One half of Married At First Sight’s first-ever same-sex couple, Tash Herz, has opened up about a terrifying cancer scare she went through in secret during her TV honeymoon.
The 31-year-old vegan bartender revealed she had a biopsy just one day ahead of her on-screen wedding to personal trainer Amanda Micallef, 34, which was filmed late last year.
Then, while on what was supposed to be a romantic getaway with her new wife, Adelaide local Tash received some devastating news from doctors back home.
“They called me on my honeymoon,” she told TV WEEK.
“They told me I had abnormal cervix cells. They said, ‘You're going to have to have an operation to get rid of these cells’.”
Abnormal cells in the cervix - sometimes called ‘pre-cancerous cells’ - can lead to cervical cancer.
Tash added that she will have to undergo surgery to remove the abnormal cervix cells ‘at some point this year’.
While she kept the bombshell diagnosis a secret from viewers, Tash says she let Amanda in on her private turmoil but ‘just needed to be alone’.
“I was isolating myself to try and process,” she told TV WEEK.
The couple were already feeling the tension due to an apparent imbalance of affections, with Amanda’s attraction to Tash far outweighing her own.
After a nasty confrontation over breakfast, the pair ended up sleeping in separate hotel rooms.
Tash has been contacted for comment.
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