The ex-wife of former deputy prime minister Barnaby Joyce has revealed her new hobby – stepping into the world of competitive bodybuilding.
Natalie Joyce, who endured a very public marriage breakdown last year after her husband’s relationship with staffer Vikki Campion was revealed, took to the stage in Newcastle flaunting her remarkable physique.
The 49-year-old’s hard work did not go unrewarded either, picking up two medals in the First Times and Miss Fitness Model Momma categories at the I Compete Naturally North Coast Classic bodybuilding competition.
According to The Daily Telegraph, the mother-of-four lost 15kg as part of an intense new fitness regime.
One very proud coach!! 2 x 4th placings, first Comp!!! Congratulations @nat.joyce you did me proud!🏆🏆#icnnsw #fitnessmodel #proudcoach (These images are not to be copied or reproduced without written consent from Kylie Steel and Natalie Joyce)
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She took to Instagram to thank her trainer, Kylie Steel, for refusing to give up on her.
“There were doubters, but you never did,” Ms Joyce wrote.
“You believed in me, encouraged me and (with) a gentle, strong guiding hand.
“Thank you for being part of my amazing journey and to my friends who believed I could.
Ms Joyce and the four daughters she shares with the former Nationals leader have condemned his behaviour.
Ms Campion is currently pregnant with the couple’s second child.
It is understood the baby boy is due in June and will take the name after Mr Joyce’s grandfather, Thomas.
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