Married at First Sight Australia 2022’s Daniel Holmes has addressed his followers’ concerns about the status of his relationship with Carolina Santos after he shared a worrying Instagram Story over the weekend.

On July 4, Daniel confirmed the controversial couple was still together, explaining he was just “having a bad day” when he made the video and fans didn’t need to be concerned about his mental wellbeing.

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Married at First Sight Australia’s Daniel Holmes has addressed his followers’ concerns about the status of his relationship with Carolina Santos. Source: Nine

On July 1, Daniel posted a concerning Instagram story, where he wrote: “I’m not okay. I cry every day. I’m lost, I’m lonely, I’m scared. I feel immense pressure.

“I trust no-one. I fail and then I fail again. The ones I love hurt me. I hurt them back. I’m sorry.”

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“Just wanted to make a quick story addressing some of the sh*t I said on my story the other day and also there were a couple of articles saying we were broken up and stuff,” Daniel said on July 4.

“Still very much together,” Carolina interrupted.

“It was really, really bad day for me, the other day. Maybe a build-up of a lot of stuff,” Daniel said.

“A lot of changes”, Carolina said, before telling Daniel to address the “mental health part”. 

Carolina later went on to thank their followers for sending “lovely messages” to her and expressing their concern for Daniel.

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Daniel explained he had struggled with mental health challenges for “most of [his] adult life”,

“I feel like a lot of people deal with it [mental health], struggle with some sort of mental struggle. It’s kind of escalated since MAFS has finished up,” Daniel said.

“I can look back at my life and go ‘oh, my life has progressively got better’ but since MAFS there’s been a lot of changes and a lot of risks and a lot of rewards, but also a lot of downfalls,” he continued.

“A lot of those downfalls happened at once and kind of broke me a little bit. Yeah, just a really bad day that I kind of want to forget and move on from.”

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Daniel posted a concerning message to his Instagram on July 1, later explaining on July 4 that he was having a “bad day” and MAFS “broke” him “a little bit”. Source: Instagram

“It’s just a bad day, we all have bad days. We wouldn’t be able to appreciate the good days if we didn’t have the bad ones. We get through them” Carolina said.

It should be noted that while this is Carolina’s outlook on this particular situation, it is important to reach out to loved ones or a professional if you’re having “bad days”, as mental health can be an ongoing struggle.

If you or anyone you know is struggling and needs support, call Kids Helpline on 1800 55 1800 or Lifeline on 13 11 14, both of which provide trained counsellors you can talk with 24/7. You can also speak with someone confidentially at Headspace by calling 1800 650 890 or chat online here. If you are in immediate danger, call 000.

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