ROXY Jacenko’s difficult year — including the jailing of husband Oliver Curtis for insider trading committed more than a decade ago, a diagnosis of breast cancer at age 36 and her daughter being the target of lewd online photoshopping pranks — is set to be chronicled in a coming episode of 60 Minutes.
The publicist last month revealed to the Daily Telegraph that she had been diagnosed with the potentially deadly illness just three weeks after Curtis was given a two-year sentence for conspiracy to commit insider trading in 2007 and 2008.
A source close to the mother of two said that surgery is now scheduled for this week, after a planned “partial removal” of the lump in her left breast was delayed last month.
“(The cancer) is larger than first suspected, so more testing is required,” Jacenko told the Telegraph at the time of the diagnosis.
Jacenko spent much of Saturday at the zoo with her children Hunter, 2, and Pixie, 4, with a crew from the flagship Nine current affairs series in tow.
She also posted a video of her children singing ‘happy birthday’ to Curtis, with a caption addressed to her imprisoned husband: “Unlikely you will get this but you might hear about it”.
Despite industry speculation that an interview deal would be worth hundreds of thousands of dollars, it is understood that Jacenko isn’t being paid for her appearance on 60 Minutes.