Mitchell Johnson's fiancée talks to Angela Mollard about her future mother-in-law's savage attack.
Jessica Bratich, fiancée of star fast bowler Mitchell Johnson, has hit back at her future mother-in-law’s claims that she's a gold-digger who has stolen her son from her.
Jessica said she did not want to be drawn into a catfight but was "disappointed" by Mitchell's mother’s cruel attack on her on the eve of the Ashes series.
"I think it's very sad and very disappointing, but I'm not interested in discussing it in the public arena," said Jessica, at the First Test in Cardiff.
Mitchell's mum Vikki Harber said Jessica was riding on her son's coat tails and was more interested in self-promotion than Mitchell. "I believe she self promotes herself," Vikki told A Current Affair.
Saying that Jessica had sent her an email telling her she was a bad mother, Vikki continued: "I thought it was a bit rude and I would never speak to someone’s mother that way, and fair enough, I'd spoken to Mitchell and said I thought she was a bit of a gold-digger, but I still don't think I deserved that."
As Woman's Day went to print, Jessica was too dignified to respond to the personal attack. The gorgeous karate champion said simply, "I want to support Mitch and his cricket."
Although Vikki also slammed her son, saying she had barely heard from him since he started going out with Jessica, the outburst did not appear to rattle Mitchell as he took two quick wickets in the opening session of the First Test.
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."