MAFS' Melissa Rawson shares honest opinion about Olivia Frazer amid backlash

Following a very tumultuous season of Married At First Sight filled with plenty of feuds and scandals, Olivia Frazer has undoubtedly emerged as one of the show’s most controversial brides.

And while the 27-year-old has since copped mass backlash from the public, including reports of death threats and claims that she has lost her job, fellow MAFS star Melissa Rawson has now spoken out and shared her honest opinion of Olivia.

MAFS' Melissa Rawson and Olivia Frazer.
MAFS star Melissa Rawson has spoken out about this year’s controversial bride Olivia Frazer. Photos: Instagram/lissrawson / Channel Nine

The mother-of-two, who fell in love with last season’s ‘villain’ Bryce Ruthven on the show, took to her Instagram Stories on Monday to answer a number of fan questions, including what her thoughts are on Olivia and fellow bride Domenica Calarco.

“I won't comment on the show and how both girls acted/[were] perceived by the public. I can only comment on a person when I meet them. I've not met Dom so I don't know what she's like,” she began.

“I have met Olivia… She was nothing but polite and very sweet and I appreciated the fact that she didn't speak about Dom or say anything nasty.”


In a follow-up post when asked if she had watched all of season nine earlier this year, Melissa admitted that she found it “difficult to watch” and only saw a few episodes.

“I have heard so much about the current cast, it makes my head spin – but it's not my place to pass judgement as I don't know them personally and everyone deserves respect and kindness,” she wrote.

“I'm not willing to judge someone until I meet them in person – not a TV persona that has been edited.”

MAFS' Melissa Rawson's Instagram Story.
Melissa said Olivia was ‘nothing but polite and very sweet’ when they met for the first time. Photo: Instagram/lissrawson


Melissa’s comments come shortly after her fiancé Bryce also spoke out about Olivia and the way that she’s been treated by the public.

“Olivia and Jackson, our heart goes out to them. Watching them felt like we were watching us, just with roles reversed with Olivia being more like myself,” he told the Herald Sun.

“I think what they have copped - particularly Olivia - outside of the show is next level and it is unacceptable.”

He went on to describe Olivia and her partner Jackson Lonie as “two great humans” and “nice people”.

MAFS' Cyrell Paule.
MAFS’ Cyrell Paule also recently defended Olivia on social media. Photo: Channel Nine

‘I fear for Olivia’

Fellow MAFS star Cyrell Paule also defended Olivia earlier this month after she had posted a video on social media saying that she had to call the police because people had driven to her house and hurled abuse at her.

“Ok guys, this is pretty f**ked. Let’s not go overboard now,” Cyrell wrote on social media alongside a clip of Olivia’s video.

“She is already hated as f**k, and now this… Regardless of what she’s done, she doesn’t deserve this.

“And your reactions are just a reflection of you… I keep reading how you all want an apology. Guys if she doesn’t want to say sorry for her actions… Who gives a flying f**k! Would you rather a forced apology?”

The season six star went on to admit that she is worried about Olivia and her mental health due to the severe backlash from the public.

“I fear for Olivia… Because you gotta think where her mental state is right now. I know if I was her, I’d feel very alone,” she continued.

“And we all know how painful feeling alone can be… Don’t push people to their last straw, and I honestly think she will get to that point… If you want to criticise someone about lacking empathy but are not doing so yourself… Remember two wrongs don’t make a right.”

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