Nadia Bartel 'drove husband Jimmy away' with lofty social ambitions

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() For weeks, Nadia and Jimmy Bartel's marriage split has dominated headlines.

But fresh claims show a different side to the couple's separation, with New Idea reporting that Jimmy and his wife grew apart due to her lofty social ambitions.

According to the magazine, the 34-year-old blogger was determined to maintain her status as a 'WAG socialite', but this conflicted with Jimmy's values.

'She wanted them to be a power couple': Nadia Bartel reportedly drove her husband Jimmy away because she was so determined to be a WAG socialite. Pictured on November 7, 2013

'She wanted them to be a power couple': Nadia Bartel reportedly drove her husband Jimmy away because she was so determined to be a WAG socialite. Pictured on November 7, 2013

Nadia reportedly wanted to project an image of herself and Jimmy, 35, as a 'power couple', while her husband preferred a more laid-back lifestyle. 

A source told the publication: 'She just became this full-on socialite and in many ways that's what pushed them apart... [Jimmy] never wanted any of that. 

'Jimmy came from a really tough upbringing. He just wanted a happy, grounded home.' 

Daily Mail Australia has contacted Nadia Bartel for comment. 

Claims: Nadia reportedly wanted to project an image of herself and Jimmy as a 'power couple', while her husband preferred a more laid-back lifestyle. Pictured on January 10, 2013

Claims: Nadia reportedly wanted to project an image of herself and Jimmy as a 'power couple', while her husband preferred a more laid-back lifestyle. Pictured on January 10, 2013

Jimmy and Nadia first met in 2008 while attending the Melbourne F1 Grand Prix.

At the time, he was midway through his 14-year football career and she was a university student. 

The Geelong Cats legend proposed to Nadia on a beach in Mexico in October 2012 and they married on the Bellarine Peninsula in February 2014. 

They share custody of two sons: three-year-old Aston and 10-month-old Henley.

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