Last week, news broke the Australian Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce is expecting his fifth child with his new partner, former staffer Vikki Campion.
The 50-year-old politician announced his separation from his wife of 24 years, Natalie Joyce, in December last year. They have four children together.
And, as the front page of the Daily Telegraph showed Campion heavily pregnant with Joyce’s child, due in April, many lives were apparently shattered.
Speaking for the first time since the news broke, journalist-come-digital-consultant John Bergin told News Corp he and Campion were due to be married on November 5, 2016, but separated three months before their wedding date.
“I’m just a spectator in this, like everyone else,” he said. “We split in August 2016 and we haven’t spoken to each other since.”