Jimmy Bartel enjoys quality time in the park with his sons Aston, four, and Henley, one – as his ex Nadia reveals she’s feeling ‘anxious’ about isolation
Jimmy Bartel won’t let Melbourne’s COVID-19 lockdown get in the way of spending quality time with his two sons.
On Thursday, the former AFL star, 36, treated his boys, Aston, four and Henley, one, to a sunny outing at their local park.
Documenting the action-packed trip on Instagram Stories, Jimmy uploaded several videos of the youngsters running around and kicking a ball.
Doting daddy! Former AFL star Jimmy Bartel won’t let Melbourne’s COVID-19 lockdown get in the way of spending quality time with his two sons, Aston, four, and Henley, one
‘Whooooo for sun,’ the doting father captioned one video, while writing ‘Run ’em ragged’ on the next clip.
It’s unclear whether Jimmy’s new girlfriend and the boys’ stepmother, Lauren Mand, joined them for the fun-filled excursion.
Meanwhile, Jimmy’s ex-wife, Nadia Bartel, admitted on Thursday that she was feeling ‘anxious’ about the situation.
Fun in the sun! On Thursday, Jimmy documented a fun-filled trip to the park with his sons
‘Having a ball! Jimmy’s boys looked like they were having the time of their lives as they frolicked around on the grass
Uploading a photo of her sons to Instagram Stories, Nadia wrote: ‘I’m not going to lie, this new round of lockdowns has made me feel really anxious, it’s especially hard for anyone living alone.’
‘But I am trying to be positive and think about all the good things like these two munchys,’ the single mother added, referring to her children.
The whole of Melbourne and Mitchell Shire north of the city was placed back into lockdown for six weeks from midnight on Wednesday, after Victoria recorded 191 new cases of coronavirus – its worst figure yet.
New girl: It’s unclear whether Jimmy’s new girlfriend and the boys’ stepmother, Lauren Mand (pictured), joined them for the fun-filled excursion
Anxious: Meanwhile, Jimmy’s ex-wife, Nadia Bartel (pictured), admitted on Thursday that she was feeling ‘anxious’ about the situation
Residents are only allowed to leave their homes for work and study, giving or receiving care, shopping for essentials, and daily exercise near where they live.
Police will stop Victorians leaving or entering Melbourne with roadblocks and booze bus-style vehicle checks, effectively sealing five million people inside the city.
Panic-buying customers flocked to Coles and Woolworths supermarkets in Melbourne before the lockdown measures came into effect.
Federal Health Minister Greg Hunt has suggested that Victoria’s horror second wave could have been avoided.
Meanwhile, an infectious disease expert has said the outbreak could ‘definitely’ spread to other parts of the country.
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