Alyssa Barmonde of Married At First Sight has revealed her unexpected new business venture after she lost her job due to her controversial role on the reality show.
The 35-year-old mother of a child took to TikTok to tease her own merchandise line with her now-infamous catchphrase, “I have a child.”
In a video shared on April 14 on her baking account, Alyssa casually sips her morning coffee from the custom-made mug while giving the camera a knowing look.
“Exciting things are coming up, y’all,” she teased in the caption.
Fans quickly rallied behind Alyssa, flooding the comments section with words of encouragement about the upcoming merchandise.
Married At First Sight’s Alyssa Barmonde (pictured) has revealed her unexpected new business venture after losing her job over her controversial role on the reality show
“Love it,” one fan wrote, while another commented, “Patiently waiting for the merchandise.”
A third fan showed their unwavering support by saying, “I loved you all through the show!” We all make mistakes! The haters are jealous.’
It comes after Alyssa was fired from her job as an executive assistant for a Sydney company – a position she held for seven years.
In a video shared on April 14 on her TikTok baking account, Alyssa casually sips her morning coffee from a custom-made mug while giving the camera a knowing look. She Teased Her Own Merchandise Line With Her Now Infamous Catchphrase: “I Have A Child”
Speak against The Daily Telegraph on Monday, Alyssa pointed to the “coincidence” of being fired just two weeks after the MAFS finale aired.
During the second half of the season, she was portrayed negatively, with edited scenes focusing on her emotional outbursts, abuse from husband Duncan James, and constantly using “I have a child” as an excuse for her bad behavior.
However, the ex-Mormon insists this depiction was one-sided and unfair, arguing that many of her clashes with Duncan, from whom she split at final vows, lacked proper on-screen context.
American-born Alyssa, who lives on Sydney’s Northern Beaches, noted that she was fired two weeks after the finale aired
She confessed that she had been going through a “really dark… couple of months” while the show was airing and that she had to stop watching after the couples’ retreat because “I could see what the montage was.”
Alyssa revealed she was harassed by viewers who tracked down her mobile number and business accounts and received “the meanest messages.”
She asked Channel Nine’s publicity department to give her access to her Instagram account so she could contest the story of the show’s editing, but they denied the request until the season has aired in the UK.
Alyssa, an ex-Mormon, insists her portrayal was one-sided and unfair, adding that many of her clashes with husband Duncan James (left) lacked proper on-screen context
Highly edited scenes focused on her emotional outbursts, abuse of husband Duncan, and constant use of “I have a child” as an excuse for her bad behavior
“They’re protecting the show and the story they’ve created, rather than letting me have my own voice,” she claimed.
Alyssa feels hurt and betrayed by producers after watching the series and seeing all the problems in her relationship with Duncan due to her single parent status.
She is assisted by her therapist, whom she has been seeing for 20 years, for sessions three times a week, and has “upped” the dosage of her anxiety medication.
A new season of Married At First Sight is currently in pre-production.
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Alyssa has been supported by her therapist, whom she has been seeing for 20 years, for sessions three times a week, and has ‘upped’ the dosage of her anxiety medication