Today, Australian actress and singer Natalie Bassingthweighte opened up about her recent separation from her husband of twelve years, Cameron McGlinchey, and her new relationship.
In an extensive interview with Stellar and its podcast Something to Talk About, she talked about her various life changes, including her split from her second husband.
Reports about the couple’s separation emerged in August. Although she kept her private life out of the spotlight at that time, Bassingthwaighte admitted that the media attention they received was very challenging.
She also said that she had been waiting for the split to happen, and she tried to protect her family’s inner sanctum.
Being in the public eye has been very unsettling for Bassingthwaighte, as it has affected her and her children, who work together.
She said that she was initially not ready for the situation to unfold. She also admitted that she was waiting for someone to speak for her.
Getting a phone call was one of the hardest parts of the situation.
She said that it made her feel overwhelmed and that she didn’t want people to view her separation from McGlinchey negatively. She also noted that their marriage was very successful.
It was very beautiful, and we’ve had an amazing life together. We’ve accomplished a lot, and we have two beautiful kids.
Bassingthwaighte is clearly in love with her new partner, who she has not publicly identified. She describes her relationship as “beautiful” and “very happy.”
She also says that she was initially terrified about going public with her new relationship. She sought advice from her former spouse.
After she received a phone call, she was immediately hysterical. She said that she was so grateful for the support that she received from her former spouse.
He told her that it was her truth and that she should “just stand in it and own it.”
This has been very rewarding for Bassingthwaighte. She now has the opportunity to speak her truth directly.
Everything is fine, and everyone is safe. Being in the public eye has been very unsettling for Bassingthwaighte, as it has affected her and her children, who work together.
She described it as terrifying and debilitating at the same time. It’s not fun, and to live like this is not fun.
She is proud of her ex and how they have managed to co-parent successfully.
In a Father’s Day post, Bassingthweighte paid tribute to her ex’s courage and strength, and she also stated that they remain close.