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Fellow WAGS show their support for Nadia Bartel after ‘snorting cocaine’ video went viral

Nadia Bartel has received support from a smattering of her fellow WAGs after she was filmed breaking Melbourne’s lockdown and snorting what is believed to be cocaine at a party on Thursday night. 

The 36-year-old issued an apology on Friday evening, hours after the video was accidently uploaded to Instagram by Bartel’s friend and business partner, Ellie Pearson.

That apology was ‘liked’ by a number of celebrities, including WAGs Tayla Damir, Kylie Brown and Kasia Z. 

Support: Nadia Bartel (right) has received support from a smattering of her fellow WAGs after she was filmed breaking Melbourne’s lockdown and snorting what is believed to be cocaine at a party on Thursday night. Her friend Bed Judd (left) has so far stayed silent

Tayla Damir, a former Love Island star who is now engaged to Richmond player Nathan Broad, was among those who clicked ‘like’ on the post. 

Kylie Brown, the wife of former captain of the Brisbane Lions Johnathon Brown, also ‘liked’ the Instagram apology. 

Buddy Franklin’s ex-girlfriend Kasia Zachwieja, known as Kasia Z, was also among the ‘likers’. 

Breaking her silence in a post shared to Instagram on Friday afternoon, the 36-year-old mum of two wrote: 'Hi everyone, I have let you all down by my actions. I take full responsibility and I am committed to taking all necessary steps to ensure I make better choices in future'

Breaking her silence in a post shared to Instagram on Friday afternoon, the 36-year-old mum of two wrote: ‘Hi everyone, I have let you all down by my actions. I take full responsibility and I am committed to taking all necessary steps to ensure I make better choices in future’

That apology was 'liked' by a number of celebrities, including WAGs Tayla Damir, Kylie Brown and Kasia Z.

Celebrities who showed support include Bachelorette star Lee Elliott, model Ksenija Lukich, socialite Nadia Fairfax, and Simone Callahan, Shane Warne's ex-wife

That apology was ‘liked’ by a number of celebrities, including WAGs Tayla Damir, Kylie Brown and Kasia Z. Celebrities who showed support include Bachelorette star Lee Elliott, model Ksenija Lukich, socialite Nadia Fairfax, and Simone Callahan, Shane Warne’s ex-wife

Celebrities who showed support include Bachelorette star Lee Elliott, model Ksenija Lukich, socialite Nadia Fairfax, and Simone Callahan, Shane Warne’s ex-wife. 

Missing from the line up was Nadia’s good friend Bec Judd, who has not yet commented publicly on the incident.    

The WAG posted a photo to Instagram Stories on Friday, depicting a strip of Claratyne allergy tablets. 

Tayla Damir, a former Love Island star who is now engaged to Richmond player Nathan Broad, was among those who clicked 'like' on the post

Tayla Damir, a former Love Island star who is now engaged to Richmond player Nathan Broad, was among those who clicked ‘like’ on the post

Kylie Brown, the wife of former captain of the Brisbane Lions Johnathon Brown, also 'liked' the Instagram apology

Kylie Brown, the wife of former captain of the Brisbane Lions Johnathon Brown, also ‘liked’ the Instagram apology 

Buddy Franklin's ex-girlfriend Kasia Zachwieja, known as Kasia Z, was also among the 'likers'. Pictured together in 2010

Buddy Franklin’s ex-girlfriend Kasia Zachwieja, known as Kasia Z, was also among the ‘likers’. Pictured together in 2010

Judd shared a photo to Instagram Stories on Friday, depicting a strip of Claratyne allergy tablets. The 38-year-old captioned the image: 'Friday. And so it begins. Hay fever season'. She did not mention Nadia or the viral video

Judd shared a photo to Instagram Stories on Friday, depicting a strip of Claratyne allergy tablets. The 38-year-old captioned the image: ‘Friday. And so it begins. Hay fever season’. She did not mention Nadia or the viral video

The 38-year-old captioned the image: ‘Friday. And so it begins. Hay fever season’. 

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She did not mention Nadia or the viral video.   

Bartel broke her silence and issued an apology over the incident on Friday evening. 

‘Hi everyone, I have let you all down by my actions. I take full responsibility and I am committed to taking all necessary steps to ensure I make better choices in future,’ she wrote in an Instagram post on Friday evening. 

‘To my family and friends, my business partners and the public health workers trying to keep us all safe, I am embarrassed and remorseful.

‘I am truly and deeply sorry. I hope I can earn your forgiveness and, in time, your trust.’ 

Footage of Bartel snorting white powder off a plate at the gathering started going viral on Friday morning

Footage of Bartel snorting white powder off a plate at the gathering started going viral on Friday morning

On Friday evening, Victorian police attended Bartel’s $3million inner-city residence.   

Two plain clothes police officers were seen arriving at her home but were reportedly unable to make contact with her.

The officers rang the doorbell repeatedly to no answer, and were also seen making a phone call before leaving the property, the Herald Sun reported.

It comes as the Department of Health issued a statement saying it was ‘liaising with Victoria Police in relation to the alleged incident’. 

The video was accidently uploaded to Instagram by her friend and business partner, Ellie Pearson. The pair are pictured together buying wine before the party. “I’m just devastated,’’ Pearson told The Herald Sun on Friday evening

The video was accidently uploaded to Instagram by her friend and business partner, Ellie Pearson. The pair are pictured together buying wine before the party. ‘I’m just devastated,’ Pearson told The Herald Sun on Friday evening 

Footage of Bartel snorting white powder off a plate at the gathering started going viral on Friday morning.  

