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Alex Fevola says she doesn’t blame Lara Bingle for having an affair with her husband Brendan

Alex Fevola says she doesn't blame Lara Bingle for having an affair with her husband Brendan 2

Alex Fevola’s world came crashing down 16 years ago when she learned her AFL star husband Brendan was having an affair with model Lara Worthington (née Bingle).

Yet despite her heartbreak, the author and makeup artist insists she doesn’t blame Lara for her part in the extramarital relationship.

‘To be clear, the fault [of the affair] lay 100 per cent with Brendan. He was the one who was married and in the relationship,’ Alex, 44, told journalist Mia Freedman on the No Filter podcast.

Setting the record straight: Alex Fevola (right) has insisted she doesn't blame Lara Worthington (née Bingle) for having an affair with her husband Brendan (left) 16 years ago

Setting the record straight: Alex Fevola (right) has insisted she doesn’t blame Lara Worthington (née Bingle) for having an affair with her husband Brendan (left) 16 years ago

Alex, who briefly split from Brendan, 41, in the wake of the affair, described that period of her life as agonising yet transformative.

‘It went down a path that was really very traumatic for me at the time. But I think that what I went through as a young woman really set me up and held me in good stead to be able to deal with things a lot better.’

Elsewhere in the interview, the mother of three admitted the ‘hardest part’ of Brendan’s affair was the public ridicule that came afterwards.

Affair: Brendan and Alex wed in 2005 but briefly split a year later after the Carlton player's affair with bikini model Lara (pictured in 2006), who is now married to actor Sam Worthington

Affair: Brendan and Alex wed in 2005 but briefly split a year later after the Carlton player’s affair with bikini model Lara (pictured in 2006), who is now married to actor Sam Worthington

‘I think that was probably the hardest part of all of it. It was as though we were just a joke,’ Alex said.

‘It was so heartbreaking to me and my family, my children. And yet everybody in the media were making jokes and just making fun of us in general.’ 

Brendan and Alex wed in 2005 but briefly split a year later after the Carlton player’s affair with bikini model Lara, 34, who is now married to actor Sam Worthington.

Blame: 'To be clear, the fault [of the affair] lay 100 per cent with Brendan. He was the one who was married and in the relationship,' Alex told journalist Mia Freedman on the No Filter podcast

Blame: ‘To be clear, the fault [of the affair] lay 100 per cent with Brendan. He was the one who was married and in the relationship,’ Alex told journalist Mia Freedman on the No Filter podcast

'It was as though we were just a joke': The mother of three, 44, admitted the 'hardest part' of Brendan's affair was the public ridicule that came afterwards

‘It was as though we were just a joke’: The mother of three, 44, admitted the ‘hardest part’ of Brendan’s affair was the public ridicule that came afterwards

Wedding bells: Brendan split from Alex in 2006 after 14 months of marriage, but they eventually reconciled. (The Fevolas are pictured on their wedding day in 2005)

Wedding bells: Brendan split from Alex in 2006 after 14 months of marriage, but they eventually reconciled. (The Fevolas are pictured on their wedding day in 2005)

Brendan, who was 26 at the time, and Lara, then a 19-year-old model, reportedly met on the set of The Footy Show in Sydney and allegedly spent time together in Melbourne on several occasions.

Lara has previously claimed she did not know Brendan was married at the time, telling The Daily Telegraph in 2009 she only discovered his marital status when she heard his baby daughter crying while they were speaking on the phone.

Their shot-lived alleged affair took another twist in 2010 when a nude image of Lara in the shower resurfaced and reportedly did the rounds in football circles.

Tumultuous: Brendan and his on-again-off-again wife (pictured in November 2007) reconciled after the affair before officially signing the divorce papers in 2014. They reunited again in 2016

Tumultuous: Brendan and his on-again-off-again wife (pictured in November 2007) reconciled after the affair before officially signing the divorce papers in 2014. They reunited again in 2016

Brendan and his on-again-off-again wife reconciled after the affair, before officially signing divorce papers in 2014.   

But just two years after their divorce, the couple announced they were back together and engaged to be married.

They welcomed their fourth child, Tobi, in 2018. The Fevolas share two other children, daughters Leni, 15, and Lulu, 11. 

The footy star is also a stepfather to Alex’s 22-year-old daughter, Mia.

Starting anew: They welcomed their fourth child, Tobi, in 2018. The couple are pictured with Tobi

Starting anew: They welcomed their fourth child, Tobi, in 2018. The couple are pictured with Tobi  

Blended family: Brendan and Alex share two other children, daughters Leni, 15, and Lulu, 11. The footy star is also a stepfather to Alex's teenage daughter, Mia, 22, from a previous relationship (all pictured)

Blended family: Brendan and Alex share two other children, daughters Leni, 15, and Lulu, 11. The footy star is also a stepfather to Alex’s teenage daughter, Mia, 22, from a previous relationship (all pictured) 

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