Married At First Sight: Olivia Frazer on how MAFS ruined her life

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has revealed how her controversial appearance on Married At First Sight completely destroyed her life.

The 28-year-old teaching assistant, from the Central Coast, was dubbed this season’s ‘villain’ after sharing a nude image of co-star among the cast.

Despite not being charged with any , her actions were compared to ‘revenge porn big ass‘ and she ended up losing her job and receiving a barrage of death threats.

In an emotionally charged interview with the, Olivia said she longed for a ‘private life away from reality TV’ and confessed to hitting ‘rock bottom’.

The only saving grace of the experiment has been her relationship with on-screen husband Jackson Lonie, which is still going strong months after filming wrapped.

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'I¿m at rock bottom': Olivia Frazer (pictured) has revealed how her controversial appearance on Married At First Sight completely destroyed her life

‘I’m at rock bottom’: Olivia Frazer (pictured) has revealed how her controversial appearance on Married At First Sight completely destroyed her life 

‘I’m at the point now where I’m trying to get up off the floor. I’m at rock bottom, and I’m trying to get up,’ she said.

‘No one deserves it. I know that I’m not perfect, but I don’t think anyone who goes on any reality show is perfect.’

Despite quitting social media, Olivia said trolls were able to find her contact details though her former job as a driving instructor, which resulted in a flood of hateful messages.

‘Every time someone messages one of my loved ones something awful, I feel like I’m getting kicked back down. I’ve had death threats sent to my personal phone number and I’ve had many on Facebook,’ she said.

Moving on: In an emotionally charged interview with the No Filter podcast, Olivia said she longed for a 'private life away from reality TV'. The only saving grace of the MAFS experiment has been her relationship with 'husband' Jackson Lonie (left), which is still going strong

Moving on: In an emotionally charged interview with the No Filter podcast, Olivia said she longed for a ‘private life away from reality TV’. The only saving grace of the MAFS experiment has been her relationship with ‘husband’ Jackson Lonie (left), which is still going strong

Feeling the strain: Olivia looked downcast while taking her dog for a walk near her home on the NSW Central Coast on Monday

Feeling the strain: Olivia looked downcast while taking her dog for a walk near her home on the NSW Central Coast on Monday 

‘Not just kids I used to teach, but parents [messaged me] to call me a pig, a delusional t**t… I think that was the breaking point, when I started getting texts to my phone, because I’d removed myself from online.

‘That was really, really breaking point. People that I know, saying I’m disgusting, and they’re mortified they let me teach their kids to drive.’

Olivia is now too afraid to leave the house by herself, adding: ‘My partner has to go grocery shopping with me. When I was working, I was working from home. It’s just terrifying.

‘And when I have gone out, I’ve had very few positive experiences with the public. And many awful ones – too many to count.’

Can't hide: Despite quitting social media, Olivia said trolls were able to find her contact details though her former job as a driving instructor, which resulted in a flood of hateful messages

Can’t hide: Despite quitting social media, Olivia said trolls were able to find her contact details though her former job as a driving instructor, which resulted in a flood of hateful messages

While she’s happy to have found the love of her life on the show, Olivia said she would never recommend going on Married At First Sight.

‘Do not do it. Run. Run,’ she said when asked what she would tell applicants for next year’s season.

‘If it’s meant to be, and if you’re meant to find the person that you love, you will find them some other way. If it’s meant to be it will be.

‘If you want to go on there for fame, infamy, whatever other reasons – just know that there will be people on there who play the game better than you. And it’s not worth it. It’s absolutely not worth it.’

Olivia revealed on 2Day FM’s Hughesy, Ed & Erin last month she had lost her job at a prestigious Sydney school ‘as a direct response’ of her behaviour on the show.

Warning: While Olivia is happy to have found the love of her life on the show, she told host Mia Freedman she would never recommend going on Married At First Sight

Warning: While Olivia is happy to have found the love of her life on the show, she told host Mia Freedman she would never recommend going on Married At First Sight

While she hopes to resume teaching someday, she admits she may have to change careers in light of recent events.

‘I know I have a very, very bright future. I have a real wedding, and babies – hopefully soon – to look forward to,’ she said.

‘I know I will find myself in a fantastic career, whether or not that is teaching. Teaching is a very hard dream to let go of, but if I have to I will be okay. I will find something else.’

She added: ‘I have so much to live for, and I’m definitely in the eye of the storm but I know I will get through it, and have a very happy life – a very private life, very far away from reality TV.’

While Olivia was originally portrayed as the innocent bride who could do no wrong, the tide turned after a bitter feud erupted between her and rival bride Domenica Calarco.

Battle of the brides: While Olivia was originally portrayed as the innocent bride who could do no wrong, the tide turned after a feud erupted between her and rival bride Domenica Calarco

The show hit new levels of drama last month when Dom smashed a wine glass in anger after clashing with Olivia at the couples’ retreat.

And their feud deepened after Olivia embellished parts of the story while explaining to the other cast members what happened.

‘She got up and stood over me and smashed her wine glass and then proceeded to wave the broken glass in my face while she stood over me and screamed,’ Olivia said, waving her hands dramatically.

This altercation led to an even bigger scandal when Liv got her revenge by ‘outing’ Domenica as an OnlyFans model.

Olivia reportedly asked her friends to ‘dig up dirt’ on her rival, which resulted in the discovery of a nude photo she had posted on Twitter on January 2, 2021.