In the video, Bartel is seen snorting the powder off a $1.50 Kmart plate being held by a dark-haired woman, as a third woman displays a two-fingered hand gesture in the background.     

Private and public gatherings are not permitted in Melbourne, where Bartel lives, under Victoria’s Covid restrictions.

On Friday evening, Victorian police attended Bartel's $3million inner-city residence. Two plain clothes police officers were seen arriving at Bartel's home but were reportedly unable to make contact with her

On Friday evening, Victorian police attended Bartel’s $3million inner-city residence. Two plain clothes police officers were seen arriving at Bartel’s home but were reportedly unable to make contact with her 

Nadia’s apology – which includes an appeal for forgiveness from health workers – appears to confirm the gathering was held on Thursday evening.  

Pearson, who filmed the viral clip, revealed she was remorseful over the incident. 

‘I’m just devastated,’ Pearson told The Herald Sun on Friday evening. 

Daily Mail Australia has contacted Bartel for comment. 

In the viral video, Bartel snorts the powder off a $1.50 Kmart plate being held by a dark-haired woman, as a third woman displays a two-fingered hand gesture in the background

In the viral video, Bartel snorts the powder off a $1.50 Kmart plate being held by a dark-haired woman, as a third woman displays a two-fingered hand gesture in the background

The clip begins with the fashion and beauty influencer appearing to lean over the plate with a rolled-up banknote in her left nostril as she presses her right nostril

She then snorts the substance as one of the women watches on

The clip begins with the fashion and beauty influencer appearing to lean over the plate with a rolled-up banknote in her left nostril as she presses her right nostril. She then snorts the substance as one of the women watches on

The video was mentioned at Premier Daniel Andrews’ daily coronavirus briefing on Friday.

Mr Andrews said he hadn’t seen the footage but stressed that all Victorians should follow the rules during lockdown.

‘I would urge everybody to do their very best to follow the rules, all of the time. I know it’s tough, I know it’s difficult,’ he said.

The video, which has been widely shared on social media, was mentioned at Premier Daniel Andrews' (pictured) daily coronavirus briefing on Friday. Mr Andrews said he hadn't seen the footage but stressed that all Victorians should follow the rules during lockdown

The video, which has been widely shared on social media, was mentioned at Premier Daniel Andrews’ (pictured) daily coronavirus briefing on Friday. Mr Andrews said he hadn’t seen the footage but stressed that all Victorians should follow the rules during lockdown

‘Beyond that, I don’t tend to comment on footage that I haven’t seen.’ 

Meanwhile, Bartel has turned off comments on her Instagram posts after the 
embarrassing video was leaked.

She has also updated her Instagram bio to remove any reference to her companies, Henne and Spray Aus, perhaps because they were being targeted by trolls. 

Bartel has turned off comments on her Instagram after the embarrassing video was leaked

Bartel has turned off comments on her Instagram after the embarrassing video was leaked

She has also updated her Instagram bio to remove any reference to her companies, Henne and Spray Aus. (Top: her current bio; bottom: how her bio used to look via an Instagram mirror site)

She has also updated her Instagram bio to remove any reference to her companies, Henne and Spray Aus. (Top: her current bio; bottom: how her bio used to look via an Instagram mirror site)

On Friday afternoon, Nadia’s father visited her at her home in Melbourne and is understood  to have stayed 30 minutes.   

Nadia stayed inside her property as her dad parked his car and rang her doorbell.

Bartel refused to comment to reporters awaiting outside her residence as she let her father inside.

On Friday afternoon, Nadia's father (pictured) visited her at her home in Melbourne and is understood to have stayed 30 minutes

 On Friday afternoon, Nadia’s father (pictured) visited her at her home in Melbourne and is understood to have stayed 30 minutes

She is the ex-wife of retired AFL star Jimmy Bartel (right), a Brownlow Medallist who spent his career with the Geelong Cats. The couple split in 2019 after five years of marriage

She is the ex-wife of retired AFL star Jimmy Bartel (right), a Brownlow Medallist who spent his career with the Geelong Cats. The couple split in 2019 after five years of marriage

Jimmy spent Thursday and Friday with the former couple's two sons, Aston, five, and Henley, three

He posted several family updates on Instagram

Jimmy spent Thursday and Friday with the former couple’s two sons, Aston, five, and Henley, three, posting these updates on Instagram

Bartel had been pictured wearing the same outfit she had on in the video while picking up a box of wine in Melbourne earlier on Thursday.

She was joined by Pearson, with whom she runs the Spray Aus fake tan company.

She donned a one-shoulder top from her fashion brand Henne, which she teamed with a pair of black skinny jeans.

Bartel had been pictured wearing the same outfit she had on in the video while picking up wine in Melbourne earlier on Thursday

Bartel had been pictured wearing the same outfit she had on in the video while picking up wine in Melbourne earlier on Thursday

Bartel is a mother of two and entrepreneur who runs the fake-tan company Spray Aus and clothing label Henne. 

She is the ex-wife of retired AFL star Jimmy Bartel, a Brownlow Medallist who spent his career with the Geelong Cats.

The couple split in 2019 after five years of marriage.

She donned a one-shoulder top from her fashion brand Henne, which she teamed with a pair of black skinny jeans

She donned a one-shoulder top from her fashion brand Henne, which she teamed with a pair of black skinny jeans


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