Aside from this small scandal, we were hardly given a glimpse into her time on the show, with her TV husband Chris Nicholls telling WHO last month that they were forced off set after she said she had plans to expose the network's sneaky tactics.
"We were forced to leave MAFS. Producers told me they weren't able to shoot anything more with us because Vanessa threatened the network and made up this stuff about her mental health,” Chris told us over the phone.
“I still can’t figure out whether Nine or MAFS were being delicate because of her mental health excuse or because she was going to take legal action. I think a different side of her came out in the last episode and she was worried about how she was going to be portrayed, so they just kicked us off.”
According to Chris, Bronson Norrish's ex-girlfriend blamed him for her deteriorating mental health, however, the producers knew the groom wasn’t solely to blame. In spite of this, after they were unable to reach an agreement with Vanessa, MAFS showrunners had no choice but to scrap hours of footage of the married couple and go back to the drawing board.
“She told producers she wanted to paint me in a bad light because I apparently gaslighted and manipulated her. But they said back to her, ‘We can’t paint a picture of a guy that hasn’t done anything wrong.
"He has been the most respectful, honest and gentle person throughout the whole process.’ She never showed signs she was struggling in front of me yet made it out like it was my fault because I wasn’t showing her affection."
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