IT has been a whirlwind fortnight for Amy Christophers as her wedding to a stranger was watched by millions.
But behind the scenes, the Married At First Sight star, 34, has been suffering a secret heartache after the devastating death of her best friend.
The Married At First Sight star has been left heartbroken[/caption]
The tragedy happened just days before MAFS fans saw Amy wed her husband Joshua Christie on the hit E4 show.
Her schoolfriend was found dead at her home in Mexico where she had moved to from the UK.
A source told The Sun: “Amy has been absolutely devastated by her friend’s death, who she’s known since school.
“It was so sad that she never got to see her on Married At First Sight, because she was so excited about it.
“Amy hasn’t processed what’s happened yet, but she’s being supported by friends and family.”
Married At First Sight viewers were in tears when Amy opened up about losing twins – a year after her fiance suddenly walked out on her.
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She said on the show last week: “I got pregnant with twins. One died, and I had to medically terminate the other one due to complications.”
Wiping away tears she added: “That absolutely broke me.
“The two things I want is marriage and babies and I was so close to having both of those things and it didn’t work out.
“For me the last straw was my mum having a stroke and she nearly died, that was a big eye opener and made me realise as an only child, when my mum goes, who do I have? I want that support system.”
In an exclusive interview with The Sun last week, Amy told how she struggled to watch that clip back.
She said: “While I was watching my back story I had a bit of an out of body experience.
“It was like a mirror, looking deep into my soul.
“I remember how broken I was at that point. I filmed that back in February and it was still quite raw.
“I hadn’t spoken to anybody about what had happened to me, only a few close people knew.
“When I was watching me speak about it, I went back into that moment of feeling how broken I was.
“But now I think how far I’ve come since filming that backstory.”
Amy is in constant contact with Channel 4’s welfare officer.
They have unlimited access to celebrity therapist Jo Hemmings, who helps them adapt to life in the spotlight as the show airs.
“Jo is absolutely amazing,” said Amy.
“We can speak to her any time that we want. She’s helping me through a lot of grievances.
“I felt like I was healed from a lot of situations but there were a couple of things that happened, which triggered me during the experiment.
“We’ve also got a welfare officer that calls us every day to check in and asks us if we need to speak to Jo, whether we’ve got any concerns and tells us to stay off Twitter.
“I feel like I’m definitely nearly there with my healing. I’m not 100 per cent there, but I will be.”