The estranged wife of Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce does not want her husband to lose his job as leader of the Nationals, despite the fact his affair with media advisor Vikki Campion led to the break down of her marriage.
Friends of Natalie Joyce, who was married to Barnaby Joyce for nearly 25 years, told the Daily Telegraph the mum-of-four did not want the father of her daughters to lose his job.
The Telegraph reported Ms Joyce is still “loyal” to her estranged husband, and has “voiced concerns” about his colleagues undermining him and calling for his resignation as leader of the National Party.
The report comes in the wake of Ms Joyce making her first public appearance since news of Mr Joyce’s affair broke two weeks ago – and the impending arrival of his baby with Ms Campion – at a party for a Nationals and Liberal Party donor on the Sydney harbour.
The Daily Telegraph’s story on Tuesday also comes a fortnight after she first spoke publicly of her husband’s affair.
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