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Jimmy Bartel steps out with Lauren Mand publicly for the first time to buy nappies for his son

EXCLUSIVE: Look away, Nadia! Jimmy Bartel steps out with Lauren Mand publicly for the first time as they play happy families buying nappies for his son… two months after announcing his split from wife Nadia

Their relationship has been dominating headlines for weeks. 

And Jimmy Bartel, 35, and his new girlfriend Lauren Mand finally made their public debut as they stepped out in Melbourne on Thursday. 

The retired AFL star and his blonde lover looked decidedly downcast as they visited a discount pharmacy to purchase a pack of nappies- presumably for the 11-month-old son Jimmy shares with his estranged wife Nadia. 

Nappy ever after! Jimmy Bartel, 35, and his new girlfriend Lauren Mand finally made their public debut as they stepped out in Melbourne on Thursday

Lauren looked glum as she strolled next to a Jimmy with a plastic bag in hand, and at one stage even pulled a grimacing expression. 

Despite the less-than-glamorous circumstances, Lauren was dressed to impress in a sleek black peacoat layered over a brown mini-dress. 

She completed her look with a pair of black tights, leather booties and a cross-body handbag.

Why so serous? The retired AFL star and his blonde lover looked decidedly downcast as they visited a discount pharmacy to purchase a pack of nappies

Why so serous? The retired AFL star and his blonde lover looked decidedly downcast as they visited a discount pharmacy to purchase a pack of nappies

Daddy duty calls! The nappies were presumably for the 11-month-old son Jimmy shares with his estranged wife Nadia

Daddy duty calls! The nappies were presumably for the 11-month-old son Jimmy shares with his estranged wife Nadia

Not the kind of outing you were hoping for? Lauren looked glum as she strolled next to a Jimmy with a plastic bag in hand

Is everything OK? At one stage Lauren even pulled a grimacing expression

Not the kind of outing you were hoping for? Lauren looked glum as she strolled next to a Jimmy with a plastic bag in hand, and at one stage even pulled a grimacing expression

Jimmy looked comparatively understated, donning a black sweater, matching cargo shorts, polka-dot socks and a pair of scruffy white sneakers.   

The former Geelong Cats player tucked the large pack of nappies behind one arm while juggling his mobile phone and car-keys between his hands. 

According to onlookers, the pair arrived at the pharmacy together but quickly parted ways after realising they had been recognised. 

Dressed up: Despite the less-than-glamorous circumstances, Lauren was dressed to impress in a sleek black peacoat layered over a brown mini-dress

Dressed up: Despite the less-than-glamorous circumstances, Lauren was dressed to impress in a sleek black peacoat layered over a brown mini-dress

Trying to fly under the radar? Jimmy looked understated, donning a black sweater, matching cargo shorts, polka-dot socks and a pair of scruffy white sneakers

Trying to fly under the radar? Jimmy looked understated, donning a black sweater, matching cargo shorts, polka-dot socks and a pair of scruffy white sneakers

Lauren even attempted to cover her face with her hands as the couple swiftly retreated to their car. 

Jimmy was first linked to Lauren just days after his split with Nadia was made public in August, but the couple are yet to comment on their relationship. 

In September, Daily Mail Australia revealed that Lauren was planning to move back to Australia after spending several months living in England. 

Juggling too many things at once? The former Geelong Cats player tucked the large pack of nappies behind one arm while juggling his mobile phone and car-keys between his hands

Need help? At one stage he even placed a wireless headphone in his mouth as he attempted to carry his purchase witout a bag

Juggling too many things at once? The former Geelong Cats player tucked the large pack of nappies behind one arm while juggling his mobile phone and car-keys between his hands

She uploaded a post to a Facebook group for Australian expats in which she listed her two-bedroom London apartment for sublet.

In the ad, Lauren explained she would be returning home on September 22 and was looking for someone to take over her $1,500-a-month room ‘ASAP’.

She had relocated from Melbourne to London earlier this year, but is now believed to be living in Australia permanently.

Mayday! Lauren even attempted to cover her face with her hands as the couple swiftly retreated to their car

No comment: Jimmy was first linked to Lauren just days after his split with Nadia was made public in August, but the couple are yet to comment on their relationship

Mayday! Lauren even attempted to cover her face with her hands as the couple swiftly retreated to their car

The Bartels announced their split on August 15- around two months after Nadia moved out of their marital home in Melbourne. 

The pair married in February 2014 in a lavish ceremony on the Bellarine Peninsula. 

They share two sons, three-year-old Aston and 11-month-old Henley.  

Time to go! According to onlookers, the pair arrived at the pharmacy together but quickly parted ways after realising they had been recognised

Time to go! According to onlookers, the pair arrived at the pharmacy together but quickly parted ways after realising they had been recognised

Back Down Under: In September, Daily Mail Australia revealed that Lauren was planning to move back to Australia after spending several months living in England

Back Down Under: In September, Daily Mail Australia revealed that Lauren was planning to move back to Australia after spending several months living in England

Splitsville: The Bartels announced their split on August 15- around two months after Nadia moved out of their marital home in Melbourne

Splitsville: The Bartels announced their split on August 15- around two months after Nadia moved out of their marital home in Melbourne 

Read more at DailyMail.co.uk


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