This year's season of MAFS may be long over now, but the drama isn't slowing down after bride Melinda Willis recently revealed there was a “huge divide” among the cast.
Fans have recently noticed how the Sydney-based brides don't follow each other on Instagram, causing speculation there's drama between them.
The social media snub is even more surprising as they have so many mutual friends within the cast, hang out in the same beauty influencer circles, and Evelyn even recorded an episode of Tahnee's partner Ollie Skelton's new podcast.
The insider says: “There wasn't a huge fight or anything, they're just very different people and aren't friends. Tahnee is a lot quieter and reserved compared to Evelyn's other friends.
"It can make things awkward when the cast are hanging out as a group now post-show.”
Yahoo Lifestyle is told that Evelyn's new romance with Duncan James made the divide stronger, with Tahnee publicly backing Duncan's ex from the show, Alyssa Barmonde.
A week after Evelyn and Duncan announced their relationship, Tahnee posted to Instagram: “[Alyssa] is that friend that will always be there for you no matter what. I know this show can really bring out the worst in people and highlight more negative aspects but I really wish you got to see more of how warm and kind she is. It's such a shame.
"She would always bake us treats and leave [them] at our door in Skye Suites, let me borrow her shoes, bring me period pain medication when I needed. At the end of the day, you only see such a small snippet of who we are (for better or for worse) BUT we are human. We make mistakes and we can only grow from our experiences.”
Melinda revealed the co-star she isn't close with last week, with the 32-year-old CEO telling Heatworld that while she’s still close with Janelle Han, Tahnee and Evelyn, who she calls her “bestie”, there’s one co-star she is no longer in contact with.
“I still don't speak to Claire [Nomarhas] because of, you know, a lot of things that actually happened,” she shared. “There's quite a divide still in real life.”
“They just showed this small little kiss happening and Claire being very remorseful. And then I think Alyssa [Barmonde] was the only one talking up to her,” she detailed. “That's just not what happened. It caused a riot.
“It created a huge divide, especially with the girls. It created a huge divide with the whole group, but they didn't show any of that.”
Melinda shared similar comments to Heart last week about the cast being split into two groups, despite what was shown on TV.
“There’s a few people not talking, there was a divide on the show you don't really see, especially with the girls,” she said. “That was a storyline at first and then it quickly got buried, so I would say that storyline is still evident in real life.”
She also revealed that while there was originally a WhatsApp group involving the whole cast, “two separate groups” have since been created.
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