Reportedly, Natasha’s mental health was under such duress, she began suffering severe panic attacks. Her deteriorating health was the final indicator that it was time to pull the plug on her challenging marriage to Pembroke.
“I had a panic attack on there because I had a failing relationship and production was pushing me to tell [her husband Mikey’s] parents what a terrible partner he was. I lost it and started crying.”
After noticing Tash was struggling, MAFS showrunners suggested she should be hospitalised to ensure she got the help she needed.
“If that happened the show wouldn’t have been able to go to air so [the producers] cut their losses and took her off the show to save the show,” a contestant shared with New Idea, asking for their identity to remain a mystery.
Since the news broke of the couple’s departure, a video has surfaced of groom Mikey, who is frustrated about being “unfairly” booted off the show – blaming the experts for his failed pairing.
“I don’t know how I can be kicked off the show when I haven’t done anything wrong,” he said in the 12-second clip obtained by New Idea.
“I’ve given myself 100 per cent to the experiment... they think she’s not well. Well, it’s like they’ve f--king given me the wrong person. Such a stitch-up.”
This article originally appeared on InStyle.