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EXCLUSIVE: Married at First Sight brides at war! Mel confirms she’s no longer Jules’ bridesmaid

''She's a fake!''
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Jules Robinson signed up for Married At First Sight looking for love.

And while she definitely found it, she also gained two best friends in fellow MAFS brides Heidi Latcham and Melissa Lucarelli. Or so we all thought…

During the reunion dinner party, Jules asked both Heidi and Mel to be bridesmaids at her real-life wedding to fiancé Cameron Merchant.

However, earlier this month it was revealed Jules had dumped Mel from her bridal party – without telling her!

Now Mel confesses to NW that it was “a shock” to learn she’d been given her marching orders.

“One day we were texting about family and babies, then two days later she was dumping me as a bridesmaid,” the upset star tells NW exclusively.

She adds that Jules’ unexpected shafting came totally out of left field and made her feel like their entire friendship was all for show.

Mel said she felt completely “blindsided” by Jules.

(Source: Getty)

Mel, 38, says what hurt the most was Jules’ last text message about the whole saga.

In the text, Jules tells Mel, “Just cause I said it on a show doesn’t meant [sic] I have to do it.” Ouch!

“Not only was the text cold, but she used our friendship for her own publicity,” alleges Mel.

“She was posting about how amazing it was and how much she loved me, but it was clearly all an act. I feel completely blindsided by this, as our relationship and everything was real to me.”

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What’s more, the hurt reality bride says Jules, 37, tried to pin it all on Mel!

“She tried to blame it on me, saying I was a sh*t friend,” Mel explains.

“When I asked her how I was a bad friend she couldn’t answer me, then kept changing her reasoning behind it. Now Cam and Jules are making money, she doesn’t need me anymore and she also doesn’t want me to get any publicity.”

An insider also tells NW there are whispers flying around that Jules only struck up a friendship with Mel for more media exposure.

“Jules had a close friend in production who told her Mel was a fan favourite and had a huge following,” squeals our source. “So she decided to make her a bridesmaid.”

Until she didn’t…

For more Married at First Sight gossip and exclusives, pick up a copy of this week’s NW magazine.

Mel and Jules have remained the closest of all the other bridesmaids.

(Source: Nine)

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