MAFS’ arguably most controversial bride Alyssa Barmonde has revealed she “coincidentally” lost her job after her ‘villain edit’ aired on the reality show.
Previously, Alyssa worked as an executive assistant for seven years but was recently let go, which she has attributed to how she was portrayed on the show.
The former bride told The Daily Telegraph she found it hard to believe that she was “coincidentally” let go just two weeks after the final episode of 'MAFS' had gone to air in Australia.
MAFS fans were shown Alyssa constantly using the fact she was a single mother as grounds to walk out of conversations and hinder the progress of what could have been a very successful relationship.
Alyssa says these parts of the show are heavily edited - lover her or hate her, all of us reality tv fans know that not everything we see is, ahem, real!
The mum of one very quickly went from a fan fave to one of the most disliked personalities on the show and she now thinks this may have affected her career.
Alyssa explained it was a “really dark couple of months” when the show was airing, revealing that she couldn’t bear to watch it once she saw how she looked to others.
“I could see what the edit was.”
To try and diffuse the sitch, Alyssa asked MAFS producers if she could have access to her Instagram to tell her side of the story, but Channel Nine put a firm foot down telling her she couldn’t have her account back until the show had finished airing over in the UK.
“They’re protecting the show and the narrative they’ve created, rather than letting me have my own voice.”
Alyssa shared that she felt betrayed by producers for making it seem like being a single parent was the reason her relationship didn’t work out, when, in fact, there were lots of other things at play.
Look we all know yelling at our MAFS tv villains can be a bit of fun, but it gets to a point where it starts affecting real people and their real lives. So, let's take this as a good reminder to be kind to each other.