'Married At First Sight' star checks into mental health facility after shock overdose

Publish Date
Wednesday, 15 August 2018, 9:55AM

'Married At First Sight' Australia's Tracey Jewel has been admitted to a mental health clinic after attempting to take her own life.

The mother-of-one - who became one of the most controversial brides on the show after she was involved in a shock love triangle - revealed she tried to end her life while on holiday in Berlin after being dumped by her now ex-boyfriend Patrick Kedemos.

The pair had been holidaying in Europe in an attempt to get away from all the drama that has plagued Tracey since her appearance on the reality show.

Fortunately, doctors were able to save her following the overdose.

Speaking to New Idea magazine, the 35-year-old revealed: "I went into a head spin. I just didn’t see a way out of the current situation."

"I’ve been bullied and cyber-trolled relentlessly, pretty much all year."

"I’m not someone who has a history of depression, but I started getting help in April because the psychologist said I might have post-traumatic stress disorder because of everything I’d been through," she told the publication in an emotional interview.

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During her time on the show, Tracey was blindsided when her on-screen husband Dean Wells cheated on her with fellow contestant Davina Rankin.

She then turned the tables on Dean by rejecting him during the show's vow renewal ceremony and subsequently entering into a relationship with co-star Sean Thomsen - which also ended badly.

"I was completely crucified with allegations that were completely unfounded," she continued.

"He said, 'You should come with me to get away from all of this'."

"Even though I couldn’t afford it, he said 'Don’t worry about it, you’re my partner. I’ll look after you'."

"Once we were away, it became very evident that he thought I would just go back to my normal bubbly self. I’ve been very emotionally withdrawn because of the stress from the trolls and the bullying and he thought that would magically disappear."

As Tracey's happiness continued to spiral, Patrick became "unreasonable".

"I haven’t been my normal happy self and I thought he understood that and would be patient with me and supportive."

"He got very angry at me and upset at me. It was awful. He would go off and leave me on my own for half the day. He would say that I asked for this and that I deserved all this bullying [and] that I just need to snap out of it."

"He said that because I went on MAFS it’s my responsibility and I need to fix all this."

Eventually, Patrick reportedly told the Perth mum he "wished he never brought me on the trip."

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Upon returning to Australia, Tracey says she was immediately admitted to a mental health clinic.

"[My doctors] thought the best thing I could do was to have care to get better as quickly as possible," she said.

Tracey also told the publication that her eight-year-old daughter Grace does not yet know about her suicide attempt.

"I want to be a really good role model for her and I don’t like lying to her."

"She doesn’t need to know all the ins and outs, because I don’t want to scare or upset her [but] I want her to know that it’s OK not to feel well – and when you’re not well you get help."

Taking to Instagram two weeks ago, Tracey shared a photo of a quote by Anna Maria Chavez about cyber bullying.

Alongside the image, she wrote: "You’ve won trolls. I give up. You’ve ruined my life. You’ve involved my friends, family, clients and sponsors. I have lost everything because of your relentless hate. Hope you’re happy you’ve claimed another one."

She has since remained silent on social media.


Where to find help:

 Lifeline: 0800 543 354 (available 24/7)
 Suicide Crisis Helpline: 0508 828 865 (0508 TAUTOKO) (available 24/7)
•  0800 1737 1737 or TXT 1737 (available 24/7)
 Youthline: 0800 376 633
 Kidsline: 0800 543 754 (available 24/7)
 Whatsup: 0800 942 8787 (1pm to 11pm)
 Depression helpline: 0800 111 757 (available 24/7)
 Rainbow Youth: (09) 376 4155
 Samaritans 0800 726 666
 If it is an emergency and you feel like you or someone else is at risk, call 111