“Ivan and I stayed together the evening of our exit and he even saw me off at the airport to be with my family. It was an emotional moment for the both of us. Let’s see if being outside does our relationship any more justice without the pressure and judgements of our peers. That being said, regardless of what pans out over the next few days and weeks, we are forever grateful for all of the wonderful people we have met along the way. We are all just humans on our own journey. Spread love, not hate and judgement.”
The 26-year-old from Perth continued, urging her fans to “#stopbullying” – a reference potentially, to her MAFS co-stars after they were accused of bullying her over the status of her relationship with Ivan and an alleged affair, which she denied.
Watch below: MAFS' Aleks discusses leaving the show and her continued relationship with Ivan
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