By suggesting he might not be the baby’s father, it drew many to say he effectively threw his partner under the bus.
And it seems Vikki wasn’t happy about it either.
During the couple’s interview with Sunday Night, the most awkward moment came when the former deputy prime minister was asked specifically about the “grey area” comment.
As this question was undoubtedly going to be asked, you would have thought the couple would have prepared a united response ahead of time. But nope.
“Well, hang on,” Barnaby told reporter Alex Cullen, attempting to give context. “It was a tipping point, and there were so many people who were close to me who said, ‘What on earth possessed you to say that?'”
“Yeah, well, it was actually a decision we made together. And we were trying… We were just trying to-”
And at this point, a visibly shocked Vikki cut her partner off, clarifying: “I didn’t say use the words ‘grey area’.”
They both laughed, but it was perhaps the most awkward of laughs we’ve ever witnessed.
Barnaby attempts to claim the paternity “grey area” line was a joint decision with Vikki. Vikki tells him on national TV he’s dreaming.
— BenFordham (@BenFordham) June 3, 2018