Red hot! Married At First Sight’s Martha Kalifatidis flaunts her pert derriere in a Baywatch-inspired swimsuit as she splashes around on the beach with Michael Brunelli
Married At First Sight’s Martha Kalifatidis and Michael Brunelli have been plagued by split rumours this week.
But during an outing last week, the couple appeared to be more in love than ever as they frolicked in the surf at Manly Beach.
Martha, 30, channeled Baywatch babe Pamela Anderson in a skimpy red swimsuit with a dangerously high cut.
Model couple: Married At First Sight’s Martha Kalifatidis and Michael Brunelli flaunted their flawless physiques on Manly Beach last week
The makeup artist showed off her pert derriere and voluptuous thighs in the swimmers, but kept her cleavage covered up.
Meanwhile, Michael proudly showed off his chiseled torso in a pair of black board shorts.
Showing that their bond hasn’t broken, the couple embraced each other in the water and swapped affectionate kisses.
Oh derriere! Martha, 30, showed off her pert derriere and voluptuous thighs in a red swimsuit
How’s the water? The reality TV twosome tested the temperature of the water with their feet before entering in further
Chit chat: The happy couple were deep in conversation as they stomped along the sand
Despite their loved-up display, a report in Woman’s Day on Monday claimed that the couple’s relationship is on thin ice.
According to the magazine, the reality TV lovebirds have grown apart after Martha was portrayed as a ‘villain’ on the show.
The magazine also published photos of the pair looking strained at a café in Sydney’s Chatswood last Tuesday, the day after the MAFS finale aired.
Pamela Kalifatidis? The makeup artist channeled Baywatch babe Pamela Anderson in a skimpy red swimsuit with a dangerously high cut
A cheeky tattoo! The Bondi-based beauty showed off a cute tattoo on her derriere
Woman’s Day quoted a source as saying that Martha was ‘blindsided’ by the public backlash she faced in recent weeks.
Apparently this onslaught of ‘trolling and criticism’ has taken a toll on her relationship with Michael, 28, and it’s only matter of time before they call it quits.
‘They both looked really uncomfortable and stressed,’ said an onlooker who saw the couple at Chatswood. ‘The chemistry you see on TV just wasn’t there.’
What’s so funny? Martha couldn’t wipe the beaming smile from her face
Need a hand? The brunette required Michael’s assistance as she made an awkward adjustment to her swimsuit
Meanwhile, a source close to Martha claimed she is ‘struggling’ with the fact she was edited as a pot-stirrer and ‘mean girl’ on Married At First Sight.
‘Things have gone from bad to worse [for Martha and Michael] since the finale,’ they said. ‘She is in a really bad place… and has struggled with all the criticism.’
Martha’s financial situation has also reportedly put a strain on their romance, after she revealed last week she has been unable to work as a freelance makeup artist due to concerns for her safety.
An insider claimed she has been ‘depending on Michael’, adding: ‘Their relationship has taken a major hit with the pressures from the show. I don’t think they’ll be able to sustain this at all.’
Michael and Martha agreed to stay together during their final vows on MAFS, despite having doubts about getting involved in a long-distance relationship.
Martha is based in Bondi Beach, Sydney while Michael worked as a schoolteacher in Melbourne until recently.