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Martha Kalifatidis shares honest message on her 33rd birthday

"It was the first birthday I’ve woken up and felt sacred, sad and confused. ⁣⁣"
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She’s known for her sass and cool girl confidence but Martha Kalifatidis has admitted that turning 33 has made her think long and hard.

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Taking to Instagram on Tuesday evening, Martha, who starred on the sixth season of Married At First Sight back in 2019, shared a glamorous sunbathing selfie with a candid confession.

“I always embraced getting older, but today I turned 33 and it was the first birthday I’ve woken up and felt sacred, sad and confused. ⁣It forced me to reflect on the past 10 years.⁣⁣⁣ What would I tell 23 year old me?” she penned in the caption.

“Firstly, be nicer to your family. They really only want the best for you… even tho they probably don’t know what that is. They would move heaven and earth for you, and when push comes to shove I can guarantee they will be there. ⁣⁣⁣

“Your friends. Pick them wisely. If you’re lucky enough to have the same friends for more than a decade then that’s some jackpot s***. Be forever grateful and treat them as you would want to be treated. Chances are your friendships will probably out last your relationship. Be loyal, be supportive, remember no one is perfect… so accept your friends with their flaws. Otherwise, chances are you’ll be real lonely and it’s way less fun being hungover in KFC car park alone. ⁣⁣”

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“I always embraced getting older, but today I turned 33 and it was the first birthday I’ve woken up and felt sacred, sad and confused.” (Credit: Instagram)

Martha then advised her younger self to be kinder to herself, her body and her mind.

“Sure there are things you won’t like about your thighs and your nose… remember, even Kendall Jenner edits her pics. The sooner you own s*** the sooner you’ll get ahead. If you’re a short, curvy Greek girl 🙋🏻‍♀️ own it, if you a flat chested girl work it, it’s a tall skinny girl, strut it. ‘But you’ve had plastic surgery’. Granted, but that was 23 year old me. 33 year old me will say this. If there is something about yourself that makes you truly unhappy, change it. Life is short.⁣”

“If you get to your 30s and you’re still single you will be okay, I promise, there is nothing wrong with you. Most of us are still a d**kheads in our twenties, and probably not fit to make a decision about a life partner, and that’s okay. Ppl will forgive you for being a dickhead in your twenties but they won’t forgive your for being a dickhead in your thirties. ⁣⁣

“Lastly, pay attention to what you are good at… like what you are truly good at? Without even trying. What comes naturally to you? Nurture it and celebrate it! Even if it’s the small thing you can do well. And don’t let any one tell you you’re not good enough, because you’ll always have doubters. F**k them.”

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Martha is dating her MAFS husband Michael Brunelli whom she met on the sixth season of the show. (Credit: Instagram)

Friends and fans flooded Martha’s post with happy birthday messages and praised her for her wise words.

“Caption on point,” her boyfriend and MAFS husband Michael Brunelli wrote.

Former MAFS co-star Mel Lucarelli noted: “Loveeee this!!! ❤️ Mostly appreciate the shoutout to the ‘still single’ people. We will be okay!! 🙌 Happy Martha day! 🎈xxx”

One fan even remarked: “Me a 24 year old… taking notes 📝 Happy Birthday gorgeous soul.”

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“You are the strongest person I’ve ever met.” (Credit: Instagram)
Michael shared his own loved-up post in honour of Martha’s 33rd birthday along with several unseen photos and hilarious videos of the couple.

“Happy Birthday to my #1…,” he captioned the post.

“You are the strongest person I’ve ever met. ⁣For two years you have been doubted.⁣ You have been slandered by every publication.⁣ You have been hated.⁣ You have been torn down by trolls.

“But…⁣You are still on top. ⁣You are a f**king warrior.⁣ And you can’t be stopped. ⁣I’m so proud of you!⁣ This is only the beginning. ⁣You’re going to take over 💪🏽❤️❤️⁣ P.S. If you don’t get our humour in these videos, please get off my page ya sad sack. 😘”

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