Married At First Sight’s Jessika Power has continued to throw her support behind Melissa Lucarelli amid Mel’s feud with Jules Robinson.

The former BFFs fell out this week when Jules axed Mel from her wedding party, despite asking her to be a bridesmaid on the Married At First Sight finale this year.

In an Instagram Q&A, Jessika heaped praise on Mel, 39, while doubling down on her comments that Jules, 37, is ‘calculated’.

'Mel is such a beautiful, bubbly girl': Jessika Power has continued to defend Melissa Lucarelli amid Mel's feud with former best friend and MAFS co-star Jules Robinson

‘Mel is such a beautiful, bubbly girl’: Jessika Power has continued to defend Melissa Lucarelli amid Mel’s feud with former best friend and MAFS co-star Jules Robinson 

‘Mel is such a beautiful, bubbly girl, she’s not about the drama,’ Jess gushed.

‘She’s so open and honest and genuine, and to see her dropped as a bridesmaid, I wasn’t actually that shocked.’ 

‘I stand by what I say. I feel like a lot what Jules does can be calculating. I think she’s learning now how to milk what’s happening,’ she continued.

‘Like, good on you, all the power to you if you can get things out of this opportunity then do it, but to see somebody like Mel hurt and to feel shut out and neglected, it’s really, really s**t.’

'I feel like a lot what Jules does can be calculating': Mel and Jules fell out this week when Jules axed Mel as a bridesmaid in her upcoming wedding to Cameron Merchant

‘I feel like a lot what Jules does can be calculating’: Mel and Jules fell out this week when Jules axed Mel as a bridesmaid in her upcoming wedding to Cameron Merchant 

Jules has been making headlines for all the wrong reasons this week, after leaked texts revealed how she’d dumped Melissa as a bridesmaid and report surfaced that she’d begged for freebies for her wedding.

Jessika first weighed on the Jules drama on Monday, branding the red-haired bride a ‘hypocrite’.  

Responding to an article about Jules’ falling out with Melissa, Jessika began: ‘I actually have to back Mel on this.’

She continued: ‘Throughout filming, Jules would say Martha [Kalifatidis] and I were only there for social media and endorsements, but since the show ended it seems that’s all Jules is for also.

‘It’s really sad to see that Jules dropped Mel as a bridesmaid but not surprising, it seems everything that woman does these days is calculated and beneficial for her and her only.’

Daily Mail Australia contacted Jules’ manager, Benji Hart of THE.mgmt, for comment.

She's not holding back! Responding to an article about Jules' falling out with Melissa, Jessika labelled her rival bride 'calculating' and a hypocrite. Pictured: Jessika's Instagram post

She’s not holding back! Responding to an article about Jules’ falling out with Melissa, Jessika labelled her rival bride ‘calculating’ and a hypocrite. Pictured: Jessika’s Instagram post

Drama! Jules was certainly judgmental of Jessika and the other twentysomething brides on MAFS, famously drawing a distinction between the 'women' on the show (i.e. herself, Melissa and Heidi Latcham) and the 'girls' (i.e. Jessika and Martha Kalifatidis)

Drama! Jules was certainly judgmental of Jessika and the other twentysomething brides on MAFS, famously drawing a distinction between the ‘women’ on the show (i.e. herself, Melissa and Heidi Latcham) and the ‘girls’ (i.e. Jessika and Martha Kalifatidis)

Jules was certainly judgmental of Jessika and the other twentysomething brides on MAFS, famously drawing a distinction between the ‘women’ on the show (i.e. herself, Melissa and Heidi Latcham) and the ‘girls’ (i.e. Jessika and Martha).

During one dinner party, she said condescendingly: ‘I just feel like there’s a divide between everything that goes on [here]. You’ve got girls and you’ve got women, that’s the actual fact. That’s the truth.’

A furious Martha replied: ‘What does that mean? The way you act is better than how we act?’ 

Backtracking slightly, Jules responded: ‘No, not at all, just that you’ve got a maturity level… I never said I act better. It’s not an insult… okay, I didn’t say anything.’ 

Busted! It comes after Jules and her fiancé, Cameron Merchant (left), angered a small business owner by asking for 'freebies' for their wedding day next month

Busted! It comes after Jules and her fiancé, Cameron Merchant (left), angered a small business owner by asking for ‘freebies’ for their wedding day next month

It comes after Jules and her fiancé, Cameron Merchant, angered a small business owner by asking for ‘freebies’ for their wedding day next month.

