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General Etiquette => Etiquette of the Rich and Famous => Topic started by: Azrail on July 07, 2009, 10:39:00 PM

Title: Girlfriend Stole My Son!
Post by: Azrail on July 07, 2009, 10:39:00 PM
Just read this article:

http://news.ninemsn.com.au/national/835024/cricket-mum-attacks-Female Dog-wag

I am glad that the couple have not decided to enter a public mud-slinging match with this woman. I think it speaks volumes about the kind of people they are that they have decided not to say anything.

I just thought I'd share because her comments sounded like they could have come straight out of the main E-hell site.

If someone has already posted this, or this thread is not deemed appropriate, feel free to move/lock/delete.
Title: Re: Girlfriend Stole My Son!
Post by: Master_Edward on July 07, 2009, 11:35:29 PM
Weird.

Ed.
Title: Re: Girlfriend Stole My Son!
Post by: katycoo on July 07, 2009, 11:38:41 PM
Yes.  Because a grown man would love for his mother to come on tour.

I'm sure her outbursts have done nothing but make the poor man regret that he had moved away from her.
Title: Re: Girlfriend Stole My Son!
Post by: Tiramisu on July 07, 2009, 11:42:13 PM
That is so wrong.  Maybe she is doing it for money?  How embarassing for Mitchell Johnson.  It seems to me that coming out and making comments like that are a sign of what she is like and that there may be other reasons than the girlfriend for his limited contact.

Title: Re: Girlfriend Stole My Son!
Post by: JadeAngel on July 07, 2009, 11:46:54 PM
Sounds like she's more upset that she doesn't get free tickets to England for the Ashes, than she is that her son doesn't call her... And I wouldn't be messing with Jessica Bratich - Karate champion and wearer of a very famous dress...

http://pics.nova100.com.au/galleries/jessica-bratichs-dress

Title: Re: Girlfriend Stole My Son!
Post by: Lauren on July 08, 2009, 06:49:52 AM
Very weird. I can't imagine that this is going to improve her relationship with her son!
Title: Re: Girlfriend Stole My Son!
Post by: Winterlight on July 08, 2009, 08:32:16 AM
Mom needs to zip her lip. Son may well be pulling away, but pitching a public fit isn't going to make him come home more often.
Title: Re: Girlfriend Stole My Son!
Post by: ladycrim on July 08, 2009, 04:59:28 PM
Good one, Mum.  Embarrass your famous son in public.  That'll make him come running home.

BTW, what's a WAG?
Title: Re: Girlfriend Stole My Son!
Post by: C0mputerGeek on July 08, 2009, 05:14:00 PM
Here is a URL that should work: http://tinyurl.com/lhkpqk

It would be nice if she got a card and a gift for Mother's Day/her birthday in addition to the text messages, but whining in the paper is not the way to make sure that happens.

I really doubt it would shock my own mother if one of my brothers were to choose to spend the night with their girlfriend instead of her.
Title: Re: Girlfriend Stole My Son!
Post by: Mopsy428 on July 08, 2009, 05:48:36 PM
I can kind of see where she is coming from IF she and her son were as close as she says they were before the girlfriend came on the scene. I've seen guys greatly discontinue contact with relatives and friends (to the point of shutting off contact) because they are *so* in love and can't possibly have time for anyone else.  ::) This may or may not be the case here, but it's a possibility.

However, I don't think it's appropriate to blab to the papers about it, and kudos to the couple for not responding (in public).
Title: Re: Girlfriend Stole My Son!
Post by: Azrail on July 08, 2009, 09:42:12 PM
She's going one step further and giving A Current Affair an interview tonight. From the clips I can tell she's not saying nice things. I think they are going to interview the couple as well.
Title: Re: Girlfriend Stole My Son!
Post by: Tiramisu on July 08, 2009, 09:50:56 PM
Oh noooooo  >:(

I stand by my previous post.  What an embarrassment all round.  ACA is no better than TT nowadays.  I'm going to have to watch it though. 
Title: Re: Girlfriend Stole My Son!
Post by: Tiramisu on July 08, 2009, 09:51:43 PM
Oh and BTW I said to my BF last night that I bet she was doing this for money.  Looks like I was right as ACA usually shells out for these interviews.
Title: Re: Girlfriend Stole My Son!
Post by: Azrail on July 09, 2009, 05:46:20 AM
I watched the segment, here is some of what she said during the interview:

http://news.ninemsn.com.au/entertainment/835732/mitchells-mum-launches-new-wag-attack

No words.

