagram post.

In the post, the Biggest Loser star said that they were heading into their “next new adventure” following her highly-publicised break up and her subsequent arrest for drink driving.

“Today sets the tone for a whole new chapter. Life. Moving forward. My son and I heading into our next new adventure. Deep breath. Here we go…” the caption read.

The “new chapter” was thought to be moving into a new home as Michelle shared a photo of a stack of cardboard boxes and was spotted house hunting a few months prior.

Michelle and Axel
Michelle says being in lockdown with Axel has brought them close “in a way that would never have otherwise happened.” (Credit: Instagram)

It was revealed that Michelle and Commando Steve had broken up in January this year when Michelle was charged after being caught drink-driving on Australia Day, while Axel was in the car with her.

“It’s been a challenging year for me, there’s no question about that. And I’m so grateful for the people around me, my close friends and my close family,” she told Morning Show hosts Larry Emdur and Kylie Gillies.

“If you want to talk about real wealth, then you look around at the people who were there for you during the good, the bad, and the ugly,” she added.

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