‘I’m actually nearly homeless. I’m broke’: MAFS’ Melissa Lucarelli says she is ‘almost on the streets’ after leaving her job to go on the controversial dating series
Married At First Sight’s Melissa Lucarelli says she is broke and ‘nearly homeless’ after appearing on the controversial Channel Nine series.
The 38-year-old, who was paired with meditation coach and FIFO worker Dino Hiro on the show, left her job as a talent agent to participate in the social experiment and has since not returned to work.
Melissa sensationally walked out on her TV ‘husband’ Dino during Sunday night’s episode, after her TV groom secretly recorded a conversation she was having with her sister.
‘I’m actually nearly homeless. I’m broke!’ MAFS’ Melissa Lucarelli, 38, told Herald Sun on Monday that she’s struggling to make ends meet after leaving the dating series in November
The show began filming in September, meaning Melissa has been out of work for several months.
She confessed to Herald Sun on Monday: ‘I have to look for work because I’m actually nearly homeless. I’m so broke, I’m almost on the streets, which sucks.’
Daily Mail Australia has contacted Nine for comment.
Looking for work! Melissa (right) began filming for the show in late September, meaning the star has been without employment for five months (Pictured with TV husband Dino Hira)
‘It’s illegal and the producers knew it!’ Melissa (left) revealed she’s considering taking legal action over ‘husband’ Dino’s (right) secret recording scandal
Melissa was left heartbroken when her marriage to Dino did not work out after she discovered he was ‘secretly recording’ her telephone conversation.
While she was talking to her sister, Dino claims that he overheard Melissa repeatedly insulting him and their relationship.
She has revealed she is considering taking legal action against Dino over the recording scandal, telling Confidential she’s already been in contact with a lawyer.
‘It’s illegal to record a conversation when you’re not in the conversation,’ Melissa told the publication.
Still unhappy: While Dino admitted to making the secret recording on the show, Melissa remained annoyed and unimpressed that Dino received a largely positive edit on the show
End of the road! The couple repeatedly clashed over the recent revelation Dino had secretly recorded Melissa on the phone, prompting them to go their separate ways
Melissa said that a lawyer contacted her after the episode aired.
While Dino admitted to making the secret recording on the show, Melissa says that she still feels unhappy that Dino received a largely positive edit and was able to play a ‘victim’ role.
An Endemol Shine Australia spokesperson told Herald Sun: ‘Dino was reprimanded at the time and the recording was deleted.’
On Sunday, Mel and Dino both decided to ‘leave’ the experiment and end their ‘marriage’ during the commitment ceremony.
No more! As the pair said bye to the other couples, Melissa looked forward to finding another man – while Dino used a metaphor of birds flying from a cage to summarise his feelings