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The Block: Darren Jolly lost 16kg before leaving his wife Deanne

‘My life was in a very dark place’: How The Block’s Darren Jolly lost more than 16kg before splitting from wife Deanne after 13 years of marriage – leaving her ‘blindsided and devastated’

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Earlier this week, The Block stars Deanne and Darren Jolly confirmed they had separated after 13 years of marriage. 

And on Tuesday night, A Current Affair revealed that the retired AFL player had undergone a body transformation before the split was announced. 

Darren, 37, had taken part in the F45 Eight-Week Challenge and lost more than 16kg. 

‘My life was in a very dark place’: A Current Affair revealed on Tuesday that The Block’s Darren Jolly (pictured) lost more than 16 kilos before splitting from wife of 13 years

Before and after: Photos shared to his Instagram show the immense physical change

Before and after: Photos shared to his Instagram show the immense physical change 

In the weeks leading up to his split announcement, Darren had shared before-and-after photos to Instagram documenting his weight loss. 

He captioned one of these posts: ‘Ten weeks ago my life was f**ked. A long slow build-up of too many stressful things finally broke me and pushed me into a very dark place.

‘After stepping off the scales back then at 122.9kg, I decided I needed to do something about it to get my life back on track.’

Over: Earlier this week, The Block stars Deanne and Darren Jolly (pictured) confirmed they had split after 13 year of marriage. 'Devastated' Dea, 49, confirmed the news of the couple's split in a heartbreaking statement on Friday - claiming she had been 'blindsided'

 Over: Earlier this week, The Block stars Deanne and Darren Jolly (pictured) confirmed they had split after 13 year of marriage. ‘Devastated’ Dea, 49, confirmed the news of the couple’s split in a heartbreaking statement on Friday – claiming she had been ‘blindsided’

Changes: On Tuesday night, A Current Affair revealed that the former AFL player had undergone a body transformation before the split was announced. The 37-year-old had undergone the F45 8 Week Challenge and lost more than 16 kilos, the show reported

 Changes: On Tuesday night, A Current Affair revealed that the former AFL player had undergone a body transformation before the split was announced. The 37-year-old had undergone the F45 8 Week Challenge and lost more than 16 kilos, the show reported

On Friday, a ‘devastated’ Deanne confirmed the couple’s split.

The 49-year-old told the Herald Sun: ‘This is a very difficult time for me and my girls. We have been blindsided and left devastated by Darren’s action.

‘But I’m focusing on my two daughters who are my number one priority. Please respect our privacy while we move on.’

Alongside a before and after Instagram snap Darren wrote: 'Ten weeks ago my life was f***ed. A long slow buildup of too many stressful things, finally broke me and pushed me into a very dark place. After stepping off the scales back then at 122.9kg, I decided I needed to do something about it to get my life back on track'

Alongside a before and after Instagram snap Darren wrote: ‘Ten weeks ago my life was f***ed. A long slow buildup of too many stressful things, finally broke me and pushed me into a very dark place. After stepping off the scales back then at 122.9kg, I decided I needed to do something about it to get my life back on track’

Family: Deanne shares two children with Darren; Scarlett, twelve, and Lilly, ten (pictured)

Family: Deanne shares two children with Darren; Scarlett, twelve, and Lilly, ten (pictured)

The couple, who were known as ‘Daz and Dea’ on The Block, married in 2004 and share two children together: Scarlett, 12, and Lilly, 10. 

The reason for their separation is currently unknown. 

Darren and Deanne walked away with just $10,000 during their first appearance on The Block in 2015. They fared better the following year, taking home $935,000.

The Block legends: The former couple walked away with just $10,000 during their first appearance on the show in 2015 - but a year later, they took away a whopping $935,000

The Block legends: The former couple walked away with just $10,000 during their first appearance on the show in 2015 – but a year later, they took away a whopping $935,000

 

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