MAFS ‘villain’ Olivia Frazer and Jackson Lonie were the only successful couple to come out of their season, but the couple were rocked by a cheating scandal last week when Jackson was photographed kissing a mystery brunette.
Rumours have been swirling around the pair with fans wondering if the situation is a publicity stunt to save Olivia’s image. In a shock twist, the couple has presented a united front, with Jackson owning his mistake in an unexpected Instagram video.
The reality TV stars looked solemn as Jackson broke his silence on the cheating scandal, partially blaming the MAFS backlash for driving him to drink.
“Look, just taking a second to jump on here to address what happened last weekend. It’s sh*t, I f**ked up,” he started.
“All the negativity we’ve been getting from the show, the way I’ve kind of been dealing with it is to get blackout drunk, which don’t get me wrong, isn’t an excuse and it’s not acceptable.”
Olivia kept her stony face blank as she listened to her boyfriend explain that the negativity and backlash has ‘been sh*t’. “I am seeking help to try and figure out new ways to combat my emotions and how to deal with this negativity.”
He then praised his girlfriend by saying he was really happy to have Liv ‘by his side’, saying that she’s been an ‘angel’ through the whole situation.
Olivia smiled and was pictured looking at her cheating boyfriend lovingly, calling him ‘babe’ and saying that he was being so kind. She confirmed the two would be staying together, saying: “We’ve got a lot of healing to do, but ultimately we love each other.
The pair then said in unison “it’s not worth throwing it away”, showing that they had practised their speech beforehand.
Yahoo Lifestyle recently reported that Olivia was breaking up with Jackson and would be flying overseas to mend her broken heart. When a fan commented that she thought Olivia had left Australia, the star replied saying, “I tried but tested positive for COVID at the airport. The universe said ‘No girl. Go home and deal with this’.”
It wasn’t long before other fellow MAFS stars started sending supportive messages to the pair.
Tamara Djordjevic recently told Yahoo Lifestyle that she was there for Olivia and said it definitely wasn't a publicity stunt. On their Instagram post, she sent them love, writing: “I love you guys. What you have definitely isn’t worth throwing away. I think people need to understand you’re still humans and no one, unless they have been through half of what you guys have, would ever understand the pressure it puts on people’s mental health and ultimately a relationship.”
Carolina Schimidt also jumped in, saying, “Stay strong. Time is the best healer!”
Daniel Holmes added, “Love you guys! You’ll move forward even stronger.”
Some fans were sceptical about the video, with one writing: “I can’t believe people are falling for this BS. It’s obviously a massive PR stunt to make everyone feel sorry for her.”
“Jesus Christ this makes me uncomfortable. Looks like they’re both walking red flags,” another added.
“Blink twice if you’re being held against your will,” a third joked.
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