Tania Buckley is arguably Australia’s first real WAG.
While her split from footy legend Nathan Buckley is currently the talk of the town, the blonde beauty is certainly no stranger to making headlines.
Back in 2001, she sparked a media storm after walking the Brownlow Medal red carpet in a risqué G-string dress that left little to the imagination.
Iconic: Nathan Buckley’s wife Tania (pictured) raised eyebrows when she arrived to the Brownlow Medal in 2001 in a risqué G-string dress, which propelled her to become Australia’s first real WAG. The couple announced their split this week after 18 years of marriage
The blonde beauty raised eyebrows when she arrived to the event partially exposing her bottom in a daring soft pink frock.
The iconic dress featured a sequinned G-string intentionally attached to the base of Tania’s back.
In 2019, Tania told The Herald Sun she’d been criticised for years simply for wearing the daring gown.
‘I wouldn’t wish it on anybody,’ she said.
Split: Nathan and Tania confirmed on Friday that they’d split. They broke up back in January but kept it a secret until now (pictured in 2017)
Family: Nathan and his two sons Jett, 14, and Ayce, 12, are pictured at the MCG in Melbourne in 2017. He has been co-parenting the boys with Tania since their split
‘It was something we did and didn’t think was that full on. It was just a bit of fun but it dragged on for so many years.’
The mother-of-two went on to say there’s a lot of pressure surrounding what women wear because ‘people pick the s— out of it’.
Tania’s daring fashion went go on to inspire other WAGs on the red carpet in the following years, including Rebecca Judd.
‘I wouldn’t wish it on anybody’: Tania told the Herald Sun in 2019 that the backlash she received for her 2001 Brownlow Medal dress ‘dragged on for years’
In 2004, Bec slipped her slender frame into a red couture gown with an extreme plunging neckline.
The dress, which stunned footy fans and became a media sensation, was designed by Ruth Tarvydas and was valued at $2,000.
In 2005, Trent Croad’s wife Tanya Stewart also made a statement in a pink leopard print dress at the Brownlow Medal.
Making a statement! Tania’s daring fashion went go on to inspire other WAGs on the red carpet including Rebecca Judd (pictured with husband Chris Judd at the 2004 Brownlow Medal)
Inspired: Countless WAGs continue using the Brownlow Medal red carpet to make bold fashion statements in racy dresses, including Jack Viney’s wife Charlotte Ennels (pictured together at the 2018 ceremony)
Most recently, Jack Viney’s wife Charlotte Ennels dressed to impress in a sheer nude gown from OGLIA-LORO Couture.
The stunning frock showcased virtually every inch of her slender physique and her legs were clearly visible for all to see.
Tania has continued to wow on the Brownlow Medal red carpet over the years in a variety of show-stopping frocks.
Copycat? Back in 2005, Trent Croad’s wife Tanya Stewart (pictured) appeared to emulate Tania in this semi-backless leopard print gown
Evolution: Tania dared to bare at the 2000 Brownlow Medal (left), but has occasionally dressed more conservatively in recent years, including at the 2018 ceremony (right)
Just last year, she ensured all eyes were on her in a long-sleeved red gown with a plunging neckline that showed off her cleavage.
The blonde bombshell and her footy legend husband Nathan have been attending footy’s night of nights together since the late nineties.
On Friday, the couple publicly announced that they’d split back in January after 18 years of marriage.
They have since been co-parenting their two sons Ayce, 12 and Jett, 14, but managed to keep the surprise separation under wraps until this week.
Work it! Tania turned heads in this low-cut coral coloured frock at the 2004 Brownlow Medal
Red hot! The blonde bombshell stunned in a busty Jason Grech split gown at last year’s Brownlow Medal
‘It has been a tough and challenging year for every family and for ours included,’ the statement read.
‘It is with the utmost of love and respect for each other and a true commitment to our sons, that we made a decision to separate in January.
‘We remain dedicated parents and in the interests of our boys, we ask for our family to be given the privacy that is needed.
Annual event: Tania and Nathan have been attending the footy’s night of nights together since the late nineties. Pictured Nathan and Tania in 2018
Statement: On Friday, the ex-couple publicly announced that they’d split in an emotional statement
‘We thank everyone in advance for understanding our request and for the unconditional love and support we have received throughout our marriage.’
After the Magpies lost the AFL Grand Final in Queensland, Nathan moved out of the family home when he returned to Melbourne.
He is reportedly now staying at an apartment in South Yarra, which is owned by his friend Paul Roberts – a TLA sports executive.
Moved out: Nathan is reportedly now staying at an apartment in South Yarra, which is owned by his friend Paul Roberts – a TLA sports executive