Married At First Sight’s Tracey Jewel has made a major decision that could affect the future of her relationship with boyfriend Sean Thomsen.
The mother-of-one told NW on Monday she had changed her mind about moving from Perth to live with Sean in the Victorian capital.
The 35-year-old claimed she has been diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) since appearing on the show and has become ‘very introverted’.
Staying put: Tracey Jewel revealed to NW on Monday she has changed her mind about moving to the city from her hometown of Perth with Married At First Sight beau Sean Thomsen
She explained how watching her ‘ex-husband’ Dean Wells cheat on her during the social experiment was a ‘catalyst’ for her ‘mental breakdown’.
‘As the show started to air I just couldn’t cope. I found a psychiatrist in Perth and she told me I had PTSD,’ Tracey revealed.
The self-help author said she ‘doesn’t leave the house as much’ anymore and was even thrown out of a restaurant recently ‘because everyone wanted to take selfies’.
Breaking point: The reality star explained how watching her ‘ex-husband’ Dean Wells cheat on her during the televised romance experiment was her ‘catalyst’ for a ‘mental breakdown’
‘As the show started to air I just couldn’t cope. I found a psychiatrist in Perth and she told me I had PTSD,’ she revealed
‘I was so humiliated. They said, “You’re causing a disturbance so you’re going to have to leave”. Isn’t that crazy? Who does that?’ she said.
Due to anxiety issues stemming from MAFS, Tracey said she has been instructed ‘not to make any drastic changes’ and, as a result, has postponed moving to Melbourne.
‘Sean is very supportive and we’re aiming to move there towards Christmas if things have improved,’ she revealed.
‘Sean is very supportive and we’re aiming to move there towards Christmas if things have improved,’ she offered
Tracey struck up a relationship Sean, who was paired with Blair Rachael on MAFS, after splitting with Dean at the end of the season.
She stuck by Dean’s side after he cheated on her with Davina Rankin, ultimately breaking up with him because she believed he ‘didn’t deserve’ her.
The aspiring author disclosed to NW she recently cut all contact with Dean, as she ‘needed to create that distance for the sake of my own sanity’.
Happy ending: The mother of one struck up a relationship with her MAFS co-star Sean after splitting with Dean during the show’s final episodes
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