EXCLUSIVE: Jarryd Hayne turns to wife Amellia and fiercest protector mother Jodie in his darkest hour – with the pair running errands and supporting the NRL star as he goes to jail for rape
- Jarryd Hayne was supported by his mother Jodie and wife Amellia Bonnici during his criminal trial
- Hayne, 33, was bailed on the NSW Central Coast after being found guilty of sexual assault on Monday
- Hayne’s mother has supported her son’s family by running errands and persuading her daughter-in-law
- The former star football player is expected to be convicted of the crimes on May 6
Jodie Hayne returned to the Central Coast home, her son bought her with a cart full of groceries after shopping in Coles on Thursday afternoon
She is Jarryd Hayne’s fiercest protector and an important part of her son’s legend – and Jodie Hayne is still in her son’s corner, running errands to help his young family, receiving his wife for a meal, and accompanying her son. to court.
Mrs. Hayne returned to the humble house on the central coast of NSW that her son famously bought her with a cart full of groceries after a supermarket trip on Thursday.
A short time later, she was joined by Hayne’s wife Amellia Bonnici, 29, who arrived with containers of food – some four days after the footy superstar was found guilty of two counts of unauthorized intercourse with an unnamed woman.
Both women watched on earlier this week as a jury of seven men and five women found Hayne, 33, guilty, and they were close after he was released on bail to the same region pending his conviction.
Hayne’s mother has always been part of her son’s legend, and Jarryd said when he was younger that he just wanted to buy her a house – which he did.
Single mom Jodie gave birth to Hayne as an 18-year-old waitress, raised Hayne in rough council housing in Minto in southwest Sydney, and led him to rugby league success.
When he won the Dally M Medal as the best player in the game at just 21, Jarryd tearfully thanked ‘my mom, my rock’.
Jarryd Hayne’s wife, Amellia Bonnici, arrived Thursday to visit Jarryd’s mother transporting containers of food
Hayne made his first report to a Central Coast police station earlier this week, wearing white shorts, a navy blue jacket and Birkenstock.
Now Hayne is being grimly counted down to the day of his sentencing on May 6 at the Newcastle court, with Judge Helen Syme saying that a custodial sentence – in other words, imprisonment – is ‘inevitable’.
Family matriarch Jodie raised suspicion at the media peering in from outside the courtroom during Monday’s sensational courtroom, her boy hugging Amellia, whom he married in January after five years together.
Hayne avoided going into custody on the spot – with his manager Wayne Beavis providing $ 50,000 bail, an increase from an earlier $ 20,000 bail amount.
Hayne’s bail terms include not leaving the area, except to see his attorney or accountant, and reporting daily to the local police station.
Clearly, Ms. Hayne has been helping her son and daughter-in-law run errands and care for their two children, aged one and four, all week.
She has also fended off media inquiries like a pro – she raised a hand and said, ‘I’m not interested – thanks anyway’, when approached for comment about her son.
Mrs. Hayne has always been part of her son’s legend, Jarryd said when he was younger he just wanted to buy a house for his single mother
Jarryd Hayne and Amellia Bonnici are pictured arriving for the last day of his retrial where he was found guilty of sexual assault
But then again, this isn’t the first time she’s stood by her beloved son’s side when he’s in trouble.
In 2009, the same year he won the Dally M, Ms. Hayne told sports writer Jessica Halloran about her anger at him when he was shot on a night out at Kings Cross last year.
“After the Kings Cross shooting, I hugged and hugged him and then I went my head for him,” she said.
“I said,” What were you doing? You hang out with dogs and you get fleas, mate.
“It’s the worst feeling … I could have seen my son in the morgue.”
Now she’s faced with the prospect of her son, who became one of the biggest names in Australian sport in 2015 when he tried to make it into the NFL with the San Francisco 49ers, with a jail term of up to 14 years.
Hayne’s conditions included not leaving his area, except to see his attorney or accountant, and report daily to the local police station. Pictured: Ms. Bonnici arrives on Thursday to visit his mother