Tamara Joy takes side in Jules and Mel feud

She lashed out at Jules for dumping Melissa as a bridesmaid.
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Married At First Sight‘s Tamara Joy has defended Melissa Lucarelli after Jules Robinson dumped her as a bridesmaid.

WATCH: MAFS’ Tamara calls out Jules for dumping Melissa as a bridesmaid

Earlier today, the reality tv star took to social media to criticise Jules for using Melissa as a “pawn” to promote her televised wedding to Cameron Merchant.

I just want to give Mel my full support here and I just think she was used as a pawn in Jules’ game and I really just want to expose that because that’s exactly how I see it,” Tamara said in a video posted to her Instagram story.

I think Mel was very graceful in the way that she’s approached the rumours and the way that she’s addressing the fact she did get dumped and she’s not in the wedding.

“But I don’t think I would have been quite as graceful because I talk to her on a daily basis and I know how upset she is, not about the dumping of being a bridesmaid but about the friendship that Jules has severed.”

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Tamara Joy took to Instagram stories to slam Jules Robinson in defence of Melissa Lucarelli. (Credit: Instagram)

What’s more, Tamara suggested Jules removed Mel as a bridesmaid to increase publicity, as the scandal made headlines weeks before Jules was set to marry Cam.

She was asked to be a bridesmaid on national television but ‘let’s dump Mel because it’d go viral and create more media attention for their real-life wedding,'” she said with an eyeroll. 

Mel is a human being and she has feelings and Jules has just thrown those feelings aside because it’s all about her and I think that’s a really sh***y thing for a friend to do.”

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Tamara Joy believes Jules Robinson dumped Melissa Lucarelli as a bridesmaid as part of a publicity stunt. (Credit: Instagram)

Melissa revealed she was still hurt by Jules’ actions in a video yesterday.

“I’ve had so many messages and people keep asking me what the story is. So yes, it is true, Jules dumped me as a bridesmaid,” a tearful Mel began. “As for why I’m honestly not sure… she kept changing her reasons and none of them made sense.” 

“It really all just came out of the blue and I didn’t see it coming at all. Of course, you’re allowed to change your mind about who you want as a bridesmaid, but I just feel like the way it was done was really cold and rather hurtful,” she continued.

WATCH: MAFS’ Melissa ’embarrassed’ after Jules dumps her as bridesmaid

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The MAFS star also confessed to feeling “humiliated” when she realised Jules and Cam were going to air their wedding on A Current Affair.

“I guess it just makes the public dumping of you as a bridesmaid for no reason that little bit more embarrassing, hurtful, confusing,” a crestfallen Mel admitted.

“I wish I was never asked to be a bridesmaid in the first place so I wasn’t in this position.”

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From best friends to enemies: Jules Robinson and Cameron Merchant were close with Melissa Lucarelli prior to the scandal. (Credit: Instagram)

While the leadup to the big day was surrounded by drama, the couple tied the knot in Sydney over the weekend. A Current Affair will air Jules and Cam’s wedding tonight at 7 pm on Nine.

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