The Block – Marital Breakdown Amongst The Renovating Stress
It is not surprising The Block puts a strain on marital relations when they are on the show together but it also occurs when they are not.
News confirmed today is Lysandra has separated from her husband and is seeing another guy in Melbourne. You have to wonder if she met him when she was filming The Block Sky High or more recently. News.com.au who are referring to a New Idea article say the decision was not mutual and he was not happy about the break-up.
Lysandra’s husband last year looked after two kids under three and worked full time whilst she was on The Block. Now that would be tough. The good news was it was worth it in the end as the twins won nearly $400,000 so it was worth it financially.
Another relationship New Idea are reporting as under strain is Steve and Chantelle’s. Little wonder as Steve does not look like he is coping at all. He is barely smiling or speaking. Chantelle is over compensating by remaining bright and bubbly and enthusiastic. It is no surprise to hear they are on a break after a nasty fight just weeks into filming of the show. You could see even on tonight’s episodel he was on edge. When they were in the car coming back from the room judging he snapped at her and told her she was shouting.
The other couple that is said to be kaput is Maddie and Jarrod. The magazine is trying to say it is shocking news, but seriously the pair would not even look at each other at The Block auction day last year and it was rumoured they had busted up then.
This week on The Block the teams have to renovate an upstair bedroom. This should give them some breathing space to finishing the common area downstairs as their deadline to complete this is this week. Chantelle and Steve did not even bother coming down for most of it and Keith was scathing saying they were out of their depth. They said they were only responsible for the tiles and furnishings so that would all occur later in the week.
Dale and Brad were on a high because they won the bathroom this week. I still need convincing about an outdoor shower in Melbourne. It seems to me it would a novelty you would use once or twice. The twins were criticised for theirs.
Steve and Chantelle’s outdoor space was the nicest with the Dux Theatre painted on the bricks. They were criticised for not being high-end enough, however I thought the clothes hanger was pretty practical. Chantelle was just happy being a point behind Lysandra and Alisa the bathroom queens.
Kyal and Kara’s space got hammered. The shower was far too small and the terrace felt tiny and uncomfortable not helped by there only being a plank of wood to sit on. The producers must have thought the fan teams needed some guidance so the judge Darren Palmer gave them a masterclass in styling and to be honest his bedroom did not look that great.
However the fans were inspired so maybe they will improve this week.
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