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Roxy Jacenko from Sweaty Betty has revealed she is exhausted from husband Oliver Curtis jail time

Socialite and public relations queen Roxy Jacenko has revealed she is battling exhaustion after nine years of marriage and still worries about disappointing her mother.

The 40-year-old founder of Sweaty Betty PR opened up about her investment banker husband Oliver Curtis going to jail five years ago, for insider trading, during a Wednesday night dinner at a sports car dealership in Sydney.

She revealed the legal battles had overshadowed their marriage as she shared the stage with recruitment company boss Andrew Banks and financial comparison group Finder’s co-founder Fred Schebesta.

 

Socialite Roxy Jacenko has revealed she is battling exhaustion after nine years of marriage and still worries about disappointing her English mother

‘I was in a situation where my husband went away for a year – we’re married now nine years; nine years of our marriage I’ve been paying court and legal bills so I had to sustain it, I had to have energy and sure, I’m like anyone in this room, I’m f***ing exhausted but I have to keep going,’ Ms Jacenko said.

The mother-of-two also talked about beating breast cancer in 2016 and 2017 as her husband was jailed at Cooma in southern New South Wales.

‘I’ve had a very interesting ten years – in between that I got cancer,’ she said.

‘But I always had responsibility and that was my children.’ 

Mr Banks, the multi-millionaire founder of Morgan and Banks who has also been a judge on Ten’s Shark Tank, called on the room to clap.

‘That deserves a round of applause,’ he said.

Jacenko also revealed she was worried about disappointing her mother Doreen Davis, who sent her to the elite Kambala and SCEGGS private schools only for her daughter, now a self-made millionaire, not to attend university.

‘She comes from the East End of London, she doesn’t come from a wealthy family, everything she did was to give me a good education and I did a s**t job of it,’ she said.

‘So for me, I need to show you I’m really good at this, I can make something of myself.

The 40-year-old founder of public relations group Sweaty Betty opened up about her investment banker husband Oliver Curtis going to jail five years ago, for insider trading, during a Wednesday night dinner at a sports car dealership in Sydney. The parents are pictured with their children Pixie and Hunter

The 40-year-old founder of public relations group Sweaty Betty opened up about her investment banker husband Oliver Curtis going to jail five years ago, for insider trading, during a Wednesday night dinner at a sports car dealership in Sydney. The parents are pictured with their children Pixie and Hunter

Jacenko also revealed she was worried about disappointing her mother Doreen Davis, who sent her to the elite Kambala and SCEGGS private schools only for her daughter, now a self-made millionaire, not to attend university

Jacenko also revealed she was worried about disappointing her mother Doreen Davis, who sent her to the elite Kambala and SCEGGS private schools only for her daughter, now a self-made millionaire, not to attend university

‘I never went to uni, I was a shocking student.

‘I needed to find a way other than smarts to be a dentist or a lawyer or whatever it may be to get ahead in life.’

Mr Banks, a UK-born former TV actor, called on Australians to be less judgmental about aspiring entrepreneurs and adopt a Californian attitude of encouraging risk.

‘I’m a ten-pound Pom by the way,’ he said.

‘If there’s one thing I can change in a culture of this country that I love is that we’re a bit too tough on failure.’ 

During the forum on innovation, Mr Schbesta, the 39-year keynote speaker on the Australian Financial Review Young Rich List, reflected on Apple going from being on the verge of bankruptcy in 1997 to being a $2trillion company with a $US125 share price, thanks to the iMac in 1998 and the iPhone in 2007.  

Wearing a mini-skirt, she revealed the legal battles had overshadowed their marriage as she shared the stage with recruitment company boss Andrew Banks (right) and financial comparison group Finder's co-founder Fred Schebesta

Wearing a mini-skirt, she revealed the legal battles had overshadowed their marriage as she shared the stage with recruitment company boss Andrew Banks (right) and financial comparison group Finder’s co-founder Fred Schebesta

During the forum on innovation, Mr Schbesta, the 39-year keynote speaker on the Australian Financial Review Young Rich List, reflected on Apple going from being on the verge of bankruptcy in 1997 to being a $2trillion company with a $US125 share price, thanks to the iMac in 1998 and the iPhone in 2007

During the forum on innovation, Mr Schbesta, the 39-year keynote speaker on the Australian Financial Review Young Rich List, reflected on Apple going from being on the verge of bankruptcy in 1997 to being a $2trillion company with a $US125 share price, thanks to the iMac in 1998 and the iPhone in 2007

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