Modified to Add: I was glad they played this segment first, I was able to catch the rest of Neighbours!
Title: Re: Girlfriend Stole My Son!
Post by: Tiramisu on July 09, 2009, 07:08:53 AM
I couldn't help myself and switched over to free to air to watch it specifically because of finding out about the interview through Ehell.   My BF and I were amazed.

1.  If she was worth a grain of salt she wouldn't have gone public no matter *what* the FDIL had done.
2.  She said in her interview that she attempted suicide and FDIL wrote her an email saying what a bad mother she was.  Well if that is true that is pretty awful but she provided NO context whatsoever for that statement or any proof
3.  She admitted in the interview that her son didn't like it when she called FDIL a golddigger.  Well, I'm not surprised
4.  She says that FDIL rode on her son's coat tails.  Well I don't know too much about her but I do know that she was a Karate champion in her own right
5.  Repeat number 1.

Title: Re: Girlfriend Stole My Son!
Post by: Lauren on July 10, 2009, 05:30:04 AM
What a nasty, nasty woman. I don't blame her son for having nothing to do with her.

I was reading the comments at the Daily Tele's site and one of the people who commented said he'd played cricket with Mitchell as a teenager and the only parent he ever met was his father. Makes her comments that much worse.
Title: Re: Girlfriend Stole My Son!
Post by: Winterlight on July 10, 2009, 12:02:54 PM
Mom sounds like a piece of work.
Title: Re: Girlfriend Stole My Son!
Post by: Bibliophile on July 10, 2009, 12:31:16 PM
While it's rude to just text your mum on Mother's Day, I can't really blame the poor guy from trying to get away from such a nutty parent.
Title: Re: Girlfriend Stole My Son!
Post by: Winterlight on July 10, 2009, 12:36:20 PM
While it's rude to just text your mum on Mother's Day, I can't really blame the poor guy from trying to get away from such a nutty parent.

I wonder if mom is a clinger and he's trying to detach/set boundaries.
Title: Re: Girlfriend Stole My Son!
Post by: Squeaks on July 10, 2009, 12:49:05 PM
I rather like the part about him not spending a night with her any more, that one made me laugh
Title: Re: Girlfriend Stole My Son!
Post by: Starchasm on July 10, 2009, 02:23:22 PM
"She's not even a person in her own right"

 :o  Jeez, I wonder why they're not close anymore.
Title: Re: Girlfriend Stole My Son!
Post by: Azrail on July 11, 2009, 06:07:39 AM
I know! She's a karate champ, she's hot, I honestly doubt she needed Mitchell to get noticed.  ::)
Title: Re: Girlfriend Stole My Son!
Post by: Clara Bow on July 11, 2009, 12:27:07 PM
Ironically, in trying to hold on to her son, she's guranteeing that she'll never see him again.
Title: Re: Girlfriend Stole My Son!
Post by: Winterlight on July 13, 2009, 08:33:05 AM
Yeah, even if GF is the hag from the Black Lagoon, mom publically treating her son like a baby is going to gall him.
Title: Re: Girlfriend Stole My Son!
Post by: Twik on July 13, 2009, 03:03:50 PM
Ironically, in trying to hold on to her son, she's guranteeing that she'll never see him again.

Even if he takes the insults to his GF lying down, I can just imagine the bitter ragging he'll get from his own teammates, and worse, the opposition.

"Oh, did I hurt you? Want Mommy to come and kiss it better for you?"
Title: Re: Girlfriend Stole My Son!
Post by: Azrail on July 14, 2009, 06:04:22 PM
Here's some more:

http://womansday.ninemsn.com.au/article.aspx?id=836189

Title: Re: Girlfriend Stole My Son!
Post by: FunkyMunky on July 14, 2009, 10:54:48 PM
Son found a strong, independent woman who doesn't need constant validation. Good for him. And the fact she could probably whoop his mother is a bonus.  ;D

ETA:

Just noticed two things in the articles - mother saying girlfriends sholdn't be flown "they're just girlfriends". Well, actually, she's his fiancee, and there IS a difference. Also, I can see why he wouldn't want his mum there.

The other:
Quote
Asked if her fiancé had been upset by his mother's comments, Jessica said smoothly, "From the look of today's game he's focused on what he's here to do..."

She bean-dipped them! Well played.
Title: Re: Girlfriend Stole My Son!
Post by: MyFamily on July 15, 2009, 12:56:29 PM
I do not know who any of these people are (never heard of them before this post), but I'm really being pulled in by the drama and how well Jessica is dealing with this.  I did find the Womans Day article to be a little misleading - it said in the title that she was going to "hit back" and honestly, I didn't see any hitting back, I saw class and a nicely worded response. 
Title: Re: Girlfriend Stole My Son!
Post by: Starchasm on July 15, 2009, 02:37:43 PM
I do not know who any of these people are (never heard of them before this post), but I'm really being pulled in by the drama and how well Jessica is dealing with this.  I did find the Womans Day article to be a little misleading - it said in the title that she was going to "hit back" and honestly, I didn't see any hitting back, I saw class and a nicely worded response. 

