Barnaby Joyce, Vikki Campion affair: Ex fiance breaks silence
THE man who was set to marry Barnaby Joyce’s lover simply months earlier than she fell pregnant with the Deputy Prime Minister’s baby has spoken for the primary time of their heartbreaking break up.
Journalist turned digital marketing consultant John Bergin advised information.com.au that he and former journalist Vikki Campion have been because of marry on November 5, 2016.
The marriage was set to happen earlier than a celebrant at a venue in Bowral, within the NSW Southern Highlands, however sadly the pair broke up three months earlier than they might trade vows.
“We split in August 2016 and we haven’t spoken to each other since,” Mr Bergin stated.
Ms Campion, 33, was employed by the Nationals in 2016 to help the social gathering at a federal degree, engaged on the federal election marketing campaign and shortly changing into Mr Joyce’s right-hand lady.
In February 2017 — lower than three months after Ms Campion was because of have married Mr Bergin — she was photographed in a Glebe bar with Mr Joyce.
That April, in keeping with Miranda Devine, Mr Joyce’s spouse of 24 years, Natalie, confronted Ms Campion in a Tamworth road, calling her a “homewrecker”.
“Friends say the office stopped telling her what was in his diary and a wife’s intuition kicked in,” Devine wrote.
“She stormed as much as Vikki in Tamworth and tore strips off her, a livid little pocket rocket going through as much as a frightened gazelle.
“She called Vikki a ‘homewrecker’ in front of witnesses.”
Requested if he believed his break-up with Ms Campion had something to do along with her burgeoning relationship with Mr Joyce, 50, he stated he would “rather not comment on such matters”.
“I’m just a spectator in this, like everybody else,” he stated.
Information.com.au contacted Mr Bergin after rumours began circulating on social media about Ms Campion’s so-called jilted husband.
A screenshot of Mr Bergin and Ms Campion’s wedding ceremony present registry on Amazon began circulating over the weekend after it was posted by Twitter person BubblingRivers, who stated: “Bergin had a VERY lucky escape it would seem. Bit rough on him this whole shitty affair.”
Later, photos of Ms Campion’s engagement ring popped up on Twitter, together with claims that she had refused to return it to Mr Bergin.
“That is not true. That is not the case,” Mr Bergin advised information.com.au. “It seems that some people feel like they can just make things up.”
Earlier than changing into a political staffer, Ms Campion labored for eight years as a journalist with the Each day Telegraphthe place she was on the newsdesk for seven months till July 2014.
Months earlier than it was reported that Ms Campion was pregnant with Mr Joyce’s child, she started withdrawing from public view.
On December 7, the Nationals chief used the parliamentary debate on same-sex marriage to verify he was not with Natalie, the mom of his 4 daughters.
Mr Bergin additionally denied claims made on social media that he was “suicidal” after breaking apart with Ms Campion. “The break up was amicable. I’ve moved on,” he advised information.com.au.
Mr Joyce and Ms Campion reside collectively in Armidale at a residence owned by a neighborhood millionaire, who’s reportedly not charging them hire.
The newborn, believed to be a boy, is due in April.