Nathan Buckley’s ex-girlfriend, Alex Pike, says there’s a lot more to her than her much-discussed love life.
The 45-year-old cosmetic nurse finally broke her silence about her romance with the Collingwood legend in an exclusive interview with Daily Mail Australia to promote the relaunch of her eight-week kickstart program. Beauty from within.
The mum-of-three cautiously discussed her time with the 50-year-old former footy star and the critical eye on their relationship, saying: ‘I’m very thankful for this chapter in my life, but I’m more than my ex.
“I’m a mom, an entrepreneur, a woman who struggles and juggles balance, but I always look inward and try to do better for myself and those I support.”
When asked if being pushed into the public eye was a challenge, Alex admitted it was never a big deal.
Nathan Buckley’s ex-girlfriend Alex Pike (pictured) has broken her silence about her relationship with the footy legend as she promotes the relaunch of her kickstart program, Inside Out Beauty
The former couple made headlines after they started dating in 2021, before going their separate ways about a year later. Taking a picture together in Melbourne
“At the time, I never felt that I was being scrutinized,” she recalled.
“Relationships are often interesting to people, especially when they are in the public eye. But I’m very comfortable with myself, so I took it easy.’
The Albury nurse admitted she no longer speaks to the divorced father-of-two. She simply said “no” when asked, insisting that she’s excited to shift the spotlight from her past relationship to her beauty business.
Pike and Bucks made headlines in 2021 when they started dating shortly after the father-of-two confirmed that he had split from his wife of 18 years, Tanya Minnici.
The pair appeared to have ended for good by 2022, and a few months later, the AFL icon confirmed he was in a relationship with 34-year-old business manager and Pike lookalike Brodie Ryan.
Alex admitted she no longer speaks to the divorced father-of-two and insisted she’s excited to shift the spotlight from her past relationship to her beauty business
The 45-year-old’s Inside Out Beauty program offers women an eight-week kickstart to wellness and incorporates many of the practices and techniques used by Alex herself
Buckley previously opened up about his personal life when he appeared on I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here! last year.
“I am going through a divorce. So I’ve been away from home for 18 months, a little over 18 months, almost two years,” he said at the time.
“And the paps follow my ex-wife, and sometimes with my boys, and also look for pictures with me with my current partner,” he said, referring to Pike.
Since the breakup, the brunette says she’s happily single and “has no time for romance” as she focuses on raising her three boys and growing her business.
“It’s not encouraged as a year-round lifestyle, but it’s a way to change your day-to-day well-being in the long run,” she said of the program
Since splitting with Buckley, the brunette says she’s happily single and has “no time for romance” as she focuses on raising her three boys (pictured) and growing her business
Speaking about the relaunch of her eight-week lifestyle program Inside Out Beauty, Pike described it as a “reset and a kickstart to self-love.”
“It’s not encouraged as a year-round lifestyle, but it’s a way to change your day-to-day well-being in the long run,” she explained.
Pike said the program features many of her own personal practices, which she’s learned over the years as she tried to find ways to balance her busy cosmetic career with motherhood.
Alex’s day on a plate
Slice of toast with eggs, tomato, basil and avocado
Poké bowl with rice and chicken or fish
Lean proteins and lots of vegetables
Ice cream in a cone
“Many, many years ago when I was running a business and being a single mom, I started to get overwhelmed and really started exploring ways I could ground myself and treat myself a little better,” she said.
Unlike many other fitness programs on the market, Inside Out Beauty gives users access to consultations with a dermatologist, a plastic surgeon, and even Alex himself, to educate women about aesthetic treatments.
“It doesn’t encourage women to have jobs, but there are educational parts of the program around skin care routines and different treatments one could do if they want to improve their appearance,” she said.
Pike, who turns 46 this year, also revealed that one of the secrets behind her youthful appearance is to use alcohol for celery juice.
“Cutting back on alcohol has definitely helped me slow down the clock,” she said, adding that she’s noticed the biggest difference in her skin since she stopped grog and now sleeps and concentrates better too.
Despite embracing her 40s, the former model admits her path to self-confidence has been a journey.
“As I’ve gotten older, I’ve become more confident. When I was in my early forties I tried to hide it a bit, but now I’m very proud of the fact that I’m turning 46 and through my program I can empower other women to be proud of their age too.’
Alex doesn’t deny himself anything when it comes to eating things like bread or the occasional dessert, and believes in smart eating.
Alex also shared her diet with Daily Mail Australia, revealing that she doesn’t deny herself anything but likes to make smart choices like eating carbs earlier in the day.
Next on Alex’s business bucket list is a podcast featuring interviews with the top plastic surgeons in the field, her own skincare line and the expansion of her clinics into the United States
She eats her carbs earlier in the day, then loads up on lean protein and veggies around dinnertime.
To stay fit, get up early most days for morning walks, then add at least “two weighted workouts and a Pilates class” each week if she’s not too busy.
Next on Alex’s business bucket list is a podcast featuring interviews with the top plastic surgeons in the field, her own skincare line, and the expansion of her clinics into the United States.
Alex was named Australia’s Favorite Injector in 2018 by Plastic Surgery Hub and recognized as one of the top 250 injectors in Australia, NZ and the Asia Pacific region by pharmaceutical company Allergan.
More information about Inside Out Beauty can be found in the program official website.