Former AFL star Jimmy Bartel spends quality time with sons Henley and Aston after rumours he has split from girlfriend Lauren MandBy L
Former AFL star Jimmy Bartel spends quality time with sons Henley and Aston after rumours he has split from girlfriend Lauren Mand
He may have been a star footballer during his AFL career, but Jimmy Bartel’s sons are no doubt his biggest and best achievements.
The 37-year-old doted over his two boys, Henley, two, and Aston, five, as he continued to enjoy the school holidays with them this week.
On Wednesday, the former Geelong Cats star posted some cute pictures of himself cuddling his sons on Instagram.
Former AFL star Jimmy Bartel spent quality time with his sons Henley and Aston this week following rumours he had split from girlfriend Lauren Mand
In the first picture, Jimmy is seen hugging his youngest from behind and kisses him on the head.
Jimmy then posted another image of him reading popular children’s book Where’s Wally Now? to his eldest boy.
Cute: Jimmy then posted an image of him reading popular children’s book Where’s Wally Now? to his eldest boy, Aston, five
Not featured in the photos was Jimmy’s girlfriend Lauren Mand.
The blonde recently hit back at rumours she’s split from the father-of-two.
In a telling move, the 31-year-old Melbourne socialite recently changed her profile picture on Instagram to a photo of herself and Jimmy.
The photo was taken on December 25 as the couple spent Christmas together with his two children.
The notoriously private couple rarely post photos together these days, and Lauren’s Instagram account is private with only 54 followers.
They had been the subject of break-up rumours in December after fans noticed it’d been months since Jimmy had shared a photo with his girlfriend on social media.
Family man: He may have been a star footballer during his AFL career, but Jimmy Bartel’s sons are no doubt his biggest and best achievements
The couple’s last photo together on Jimmy’s account was taken in March last year, during their holiday in Japan.
Jimmy’s romance with Lauren first made headlines in 2019, following his very public split from his ex-wife, fashion designer Nadia Bartel.
The footy star’s main Instagram feed now focuses solely on the two children he shares with Nadia, sons Aston and Henley.
Meanwhile, Lauren deleted her own Instagram account in October and created a private one with just a sprinkling of followers.
She may have made the transition to a private account after being bullied by trolls who believe they are supporting Nadia. (Daily Mail Australia is not suggesting Nadia is involved in, or even aware of, the trolling against her ex-husband’s new girlfriend.)
In August, she was targeted by an anonymous ‘hate account’ online, which uploaded several cruel posts about her and her relationship with Jimmy.
Despite the vitriol, she has maintained a dignified silence, declining interviews and refusing to comment on social media.
Who are the children’s mother? Jimmy shared his sons with ex-wife Nadia Bartel (right), who he split with in August 2019