It’s the A-list footy WAGs who once partied together on the ultimate girls trip to Coachella, but when times get tough, it’s clear which friendships are real.
In the wake of her sniffing scandal, Nadia Bartel has gained support from some of her party friends after a leaked video showed her snorting an illegal substance at a party during the lockdown in Melbourne.
Fellow WAGs Bec Judd, Kylie Brown, celebrity stylist Lana Wilkinson and model Brooke Hogan have all publicly shown their support for Nadia by “liking” her apology post on Instagram.
The silence is deafening: several famous faces in Nadia Bartel’s social circle seem to be very quiet amid the former WAG’s sniffing scandal
Flashback: In 2019, Nadia partied in Los Angeles with Jaggad co-founder Michelle Greene, Bec Judd, Kylie Brown, Lana Wilkinson, Jessie Murphy, Brooke Hogan and Lauren Phillips
Meanwhile, WAG Jessie Murphy, Jaggad co-founder Michelle Greene and Channel Nine host Lauren Phillips noticeably chose NOT to “like” the post.
In 2019, the group of girls took a lavish trip to Los Angeles together, where they danced to a storm at the Coachella music festival.
Back then, Bec shared a photo of herself with her army of WAGs and celebrities, including Jessie and Nadia.
“Yes, the girls!” she had captioned a group photo of the carefree socialites.
‘Yeah the girls’: Bec posed alongside her army of glamorous WAGs and social media stars including Nadia (second from left) and Jessie (far right) at the 2019 festival
Party Friends: Nadia and her glamorous friends all posed together at Coachella
Two years later, Bartel’s friend and business associate, Ellie Pearson, accidentally uploaded a viral video of Nadia sniffing what appears to be cocaine to Instagram.
That is why the 36-year-old apologized on Friday evening and asked family, friends and fans for forgiveness.
Breaking her silence, the mother of two wrote, “Hello everyone. I have failed you all because of my actions. I take full responsibility and am committed to taking all necessary steps to ensure that I make better choices in the future.”
Girls gang: the women posed together at a party for fashion brand Revolve in Los Angeles
Nadia broke her silence in a post shared on Instagram Friday afternoon, writing: “I’ve disappointed you all by my actions. I take full responsibility and am committed to taking all necessary steps to ensure that I make better choices in the future.”
“To my family and friends, my business associates and the health professionals who are trying to keep us all safe, I am ashamed and sorry.
“I am sincerely and deeply sorry. I hope I can earn your forgiveness and, in time, your trust.’
It’s telling that Nadia’s best friend Bec — who is married to former AFL star Chris Judd — was one of the few friends who liked the remorseful star’s apology post.
Tayla Damir, a former Love Island star now engaged to Richmond player Nathan Broad, was among those who clicked ‘Like’ on the post
Celebrities who showed support include Bachelorette star Lee Elliott, model Ksenija Lukich, socialite Nadia Fairfax and Simone Callahan, the ex-wife of Shane Warne
Tayla Damir, a former Love Island star who is now engaged to Richmond’s player Nathan Broad was also one of those who clicked “Like” on the post.
Celebrities who showed support include Bachelorette star Lee Elliott, model Ksenija Lukich, socialite Nadia Fairfax and Simone Callahan, the ex-wife of Shane Warne.
Footage of Bartel snorting white powder from a plate during the meeting went viral on Friday morning.
The video shows Bartel sniffing the powder off a $1.50 Kmart board held by a dark-haired woman, while a third woman shows a two-finger hand gesture in the background.
Support: Nadia’s best friend Bec wasn’t shy to show her support by liking Nadia’s apology message
Private and public gatherings are not allowed in Melbourne, where Bartel lives, under Victoria’s Covid restrictions.
Nadia’s apology — including an appeal for forgiveness from health professionals — appears to confirm that the meeting was held Thursday night.
Pearson, who filmed the viral clip, revealed she was remorseful about the incident.
“I’m just devastated,” Pearson said The Herald Sun on fridaynight.
Daily Mail Australia has contacted Bartel for comment.
Shocking: Footage of Bartel sniffing white powder from a plate during the meeting went viral Friday morning
Bartel is a mother of two and entrepreneur who runs the company Spray Aus and clothing label Henne.
She is the ex-wife of retired AFL star Jimmy Bartel, a Brownlow medalist who spent his career with the Geelong Cats.
On Thursday and Friday, as Nadia’s legal troubles worsened, her children, Aston (5) and Henley were cared for by their father, Jimmy Bartel.
The couple split in 2019 after a five-year marriage.
Nadia is the ex-wife of retired AFL star Jimmy Bartel (right), a Brownlow medalist who spent his career with the Geelong Cats. The couple broke up in 2019 after a five-year marriage
Jimmy spent Thursday and Friday with the former couple’s two sons, three, and posted these updates on Instagram