POD, Jessica is one classy lady.
Title: Re: Girlfriend Stole My Son!
Post by: ladycrim on July 15, 2009, 03:11:51 PM
I do not know who any of these people are (never heard of them before this post), but I'm really being pulled in by the drama and how well Jessica is dealing with this.  I did find the Womans Day article to be a little misleading - it said in the title that she was going to "hit back" and honestly, I didn't see any hitting back, I saw class and a nicely worded response. 

"Jessica responds in a classy manner" wouldn't have been nearly as grabbing a headline ...
Title: Re: Girlfriend Stole My Son!
Post by: Tiramisu on July 15, 2009, 09:25:54 PM
I do not know who any of these people are (never heard of them before this post), but I'm really being pulled in by the drama and how well Jessica is dealing with this.  I did find the Womans Day article to be a little misleading - it said in the title that she was going to "hit back" and honestly, I didn't see any hitting back, I saw class and a nicely worded response. 

"Jessica responds in a classy manner" wouldn't have been nearly as grabbing a headline ...

Correct!  But then again the headline should have read "Jessica refuses tell all interview at time of press so we've decided to make an article out of nothing"

Title: Re: Girlfriend Stole My Son!
Post by: Azrail on July 16, 2009, 08:50:40 AM
ROFL!!!! Yeah I read the article and I was like 'What's with the title? She's not hitting back!' Which I was actually pleased with because when I read it I thought 'Oh, no, Jessica hasn't snapped, has she?'

Title: Re: Girlfriend Stole My Son!
Post by: JadeGirl on July 18, 2009, 09:06:50 PM
I've been watching the Ashes and Mitchell Johnson has been off his game and playing uncharacteristically poorly.  Even though I support England (but live in Australia), it has been really sad to watch. 

I hope that it is not because of this.  I know that the argument can be made that he's a professional and should leave his private life behind when he's playing, but I think this argument is a bit churlish.  Which one of us can honestly say that we have not been affected at work when something bad is going on in our personal life.
Title: Re: Girlfriend Stole My Son!
Post by: Azrail on July 18, 2009, 09:19:37 PM
And who doesn't feel bad when parents are the 'something bad'? It's hard enough to shake off comments from strangers sometimes, parents doing stuff like this would leave you absolutely gutted.
Title: Re: Girlfriend Stole My Son!
Post by: JadeGirl on July 18, 2009, 10:00:22 PM
Yup.  I can deal with my Mum constantly picking and finding fault with me, but if she took money from a media outlet to air her dirty laundry in public I'd be a wreck for days. 
Title: Re: Girlfriend Stole My Son!
Post by: petal on July 18, 2009, 10:50:53 PM
i bet the mother will go public and blame it all on the DIL (again)  now that hes not performing well
Title: Re: Girlfriend Stole My Son!
Post by: Ralkana on July 19, 2009, 06:10:53 AM
i bet the mother will go public and blame it all on the DIL (again)  now that hes not performing well

To me, this is the saddest part. She hates this woman so much that she doesn't care that it might be affecting her son's career.

Apparently she doesn't get that even if he were willing to forgive her for disrespecting his fiancee, if his poor performance here damages his career, he's never going to forgive her for it.
Title: Re: Girlfriend Stole My Son!
Post by: JadeAngel on July 30, 2009, 11:36:41 PM
I do not know who any of these people are (never heard of them before this post), but I'm really being pulled in by the drama and how well Jessica is dealing with this.  I did find the Womans Day article to be a little misleading - it said in the title that she was going to "hit back" and honestly, I didn't see any hitting back, I saw class and a nicely worded response. 

"Jessica responds in a classy manner" wouldn't have been nearly as grabbing a headline ...

Correct!  But then again the headline should have read "Jessica refuses tell all interview at time of press so we've decided to make an article out of nothing"

Maybe, but then how would they distinguish that article from all the others in the magazine...  ;D
Title: Re: Girlfriend Stole My Son! UPDATE
Post by: Lauren on May 16, 2011, 06:01:48 AM
I know this is an old thread, but I thought it was worth an update.

Jessica and Mitchell got married a couple of weeks ago. Unsurprisingly the mother was not invited. Of course she's gone to the press to moan over it (http://www.heraldsun.com.au/entertainment/confidential/cricket-mitchell-johnsons-mum-gutted-over-wedding-snub/story-e6frf96x-1226056353985) She just does not seem to get that she is repeating the behaviour that caused the split in the first place!

