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The Spill: Sunday's best entertainment and gossip news.

1. “It’s not great.” Jimmy Bartel addresses his rumoured split from wife Nadia.

Jimmy Bartel has responded to rumours that he has split with his wife of five years, Nadia Bartel, with whom he shares two children.

On Saturday, while on radio station 3AW, the AFL player did not confirm the rumours, but did admit, “It’s not great”.

“I am probably not going to provide any commentary on it,” he said.

“I know I am in the public eye and people are interested, but it is a private matter and I ask for a bit of respect because obviously Nadia and the boys [are] involved.”

Asked if he’ll continue to be at work in light of the difficult time, Bartel responded: “I still enjoy coming to work and I love working with everybody in football. I love the game so I can’t see why I wouldn’t keep showing up for work.”

 

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Rumours of the split began last week after the two unfollowed each other on Instagram. Jimmy has also since made his profile, where he has over 100,000 followers, private.

Nadia and Jimmy Bartel share two sons: Aston, four years old, and Henley, one.

2. “It was time to move on.” Gary Mehigan on leaving MasterChef Australia.

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Following the shock announcement that the three Masterchef judges will not be returning to the show next year, Gary Mehigan, 52, has opened up about why he was content with the decision.

"Everyone knows when it’s time," the chef, who left alongside Matt Preston and George Calombaris told News Corp. "I made a promise to myself that when you have a job like that – and we always used to joke that we had the three best jobs in television – that when it was time to go, we would all know.

"I think we all felt it was time or it was really close to hand it on to someone else."

He continued: "I was lucky enough to occupy a place and time in food and TV where I felt I was in the most wonderful food bubble and if it ever felt like a job, it was time to move on and do something else."

In July this year, Channel 10 made the announcement before the season finale, saying: “Despite months of negotiation, 10 has not been able to reach a commercial agreement that was satisfactory to Matt, Gary and George."

According to The Daily Telegraph, the three are now pursuing a “multimillion-dollar” deal with a major streaming service.

The show would likely see the former judges travel to different countries, particularly in India where the trio are popular.

3. Margot Robbie has shared her favourite Hollywood hobby and it's... interesting.

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Right now, Aussie actress Margot Robbie is arguably one of the biggest deals in Hollywood.

Starring alongside Brad Pitt and Leonardo Di Captio, the 29-year-old is being praised for her portrayal of the late movie star Sharon Tate in Quentin Tarantino's new movie, Once Upon a Time In Hollywood.

But before she was ~famous~, Robbie has admitted she had a weird hobby that kept her occupied in LA while waiting for the phone to ring.

In an interview for Vogue, the The Wolf of Wall Street and I, Tonya star told Tarantino that she and another Aussie actor trying to make it big would, no kidding, hang out at the spot where Tate was murdered.

"After I first moved to LA, another Aussie actor [former Home and Away star] Rhys Wakefield and I used to drive up to Cielo Drive [where she was murdered]," she said.

"Seriously, that was our thing. We'd go in the middle of the night and read Helter Skelter out loud to freak ourselves out. It wasn't until reading [the Once Upon A Time In Hollywood] script that I suddenly went, 'Oh my god, I've only ever thought about this woman dead.'"

Yeah. We can't help but think they could've just gone to a park instead...

4. One year on from their wedding, Kaley Cuoco and Karl Cook still don't live together.

They exchanged vows over a year ago, but Kaley Cuoco and her husband Karl Cook are yet to move in together.

Opening up to E! News about her 'unconventional relationship', The Big Bang Theory star said they do have plans to move in together down the track when their 'dream house' is built.

“We’re building our dream house and we’re eventually going to be under the same roof forever,” Kaley told the publication.

She went on to explain that unlike many married couples, they don’t see each other daily.

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“We have a very unconventional marriage, you know. We have different locations that we’re at a lot. We’re not together every single day,” she explained.

Earlier this week, Kaley posted a selfie with Karl along with the caption; ‘Mine on Sundays’, which it seems could be accurate given her latest revelation.

 

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Kaley and Karl tied the knot in June last year after two years spent dating.

Kaley split from her first husband Ryan Sweeting after two years back in 2016.

5. "Very violent." Patrick Swayze's wife on her late husband's 'abusive' childhood.

Patrick Swayze’s widow, Lisa Niemi, has shared details of the alleged abuse the late actor suffered as a young boy at the hands of his mother, Patsy Yvonne Helen.

In the new Paramount documentary ‘I Am Patrick Swayze’, which pays tribute to the inspiring legacy left behind by the talented actor, Niemi reflects on Swayze’s life and shares some of the previously undocumented struggles he experienced.

The documentary explores Swayze’s childhood, including the alleged physical abuse he endured as a result of his mother’s “demand for perfectionism”, People reports.

Read the full story in our earlier post here.

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