AFL star Jimmy Bartel debuts his stunning new girlfriend Amelia Shepperd after shock split with girlfriend Lauren Mand and divorce from Nadia
Jimmy Bartel has split from Lauren Mand, sharing a telling photo with his new girlfriend Amelia Shepperd on Instagram Stories on Thursday.
The 37-year-old former Australian rules footballer shared a photo of himself kissing Amelia – known as Milly – in front of the iconic Sydney Harbour skyline.
‘Happy,’ he simply captioned the post, adding a red love heart emoji.
Moving on: Jimmy Bartel has split from Lauren Mand, sharing a telling photo with his new girlfriend Amelia Shepperd on Instagram Stories on Thursday
While not much is known about Milly or her blossoming relationship with Jimmy at this stage, she appears to be based in Melbourne.
Daily Mail Australia has reached out to Jimmy for additional comment.
It comes after Lauren, 32, responded to breakup rumours earlier in the year, changing her Instagram profile picture to a photo of herself and Jimmy.
She’s since changed it to a photo of just herself, and her last post on Instagram was in September last year for their first anniversary.
‘Three hundred and sixty five days,’ she wrote, adding a red love heart emoji and sharing a Simpsons sketch of herself and Jimmy cuddling up on a couch in matching tracksuits.
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.
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.
In September 2019, Daily Mail Australia revealed that Lauren was planning to move back to Australia after spending several months living in England.
The Bartels announced their split on August 15 – around two months after Nadia, 36, moved out of their marital home in Melbourne.
The former couple married in February 2014 in a lavish ceremony on the Bellarine Peninsula, and they share two sons, Aston, six, and Henley, three.
In a rare interview with The Daily Telegraph’s Stellar in May, Nadia spoke about how she moved on following her high profile split with the football star.
‘I’m lucky I’ve got Henne [her fashion line] and the boys to keep me busy,’ she said at the time.
‘It’s good for my mind to be busy. Plus I have an incredible support system around me, who keep me grounded.’