Why would anyone in their right mind do a "Must-Read Exclusive" interview with a tabloid, ensuring front page coverage of lurid personal details - 12 months after a marriage break-up?
It's been my experience that one-sided public tell-alls often turn out to be tall-nearly-alls.
Marriage break-ups are awful and people are entitled to their privacy.
But Albanese's chosen to put his personal life on the front pages.
He could have answered enquiries with a polite, "It's a private matter and we've said all we want to say".
You've got to admire former couples who maintain a dignified and mutual silence about the details of their private business, particularly where children are involved.
Albanese's "It wasn't me, it was her" is a pretty lousy, low-rent position. You can be sure magazine and tabloid journalists will be making a bee-line to Carmel for her side of the story.
Albanese's been enthusiastically living by the political sword of late, hooking into Scott Morrison with the support of the media pack at every turn.
He'll only have himself to blame when the pack turns on him.
This from www.msn.com
Opposition Leader Anthony Albanese has shed light on his 'difficult' divorce with wife Carmel, a year after the couple of 30 years called it quits.
Mr Albanese said he was not expecting the break-up with former NSW deputy premier Carmel Tebbutt, which happened on January 1 last year.
The pair married in 2000 and have a 19-year-old son called Nathan, who lives with the Labor Leader in Marrickville in Sydney's inner-west.
Mr Albanese - then a Labor frontbencher - said it was 'really tough' and a 'difficult period' in an eye-opening interview with The Herald Sun.
'It wasn't something that I expected. It wasn't something that I was prepared for,' he said.
'I'm an emotional person and I found it very difficult.'
Mr Albanese, who remains single and admits the break-up wasn't his decision, said it was still taking a period of time to accept and come to terms with the end of the relationship.
He swiftly announced the couple were separating in a statement released on January 7, 2019.
'I am deeply saddened that my relationship of 30 years with Carmel Tebbutt has ended in separation,' the statement said.
'We will continue to share parenting responsibilities for our 18-year-old son Nathan, who has successfully completed his HSC and has developed into an outstanding young man who we are both proud of.'
The statement said no third parties have been involved in the split.
In the wake of the separation, Mr Albanese followed a commitment in the US before travelling to Europe for a self-funded break.
The opposition leader said it allowed him to clear his head and return to Australia with a 'renewed sense of energy' before the Federal Election on May 18, 2019.
'I thought Carmel would be my life partner and that wasn't the case,' Mr Albanese said.
Mr Albanese said he is very proud of his son, who is a 'smart young man' and now tackling university life.
He declared his relationship with Nathan to be the strongest it's ever been as they were forced to rely on each other more than ever in their two-person household.
The Labor Leader added his son spends time with his mother and the pair have a good relationship.
Mr Albanese met his former partner in Young Labor during the late 1980s.
Ms Tebbutt was a NSW Labor MP for 17 years before departing state politics in 2015.
She was deputy premier between 2008 and 2011 - the first woman to hold the position - under leaders Nathan Rees and Kristina Keneally.