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

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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 Mia Freedman on her 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 her interview, the mother-of-three admitted the ‘hardest part’ of Brendan’s affair was the public ridicule that came afterwards. 

Affair: Brendan and Alex were married in 2005, before briefly splitting a year later after the Carlton's brief and controversial affair with bikini model Lara, 34, (pictured in 2006) - who is now married to actor Sam Worthington

Affair: Brendan and Alex were married in 2005, before briefly splitting a year later after the Carlton’s brief and controversial affair with bikini model Lara, 34, (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 lamented.

‘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 were married in 2005, before briefly splitting a year later after the Carlton’s brief and controversial affair with Lara, 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 said

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 said 

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

Wedding bells: Fevola split from his wife Alex in 2006, after 14 months of marriage. The couple are pictured at their wedding in 2005

Wedding bells: Fevola split from his wife Alex in 2006, after 14 months of marriage. The couple are pictured at their wedding in 2005 

Brendan, who was 26 at the time, and Lara, then a 19-year-old bikini 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: Fevola and his on-again-off-again wife (pictured in 2007) reconciled before officially signing the divorce papers in 2014

Tumultuous: Fevola and his on-again-off-again wife (pictured in 2007) reconciled before officially signing the divorce papers in 2014

Alex and her on-again-off-again husband reconciled before officially signing divorce papers in 2014.   

However, just two years after their divorce, the couple announced they were engaged. 

They welcomed their fourth child, Tobi, in 2018. 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.

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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