The WAGs who stuck by Nadia Bartel in the wake of her snorting scandal


They’re the A-list footy WAGs who once partied together on the ultimate girls trip to Coachella, but when times get tough it’s clear which friendships are the real deal.

In the wake of her snorting scandal, Nadia Bartel has received support from some of her party pals after a leaked video showed her snorting what is believed to be an illegal substance at a party amid Melbourne‘s lockdown.

Fellow WAGs Bec Judd, Kylie Brown, celebrity stylist Lana Wilkinson and model Brooke Hogan have all publicly thrown their support behind Nadia by ‘liking’ her apology post on Instagram. 

The silence is deafening: Several famous faces in Nadia Bartel’s social circle seem to be very quiet amid the former WAG’s snorting scandal

Flashback: In 2019, Nadia partied in Los Angeles with Jaggad co-founder Michelle Greene, Bec Judd, Kylie Brown, Lana Wilkinson, Jessie Murphy, Brooke Hogan, and Lauren Phillips

Flashback: In 2019, Nadia partied in Los Angeles with Jaggad co-founder Michelle Greene, Bec Judd, Kylie Brown, Lana Wilkinson, Jessie Murphy, Brooke Hogan, and Lauren Phillips 

Meanwhile, WAG Jessie Murphy, Jaggad co-founder Michelle Greene and Channel Nine presenter Lauren Phillips noticeably chose NOT to ‘like’ the post.

In 2019, the group of girls went on a lavish trip to Los Angeles together, where they danced up a storm at the Coachella music festival. 

At the time, Bec shared a photo of herself with her army of WAGs and celebrity pals, including Jessie and Nadia.

‘Yeah the girls!’ she had captioned a group shot of the carefree socialites. 

'Yeah the girls': Bec posed alongside her army of glamorous WAGs and social media stars, including Nadia (second left) and Jessie (far right) at the festival in 2019

‘Yeah the girls’: Bec posed alongside her army of glamorous WAGs and social media stars, including Nadia (second left) and Jessie (far right) at the festival in 2019   

Party pals: Nadia and her glamorous girlfriends all posed together at Coachella

Party pals: Nadia and her glamorous girlfriends all posed together at Coachella

Two years later, a viral video of Nadia sniffing what appears to be cocaine was accidently uploaded to Instagram by Bartel’s friend and business partner, Ellie Pearson.

As a result, the 36-year-old issued an apology on Friday evening, asking family, friends and fans for their forgiveness. 

Breaking her silence, the mum-of-two wrote: ‘Hi everyone. I have let you all down by my actions. I take full responsibility and I am committed to taking all necessary steps to ensure I make better choices in future.’   

Girl gang: The women posed together at a party for fashion brand Revolve while in Los Angeles

Girl gang: The women posed together at a party for fashion brand Revolve while in Los Angeles

Breaking her silence in a post shared to Instagram on Friday afternoon, Nadia wrote: 'I have let you all down by my actions. I take full responsibility and I am committed to taking all necessary steps to ensure I make better choices in future'

Breaking her silence in a post shared to Instagram on Friday afternoon, Nadia wrote: ‘I have let you all down by my actions. I take full responsibility and I am committed to taking all necessary steps to ensure I make better choices in future’

‘To my family and friends, my business partners and the public health workers trying to keep us all safe, I am embarrassed and remorseful.

‘I am truly and deeply sorry. I hope I can earn your forgiveness and, in time, your trust.’ 

Tellingly, Nadia’s best friend Bec – who is married to former AFL star Chris Judd – was one of the few friends to like the remorseful star’s apology post.

Tayla Damir, a former Love Island star who is now engaged to Richmond player Nathan Broad, was among those who clicked 'like' on the post

Tayla Damir, a former Love Island star who is now engaged to Richmond player Nathan Broad, was among those who clicked ‘like’ on the post

That apology was 'liked' by a number of celebrities, including WAGs Tayla Damir, Kylie Brown and Kasia Z.

Celebrities who showed support include Bachelorette star Lee Elliott, model Ksenija Lukich, socialite Nadia Fairfax, and Simone Callahan, Shane Warne's ex-wife

Celebrities who showed support include Bachelorette star Lee Elliott, model Ksenija Lukich, socialite Nadia Fairfax, and Simone Callahan, Shane Warne’s ex-wife

Tayla Damir, a former Love Island star who is now engaged to Richmond player Nathan Broad, was also among those who clicked ‘like’ on the post. 

Celebrities who showed support include Bachelorette star Lee Elliott, model Ksenija Lukich, socialite Nadia Fairfax, and Simone Callahan, Shane Warne’s ex-wife.

Footage of Bartel snorting white powder off a plate at the gathering started going viral on Friday morning. 

In the video, Bartel is seen snorting the powder off a $1.50 Kmart plate being held by a dark-haired woman, as a third woman displays a two-fingered hand gesture in the background.     

Support: Nadia's best friend Bec wasn't shy about showing her support by liking Nadia's apology post

Support: Nadia’s best friend Bec wasn’t shy about showing her support by liking Nadia’s apology post

Private and public gatherings are not permitted in Melbourne, where Bartel lives, under Victoria’s Covid restrictions. 

Nadia’s apology – which includes an appeal for forgiveness from health workers – appears to confirm the gathering was held on Thursday evening.

Pearson, who filmed the viral clip, revealed she was remorseful over the incident. 

‘I’m just devastated,’ Pearson told The Herald Sun on Friday evening. 

Daily Mail Australia has contacted Bartel for comment. 

Shocking: Footage of Bartel snorting white powder off a plate at the gathering started going viral on Friday morning

Shocking: Footage of Bartel snorting white powder off a plate at the gathering started going viral on Friday morning

Bartel is a mother-of-two and entrepreneur who runs the fake-tan company Spray Aus and clothing label Henne. 

She is the ex-wife of retired AFL star Jimmy Bartel, a Brownlow Medallist who spent his career with the Geelong Cats.

On Thursday and Friday, while Nadia’s legal woes took a turn for the worse, her children, Aston, five, and Henley, were in the care of their dad, Jimmy Bartel.

The couple split in 2019 after five years of marriage. 

Nadia is the ex-wife of retired AFL star Jimmy Bartel (right), a Brownlow Medallist who spent his career with the Geelong Cats. The couple split in 2019 after five years of marriage

Nadia is the ex-wife of retired AFL star Jimmy Bartel (right), a Brownlow Medallist who spent his career with the Geelong Cats. The couple split in 2019 after five years of marriage

Jimmy spent Thursday and Friday with the former couple's two sons, Aston, five, and Henley, three

He posted several family updates on Instagram

Jimmy spent Thursday and Friday with the former couple’s two sons,  three, posting these updates on Instagram



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