Reality TV

House Rules: Jess and Jared’s private heartbreak

The couple got a heartbreaking call while filming the reno show.

Gorgeous couple Jess and Jared were reduced to tears when they received a phone call from home.



The pair broke down behind the scenes when they were told Jared’s dog of seven years, Charles, had passed away while they were away filming House Rules.

The dog was a 21st birthday present by some mates and AFL players – Jared is an ex-AFL player for Adelaide Crows, currently playing in the SNAFL.

‘It was like losing a family member,’ Jared says.

‘The hardest thing was being away from him and not being able to say goodbye.’

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