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Jesinta Franklin and her two young children commence two weeks of hotel quarantine so they can reunite with Buddy Franklin

''It's not lost on me how privileged we are to be able to reunite with our families.''

By Bella Brennan
She's been separated from her husband for a month but now, Jesinta Franklin is on the countdown to reuniting with her AFL player husband Lance "Buddy" Franklin in the AFL bubble in Brisbane.
But first, the model must complete two weeks of mandatory hotel quarantine in Queensland with her two young children, son Rocky, four months, and daughter Tullulah, one.
Taking to Instagram to document her epic journey from their hometown of Sydney, which is currently in the midst of a strict lockdown to combat the Delta outbreak, to Brisbane, where Buddy has been bunkered down in the AFL bubble throughout the season, the star admitted travelling with two kids under two was no easy task but the reward of reuniting with the Sydney Swans star will be worth it.
"We're headed to hotel quarantine for 14 days so our family can be reunited. We've been in isolation (complete lockdown in our home) since Tuesday and only left for a drive through COVID test," the 29-year-old explained alongside a snap of the family's luggage.
"It's not lost on me how privileged we are to be able to reunite with our families. Thank you to the @AFL and QLD health for keeping us safe and making this possible," she mused next to a picture of her holding Tullulah in one arm and pushing the pram with Rocky in the other.
The super-organised mum showed this snap of her family's luggage, complete with labelled cutlery. (Image: Instagram)
The journey wasn't without its challenges with Jesinta admitting that at one point, her luggage with all her kids' nappies had been lost.
"And a special shoutout to our amazing @SydneySwans staff. Especially @RobbieThomas96 who located my lost bag with all of the nappies," she said.
Jesinta will be joining the AFL bubble after completing 14 days of mandatory hotel quarantine. (Image: Instagram)
In another transit selfie, Jesinta can be seen breastfeeding Rocky on the plane. "We made it. I'm cooked," she captioned the black-and-white photo.
Earlier in the week, the star shared a sweet snap of her son's foot and wrote: "Lockdown love ❤️ 4 weeks without @buddy_franklin23 We miss you ! X.''
"I'm separated from Jes and the kids at the moment and it's really hard to be away.'' (Image: Instagram)
Last month, Buddy told Now To Love that being separated from his young family had been tough.
"I'm separated from Jes and the kids at the moment and it's really hard to be away… so there are lots of FaceTime calls between us but we feel incredibly lucky to have two happy and healthy kids," he told Now To Love of the challenging set-up, which the family also had to conquer during last year's season.
The superstar goal kicker couldn't speak highly enough of his wife, who he married in 2016, for looking after the kids while he was locked down in the AFL bubble.
"Jesinta has been amazing, she's an inspiration. There are challenging days for sure, I'm not going to lie, but she takes it all in her stride. If the washing doesn't get done, she doesn't stress," the 34-year-old said.

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