Forget the Kardashians, this week we’re struggling to keep up with the Jacks.
The family has dominated news headlines for their very public feud, which stems from the mother of AFL Sydney Swans co-captian Kieren Jack, Donna Jack, having a strong distaste for her 29-year-old son’s girlfriend, Charlotte Goodlet. The 12-month-long tensions surfaced this week after Kieren’s parents were not given free tickets to his 200th AFL game.
What followed was a slew of pointed tweets from Donna, husband Garry and middle brother Rhys, as well as a particularly inflammatory interview with the Daily Telegraph on dad’s part. Soon after, little brother Brandon (also a Swans recruit) sided with Kieren and Charlotte, saying they are the ‘two most loving people I know’. Murmurings of “appalling texts” sent from Donna to Charlotte added fuel to the already blazing fire.
On Wednesday, the Swans midfielder in the middle of it all was forced to front the insatiable press to emphatically defend his girlfriend. Since, celebrities such as Ryan Fitzgerald and Ben Fordham have berated the family, the latter saying that Channel Nine news producer Charlotte is a “superstar…a class act" who "she deserves some respect".
It's all very dramatic and messy. And now, news of Donna's close relationship with Rhys' girlfriend, Here Come the Habibs actress Kat Hoyos, has pushed the wedge further between the fractured family.