TRIGGER WARNING: This story contains themes some readers may find upsetting.
It's been a hot minute since Married At First Sight wrapped up its explosive season, but BOY has a lot happened since the cameras stopped rolling. There have been multiple break-ups, a few wife swaps and a whole heap of drama. But perhaps the most serious, and scary, thing to come out of MAFS was news of Tracey Jewel's suicide attempt.
Tracey was paired with Dean Wells for her reality TV marriage, and the two had anything but a smooth ride — getting caught up in a love triangle and a sexting scandal and then reconciling moments before Tracey brutally dumped Dean on national television.
While the two are no longer together (and Tracey has had two boyfriends since the show wrapped), it seems that Dean and Tracey still have an emotional relationship and have been a great source of support for each other since MAFS.
In her Who interview, Tracey explained:
"In my despair, I put something on my Instagram saying 'I'm done, the trolls have won' and it's been amazing the support I've received from Dean, from the show. He's been such a support for me."
She went on to explain that Dean has reached out and texted her a few times, and even "publicly messaged saying for people to leave me alone. He's been amazing".
Alongside Dean, Tracey credits fellow MAFS stars Gabrielle Bartlett and Sarah Roza as huge supports during a tricky time.
Tracey spoke to New Idea to share that she tried to end her life while in Berlin a few weeks ago. This came shortly after her boyfriend, Patrick Kedemos, dumped her while they were travelling around Europe together.
German doctors were able to help her following her suicide attempt, and Tracey explained that Patrick eventually gave her money to fly back to Australia.
Tracey explained to New Idea that her eight-year-old daughter, Grace, does not know about what happened in Berlin because she "doesn't want to scare or upset her".
Tracey now seems to be taking a well-earned break from social media and is hopefully spending time with her friends and family.
If you or anyone you know is suffering, please contact Lifeline (lifeline.org.au) on 1311 14 or visit Headspace at (headspace.org.au). Visit Beyond Blue at (beyondblue.org.au) or call 1300 22 4636. You can also contact the Kids Help Line on 1800 55 1800.