Barnaby Joyce with his estranged wife Natalie and daughter Bridgette at Parliament House in Canberra.
Barnaby Joyce with his estranged wife Natalie and daughter Bridgette at Parliament House in Canberra.

Barnaby’s wife breaks silence

BARNABY Joyce's ex-wife has broken her silence on her husband's extramarital affair, saying she believes the former deputy prime minister is on the verge of a breakdown.

Natalie Joyce has also hit out at her estranged husband and his new partner Vikki Campion for their paid television tell-all interview, labelling it an "absolute disgrace".

Natalie Joyce with her daughters Caroline, Bridgette, Julia and Odette. Picture: Facebook
Natalie Joyce with her daughters Caroline, Bridgette, Julia and Odette. Picture: Facebook

Mr Joyce has previously pinned the interview on Ms Campion, saying it was her idea, which Mrs Joyce told The Australian Women's Weekly did not surprise her.

 

Natalie Joyce’s interview appears in the July 2018 edition of The Australian Women's Weekly.
Natalie Joyce’s interview appears in the July 2018 edition of The Australian Women's Weekly.

 

The couple at the 2017 Federal Parliament Midwinter Ball 2017. Picture: Ray Strange
The couple at the 2017 Federal Parliament Midwinter Ball 2017. Picture: Ray Strange

 

"I wasn't surprised she sold their 'exclusive' story, and certainly not surprised the $150,000 went to her child, but it begs the question, if Barney agreed to be a part of it, how could he allow his four girls to be overlooked?" she told the magazine of it's July issue, which is on stands tomorrow. 

 

Natalie Joyce has broken her silence on the worst two years of her life in the July 2018 issue of The Australian Women’s Weekly.  Picture: Paul Suesse/The Australian’s Women’s Weekly
Natalie Joyce has broken her silence on the worst two years of her life in the July 2018 issue of The Australian Women’s Weekly. Picture: Paul Suesse/The Australian’s Women’s Weekly

 

"In saying that, I wouldn't want a cent of that money. It was all we could do to watch it without throwing a brick at the TV!"

 

Natalie Joyce has also hit out at her estranged husband and his new partner Vikki Campion for their paid tell-all TV interview.
Natalie Joyce has also hit out at her estranged husband and his new partner Vikki Campion for their paid tell-all TV interview.


Describing herself as a normally a very private person, Mrs Joyce said she was speaking out because she felt the need to stand up for herself.

"They thought I would lie down, but this time I couldn't," she said.

"I'm doing this so the girls feel empowered, and know their mum stood up and defended our fine name."

The mother of Mr Joyce's four daughters - who was not paid for her interview - also said she believes the former deputy PM is on the verge of a breakdown.


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