MAFS' Alyssa launches surprise 'I have a child' merch after losing her job

The season 10 bride is hoping to cash in on her reality TV appearance.

Just over a week after revealing she was 'coincidentally' made redundant from her executive assistant job of seven years after appearing on this year's season of Married At First Sight, Alyssa Barmonde has announced that she is selling custom merchandise inspired by her TV appearance.

The 35-year-old mother-of-one launched her online store on Monday with T-shirts, jumpers and stickers featuring her memorable quotes from the reality show available for purchase.

MAFS’ Alyssa / A black 'I have a child' T-shirt.
MAFS’ Alyssa has launched her own range of merchandise inspired by her time on the reality show. Photos: Channel Nine / Shopify

For $29.99 fans can buy a t-shirt emblazoned with Alyssa’s memorable phrases ‘I have a child’ or ‘I need attention’, or $59.99 for the same words on a crewneck sweatshirt.

The most expensive items for sale are jumpers for $79.99 that feature either a graphic of a pink cake with the slogan ‘I have a child’ iced on top, or a graphic of Alyssa crying alongside the text ‘I need attention’.


Alyssa is also selling ‘I have a child’ bumper stickers and vinyl decals, a variety of mugs, water bottles and insulated cups, and T-shirts with the words ‘Reality TV ain’t Reality’ and ‘Bullying ain’t cool’.

MAFS’ Alyssa's merchandise: A white jumper that says 'I have a child' and another white jumper that says 'I need attention'.
Alyssa’s products range from $19.99 to $79.99. Photos: Shopify

'I'm so nervous'

Alyssa officially announced the launch of her new website on her private Instagram account on Monday evening after weeks of teasing the products online.

“I’m shaking,” she said. “I don’t know why I’m so nervous, [but] the Shopify is now live. I still have a lot of products that I want to create and I want to do, but let’s just start with that.

“I don’t know why I’m so anxious and so nervous. I don’t know, it’s just really scary… I’m literally a mess right now.”


The reality star shared that in addition to merchandise, she hopes to start selling a line of baking products in the near future.

She also explained that 10 per cent of all sales will be donated to Bully Zero, an organisation that delivers online and face-to-face Bullying Education Programs to schools across Australia

“I really like their commitment, I really like what they do and I really like what they are,” she said of the foundation. “That’s just my way of giving back to hopefully support a new generation and just stop people from bullying because bullying ain’t cool.”

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