As previously reported by Daily Mail Australia, the couple recently contacted a vendor hoping to obtain complimentary services – which would have cost paying customers thousands of dollars – in exchange for publicity on Instagram.

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In addition to a plug on social media, the reality stars promised the business would get a very brief mention in Channel Nine’s coverage of their nuptials. 

Don't you know who we are? The couple recently contacted a vendor hoping to obtain complimentary services - which would have cost paying customers thousands of dollars - in exchange for publicity on Instagram. Pictured on Married At First Sight

Don’t you know who we are? The couple recently contacted a vendor hoping to obtain complimentary services – which would have cost paying customers thousands of dollars – in exchange for publicity on Instagram. Pictured on Married At First Sight

The business owner, who asked to remain anonymous, said their company had declined the request, adding that they would be surprised if any of their competitors agreed to Jules’ terms.

Despite trying to pull off their wedding as cheaply as possible, Jules and Cameron are making more money than ever before thanks to their brand partnerships. 

In the past two months alone, Jules has been announced as a Weight Watchers ambassador, joined forces with Olay to become a ‘face’ of the skincare line, and launched her own shapewear brand, Figur.

Big stars: In addition to a plug on social media, the reality stars promised the business would get a very brief mention in Channel Nine's coverage of their nuptials. Pictured in July

Big stars: In addition to a plug on social media, the reality stars promised the business would get a very brief mention in Channel Nine’s coverage of their nuptials. Pictured in July

The couple have also teamed up with Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei, meal delivery service Hello Fresh and various fitness brands.

It certainly seems they have come a long way since their days on MAFS, when Jules was billed as a ‘business owner’ and Cameron a ‘former pro cricketer’.

The pair’s request for free services is just the latest in a string of controversies surrounding their wedding day. 

Money-makers: In the past two months alone, Jules has been announced as a Weight Watchers ambassador, joined forces with Olay to become a 'face' of the skincare line, and launched her own shapewear brand, Figur

Money-makers: In the past two months alone, Jules has been announced as a Weight Watchers ambassador, joined forces with Olay to become a ‘face’ of the skincare line, and launched her own shapewear brand, Figur

Social climbers: Jules and Cameron have certainly come a long way since their days on MAFS, when they were billed as a 'business owner' and 'former cricketer' respectively

Social climbers: Jules and Cameron have certainly come a long way since their days on MAFS, when they were billed as a ‘business owner’ and ‘former cricketer’ respectively

This week, fellow Married At First Sight contestant Melissa Lucarelli slammed Jules for dumping her as a bridesmaid via text message. 

In a scathing interview with NW magazine, Melissa accused her former co-star of selfishly using their friendship to her advantage.

‘One day we were texting about family and babies, then two days later she was dumping me as a bridesmaid!’ she said. 

‘Now Cam and Jules are making money, she doesn’t need me anymore and she also doesn’t want me to get any publicity.’

Falling out: This week, Melissa Lucarelli (right) lashed out at her former friend and co-star, Jules (left), after she allegedly dumped her as a bridesmaid. Pictured with Heidi Latcham

Falling out: This week, Melissa Lucarelli (right) lashed out at her former friend and co-star, Jules (left), after she allegedly dumped her as a bridesmaid. Pictured with Heidi Latcham

Hurt: A clearly frustrated Melissa, 39, told NW magazine: 'One day we were texting about family and babies, then two days later she was dumping me as a bridesmaid!' Pictured in April

Hurt: A clearly frustrated Melissa, 39, told NW magazine: ‘One day we were texting about family and babies, then two days later she was dumping me as a bridesmaid!’ Pictured in April

Jules and Cam were initially scheduled to marry in September, on the one-year anniversary of filming their MAFS wedding, but postponed the ceremony until November.  

They are said to have recently moved the location from the Hunter Valley to Sydney’s CBD after signing a lucrative deal with Channel Nine to televise the event.   

According to New Idea, the last minute venue change made it ‘logistically easier to film’ as it ‘was going to be too costly for the whole crew to travel so far away.’ 

Change of plan! Jules and Cam recently agreed to change their wedding venue at the last minute to make it 'logistically easier for Nine to film' the ceremony

Change of plan! Jules and Cam recently agreed to change their wedding venue at the last minute to make it ‘logistically easier for Nine to film’ the ceremony



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