Married At First Sight's Zoe Hendrix has devastatingly claimed former partner Alex Garner 'walked away' from their relationship after finding love on the hit Channel Nine dating show over three years ago.
The couple announced their surprise split in April, and they continue to co-parent their one-year-old daughter Harper.
Taking to Instagram, the former reality star wrote a lengthy post in response to fans asking her why she and Garner had split.
Starting, Zoe said: 'After the separation a lot of women have contacted me privately asking “how do you know when it's time leave your husband?”
'The power of that question has weighed on me and I have thought long and hard for an adequate answer that these women deserve.
'These exhausted women and mothers who have wearily walked their own relationship highs and lows, and who see me boarding a train, they think maybe they belong on too.
She adds, 'But the unfortunate truth is, I didn't choose this path. I never bought a ticket. I never thought that the man I love so much would one day walk away.
'But he did.
'I never thought I would be alone taking care of our child 6 days a week in a suburb that no longer feels like home.'
Continuing, Zoe says: 'I can only tell these woman, that there is no courage where there is no fear. And that whatever choice you make, after the storm has subsided, you will find joy again. Your life might just be different to how you dreamt it to be.
'Have hope knowing that it’s not the end of the world if someone doesn’t love you anymore - it’s only the end of the world, if you don’t love you anymore. ❤️'
Alex hasn't responded to Zoe's heartbreaking post, but following the split he opened up about the couple's decision.
‘Zoe and I both went into this experiment with open minds and really hoping to find a partner to share our lives with,’ Alex shared to Instagram on Wednesday 18 April.
‘We are so fortunate and thankful that we were matched together and have shared many great experiences over the last four years.
‘We share the most important thing in both of our lives, Harper Rose, and will continue to love her and be the best parents possible.
‘Although Zoe and I have separated our relationship is civil. Thank you to our friends and followers for your continuing support.’