Kids all over Australia grow up idolising athletes and their glamorous partners.
There’s a reason the likes of Rebecca Judd and Nadia Bartel – the wives of now retired AFL legends Chris Judd and Jimmy Bartel respectively – are so utterly fascinating to the public. Introduced to us on the Brownlow red carpet years ago, both women epitomise a certain ideal: wealthy, beautiful, kind, charismatic, adored.
Now we know Judd and Bartel as businesswomen, entrepreneurs. Creators of social media empires and fashion labels, ambassadors of diamond companies and luxury cars. We see them as entirely separate entities from their husbands; while the boys once demanded our attention, the girls are who we look to now – the authorities on what urban success looks like.
Judd and Bartel, their glittering houses and careers and happy families in tow, have erected an immaculate example of what the WAG life entails.