MAFS star Gabrielle Bartlett's heartbreak over Covid positive result days from Christmas

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Married at First Sight star Gabrielle Bartlett has revealed her Christmas - like many others around the country - is cancelled after she tested positive for Covid-19 this week.

The reality star, who was paired up with Nasser Sultan on season 5 of Channel Nine's controversial reality series, shared her heartbreak in a post to her Instagram Stories on Thursday.

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Gabrielle was 'married' to Nasser Sultan on Season 5 of Married At First Sight. Photo: Channel Nine

"Thanks for the Covid positive Xmas pressie, universe..." she wrote.

"So festive... so special [facepalm emoji]."

The marriage celebrant accompanied the post with a smiling selfie, next to a GIF of a dancing Christmas tree.


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MAFS star Gabrielle has tested positive for Covid. Photo: Instagram/gabrielleriver

Gabrielle's positive result comes as two other MAFS stars, in Bryce and Melissa, shared their relief at testing negative after attending the now highly publicised Team Ellis boxing event in Melbourne last week.

The couple, whose sons Levi and Tate were born 10 weeks premature in October, received a fair bit of backlash for going to the star-studded event - which resulted in Bryce getting involved in a physical altercation with his former MAFS rival, Sam Carraro.

And since then, The Block's Josh Packham revealed he caught Covid after attending the same event.

Bryce revealed on Wednesday the couple had decided to get tested after learning of Josh's positive result.

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MAFS couple Bryce and Melissa shared their negative covid results online. Photo: Instagram/bryceruthvern

Now they've shared a selfie holding up their rapid antigen tests confirming a negative result

"No covid for us," they included in the caption.

Bryce added in the photo that the pair had visited the local supermarket, a café and a chemist since attending the boxing match and wanted to be safe.

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