Barnaby Joyce’s ex-wife Natalie slams his TV interview as ‘an absolute disgrace’

Barnaby Joyce’s estranged wife Natalie has described his TV interview as ‘an absolute disgrace’ – breaking her long silence about his affair with Vikki Campion.

The former deputy prime minister’s wife told the Australian Women’s Weekly she was not surprised Ms Campion had sold the couple’s story to Channel Seven. 

But, she said, ‘it begs the question, if Barney agreed to be a part of it, how could he allow his four girls to be overlooked?’ 

‘I wouldn’t want a cent of that money, it was all we could do to watch it without throwing a brick at the TV’.  

Ms Joyce and the ex-Nationals leader have four adult daughters together. 

Friends have praised Ms Joyce for her ‘quiet dignity’ since news of the affair broke in February.  

But Ms Joyce told reporter Lizzie Wilson she was speaking up ‘so the girls feel empowered, and know their mum stood up and defended our fine name’.  

She was four grown up daughters with Mr Joyce.  

Mr Joyce’s affair with Ms Campion had long been rumoured in Canberra but was only confirmed when she was photographed crossing the street heavily pregnant.

The couple’s baby boy Sebastian was born in April.