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Inside Nadia Bartel’s break-up holiday: How the WAG fled to LA as her marriage ended

Inside Nadia Bartel’s break-up holiday: The heartbroken WAG fled to America for a Coachella girls’ weekend with Rebecca Judd as her marriage to AFL star Jimmy fell apart

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Nadia Bartel and her AFL star husband Jimmy have split after five years of marriage. 

And while details surrounding the break-up have not yet been made public, there were already signs of trouble in paradise months ago.

In April, as her relationship fell apart, Nadia distracted herself from the heartbreak by heading for a girls’ weekend at the Coachella music festival. 

Inside Nadia Bartel’s break-up holiday: The heartbroken WAG fled to America for a Coachella girls’ weekend with Rebecca Judd (right) in April as her marriage to AFL star Jimmy fell apart 

Nadia joined her fellow WAGs, including Jessie Murphy, Kylie Brown and Rebecca Judd, and jetted off to Palm Springs, California. 

Coachella would have provided the perfect distraction, with the girls enjoying cocktails in the sunshine, pool parties and musical performances. 

The trip may have been booked 10 months in advance, but it nonetheless came at a good time for Nadia as she struggled to come to terms with the end of her marriage. 

Girls' trip: Nadia joined her fellow WAGs, including Jessie Murphy, Kylie Brown and Rebecca Judd, and jetted off to Palm Springs, California four months ago

Girls’ trip: Nadia joined her fellow WAGs, including Jessie Murphy, Kylie Brown and Rebecca Judd, and jetted off to Palm Springs, California four months ago

Surrounded by her friends, Nadia attended fashion events before partying at the festival and even paying a visit to one of America’s famous In-N-Out Burger joints. 

Ahead of her trip, Nadia had said she would find it ‘difficult’ being away from home and leaving behind her two children, whom she shares with Jimmy. 

The Bartels have two sons: three-year-old Aston and nine-month-old Henley. 

Getaway: Coachella would have provided the perfect distraction for Nadia, with the girls enjoying cocktails in the sunshine, pool parties and musical performances

Getaway: Coachella would have provided the perfect distraction for Nadia, with the girls enjoying cocktails in the sunshine, pool parties and musical performances

Distraction: The trip may have been booked 10 months in advance, but it nonetheless came at a good time for Nadia as she struggled to come to terms with the end of her marriage

Distraction: The trip may have been booked 10 months in advance, but it nonetheless came at a good time for Nadia as she struggled to come to terms with the end of her marriage

Distraction: The trip may have been booked 10 months in advance, but it nonetheless came at a good time for Nadia as she struggled to come to terms with the end of her marriage

Carefree: Surrounded by her friends, Nadia attended fashion events before partying at the festival and even paying a visit to one of America's famous In-N-Out Burger joints (pictured)

Carefree: Surrounded by her friends, Nadia attended fashion events before partying at the festival and even paying a visit to one of America’s famous In-N-Out Burger joints (pictured)

A day before jetting off to Los Angeles, Nadia told her Instagram followers: ‘Tomorrow I leave my babies for a week – so nervous and anxious.’

‘It’s so hard,’ she added. ‘I’m going to miss them so much.’

Tellingly, she made only a passing reference to her ‘hubby’. 

Nadia’s trip to Coachella came just four months before news of her split from Jimmy surfaced, with a source telling the Herald Sun this week the couple had parted ways.

Out of sight, out of mind? Nadia's trip to Coachella came just four months before news of her split from Jimmy surfaced. Pictured in Palm Springs with her fellow WAGs

Out of sight, out of mind? Nadia’s trip to Coachella came just four months before news of her split from Jimmy surfaced. Pictured in Palm Springs with her fellow WAGs

Hmm! Ahead of her trip, Nadia told her Instagram followers she would find it 'difficult' being away from home and leaving behind her children, Aston and Henley. Tellingly, she made only a passing reference to her 'hubby'

Hmm! Ahead of her trip, Nadia told her Instagram followers she would find it ‘difficult’ being away from home and leaving behind her children, Aston and Henley. Tellingly, she made only a passing reference to her ‘hubby’

The Bartels are yet to publicly address their split, but Nadia hasn’t worn her wedding ring for week and the pair have unfollowed each other on Instagram. 

They were last pictured together on social media back in June, while attending a friend’s wedding in Melbourne. 

Nadia and Jimmy first met in 2008 while attending the Melbourne F1 Grand Prix. The former Geelong Cats player proposed four years later in Mexico.

The couple then married in an elaborate wedding on the Bellarine Peninsula in 2014.

Daily Mail Australia has contacted representatives for Nadia and Jimmy for comment.

All over? Nadia and former Geelong Cats player Jimmy first met in 2008. They later tied the knot in an elaborate wedding on the Bellarine Peninsula in 2014

All over? Nadia and former Geelong Cats player Jimmy first met in 2008. They later tied the knot in an elaborate wedding on the Bellarine Peninsula in 2014

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