Much has been made of Kristy creating unnecessary drama this season, but could her penchant for pot-stirring be backfiring big time?
Fans are adamant the Adelaide-based senior project manager’s “villainous behaviour” is creating cracks in her three-year marriage to Brett. This, in turn, has led some to suggest the hit renovation show’s infamous ‘marriage curse’ is rearing its ugly head once again.
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Over the course of The Block’s 19-season run, numerous couples have either broken up or divorced shortly after their time on the show.
A source very well connected to The Block confirms to New Idea “the show definitely puts a lot of pressure on a couple.”
When pressed about the state of Kristy and Brett’s marriage post-filming, the insider said: “I think when Kristy called out Steph for the way she spoke to (Gian) was so bad because she was being a hypocrite. The way she speaks to her own husband is bad.”
Kristy joked at a Channel Nine event that she’d happily “go on Married at First Sight."
Indeed, viewers have had a front-row seat to Kristy and Brett’s non-stop bickering. Kristy has explained away their fighting by saying she and Brett are “both strong personalities” – but fans still think there could be more at play.
They highlight the fact that neither Brett nor Kristy, both 34, have posted about the other on their personal Instagram accounts since The Block started.
Instead, they only post on their shared profile specifically created to promote the show.
Brett's body language seems to suggest he's very much over Kristy's antics.
This comes on top of Kristy joking at a Channel Nine event she’d happily “go on Married at First Sight” if she and Brett were to split due to the stress of The Block.
New Idea asked Kristy and Brett about the speculation, to which they simply replied: “We’ve known each other for 25 years, dated for 10 and married almost four. Three months on a reality TV show isn’t going to affect that foundation.