“My wedding was a month before I went on the island and I joke that Survivor was my solo honeymoon,” she laughs to WHO.
“I went away to a tropical island without my husband!”
The one thing Monika missed the most from home during her time on the show was her husband.
“I would have given anything to have a one-minute call with him,” she said. And her husband felt the same about her. “When I got home I saw how much I am a big part of his life,” she says.
"He made me videos while I was away. If he was out and about or came home from work ... he recorded what he would say to me if I was there. It was amazing.”
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