“For my girls who are affected by the family breakdown and for me as a wife of 24 years, who placed my own career on hold to support Barnaby through his political life. By her actions, she shows that women do not have to remain silent in order to be dignified. Is Natalie Joyce blaming the right person? Mr Joyce and Ms Campion's relationship came to light in February after months of denials that the cabinet minister was seeing his former media adviser. Trump isn't any more qualified than a wronged wife to be a politician. Add articles to your saved list and come back to them any time. When the whole nation has picked over her marriage and her family life, Ms Joyce’s courage, and her patience to set the record straight at a time of her choosing, is admirable. “I’m normally a very private person but I knew I had to find my voice. As sympathetic as I am towards her situation, I certainly wouldn't be voting her into office based on the fact her ex was an idiot. And Barnaby is more than just an adulterer - he has also proven to be a liar, a hypocrite, willing to misrepresent himself to be voted back in and devoid of the traditional family values he espoused and willing to put his own self-interest ahead of that of his family and constituents. If it was the “other woman” rather than your own husband, then the betrayal is not so great. Ms Campion also apologised to Mr Joyce's wife and daughters during the interview, saying, "I'm so sorry that so many innocent people were hurt and were dragged through this. Natalie Joyce, the ex-wife of former deputy PM Barnaby Joyce, has won two medals in her first bodybuilding competition! Still, you can understand Ms Joyce’s point of view. “They came to me and they said ‘You’re pregnant and you have to get an abortion’. “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? Or, as her husband Barnaby sprinted for his plane without a backward glance, … Look, I think Barnaby has acted like a tool too, but being a scorned wife hardly qualifies anyone to enter a political career. According to the AWW, Ms Joyce describes Vikki Campion as the woman who “destroyed her family and stole her life”. Perhaps all those years you committed to him weren’t a lie. Good on Natalie Joyce for agreeing to be interviewed for July's Australian Women's Weekly. There is no person (or emotional state) Natalie can reasonably blame for Barnaby’s betrayal except for Barnaby. It hurts less to tell ourselves that he’s just not himself right now. Barnaby Joyce with his estranged wife Natalie in happier times. Mrs Joyce has said her reason for speaking out at this stage, despite being "a very private person", was to show her four daughters, Bridgette, 21, Julia, 20, Caroline, 18, and Odette, 15, that their mother has a voice – and to set the record straight. Vastly more important than the political side was … for Nat and the kids. They are two different magazines. Barnaby is an adult and is responsible for his own behaviour. You did marry a good man, if only that woman didn’t come along and steal him away. Joyce and partner Campion giving their son Sebastian a bath on Sunday Night. It was all we could do to watch it without throwing a brick at the TV!”, A post shared by Barnaby Joyce (@barnaby.joyce) on Mar 8, 2016 at 2:01am PST. The couple said there was pressure from parliamentary colleagues to abort the child. Please sign in to contribute to the Mamamia Community. I think you're referring to Woman's Day. It also reflects on some of Mrs Joyce's happier times with Barnaby, "a man she now believes is on the brink of an inevitable breakdown". ", Asked if he wanted to apologise to them publicly, Mr Joyce told viewers: "I would never say anything to them on television.". I think Natalie Joyce should run against Barnaby in his own electorate. Natalie Joyce said her interview was an important part of helping her to move on. There have been many instances throughout history where women have stepped into their husband’s political positions when their husbands became deceased or incapacitated. “This situation is devastating on many fronts,” she said, in a statement published by The Australian. In an interview with the Australian Women’s Weekly – which the magazine notes was “unpaid and candid” – Natalie Joyce said she was not surprised the former deputy prime minister and his new partner, Vikki Campion, sold their story. I’m not saying that Vikki Campion is blameless in all the pain that has been caused to the Joyce women. “And I said, ‘it’s too late, it has a heartbeat.’ And they said, ‘If you don’t, they’re gonna come after you.’’’