Drama: The show hit new levels of drama last month when Dom smashed a wine glass in anger after clashing with Olivia at the couples' retreat

Drama: The show hit new levels of drama last month when Dom smashed a wine glass in anger after clashing with Olivia at the couples’ retreat 

Domenica had shared the image on her public Twitter profile to promote her OnlyFans account, which has since been deleted.

The photo quickly spread through the MAFS cast via WhatsApp, and was addressed at the first dinner party following the couples’ retreat.

Domenica was humiliated to learn her co-stars knew about her OnlyFans account and had seen her naked, and eventually broke down in tears.

Olivia refused to apologise for discovering and sharing the photo. 

Caught on camera: Their feud deepened after Olivia embellished parts of the story while explaining to the other cast members what happened. (Pictured: the glass-smashing incident)

Caught on camera: Their feud deepened after Olivia embellished parts of the story while explaining to the other cast members what happened. (Pictured: the glass-smashing incident)

Discussing the highs and lows of her edit, Olivia said: ‘When it first started airing I was made to look like the absolute sweetheart.

‘I felt sick about that, as I felt they were building me up to tear me down.

‘Even though I had this gorgeous first edit, I knew it was going to go bad and this first half was there to shatter my credibility.’

She added: ‘[It] was genius. I have to give it to them. If it wasn’t me I would be absolutely astounded by it, as it makes me look like I have some very severe issues. Which I do – as a result of [the show]. Not prior to it.’

Despite the glass-smashing incident not playing out as she described, Olivia is still adamant Domenica should have been removed from the experiment because of her aggressive behaviour.

Changes: Discussing the highs and lows of her edit, Olivia said: 'When it first started airing I was made to look like the absolute sweetheart. I felt sick about that, as I felt they were building me up to tear me down'

Changes: Discussing the highs and lows of her edit, Olivia said: ‘When it first started airing I was made to look like the absolute sweetheart. I felt sick about that, as I felt they were building me up to tear me down’

Twist: She went on to say: '[It] was genius. I have to give it to them. If it wasn't me I would be absolutely astounded by it, as it makes me look like I have some very severe issues'

Twist: She went on to say: ‘[It] was genius. I have to give it to them. If it wasn’t me I would be absolutely astounded by it, as it makes me look like I have some very severe issues’

‘It was violent and dangerous, and from my understanding there is a duty of care from production to not subject anybody [to violence]. We were told that any sort of violence won’t be tolerated,’ she said.

‘The boys were told if they so much as clenched their fists they would be removed from the show, no questions asked.’

Liv said she wanted to leave the show at that time, but because she’s ‘weak when it comes to authority’, she was persuaded by producers to continue in the experiment.

‘I am very grateful for the show, because it did give my Jackson and it did give me some good girlfriends. But I wish I had done a a lot of things differently, and listened to my intuition and left when I no longer felt safe in that environment,’ she said.

Olivia also maintains she did not share Dom’s naked photo out of malice, noting that she previously worked in a sex shop and had taken lingerie-clad selfies in the past.

‘It’s so hard to defend myself because the show has shot my credibility down, and it’s such an attack when it’s against what I’ve advocated for my whole adult life and my fundamental beliefs,’ she said.

Olivia said she was supported during the show by a ‘lovely’ psychologist ‘who is available to us even now’, and has always given her ‘good advice’. 

Bombshell: Olivia maintains she did not share Dom's naked photo out of malice, noting that she previously worked in a sex shop and had taken lingerie-clad selfies in the past. Pictured in 2021

Bombshell: Olivia maintains she did not share Dom’s naked photo out of malice, noting that she previously worked in a sex shop and had taken lingerie-clad selfies in the past. Pictured in 2021

Credibility: 'It's so hard to defend myself because the show has shot my credibility down, and it's such an attack when it's against what I've advocated for my whole adult life and my fundamental beliefs,' Olivia said. (Pictured: Domenica Calarco)

Credibility: ‘It’s so hard to defend myself because the show has shot my credibility down, and it’s such an attack when it’s against what I’ve advocated for my whole adult life and my fundamental beliefs,’ Olivia said. (Pictured: Domenica Calarco)

Before her appearance on MAFS, Olivia ‘absolutely loved life’ and even studied drama at Stratford-upon-Avon in England from the age of 18.

But she admitted she ‘wasn’t a good actor’ and couldn’t see a future in the industry.

She returned to Australia three years later to become the primary carer for her father, who had been diagnosed with terminal bowel and prostate cancer.

Her mother resumed her teaching career in Sydney to support the family.

Olivia said she originally applied for MAFS two times before being cast, saying former stars Jules Robinson and Cameron Merchant – who are now married in real life – were the reason she decided to sign up.

‘I had this sixth sense that I had to do it,’ she said.

Olivia got to the final stages in season seven in 2020, and was even matched with someone in season eight before they dropped out at the last minute. 

About this time, she was grieving her father, who died in June 2020. 

Despite their ups and downs, Olivia and Jackson are one of few couples to stay together after Nine’s controversial social experiment.

Happily ever after: Despite their ups and downs, Olivia and Jackson are one of few couples to stay together after Nine's controversial social experiment

Happily ever after: Despite their ups and downs, Olivia and Jackson are one of few couples to stay together after Nine’s controversial social experiment

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