Married At First Sight star Rozz Darlington has opened up about the hateful messages she received after the show aired, revealing she had to change her phone number as a result. The 28-year-old florist and her ex-husband Thomas Kriaras split up during the final commitment ceremony, leaving viewers devastated. Rozz spoke about the impact of the trolling on her mental health, confessing that she believed the hurtful comments and began questioning her own worth.
Seeking support, Rozz started attending therapy to cope with the trolling and the overwhelming emotions she experienced during the show. She also admitted feeling vulnerable, scared, and upset while on the program. Reflecting on their breakup, Thomas admitted that they struggled in the real world and with meeting each other's families, which led to doubts in their relationship.
One significant roadblock for Rozz was returning to her house, as it reminded her of her previous relationship. The presence of her ex-partner's mail in the house and the uncomfortable familiarity of having a man other than her ex-boyfriend in her bed became a haunting experience for her. Thomas emphasized his understanding of Rozz's struggles and emphasized that they are now on good terms.
Despite the challenges they faced, Rozz and Thomas remain positive about their decision to go on the show. They cherish the experience of meeting each other and assert that they will continue to be part of each other's lives, despite their breakup. Thomas also urged people to stop criticizing Rozz, emphasizing that she made the right decision for herself.
During the reunion episode, which aired last week, emotions ran high as Rozz and Thomas spoke about their relationship with the dating experts. Thomas admitted that he still had feelings for Rozz, leading viewers to express hope for a rekindling of their relationship. Many viewers praised Thomas for his genuine and respectful behavior towards Rozz.
The heartbreaking scenes showcased Rozz's vulnerability and her tendency to withdraw from difficult situations. Despite her feelings for Thomas, she expressed concern about her own ability to give someone her all. While Thomas still harbors feelings for Rozz, he maintains that he wants to preserve their friendship, even if a romantic relationship is not possible.
Rozz's story sheds light on the dark side of reality TV fame and the toll it can take on contestants' mental wellbeing. Her decision to change her phone number due to the hateful messages demonstrates the extreme measures sometimes necessary to protect oneself against online abuse.
In an effort to address the online harassment faced by Rozz, Thomas publicly defended her on social media and called for love and support instead. The couple's candid revelations have sparked a renewed conversation about the challenges faced by reality TV stars and the need for empathy and compassion when discussing their personal lives.