MAFS Star Gabrielle Opens Up About Her Health Battle
Married At First Sight star Gabrielle Bartlett has finally spoken about her health issues which have seen her dramatically lose weight over the past few months.
The 44-year-old single mum appeared noticeably slimmer in a recent photo alongside her former co-star Ryan Gallagher.
Waving hello 🙋to any of you doing a Sunday arvo Insta scroll who either smiled or said hi to me in ADELAIDE this w'end!! Your enquiries about my health and also about my happiness is so really special and not lost on me at all. My spunky friends @ryangallaghergram and @seandonners9 loved catching up over 97 drinks, several belly laughs and loved your show Ryan, almost as much as I love your Dad and Sean's Alpacas 😍 I'm so enjoying being a part of the human race again..👊 #friends #friendship #itsthelittlethings #lifeisshort #lovewins #imhungover #anyonegotapanadol #greasyhamburgermaybe @teddycream @donners1981
When asked by am Instagram follower 'how' she lost so much weight, Gabrielle replied 'I've been very sick.'
The fan commented: 'You have loved [sic] so much weight ? How? Tell me your secret.'
Gabrielle responded: 'Aww thank you lovely - but I've been very sick but getting better now thank god!'
She didn't elaborate on her problems, but thankfully revealed that she is returning to full health.
Just last month, Gabrielle shared a snap from hospital and revealed she had spent four months in four different hospitals due to health struggles.
4 months, 4 hospitals. 🙏And I'm all better 🙏 Never felt more grateful for my family and friends around me. The best things in life really are free aren't they. To those angelic nurses at Woolongong, Royal North Shore, North Shore Private and Mona Vale Hospital - your care, attn to detail and natural gentleness did not go unnoticed, and I'm just in awe of you. So dunno about you but I feel like restarting my year...so in that vein...happy new year everyone!! 😜🍾🎉Yeeeow! #singlereadytomingle #itsthelittlethings #itsthesimplethings #love #familyiseverything #snugyourfriendstight
'4 months, 4 hospitals. - And I'm all better,'
'Never felt more grateful for my family and friends around me. The best things in life really are free aren't they.'
'To those angelic nurses at Woolongong, Royal North Shore, North Shore Private and Mona Vale Hospital - your care, attn to detail and natural gentleness did not go unnoticed, and I'm just in awe of you.'
Earlier this year, Gabrielle told NW:
'I slimmed down a lot during and after the experiment was filming,'
'With my emotional journey on the show, along with health issues toward the end of filming that I needed treatment for, my weight just dropped.'
'However, I'm feeling a lot better now and letting my body do what it needs to stay strong and healthy - it is what it is known for now!'
Gabrielle announced her split from MAFS 'husband' Nasser Sultan in March.
After what has naturally been a pretty emotional 6-8 months...I wanted to show off and celebrate the friends I have in my life who have been there behind the scenes, filming or significant illness - and kept me sane, lifted me up, handed me a wine glass and an ear, and offered the laughs by the truckload. I'm so proud of them so I thought I'd introduce you around! Not all are represented here - and my family is a whole other story of love and support yet again...but for now here are some of those closest to my ❤️ #friends #friendship #friendswhohaveyourback @lovepapercrafting_ @sarsy2012 @natsouter @joyciepop @mishymitch74 @timmitchell_76 @brodiehawkes @bella_bodies_australia_ @izoaaustralia @costa_prasoulas @jpyerma @niz_amine @stelladezotti