Bauer Media’s July edition of The Australian Women’s Weekly (out today) carries an exclusive interview with Natalie Joyce, the former second lady, who opens up about the breakdown of her marriage and the events that have taken place in the past two years.
It’s understood Joyce wasn’t paid for the interview and it was done before her husband’s now infamous $150,000 effort on Seven’s Sunday Night.
In the interview, which is part of the issue’s celebrating rural Australia, Joyce opens up on the toughest two years of her life, her husband, Barnaby Joyce’s affair and how the love and support of the greater rural community ultimately saved her.
Editor-in-chief of The Australian Women’s Weekly, Nicole Byers, said: “Much has been written, discussed and debated in regards to the Barnaby Joyce affair and despite intense interest from many quarters, Natalie Joyce has remained silent – until now.
“This interview is intimate and personal, and shows a side of the story that has never been seen before; that of Natalie as a wife and mother to four beautiful daughters.”
“With grace and conviction, Natalie reveals what it’s like to be a woman whose husband’s extramarital affair garnered national news and public debate. In so bravely and eloquently finding her voice, she will no doubt inspire women across Australia and we’re extremely grateful Natalie trusted The Australian Women’s Weekly to tell her story.”