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Jimmy Bartel's girlfriend Lauren Brand posts gushing tribute to her new man

''You're the most amazing dad.''

By Rebecca Sullivan
Jimmy Bartel and his new girlfriend Lauren Brand have been keeping their romance under wraps for the past few months, ever since the former AFL star split from his wife Nadia in August.
But now it seems the couple are ready to share their love with the world, with Lauren taking her personal Instagram account off private on the weekend.
A quick stalk of Lauren's account reveals she hasn't been shy about posting pics of her new man and new life on social media.
On October 12, she uploaded this couple pic of herself and Jimmy while out and about in Melbourne.
Lauren's friends commented on the post with supportive remarks about her new relationship.
"So happy for you my darling Loz 💕," one person wrote. "Good to see you guys happy & enjoying life👍😉" another said.
"Really happy for you, love that you have kept it classy 🙌🏼😘" another friend wrote.
Lauren captioned the photo with a simple love heart. Instagram
On Saturday, Lauren reposted a photo Jimmy uploaded of his sons, Henley, 10 months, and Aston, three, while ex-wife Nadia was on hosting duties at Derby Day, fronting Channel 10's racing coverage.
"Having our own Derby," Jimmy posted on his Instagram stories, while Lauren added: "You're the most amazing dad. I admire you more and more everyday for the things you do for these boys!"
Lauren reposted this sweet snap of Jimmy and Nadia's sons playing at home. Instagram
Nadia and Jimmy split in August after he reportedly cheated on his wife with Lauren, during a trip to London.
Around August, Nadia and Jimmy unfollowed each other on Instagram and were both spotted out and about without their wedding rings.
At the time, Nadia said she was "heartbroken" by the split.
"It's been a very difficult month for me and the boys," Nadia told The Herald Sun.
"Although I'm heartbroken, I don't want to comment specifically on what's been reported about Jim's trip to the UK as I don't think that is in anyone's interests," she said, referring to reports that Jimmy travelled to London to be with Lauren, who was based in the UK capital.
"My single focus now is to continue to protect, care and provide for my two beautiful boys as this is a personal matter. I am so thankful for my very supportive family and friends."
One of the sultry selfie snaps on Lauren's Instagram account. Instagram
Jimmy and Nadia looking tense while at the Australian Open in January this year. Getty
Jimmy also addressed the split in August and has not denied the cheating allegations.
"It's not great, but I am probably not going to provide any commentary on it," he told Melbourne radio station 3AW.
"I know I am in the public eye and people are interested, but it is a private matter and I ask for a bit of respect because obviously Nadia and the boys (are) involved.
"I still enjoy coming to work and I love working with everybody in football. I love the game so I can't see why I wouldn't keep showing up for work."
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Jimmy has reportedly moved out of the family home he shared with Nadia.
Since the breakup, Nadia has kept herself busy with her various work projects, including fashion line Henne, media hosting duties, including the red carpet at the 2019 Brownlow Awards, and an appearance on the Channel Seven's The All New Monty: Ladies Night

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