. Barnaby Joyce with his estranged wife Natalie in happier times. Speaking to Channel 7’s Sunday Night earlier this month, Mr Joyce’s former media advisor Vikki Campion said she felt pressured to abort the pregnancy by “conservatives” within the National Party. After 24 years, the state of Natalie Joyce's marriage came down to a look. I'm very aware of that. On the reaction of Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull - and his press conference in which he condemned the couple's affair - Mr Joyce said: "Yeah, well, I don't think that will ever be his Gettysburg Address, will it? “In saying that, I wouldn’t want a cent of that money. Barnaby is the one who should be blamed for the embarrassment and humiliation that Natalie and her daughters have suffered. I think a lot of people under-estimate what it takes to assume public office - the plethora of celebrities who run for parliament have given us the impression it's something people can do, just walking in off the street, or having lived with someone who did the job. And she places the blame squarely at the feet of Ms Campion. Credit:Alex Ellinghausen. I reckon with the abominable way he’s behaved towards his family and the sketchy way he’s carried on, all while espousing conservative family values, she’d beat him in a landslide. View more articles from Kasey Edwards. “But, you know, you can’t really… you can’t help who you fall in love with.”. Natalie Joyce finally speaks out on Barnaby's betrayal, and that interview. But the “other woman” angle has the effect of letting Barnaby off the hook. AWW will no doubt make a packet out of the interview so it’s only fair that this woman, like any woman, should be paid for her time and effort. Barnaby Joyce’s ex-wife Natalie has spoken for the first time about her ex-husband’s paid interview with Sunday Night earlier this month. Barnaby Joyce’s ex-wife Natalie has spoken for the first time about her ex-husband’s paid interview with Sunday Night earlier this month. Ms Campion apologised, in the interview, to “every innocent party that was dragged through this”.
And given that Barnaby’s $150K for his “tell all” interview that didn’t tell us much at all is going to a trust fund for his son, it seems reasonable that Barnaby and Natalie’s four daughters also receive some financial compensation for the hell their father has put them through. Mr Joyce said - five times - of his marriage that he had "failed". According to the AWW , “[Natalie] now believes [Barnaby] is on the brink of an inevitable breakdown". This mag makes up damaging lies about women and it's still getting promoted? "It was all we could do to watch it without throwing a brick at the TV," Mrs Joyce said, calling the interview "an absolute disgrace". But let’s face, she already had it. Women's Weekly though is different, it is basically a collection of interviews and life stories. According to AWW, the interview traverses "her feelings on Vikki Campion, a woman she says destroyed her family and stole her life". It’s not surprising that Natalie would prefer to blame Vikki for her broken marriage and misery rather than her husband. The pair have now separated. ", Asked about her own confrontation with Mrs Joyce, Ms Campion said, "I can't repeat the words on television.". I never expected a gold star, and I did not expect the Prime Minister of the Commonwealth of Australia to go and do a doorstop on it.". Barnaby did. The only downside of Ms Joyce’s interview, at least in how it’s being framed by the AWW, is that they’ve managed to make Vikki Campion the villain, while Barnaby walks away with diminished responsibility. While Vikki Campion is portrayed as the home wrecker, Barnaby appears as not fully responsible for his actions. "I'm doing this so the girls feel empowered, and know their mum stood up and defended our fine name.". We all love to hate the “other woman”, who slides in between the sheets of an otherwise happy marriage with her come-hither eyes and her matching bra and undies that haven’t been stretched and discoloured from being washed with the kids’ football jerseys. And they said, ‘If you don’t, they’re gonna come after you’,” she said. Trump isn’t qualified to brush his own hair, yet.....here we are. If we once thought him capable of being our deputy prime minster than we must also assume that he was capable of keeping his pants on. There’s no doubt the “other woman” narrative sells magazines. The pair have now separated. "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? The pair have now separated. Barnaby Joyce with his estranged wife Natalie in happier times. The pair have now separated. Writer, author of '30-Something and Over It'. In the Sunday Night interview, Mr Joyce and Ms Campion responded to questions about their relationship that have consumed public debate since their affair became public this year. Being a supportive political wife for over two decades would qualify her far more for political office than some I can think of.....how does being bankrupt property developer and reality TV show host qualify a person to be the leader of the free world? Unfortunately you'd find the Women's Weekly is owned by Bauer too :(, A post shared by Barnaby Joyce (@barnaby.joyce). Barnaby took the lead in deceiving his wife. The best political representatives we've had in the past have been in the political trenches for years before they rose to office.
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