Speaking to The Daily Telegraph, Ms Joyce said her daughters thought she “had gone mad when I told them I would be strutting my stuff wearing nothing more than a skimpy bikini, flexing my muscles for all to see”.
In a tell-all interview with the AWW last year, Ms Joyce spoke candidly about her ex-husband's very public affair. “I wasn’t surprised she sold their ‘exclusive’ story, and certainly not surprised the $150,000 went to her child, but it begs the question if Barney agreed to be a part of it, how could he allow his four girls to be overlooked?” she told the magazine.
“In saying that, I wouldn’t want a cent of that money. It was all we could do to watch it without throwing a brick at the TV!”
In a Facebook post after her magazine interview, Ms Joyce revealed how the experience had helped her turn a corner. “This week I was proud to be featured in the AWW Rural Women’s special,” she wrote. “I found speaking to my trusted journalist friend Lizzie Wilson and the AWW team a cathartic experience. I implore that journalists and media outlets respect my story and not sabotage or transcribe as this factual story was deliberate to empower myself and my girls."
“We feel that we have completed our journey...our lives move forward from this point," she finished.