Her Married At First Sight ‘ex-husband’ Nasser Sultan has been making waves after being linked to a 20-year-old fashion student last week.
And on Sunday, Gabrielle Bartlett was spotted for the first time since the controversial news made headlines.
Sporting a very slender frame, the blonde reality TV star was pictured attending the Tigers v Sea Eagles NRL game with her father.
Married At First Sight’s Gabrielle Bartlett looks VERY slender in a leggy floral dress as she is seen for the first time since her ex Nasser Sultan was linked to a 20-year-old fashion student
Gabrielle was dressed to impress in a strapless floral gown with racy thigh splits that billowed in the wind.
She completed her look with a pair of nude heels and a black leather clutch, while accentuating her striking facial features with a dramatic makeup look.
Having reportedly shed 18kg in recent months, Gabrielle looked rather different than when she was filming Married At First Sight last year.
Marilyn moment! Gabrielle was dressed to impress in a strapless floral gown with racy thigh splits as she attended the Tigers v Sea Eagles NRL game with her father on Sunday
Speaking to NW about her recent weight loss, Gabrielle confessed: ‘I slimmed down a lot during and after the experiment was filming.
‘With my emotional journey on the show, along with health issues toward the end of filming that I needed treatment for, my weight just dropped.’
Melbourne-based dietitian Melanie McGrice estimated Gabrielle’s weight loss to be 18kg, saying the aspiring actress may have dropped from around 77kg to 59kg.
While Gabrielle has stepped out of the spotlight since Married At First Sight wrapped up, her ex Nasser has enjoyed his fair share of notoriety.
Nasser’s most recent headline-making controversy involves his blossoming friendship with a 20-year-old male fashion student.
Is that you, Gabrielle? Having reportedly shed 18kg in recent months, Gabrielle looked rather different than when she was filming Married At First Sight last year
Before her slim-down: Gabrielle is pictured with Nasser Sultan (left) on their ‘wedding day’
According to a report published by NW on Monday, Nasser, 51, was pictured enjoying a ‘romantic stroll’ with his 20-year-old companion Eyob Geist last week.
In photos taken on April 10th, Nasser ‘couldn’t stop smiling’ while chatting with Eyob during a friendly catch-up in Sydney’s Rushcutters Bay.
An onlooker claimed: ‘They both looked really happy in each other’s company. But they did seem a little concerned about anybody spotting them together. When fans asked Nasser for a selfie, Eyob made sure to step aside.’
‘Who cares if I’m gay or not?’ On Monday, Nasser 51, told NW magazine that ‘sexuality is fluid’ after being spotted with fashion student Eyob Geist, 20, for a second time
Speaking to NW, the 51-year-old reality TV favourite did not confirm or deny rumours about his sexuality – and instead made a passionate plea for tolerance.
‘Who cares if I’m gay or not? What difference does it make. I went onto MAFS to find love with someone and I’m still looking now,’ he said.
‘I shouldn’t have to come out and label myself or anything like that – no-one should. What’s that saying… sexuality is fluid.’
‘I shouldn’t have to come out and label myself’: Speaking to NW, Nasser did not confirm or deny rumours about his sexuality – and instead made a passionate plea for tolerance
Nasser, who resides in Surry Hills, insisted he is proudly part of a neighbourhood with strong ties to the gay community.
‘There’s no judgment there,’ he said. ‘The people (trolls) sending hate messages online saying I should die should be ashamed of themselves.’
The personal trainer also claimed that his rather flamboyant personality and metrosexual portrayal on-screen doesn’t mean he is ‘something or something else’.
New friends! Nasser did not clarify the nature of his relationship with Eyob (pictured), but revealed he was enjoying the single life post-MAFS and been receiving ‘loads of offers’
Nasser did not clarify the nature of his friendship with Eyob, but revealed he was enjoying the single life post-MAFS and been receiving ‘loads of offers’.
Nasser became the centre of a media frenzy last week after photos surfaced of him enjoying a a ‘boozy lunch’ with his younger companion – later identified as Eyob – before the pair ‘stumbled back to his apartment’.
When asked about his sexuality on The Kyle and Jackie O Show last month, Nasser clarified, however: ‘I am 110 per cent not gay.’
He added: ‘I live in the gay community, trust me… If I was gay, I’d be a rock star! If I was gay, I’d live the lifestyle of it. I’m 100 million per cent straight.’
What’s going on? Nasser became the centre of a media frenzy last week after photos surfaced of him enjoying a a ‘boozy lunch’ with his younger companion – later identified as Eyob