Married At First Sight's Bryce Ruthven and Melissa Rawson have hit out at the criticism they received after they shared a video of Bryce sitting in the passenger seat while pregnant Melissa drove the car.
Taking to his Instagram Stories, Bryce wrote: "I offered (as I always do) to drive but [Melissa] wanted to drive to our appointment because she knows she won't be able to in a few weeks.
"It was the first time she's had the opportunity for a proper drive (longer than one minute to the shops) in many weeks, I'm not going to take away that excitement for her if she wants to, and if the doctor said Liss is able to drive until a particular date."
Melissa also shared a lengthy statement to her Instagram Stories, telling her followers she "likes to drive" and that it was always her decision to do so that day.
"Bryce did offer to drive, which is probably the biggest issue," she said, adding people are simply trying to find fault with him.
"I don't know what the issue is, but that to me is the issue," she added. "For me, it's very frustrating because I'm capable of driving. I'm not at the point where I'm so uncomfortable that I can't physically do things for myself anymore.
"I've always been independent, and I'm a better driver... He won't agree, but that's my personal opinion," she said with a laugh.
"I prefer to be in control and behind the wheel, and until my doctor, or myself, says, then I'm going to keep doing things that I can do for myself. Just because I'm pregnant, doesn't mean that I'm super delicate," Melissa added.
She then thanked all those who were supportive and already understood that she can drive as she so pleases.
"I'll be safe," she continued. "I'll follow doctor's advice, and never put my partner or my unborn children in danger. And it's a silly little topic I guess, but I appreciate people's passion and the fact that people do genuinely care about myself and Bryce as well. And I just want to say thank you."
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