Earlier this week, Stacey opened up about how she found out about her father's tragic death and the profound impact it's had on her life ever since.
"I didn't ask until I started primary school. I thought maybe he was in jail or something. Every time I broached it with my mum, she would break down or go to the other room or something. I was so confused," the emotional MAFS bride began in a lengthy YouTube video titled "The Real Stacey Hampton".
"When I was old enough, I asked my sister and she told me: When I was one, my dad actually killed himself. To me, hearing that was automatic guilt. I blamed myself. I used to lay in bed and think, 'Was I the reason? Did he not want or love me?' 'Did one not want or love me?'"
Going on to admit she's spent the better half of her life grieving, Stacey said losing her dad and her older brother— who died in a motorcycle accident on the day she was due to give birth to her first child— also cast a shadow of doubt over her previous relationships.
"Growing up without a father is so damaging. You start thinking that you don't need a man and can do everything on your own. You see men as unreliable let-downs and that you can't trust them. This impacted me quite emotionally," said Stacey who grew up with her mum and three siblings.
While the bride was labelled a "gold-digging bimbo" on the controversial dating experiment that thrust her into the spotlight, she said she'd trade every luxury item she owns in exchange for spending time with her lost loved ones.