Former MAFS bride Olivia Frazer has opened up about the suicidal feelings she experienced as a result of receiving a hugely negative response from fans after her time on the show

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Olivia told Al Perkins and Taku Chimwaza on their podcast Back to Reality that it was her co-stars that got her through the dark times.

“MAFS people, so people on my season and previous seasons have been like life savers,” she said.

“They’ve been ride or dies. They’ve been amazing human beings to me. So yes, I will invite them to my party. Without some of them, I wouldn’t have made it to 30 without them.

“Because last year I wanted to f***ing kill myself. And these people were legit on the phone with me every day.

“Like coming home to me, checking on me, all sorts of things. So yeah, I will invite the majority of the MAFS people because the majority of the MAFS people are my friends.”

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Shortly after her season aired last year, Olivia explained that her anxiety and depression spiraled out of control after reading all of the online hate at the time. Fortunately, she explained that she’s since learned how to block out negative comments.

“I went to the doctor the other day and had my Lexapro upped,” she said.

“I’ve never had depression like this. I’ve honestly never been this close to, sorry to get a bit graphic, really thinking about taking my own life,” she said.

“Now it’s a bit like . . . Smile and wave.”

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