On screen, Married At First Sight's Nick Furphy was falling in love with girlfriend Sharon Marsh, but off screen he was fighting a bigger battle.
The reality contestant recently revealed that his father is suffering from a mystery illness.
“We’re still trying to pinpoint whether it’s motor neurone disease,” the 30-year-old told TV WEEK.
“He’s had a few specialist appointments and we’re still unsure."
“There’s also a chance it may be spinal damage," he said. "We’re actually hoping it is that rather than Motor Neurone Disease, because there’s more treatment options.”
His father's illness meant that Furphy could not move to Marsh's hometown of Perth.
“Dad’s supported me my whole life and I’ve gotta be there for him and know what’s really going on."
Instead, she decided to move to Melbourne.
“It’s a lot of commitment for someone to say that. I felt really lucky and I’m not going to take that for granted."