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Married At First Sight star Ines Bašić has candidly revealed she was left suicidal after appearing on the Australian version of the show.
Ines, 30, was branded the “most hated bride” after she had an affair with co-star Sam Ball.
The pair starred in the series which aired in Australia in 2019, but is currently being shown to the UK audience on E4.
The reality show star has recently spoken out and revealed the backlash she received when the series first aired left her wanting to take her own life.
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Looking back at the difficult time in her life, she told The Sun Online: “It was real hard. The whole thing… my weight loss was so severe. I dropped down to 41kg [6st 6lb] from 56kg [8st 11lb].
“I was too scared, people were sending me rape and death threats every day.
“I was too stressed to eat and couldn’t stomach anything while it was airing. Once it stopped airing I slowly started getting better.”
Ines explained her mental health began to deteriorate while she filmed the series, which saw her matched with Bronson Norrish, after she witnessed someone attempting to take their own life and later finding out a friend had suddenly died.
She explained: “I saw someone jump of a balcony [while filming on the Gold Coast]. I’d just finished filming at 3am and was a witness and had to call the police. I was screaming and I couldn’t stand up. They survived.
“Then I had a friend die during filming and [producers] let me have one day off. The show got me a psychiatrist and I was diagnosed with PTSD [post-traumatic stress disorder].”
After leaving the show, Ines spent three months recovering at him but she explained things became worse for her after she was asked to return to film the reunion episode.
Ines said she was “over-medicating on valium” while filming the reunion and doesn’t remember being there.
She added: “There was so much happening and slamming me at once and I was so f***ed. It all happened within a short amount of time and I thought I was going to die. I got so thin I thought I’d die.
“I was suicidal. I was taking valium for my anxiety. I over-medicated before the reunion and shouldn’t have drank. I don’t even remember being there.”
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Two years later and Ines is now studying law and has become a successful fashion and beauty influencer Down Under.
But, she is now trying to endure fresh backlash as UK viewers watch the show.
She has now appealed to the UK audience as she said: “I want everyone to know I’m a really nice girl, at the time I was just close-minded and it was all filmed two years ago.
“I couldn’t even be that person again if I tried.”
If you have been affected by this story, you can call the Samaritans on 116 123 or visit www.samaritans.org.
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