Jesinta Franklin’s husband Buddy’s team moves to Victoria during her 14-day quarantine in Queensland
Heartbreak for Jesinta Franklin as her husband Buddy is moved to Victoria with the Sydney Swans while quarantined in Queensland – as AFL bosses fight to fly the stranded WAGs to Melbourne
Jesinta Franklin and her two young children will be released Thursday from their mandatory 14-day quarantine in the Gold Coast.
But the model’s hopes of reuniting with her Sydney Swans star husband Lance ‘Buddy’ Franklin have stalled as it was revealed earlier this week that his team has moved to Victoria amid the Covid outbreak in Queensland.
The 29-year-old model left Sydney almost two weeks ago with daughter Tallulah, one and four-month-old son Rocky with the intention of joining the Swans and Giants in their Queensland pods.
No reunion after all: Jesinta Franklin has spent nearly two weeks in quarantine on the Gold Coast to reunite with her Sydney Swans star husband Buddy, but faces heartbreak when his team moves to Melbourne this weekend
But she, along with more than 100 other WAGS and loved ones, is now facing disappointment, after the Delta outbreak in Queensland and the announcement of a three-day shutdown over the weekend saw the Sydney teams uprooted for the third time.
The squad fled to Melbourne on Sunday and will likely remain in Victoria for the rest of the season.
Jesinta hasn’t commented on the Swans’ move yet, but has been counting down the days until she was able to reunite with her doting husband, 34, after being separated for weeks.
On July 25, she shared a photo of Tallulah with the caption: “Hotel Quarantine Day 3… 11 Days Closer To Daddy. We’re going to tell some amazing stories to Lulu and Rocky! I take so many photos and videos to show them when they’re older.”
Counting Down the Days: On July 25, Jesinta shared a photo of Tallulah with the caption: “Hotel Quarantine Day 3… 11 Days Closer to Daddy. We’re going to tell some amazing stories to Lulu and Rocky! I take so many photos and videos to show them when they’re older”
Freedom: On Monday night, she shared a photo of her little girl reaching for the hotel door, with the sweet caption: “Not long baby girl”
And on Monday night, she shared a photo of her little girl reaching for the hotel door, with the lovely caption: “Not long baby girl.”
Daily Mail Australia has contacted Jesinta for further comment.
It comes amid reports that the stranded WAGS could be taken to Melbourne as early as Friday and eventually reunited with the players.
According to the herald sun, the AFL is prioritizing jetting families to Melbourne without a further lockdown period.
Hope: It comes amid reports that the stranded WAGS could be taken to Melbourne as early as Friday to finally be reunited with the players. In the photo: Buddy Franklin with baby Rocky
On Monday, league chief executive Gillon McLachlan said: “We’re having good discussions with Victorian Health about reuniting with the clubs down here.
“Those conversations are going well. There may be obligations associated with that, but I am positive.’
The hope is to transport the quarantined group from Brisbane on a chartered flight to Victoria so that they would have no contact with the Queensland community.
Swans coach John Longmire added: “They are coming out of quarantine late Thursday afternoon so we are relying on the forces needed to reunite.”
Priority: According to The Herald Sun, the AFL is giving priority to families flying to Melbourne without a further lockdown period. Pictured: Jesinta and Buddy at the Brownlows 2018