Controversial Married at First Sight groom Daniel Holmes has sparked concern after he posted an emotional Instagram story detailing his mental health struggle.

Holmes, who is dating fellow MAFS star Carolina Santos, posted a worrying admission on the platform on Friday, revealing he ‘cries every day’.

“I’m not okay. I cry everyday (sic). I’m lost, I’m lonely, I’m scared, I feel immense pressure. I trust no one, I fail, then fail again,” Holmes said.

“The ones I love hurt me, I hurt them back, I’m sorry.”


While it was unclear to who Holmes is apologising, fans seem to think the message hinted that his relationship with Carolina – with whom he famously cheated on bride Jessica Seracino with on the show – was on the rocks.

Following the distressing post, Holmes later updated fans, revealing that he was now with Carolina and had hit “breaking point” when he posted his cry for help.

“I’m sorry about my story today,” he began. “I’ve struggled with my mental health for years but particularly the past 6 months.

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“Today was a breaking point and a level I never want to get to again and would rather forget. I’m only human.”

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“I’m home now and have Carolina with me and tomorrow’s a new day. Love everyone and I see the msgs. Love you,” he concluded.

The cryptic posts comes following Holmes crediting Santos for helping him recover from an addiction to steroids for eight years prior to his appearance on MAFS.

“I’ve been through so much with this girl. It takes something really special to get through what we get from reality TV. Only made us stronger!” Holmes previously wrote on Instagram.

“It was an addiction that I did not want to admit, but the reality is that I never got rid of them in these 7-8 years,” he wrote on Instagram.

“I can look back and understand how much it affected my life. There are side effects that I still experience after fucking my hormones for so many years.

“Anyone who knows me well knows that I am very obsessed with what I want to focus on. I have an obsession to be the best I can be.”

If you or anyone you know is struggling, contact Lifeline or Beyond Blue.

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