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Jimmy Bartel’s new girlfriend Amelia Shepperd has ties to the WAG scene

Jimmy Bartel’s new girlfriend Amelia Shepperd has ties to the WAG scene – and she may even run in the same circles as his ex-wife Nadia


Footy star Jimmy Bartel went Instagram official with his new girlfriend Amelia Shepperd this week.

And in a potentially awkward turn of events, it looks like Amelia may run in the same celebrity WAG circles as Jimmy’s ex-wife Nadia.

In a resurfaced Facebook post from 2018, a smiling Amelia is seen enjoying oysters and champagne with a group of friends, which includes WAG Jessie Habermann. 

Small world: Jimmy Bartel’s new girlfriend Amelia Shepperd (pictured together) has connections to the WAG world

Jessie is a good friend of Nadia’s, and the pair even attended Bec Judd’s lavish WAG-filled trip to Coachella in 2019.

Jimmy debuted his new romance with Amelia in an Instagram post on Thursday.

The former Australian rules footballer, 37, shared a photo of himself kissing Amelia – known as Milly – in front of the iconic Sydney Harbour skyline.

‘Happy,’ he simply captioned the post, adding a red love heart emoji.

Friendly: In a resurfaced Facebook post from 2018, Amelia (left) is pictured enjoying oysters and champagne with a group of friends, including Nadia Bartel's pal Jessie Habermann (right)

Friendly: In a resurfaced Facebook post from 2018, Amelia (left) is pictured enjoying oysters and champagne with a group of friends, including Nadia Bartel’s pal Jessie Habermann (right)

While not much is known about Milly, 31, or her blossoming relationship with Jimmy at this stage, she appears to be based in Melbourne. 

She works as an executive assistant for Queensland Rugby Football League.

Daily Mail Australia has contacted Jimmy, Milly and Nadia for comment.

It comes after Jimmy’s ex Lauren Mand, 32, responded to break-up rumours earlier in the year, changing her Instagram profile picture to a photo of herself and Jimmy. 

Flashback: Jimmy split with ex-wife Nadia back in 2019 (pictured together)

Flashback: Jimmy split with ex-wife Nadia back in 2019 (pictured together)

She’s since changed it to a photo of just herself, and her last post on Instagram was in September last year for their first anniversary.

They had been the subject of breakup rumours last December after fans noticed it’d been months since Jimmy had shared a photo with his girlfriend on social media.

Jimmy’s romance with Lauren first made headlines in 2019, following his very public split from his ex-wife, fashion designer Nadia Bartel. 

Former flame: Jimmy recently split with ex-girlfriend Lauren Mand (pictured together)

Former flame: Jimmy recently split with ex-girlfriend Lauren Mand (pictured together)

The Bartels announced their split on August 15 – around two months after Nadia, 36, moved out of their marital home in Melbourne. 

Nadia hit the headlines in September after a leaked video showed her snorting white powder from a $1.50 Kmart plate at a lockdown-breaking party in Melbourne.

It later emerged that her friend and business partner Ellie Pearson posted the footage online by mistake.

She wasn’t charged with drug offences, but she was dropped by major sponsors – including Hairhouse Australia and vitamin company JS Health.

Scandal: Nadia hit the headlines after a leaked video showed her snorting a white substance from a $1.50 Kmart plate at a lockdown-breaking party in Melbourne on September 3

Scandal: Nadia hit the headlines after a leaked video showed her snorting a white substance from a $1.50 Kmart plate at a lockdown-breaking party in Melbourne on September 3

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