I read the article at my mum's place, but one of the choice quotes was 'I could understand if I bashed him or neglected him, but not because I don't get on with his wife'

I say good on him for putting his wife first. From start to now his mother has been horrible to this girl. I don't know if what she says is true, but I do know that she's handled it appallingly.
Title: Re: Girlfriend Stole My Son!
Post by: Bob Ducca on May 16, 2011, 06:07:41 AM
I think an interesting note from the article is that the mother's father, ex-husband, and other children were invited.  It seems the wedding was only "secret" from her.  I understand her being hurt, but I think the couple was justified in not inviting her, given her history and her reaction.
Title: Re: Girlfriend Stole My Son!
Post by: Winterlight on May 16, 2011, 08:48:39 AM
You called your future DIL a golddigger and have thrown public hissy fits about their relationship- and you have no idea why you weren't invited to their wedding.

Oooooookay.
Title: Re: Girlfriend Stole My Son!
Post by: Minmom3 on May 16, 2011, 09:56:30 PM
Or what she'll publicly say about never seeing any grandchildren.  Because I cannot imagine they'll have any contact with her just because grandchildren are born sometime down the line.  She just digs herself deeper and deeper.
Title: Re: Girlfriend Stole My Son!
Post by: JonGirl on May 17, 2011, 05:06:45 AM


Mitchell Johnson is AWWWWESOME!!!   ;D
Title: Re: Girlfriend Stole My Son!
Post by: Sabbyfrog2 on May 19, 2011, 07:39:18 AM
I guess I just don't understand why ANY of this is even news worthy to begin with.
Title: Re: Girlfriend Stole My Son!
Post by: NOVA Lady on May 19, 2011, 08:00:20 AM
I guess I just don't understand why ANY of this is even news worthy to begin with.

Because its about a celeb and anything to do with them seems to be up for discussion and news worthy. :)
Title: Re: Girlfriend Stole My Son!
Post by: Sabbyfrog2 on May 19, 2011, 08:18:22 AM
I guess I just don't understand why ANY of this is even news worthy to begin with.

Because its about a celeb and anything to do with them seems to be up for discussion and news worthy. :)

Oh... true... well then carry on.
He's a sports celeb? I have never heard of him until this thread... Which I just read... (look Ma I rhymed!)  :P
Title: Re: Girlfriend Stole My Son!
Post by: Skoffin on May 19, 2011, 04:19:29 PM
Yeah, if I were getting an all expenses trip across the world I'd definitely take my parents instead of the man I love.  ::)
"Just girlfriends"? Does this woman actually believe that her son's relationships need to be validated by her? That she's only 'worthy' of anything until she is married to him. She's spreading vitriol against the fiancée yet so far the only reasoning she has used is that she doesn't get to go on free trips and that her son is spending more time with the woman he is marrying.   Hmmm, I wouldn't want to hang out with her either.
Title: Re: Girlfriend Stole My Son!
Post by: JadeAngel on May 19, 2011, 08:12:17 PM
Yeah, if I were getting an all expenses trip across the world I'd definitely take my parents instead of the man I love.  ::)
"Just girlfriends"? Does this woman actually believe that her son's relationships need to be validated by her? That she's only 'worthy' of anything until she is married to him. She's spreading vitriol against the fiancée yet so far the only reasoning she has used is that she doesn't get to go on free trips and that her son is spending more time with the woman he is marrying.   Hmmm, I wouldn't want to hang out with her either.

Yeah I have to say the issue has always seemed to be that when Jessica came on the scene, Mum's free ride on the gravy train came to an end and she resents both her son and his new wife enormously for that. It doesn't even seem to be about family closeness, but about her need to be the centre of attention at all times. It's sad that she can't accept that she isn't the most important person in her son's life anymore, but until she comes to terms with the fact that while she's still important to her son, his wife will always come first, she'll never get anywhere.
Title: Re: Girlfriend Stole My Son!
Post by: Carnation on May 20, 2011, 12:39:26 PM
Somehow I can't see this woman sitting quietly through the ceremony.

Especially the "speak now or forever hold your peace" part.
Title: Re: Girlfriend Stole My Son!
Post by: Minmom3 on May 22, 2011, 02:52:59 PM
Somehow I can't see this woman sitting quietly through the ceremony.

Especially the "speak now or forever hold your peace" part.

I don't have the link handy, but she wasn't given the option - she only found about the wedding well after the fact. ALL her family kept it a secret from her, including, if I recall, her own father.  It says a whole lot to me that the rest of her family was willing to keep this from her.