Barnaby Joyce’s wife estranged wife Natalie has finally broken her silence about the moment she confronted her husband and his mistress Vikki Campion after she found out they were having an affair.
‘I was very measured. I didn’t raise my voice. She and Barney were smoking outside. He bolted when he saw me,’ Natalie told The Australian Women’s Weekly in an explosive tell-all.
She then admitted she called Vikki a ‘home-wrecking w****’ in the emotional confrontation.
‘I turned to her and said: “My husband is out of bounds, off-limits, he’s a married man with four children,” and then I called her a home-wrecking w****. It was not one of my finer moments but, looking back, I’m proud that I stood up to her,’ she said.
The 48-year-old was not paid for her interview and revealed that she did it in a bid to uphold her family’s name.
‘I’m doing this so the girls feel empowered, and know their mum stood up and defended our fine name,’ Natalie added.
The mother-of- four also revealed that she and Barnaby had always agreed to name their son Sebastian, should they have had one, and the fact that he named his and Vikki’s son by the same name felt ‘like another malicious taunt in a very long line of appalling behaviour’.
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