MAFS Star Domenica Calarco Has PTSD From The Show

Former MAFS participant Domenica Calarco has gone public with a diagnosis she received after her tumultuous time in the experiment.

Married At First Sight star Domenica Calarco has revealed she was being treated for PTSD following her time on the Channel 9 reality show.

Dom, 28, and good friend of the experiment Ella Ding, 27, launched the first episode of their podcast today, Sit with usin which the pair discuss their reality TV stint and the media attention they’ve received since then.

About her ongoing feud with fellow bride Olivia Frazer, Dom said that in the months following filming, she would panic sitting down with a group of people after experiencing multiple fiery dinners on the show, which her therapist described as having PTSD.

Her reveal came during a segment on the podcast called “headline bingo,” in which the pair dissected articles about them.

The headline in question was from a Daily mail story, “Feuding” Married at first sight brides Domenica Calarco and Olivia Frazer offered a lot of money to fight it out in the boxing ring,” which Dom quickly claimed was not true.

“Number one, it says we were offered $30,000,” she began, sledging her MAFS nemesis Olivia.

“Mate, you’d take a lot more for me to take even an ounce of brain power to think about that, but that’s absolutely wrong. I don’t want to be in the same room as her, let alone in a boxing ring.”

Ella joined in, ‘Can you imagine? That would be scary… She’d give you the scary eyes,” to which Dom agreed that she was “afraid” of Olivia.

“I get really scared when I see a picture of her… It evokes PTSD of her sitting across from me.

“Like legit, for a while after that MAFSsitting at a table that looked like a dinner table or a table where i was supposed to have a conversation i would rightly panic because i would be like ‘Who’s going to start sh*t, who’s going to say something’,” she said, pulling on it adding that her therapist told her it was a traumatic reaction to the experience.

“I had PTSD completely. My therapist says I’m going through PTSD completely, so it’s real.”

Elsewhere on the first episode of Dom and Ella’s podcast, the couple discussed Ella and former “husband” Mitch Eynaud’s scandal-ridden breakup, which came amid rumors of a “couple swap” and questions about Mitch’s wandering eye during the show.

While Mitch and colleague MAFS star Tamara Djordjevic did it after filming, Ella shutting down rumors she’d linked to Brent Vitiello, admitting that while they nurtured the idea back in February, it hadn’t progressed beyond a friendship.

Fans have been eagerly awaiting the reality stars’ podcast, which promises to unpack the friends’ lives afterward MAFSwhich covers everything from dating to everyday life.

The pair became quick fan favorites of the final season, with viewers impressed by Ella’s support of Dom during her clash with Olivia, which peaked when Dom slammed a wine glass against a table during the couple’s retreat. In a move that infuriated viewers, Olivia retaliated by sharing a nude photo of Dom behind her back.

Since the season aired, Dom has signed up with top celebrity agent SF Management, which represents top Australian stars like Karl Stefanovic and Phoebe Burgess.

The reality TV star is also enjoying the success of her recent collaboration with Showpo, with influencers raving about the 50-piece collection.

Meanwhile, Olivia has been raising money from her new OnlyFans page, making $10,000 within the first 12 hours. Her TV husband Jackson Lonie has also joined the X-rated content platform, leaving fans suspicious of their recent cheating saga and calling it a “publicity stunt”.

Fans of Dom and Ella can listen to Sit With Us wherever they get their podcasts

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