Natalie Bassingthwaighte, the celebrated Rogue Traders singer, has opened up about her new relationship with a woman, describing it as one that brings joy and happiness to her life. In a candid interview with the ‘Something To Talk About’ podcast, she shared insights into her personal life following her amicable split from second husband and bandmate, Cameron McGlinchey.
Navigating a New Chapter Amidst Privacy Concerns
Bassingthwaighte spoke about the challenges of navigating grief and redefining her life while maintaining privacy, especially as a public figure. Despite the couple’s efforts to keep their separation discreet amidst intense media interest, Bassingthwaighte faced an unfortunate threat from the media to out her new relationship.
The Outing Threat and Supportive Response
In 2023, the singer was confronted with a media ultimatum to either provide a quote or face having details of her same-sex relationship published without her consent. This situation led her to seek advice from her former husband, McGlinchey, who provided unwavering support and encouraged her to embrace her truth. His supportive response underscored the amicable nature of their separation and co-parenting relationship.
Embracing Her Truth
Bassingthwaighte expressed gratitude for being able to find happiness in her new relationship, describing her partner as someone who makes her heart smile. She has chosen to keep her partner’s identity private, focusing instead on the positivity and love she has found. Her story not only highlights the personal journey of embracing one’s truth but also sheds light on the challenges faced by public figures in managing their private lives under media scrutiny.