Nadia Bartel’s friends: Who are Ellie Pearson, Bec Judd

The influencer who was filmed snorting white powder is a huge fan of wild parties along with her trusted inner circle of WAGs.

After being filmed snorting a line of white powder by her friend, Nadia Bartel’s social life is once again in the headlines.

The former WAG turned influencer was in the headlines last week when fellow former AFL wife Ellie Pearson reportedly accidentally shared the footage online as the result of having a “smashed phone screen”.

But the blunder has caused a headache for Nadia, who publicly apologised on Friday for the incident, leaving her with a $5k fine for a Covid breach and prompting one brand to dump her as an ambassador.

Before this incident, Nadia was well-known on the social circuit, regularly sharing photos and videos from lavish parties wearing slinky outfits alongside her famous mates.

Here’s a look at her inner circle.

Power pal Bec Judd

So just who are the women the influencer surrounds herself with? Her most famous pal is undeniably Rebecca Judd who co-owns tanning brand Spray Aus with Nadia as well as Ellie and another friend Emily McKay.

Judd, who was not involved in the recent incident involving Bartel, is Melbourne’s power WAG, married to AFL star Chris Judd since 2010, the pair raise their four kids in a $7.3 million mansion in the city’s swanky suburb of Brighton.

Bec has earned a huge following of 808,000 followers on Instagram and Nadia regularly posts alongside her famous pal.

Interestingly, Bec has not escaped controversy. Last year she widely criticised Victoria’s harsh lockdowns in 2020 and was even spotted wearing a “dictator Dan” T-shirt, but was swiftly slammed for doing so by fans.

Nadia and Bec also love to party together, with Nadia attending Bec’s famous “Juddchella” house-warming in 2019.

Fellow former WAG Ellie Pearson

Just like Nadia, Ellie has been on the Melbourne WAG circuit, having previously dated ex AFL star Josh Hunt.

The pair run their Spray Aus business together along with Bec and Emily – and she’s also the woman who filmed the three-second clip that caused Nadia’s life to begin unravelling.

As well as being involved in the controversy, Ellie has been the centre of headlines previously after sending an email to friends and partners of Geelong players slamming her ex and his new girlfriend.

Her outburst quickly spiralled “out of hand”, after the email – which reportedly told friends they could “spit” on Josh – went viral in 2011.

Emily McKay, who is also an ex-WAG

Nadia’s third bestie, who she has previously described as her “sister” on Instagram, knows the heartache Nadia has experience as she recently split from her footy star boyfriend.

Emily shares son Hendrix, who turned two recently, with AFL star Majak Daw – but the pair announced their split in February.

Majak is well known after returning to his sport following a horror fall in 2018 from a Melbourne bridge.

Nadia has been supporting Emily as she parents Hendrix, recently commenting on the doting mum’s post for his second birthday.

Just like Nadia, Em enjoys posting bikini clad selfies, often to promote their beauty business together.

The pair have also been pictured partying together on multiple occasions, including at wild party held just hours before Melbourne was plunged back into lockdown again in February.

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