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Shock splits: The Block couple curse

The hit reno show proved to be make or break for these couples.

The Block proved to be make or break for these couples, who split after the gruelling show.

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Shaynna and Steve

The Block judge Shaynna Blaze shocked Australia when she announced in 2018 she and husband, Steve Vaughan, had split after 18 years of marriage.

“Sometimes in life, our paths change directions and now this is one of those times for me,” Shaynna wrote on Instagram.

Shaynna and Steve
Shaynna and Steve were married for 18 years. (Credit: Instagram)

Chantelle and Steve

Chantelle Ford and Steve O’Donnell were the highly unlikely winners in 2014, but not even the whopping $736,000 prize money could save their relationship.

The Melbourne couple split just over a year after the show ended.

Chantelle and Steve
Just over a year after their win, Chantelle and Steve called it quits. (Credit: Nine)

Whitney and Andrew

After first meeting on Tinder and appearing on the show in 2015, Victorian couple Whitney Nolan and Andrew Simmons announced their split shortly after the show ended.

The couple later revealed they’d made the decision to split before making it to the finale.

Whitney and Andrew
Whitney and Andrew decided to end it before their finale. (Credit: Nine)

Dea and Darren

The arguments between Dea and Darren Jolly became legendary during their two seasons on the show.

After taking out the top prize, the parents-of-two announced they’d separated last year, with Dea saying she was “blindsided and devastated by Darren’s actions”.

Dea and Darren
Dea and Darren ended things in 2019. (Credit: Getty)

Madi and Jarrod

Madi and Jarrod Coppock were plagued by split rumours during their 2013 appearance.

The divorce rumours were finally confirmed a year after they earned $291,000 in profit on the show, and both Madi and Jarrod have now moved on to new relationships.  

Jarrod and Madi
Jarrod and Madi have both moved on with new partners. (Credit: Nine)

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